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Microsoft Azure How Subscription Administrators & Directory Administrators Differ. If you are new to Microsoft Azure you may find that sometimes it’s some what difficult to determine the security boundaries in terms of the administrative roles that are provided, or maybe you sign-up for azure using a Microsoft Account and you find that maybe not all of your administrators see the Windows Azure Active Directory, or maybe not all of your administrators are able to access your Microsoft Azure Subscription.

Microsoft Azure How Subscription Administrators & Directory Administrators Differ

I hope that this article helps explain the security boundaries of the administrative roles, better understanding of the roles so you can ensure that you adopt the best security implementation for you in order to protect your business and more. An Azure account determines how Azure usage is reported and who the Account Administrator is. Subscriptions help you organize access to cloud service resources. They also help you control how resource usage is reported, billed, and paid for. Accounts and subscriptions are created at the Azure Account Center. Scenario Resolution. How to deploy a SSTP VPN in Azure - Computethis. How to Deploy SSTP and L2TP VPN in Windows Azure (Windows Server 2012) Now, Windows Azure is more and more popular in our business.

How to Deploy SSTP and L2TP VPN in Windows Azure (Windows Server 2012)

Azure Automation in Depth: Runbook Authoring. Thursday, July 3, 2014 Joe LevyProgram Manager, Azure Automation Update 1/8/2016: For the latest info on authoring runbooks in Azure Automation, see this blog post.

Azure Automation in Depth: Runbook Authoring

High-Available File Share in Windows Azure using DFS - Carsten Lemm. Windows Azure Storage provides a scalable, reliable and highly available service to manage relational as well as unstructured data in the cloud.

High-Available File Share in Windows Azure using DFS - Carsten Lemm

In order to access your data you can either leverage the Storage REST API directly or use one of the available abstractions on top of it (e.g. the Management Portal, PowerShell Cmdlets, .NET Libraries, 3rd Party Tools, etc.). Windows Azure Blob Storage can be used to store binary data. Many existing applications have requirements in terms of accessing data on network shares using the SMB protocol in Windows. When migrating these applications to Windows Azure one option is to change the file access code to the native REST interface of Blob Storage. However, often the effort for changing an application is too high and customers are looking for a ‘lift & shift’ migration without having to change any of their code.

How to Setup Windows Azure (Server 2012) as an SSTP and L2TP VPN Provider - NoTime. ---------- windows.azure.com1.

How to Setup Windows Azure (Server 2012) as an SSTP and L2TP VPN Provider - NoTime

Create new Windows Server VM using "Quick Create"2. The DNS name, username and password will be used to connect to the VPN3. A0 or A1 VM (starts at around $10/month or free with an MSDN subscription, no charge for stopped VM, billed by the minute)4. Create TCP endpoint at port 4435. Connect using Remote Desktop (RDP) through the Dashboard---------- Server Role1. DISCLAIMER: This solution is provided "AS IS," without any warranty or representation of any kind. How To Create a Self-Signed Certificate. Windows Server How-To How To Create a Self-Signed Certificate Using the MakeCert utility of the Windows SDK will allow for you to issue your own self-signed certs.

How To Create a Self-Signed Certificate

Over the last few months I have run into more and more organizations that are extending their on-premises network to the cloud through Microsoft Azure. Quite naturally doing so requires secure communications between your network and Azure. How to: Manage vault certificates in Windows Azure Backup - Knowledge eXchange. Windows Azure Recovery Services encompasses a set of Windows Azure vaults that help to protect your organization from data loss, and aid in continuity of operations.

How to: Manage vault certificates in Windows Azure Backup - Knowledge eXchange

Vaults are used to store and protect information that is specified as part of your recovery services configuration. If you are using Windows Azure Backup you will create backup vaults to store protected items from the servers you register for your organization.If you are using Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager you will create Hyper-V Recovery Manager vaults to orchestrate failover and recovery for virtual machines managed by System Center 2012 — Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). You configure and store information about registered VMM servers, protected clouds, networks, and virtual machines enabled for protection in a source location; and about VMM servers, clouds, networks, and virtual machines that are used for failover and recovery in a target location. Use the following procedures to perform these actions.

