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Join a Virtual Machine to Existing Domain with Key Vault and ARM templates

One of my customers is building a set of ARM templates for their internal users.  They wanted to remove the burden for users to specify the local administrator’s credentials, but wanted to store the credentials securely. To skip the explanation and just go to the code, see The problem is that you cannot reference… Read more

Connecting Virtual Networks in ARM Templates

This post will demonstrate creating two virtual networks, gateways for each, and connecting them together using an ARM template. Background I am working on a project that requires two Azure virtual networks to connect together.  I have done this so many times, typically through CLI scripts or PowerShell, but didn’t find the time to create… Read more

Azure Web App Client Certificate Authentication with ASP.NET Core

This post will walk through securing an ASP.NET Core application deployed to an Azure Web App that is secured using client certificates. The code is available for download at ClientCertDemo.  Background Many customers have implemented client certificates for older web applications and are looking at Azure Web Apps to move their code.  A common question… Read more

Deploy bacpac With Active Geo Replication

This post will show you how to use an ARM template to deploy a data application as a .bacpac file and to enable active geo replication to a second region.  This is a follow-on from the previous post, Deploy bacpac to Azure SQL Database Using ARM.  Background As our team has traveled around the world… Read more

Creating ARM Templates with Azure Resource Explorer

This post will show how to use Azure Resource Explorer to assist in creating Azure Resource Manager templates. Background My team at Microsoft is busy on the road delivering a series of workshops to our top partners around the world.  One of the sessions that I put together for the workshop is called “Architecting Global… Read more