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 that defines multiple layers of security controls in an IT environment so that if a security attack is not caught by one layer, it will […]

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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 your Azure subscription, and chose the option to create a new resource group – For database provider, there are two options – you can either […]

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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 security (20-25%) Create and deploy apps (5-10%) Implement authentication and secure data (5-10%) Develop for the cloud and for Azure storage (20-25%) Rather than mapping […]

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Azure Advent Calendar 2019 – Serverless with Azure

The best part of my Ignite trip back in November was that I happened to meet so many people including Microsoft Employees and MVPs. Couple of folks I met were Gregor Suttie and Richard Hooper. They both are Azure MVPs. After my trip, I followed them on twitter. On one good day, I happened to come across their tweets about Azure Advent calendar which these two people were organizing. I knew I was late, but, I would like to thank both of them to get me a slot at the last minute. I have loved this idea where people from […]

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AZ-203 Study Guide: Microsoft Azure Developer Associate Certification

The certification “Microsoft Azure Developer Associate” is intended for developers who have been developing Azure based solutions including Azure App Services, Azure Storage and Azure SQL Databases. For Certification details check out this link Here are the skills that the exam AZ-203 measures – Develop Azure Infrastructure as a Service compute solutions (10-15%) Develop Azure Platform as a Service compute solutions (20-25%) Develop for Azure storage (15-20%) Implement Azure security (10-15%) Monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize solutions (10-15%) Connect to and consume Azure and third-party services (20-25%) Rather than mapping each of the skills mentioned above, I am going to list […]

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