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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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 […]

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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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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, […]

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