Shutting down or deleting app service doesn’t save money

Many people have reached out to me asking why Microsoft keeps charging them even though they have shut down or deleted their app service (web app or API app). In this blog post, I will explain how app service pricing works and why Microsoft still charges you even after the app is stopped or deleted. Lets start with the basics. Whenever an app service is created in Azure, it is created in what is known […]

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Global Azure Day 2020 : Getting Started with Microsoft Azure

As a co-organizer of the Omaha Azure User group, I have organized Global Azure Day 2020 – Omaha on Saturday, April 25th, 2020. It was a half-day online live event with 5 back to back sessions on Azure. Overall, the event was successful. We had 90 unique registrants watching our live stream. I spoke on “Getting Started with Microsoft Azure” to give the attendees enough information so that they can start their journey with Microsoft Azure. Here is the recording of my session –

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Azure Defense-in-Depth security

This post is a part of Azure Spring Clean which is a community event focused on Azure management topics throughout the month of February. Many thanks to Joe Carlyle and Thomas Thornton for organizing this event and allowing me to contribute on the bonus day (February 29th). In this post, I am going to briefly talk about what Defense-in-depth is and how Azure provides tools and services to achieve that. Defense-in-depth is a security risk management approach […]

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Setting up a WordPress Site in Azure in 10 minutes

In this blog post, I will share the step-by-step process to create a WordPress website in Azure in under 10 Minutes. As a pre-requisite, you need to have an active Azure subscription. Here are the steps – Login to Azure Portal and click on “Create a resource” link on top left corner: Type “WordPress” in the search box in the New window and press enter – Click on Create – Enter an app name, choose […]

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AZ-300 Study Guide: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies

Under the certification “Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert”, there are two exams – AZ-300 and AZ-301. This blog post addresses AZ-300. Exam AZ-300 is intended for Solution Architects who have been designing and architect-ing Azure based solutions for two to five years. For Certification details check out this link For the exam details, check out this link Here are the skills that the exam AZ-300 measures – Deploy and configure infrastructure (25-30%) Implement workloads and […]

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