ARM Template – combining Application Gateway and enabling diagnostic logging into OMS

Introduction Often times you are looking to go beyond the basic ARM template and as a Security/Infrastructure admin for the CORP’s Azure deployment, your objective is to make sure Applications being deployed are following best practices some of which are:- (a) Applications should be behind an Application Gateway (AppGW) combined/protected by a Web Application Firewall(WAF)….

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MAS – Azure Stack Infrastructure Roles

Continuing on the Microsoft Azure Stack (MAS) series, in this topic I am exploring some of the Infrastructure roles. This is off a TP3 Refresh deployment of MAS. Note Everything is with respect to a point in time. The point in time reference to this is TP3 Refresh timeline, though there may be changes later….

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List of applications that Azure Stack registers in the AAD Tenant

When deploying Azure Stack in a connected POC environment, Azure Stack registers a set of applications in the AAD tenant. You can see this from the Azure Active Directory blade in your Azure subscription. This is interesting because it shows some of the major entry points into Azure Stack need to be securely verified. So…

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Experiencing Azure Stack in Public Azure – by using Azure Stack policy module to an Azure Subscription or a Resource Group

Introduction: It is possible to have an experience akin to Azure Stack right in public Azure. As you might already know all of the features available in public Azure are not going to be available immediately in Azure Stack. Also not everyone can set up an Azure Stack POC node due to the hardware requirements…

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TFS over the years and upgrade cycle

It is heartening to note that MS DevDiv takes care of TFS customers so well. Today (1/23/2017) Brian Harry announced the TFS 2017 U1 RC. In it he posted a pic of the great extent to which the Product Group goes to bring customers forward. Customers on 2005 version of TFS – yes – that’s…

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Creating an ARM service deployment endpoint in VSTS

I was creating ARM based service deployment end points often and I thought I might as well document this for my own reference. The following are the steps I did to create ARM service end points in VSTS. First open up the Microsoft Azure PowerShell command prompt window. Login to the Azure Account using “Add-AzureRmAccount” Make…

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Azure CLI – xPlat from Ubuntu

The following are the steps to Install Azure CLI on Ubuntu. Previously I blogged on how to do this from SUSE Linux ( https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/girishp/2015/08/20/azure-from-a-linux-mac-environmentinstall-linux-install-azure-cli-and-work-with-azure/ ). The one below is for Ubuntu Linux. 1. Login to your X-Window session manager on Linux   2. Install NPM curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_4.x | sudo -E bash – sudo apt-get…

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Azure Monitoring of Linux systems – Installing OMS Agent on Linux

Azure can not only monitor what you expect (Windows OS) but also a wide variety of non-MS such as Linux. In this blog post I am jotting down the main steps to install and activate OMS agent and connect it to your OMS account in Azure. 1. Assume you have admin access over the Linux…

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RDP to a Linux VM in Azure

I needed to RDP into a Linux VM in the Cloud. Briefly these are the steps. (I needed these myself). The following are the steps briefly. 1. Bring up your Linux VM in Azure. 2. Open port 3389 for inbound connections to the Linux VM from the NSG rules for the VM in Azure. 3….

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Truly embracing Open Source Software development by Microsoft

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Truly MS has become the ultimate definition for an OSS company. There is no stronger evidence for this than in the various hooks from VSTS to other OSS tools such as Designers, Code editors, Build and deploy tools etc.,. The following is a sample of the integration VSTS provides to OSS tools. You can see…

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