Hundreds of Hours of FREE Azure Learning Resources

There are hundreds of hours of free learning resources for learning Microsoft cloud technologies ranging from DevOps to hybrid cloud, to Office 365 and cybersecurity. A few of the most recent offerings are listed here. Kusto Query Language (KQL) from Scratch. KQL is the language of Azure Log Analytics, which is ubiquitous across the Microsoft … Continue reading “Hundreds of Hours of FREE Azure Learning Resources”

Convert Azure AD B2B Users from Guest to Member: How and Why

The primary difference between a Guest and a Member user lies in their lookup rights in the Azure AD domain. There are some important differences between UserType of Guest vs Member, specifically: Member. A user expects to have access to internal-only sites. This user is not considered an external collaborator. This will be important when … Continue reading “Convert Azure AD B2B Users from Guest to Member: How and Why”

Azure CLI ‘az login’ returns ‘Permission denied’

I recently encountered a fresh install of the Azure CLI on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS that failed at ‘az login’ step with the following error: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ‘/home/pzerger/.azure/config When I looked at permissions on the directory with the command below, I saw that my account simply lacked write and execute permisions. The Fix To … Continue reading “Azure CLI ‘az login’ returns ‘Permission denied’”

High Resolution Azure Governance Icons

Had a handful of folks reaching out looking for the link from Twitter. Get it below By request, this zip file contains five high resolution SVG icons for Azure Governance components, listed below. blueprint.svg governance.svg management-groups.svg policy.svg resource-graph.svg I suspect these icons will appear in some future release of the icons and stencils … Continue reading “High Resolution Azure Governance Icons”

FIX: Cannot boot VM from ISO to install OS

Just sharing a quick fix for an issue you may encounter when working in secure environments. The issue I encountered a Hyper-V VM in the lab today that would not boot from an Ubuntu ISO image. No matter what I did, the VM went straight to attempting PXE boot (even with network boot at bottom … Continue reading “FIX: Cannot boot VM from ISO to install OS”

HOW-TO: Wireshark-friendly network packet capture with Azure Network Watcher

Earlier this year, Microsoft released a preview of the Azure Network Watcher. It includes a number of network analysis and troubleshooting features, but the packet capture is the one I get the most questions about. The packet capture is fed into a .cap file, of the standard format used with popular network capture tools, such … Continue reading “HOW-TO: Wireshark-friendly network packet capture with Azure Network Watcher”

FAQ: How can I track Windows 10 Azure AD Device Registrations?

This question came up twice for me this week, and the answer is not obvious if you’ve not gone looking for this info before. You can actually track your Windows device registrations in two places: One option is through searching your Azure AD Audit logs and filtering on Device Registration. Another is the Azure AD … Continue reading “FAQ: How can I track Windows 10 Azure AD Device Registrations?”

Early chapter preview of ‘Inside OMS’ version 2

There have been many inquiries into if the band would be getting back together for a second version of the very popular “Inside the Microsoft Operations Management Suite“. Version 2 is 16 chapters of the latest and greatest of Microsoft OMS…and it’s coming soon. When? I am happy to report we are well into the authoring process … Continue reading “Early chapter preview of ‘Inside OMS’ version 2”

Enable modern authentication for Exchange Online via PowerShell

Modern authentication is disabled in Exchange Online in Office 365  by default. However, you are quite likely to want modern authentication, because modern authentication in Office 365 enables authentication features like multi-factor authentication (MFA) using smart cards, certificate-based authentication, and third-party SAML identity providers. You can enable modern authentication in Exchange Online via PowerShell. However, … Continue reading “Enable modern authentication for Exchange Online via PowerShell”

5 ways to secure your SQL data in Microsoft Azure

Data security in the cloud is of chief concern not only to healthcare and financial services, but anyone with sensitive data of any kind that should only be disclosed to authorized parties. No discussion of enterprise security would be complete without a look at data protection and governance. For purposes of this discussion, data comes … Continue reading “5 ways to secure your SQL data in Microsoft Azure”