Mick's Breeze Blogs - Biztalk/Sharepoint/... - Azure: Getting started with Azure Backup Services. Recently Microsoft added Backup Services (Preview) in which you can invoke the cloud as part of your backup strategy, whether it be offsite secondaries etc.

Mick's Breeze Blogs - Biztalk/Sharepoint/... - Azure: Getting started with Azure Backup Services

You may have heard of Microsoft’s StorSimple which involved dropping a 2RU or 4RU Hardware device into a customer’s rack in a Datacenter somewhere which is no easy feat. The reason why I’m liking the Azure Backup Services approach is that it’s a software based solution. Storage costs for Backups are cheaper and this is a feasible approach for backups. The other cool thing is that – if I need fast access to my backups in the cloud, then I can spin up a ‘configured’ VM in Azure (access to the same Backup Vault) and access the backups. No need to copy them down on premise first. Let’s get Cracking. Backup Overview. What's a backup?

Backup Overview

The purpose of a backup is to make sure that your digital data can survive any of the hazards that await. In principle, this is a straightforward process. Copy all of your files to some other device(s), keep the backup somewhere safe, and use it to restore the data in the event of a problem. Handling Azure PowerShell with multiple Azure Subscriptions. The other day I was trying to create an Azure WebSite for a client, I ran the commands, everything was successful.

Handling Azure PowerShell with multiple Azure Subscriptions

However when I went to the client Azure tenant, there was no sign of the web site! But I could hit the URL, which proved the site existed. I was dreading creating a Microsoft Support call, but as it was near the end of the day I went home. Deal with it in the morning. That evening, I was doing some work at home, and logged into my own personal Azure Tenant, and there was the Website I created for the client. It turns out, The Cloud Backup Management Pack. By John Joyner Microsoft has released a simple management pack for Windows Server Backup, available at However, if you are using the Windows Server Backup to Azure service, also known as Cloud Backup, you will discover an official management pack for this is not yet available.

OpsMgr is the single pane of glass for your enterprise backup and disaster recovery (DR) components. Enable PowerShell Remoting. <span class="big">Please enable Javascript, because you won't see all of the content. </span> Although it’s much easier to set up Windows PowerShell remoting in an Active Directory domain, you can also implement PowerShell remoting in a workgroup. In this blog post, I’ll show you how both procedures work, step by step. Back to the PowerShell tutorial As you probably know, Windows PowerShell version 3 greatly enhanced remoting capabilities in the product. Setting Static IP Addresses in a Virtual Network. A Virtual Network in Microsoft Azure provides you the ability to predict which IP address your virtual machine will have at boot time and as long as the virtual machine is not re-provisioned that IP address will remain the same. To illustrate I’ll walk through a few examples using this virtual network configuration as an example.

If I provision a new virtual machine vnetvm1 in the DemoVNET and in the Apps subnet: I know that IF it is the only virtual machine in the subnet it will automatically boot up with 10.0.0.4. Virtual machines provisioned in a VNET are always allocated the first available IP address in the subnet with the first 4 addresses. In this case the IP addresses .0 – .3 are reserved. So if I boot up a second virtual machine in the same subnet the IP address will be 10.0.0.5 and so on.. Persistent IP Addresses As long as the virtual machines are only shut down from within the virtual machines themselves they will maintain this IP address. The Solution? Removing a Static VNET IP. Ready for this? "Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions" Exam 70-533 - Tangent Thoughts. Please bookmark and share this easy URL :) aka.ms/certification/70-533 Were you at Ignite? If not, here is my recorded session! Exam Prep Session for Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions Want the slides with all the links too?

Get them here... Windows Azure™ and X509 Certificates - Practical Development. Quite often I meet with new Windows Azure™ developers around how to setup X509 certificates for their development environment. Start and Stop Azure VMs with Azure PowerShell. The production release of Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) has changed the way that I do demos and testing. I am able to quickly spin up VMs and create complex environments like for full System Center deployment demos. With a pay for use cost model I don’t want to leave the demo running all of the time. Creating a PowerShell script to automate the starting and shutting down of these servers was a natural next step.

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