Set an Azure Budget dynamically based on last month’s costs

Azure Budgets offers a great way to plan and drive accountability towards the Azure costs. Azure Budgets allow you to set a threshold value for your Azure environment and helps in proactively manage costs. You can also set alerts on top of the budgets using Azure Action Groups. A budget can be created at a subscription or a resource group level. To learn more on how to set up a budget, please check the official Microsoft documentation here – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cost-management-billing/costs/tutorial-acm-create-budgets Recently, I was working on a requirement to set up Azure budgets dynamically for the different subscriptions in our environment. […]

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Top 50 Microsoft Azure Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2020

While going through my twitter feed (sometime last week), I came across a tweet by Chris Pietschmann about his blog being listed as the top Microsoft Azure blog to follow in 2020. It sounded interesting to me. When I did some digging, I came across Feedspot’s list of top 50 Microsoft Azure Blogs, Websites and Influencers in 2020. It reviews and recommends the top blogs and websites on Microsoft Azure. I found it to be a great resource for anyone who follows the Azure Tech community and/or is interested in learning Azure. Even though it says 50, it lists more […]

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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 as an App Service Plan which is analogous to a server farm in the traditional web hosting world. In Azure, an App Service Plan represents […]

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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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My experience with organizing Global Azure Day 2020 – Omaha

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. We concluded the event with a live Q&A session with the speakers where attendees asked some very interesting questions. The sessions were recorded and have been posted on the youtube channel of Omaha Azure User Group here. Out of a total of 5 speakers, 3 were Microsoft MVPs. […]

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