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The Azure Advent Calendar is an initiative that Gregor Suttie and Richard Hooper have created, where every day within December new videos will be released from experts around the world. Each day the videos will either cover off an Azure product or provide some career advice.

Today it's my tu...

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Advisor Advisor

Azure Advisor is something I tend to speak about with most of my customer engagements and also something that I point out in presentations when I go to user groups or conferences.

If you've never come across Azure Advisor before it's a free service within Azure that is turned on by default...

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Azure DNS Private Zones has just gone generally available (GA), but what is it and why should you be interested in it?

The Domain Name System (DNS) resolves a service name such a VM01, into an IP address. Azure DNS is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) that helps to provide a reliable platform for m...

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Azure Charts

A question I get asked all the time is how I stay up to date with all the features and announcements that happen for Azure products. Something that I have within my arsenal to help me keep up to date is the Azure Charts or Azure Heat Map.

The Azure Chart is a website that a Microsoft employee,...

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Chef

Over the last few weeks I've been teaching myself Chef through the Learn Chef Rally learning site and then been delving into what I can do with Chef and Azure.

So working with some old documentation and piecing together parts that I learned I've got a step by step guide on how I can use Che...

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Back when I was a SysAdmin one of my roles was to create and maintain server images for quick deployment, so I often had templates for customer environments. They weren't perfect but they helped to make the creating of a new virtual server a bit more streamlined and consistent. For the customers t...

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Lab Automation

In my day job I often take customers through demos of our products, we have some pre-canned demos available to use as well as some demo environments but there are some gaps and we have to built our own or find other methods of showing off the products. Three products I talk about often are Azure...

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A while back I wrote a blog post entitled Getting Hands on with Azure Migrate, which covered off how you can deploy Azure Migrate within your environment to evaluate how ready your servers are for a move to Azure.

The information Azure Migrate gives you on it's own is fantastic and can really s...

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I recently put together a presentation for a customer to give them an insight into Azure Cost Management by Cloudyn and thought it might be a good blog post. Cloudyn, an innovative company that helps enterprises and managed service providers optimize their investments in cloud services, were purchas...

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I've been recently working a lot of Azure Migrate, and although I've spent alot of time over the years managing VMware environments I haven't been hands on with one for nearly two years now.  So I dusted off my aging HP ProLiant Microserver and spun up a small VMware environment lab to get hands on...

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