Most Azure customers use App Service to host web sites and applications that are available on the public Internet. However, there are use cases for using the PaaS features of App Service only from your private network. Traditionally in Azure, you would have used an App Service Environment (ASE) for that purpose. With ASE v3 … Continue reading Azure App Service Using a Custom Domain Name in a Private Namespace
Recently, I spent a few hours reading different sources and experimenting to build an Azure Logic App that listens for Azure Blob storage events and creates a new file in a SharePoint Document Library in another tenant. Here's how I put it all together. As you might expect, the key concern is "another tenant." Creating … Continue reading End-to-end: A Logic App to Copy an Azure Storage Blob to Another Tenant’s SharePoint Document Library
I've recently been engaged on several customer projects where file uploads to an Azure Storage account have to be scanned for malicious content. Usually, this functionality is needed to ingest data safely into an Azure-hosted research environment. In this post, I am describing a solution I designed to scan the uploads for malware using the … Continue reading On-Demand Malware Scanning for Azure Storage Blobs with VirusTotal
Update 2021-01-13 9:15 AM CST: Added additional resources at the end of the article Update 2021-03-23 2:31 PM CDT: Added additional firewall configuration for port 514 and additional SELinux configuration. Update 2021-10-24 3:11 PM CDT: I have a GitHub repo with Azure Bicep templates to build a single or multiple syslog forwarders in high availability … Continue reading End-to-End Configuring a RHEL 8 Common Event Format Forwarder for Sentinel
I thought about making the title of this blog post "Creating a uni-directional Azure Virtual Network Peering," but it would have been a bit too click-baity. Still, conceptually, what I am describing in this post is along those lines. Virtual Network Peering and the VirtualNetwork Service Tag When two Virtual Networks (VNets) are peered, the … Continue reading Defaulting Azure Virtual Network Peering from Allowing to Denying Traffic
TL;DR: No. I've been working with numerous customers on Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) deployments since I started my position at Microsoft. During the process of manually* creating an image, it's common to take snapshots. I especially recommend taking snapshots before sysprepping the image. Once you sysprep an Azure VM, the VM itself is unusable; it … Continue reading Does Deleting an Azure Managed Disk Also Delete Snapshots?
My peers and I work with customers one-on-one, but we also provide "shared" resources. I thought it'd be helpful to share what these resources are. If you're an education IT pro and work with Azure, I am sure you'll find something on this list that will help you do your job more effectively.
End-to-end (E2E) encrypted communication is valuable and necessary. Many tools provide this. Recently, I’ve started using Keybase, not only because of its ability to provide E2E encrypted messaging but also because of its additional feature set. One key feature is the ability to link your identity on Keybase to your identity on other sites, including … Continue reading Importing a key or key pair in Keybase on Windows
In two days, October 31, 2019 at noon US Central time / 17:00 UTC, I will be presenting my talk "What's New in Azure SQL Database" for the PASS Cloud Virtual Group. If you'd like to attend, you can register at https://cloud.pass.org/MeetingDetails.aspx?EventID=14249. You'll need your PASS username and password. If you're not currently using Azure … Continue reading Presenting “What’s New in Azure SQL Database” Webinar for the PASS Cloud Virtual Group
Today, seemingly out of the blue, I was unable to connect to my MSSQLLocalDB instance of SQL Server Local DB. The error message I received indicated something went wrong during the login, purportedly with a trigger. Here's how I did some troubleshooting, research, and finally figured out a non-destructive way to get back in my … Continue reading Unable to Log In to SQL Server Local DB Due to Missing MDF File