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Cloud Management

Introduction In our previous Performing Cloud Assessments, we reviewed how you can reverse engineer a Azure cloud environment without having any enterprise or solution architecture documentation. One of the keep requirements for proper cloud management is to the proper use of meta-data tagging of resources. In this article we shall Read more…

By Azure Steve ☁️, ago
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Performing Cloud Assessments

Introduction Often when working with a new client we ask for their cloud enterprise and solution architecture documents, we consider this the explicit architecture*. The enterprise architecture documents would include things such as the Cloud Service Catalog, Reference Architectures, and such. The solution architecture document would be the detail design Read more…

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What is Microsoft 365 #M365

Microsoft 365 #M365 was introduced in late 2017 as a new product bundle which combines the traditional Office 365 #O365 features with Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) and Windows 10. One of the best way to understand is comparing Microsoft 365 plans.

By Azure Steve ☁️, ago
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Azure Security Review

Often times clients do not understand how role base access control (RBAC) works in Azure. In this post we’ll go over RBAC First list out all the azure role definitions in your subscription $ az role definition list -o table Best if you limit the role definitions to a specific Read more…

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Client Azure Review

As is often is the case I am asked to review an clients Azure environment that has organically grown over many months with limited to no governance living like like the 1865 wild west. In a previous posts, we shared why Linux is the best development environment, how to create an Read more…

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MVP 2019-2020

Today I received an email that read in part as follows: It is with great pride we announce that Steven Fowler has been awarded as a Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 7/1/2019 – 7/1/2020. The Microsoft MVP Award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide Read more…

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Bash Shell Scripting

This post contains short tables of commonly used items in this shell. In most cases, the information applies to both the Bourne shell (sh) and the newer bash shell. The best resource for understanding existing shell scripts is explainshell You can learn shell scripting interactively online. Good practices: #!/bin/bash #Explicitly tell Read more…

By Azure Steve ☁️, ago