Category Archives: Microsoft Azure

IT Resilience

In last Friday’s post, I discussed the concept that “Things that have never happened before, happen every day” and the need for a posture of resilience to remain operationally ready for anything. Storage industry veteran Paul Zeiter, currently president at Zerto, said recently that “One of the big challenges facing companies today is the need to […]

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Availability = Survival

As IT veterans, I’m certain we all have stories like the one I shared previously – many of those without the happy ending. It reminds me of the prime concepts of a (fascinating) survival book I read several years ago by Laurence Gonzales called “Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why,” where the key themes of […]

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Microsoft Intune Software Update Configuration Step-By-Step

Microsoft Intune provides mobile device management, mobile application management, and PC management capabilities in the cloud.  By leveraging the cloud, off-domain and/or workgroup Windows 10 Enterprise can be managed in a fashion similar to that of on-domain assets.  Specifically, off-domain policy control such as Software Update and Device Encryption are of interest for organizations with large […]

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Protect Azure Resources from Accidental Changes and Deletion

A topic that comes up often in conversations about the Cloud is “How do I protect Virtual Machines and other Cloud resources from accidental deletion?”.  Microsoft Azure provides a simple and effective way for Administrators to do this through “Locks”.  When combined with other administration best practices, like backups, Locks allows administrators to ensure resources […]

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Remove-AzureRmADApplication: Deletion of multi-tenant application is currently not supported

If you’re a developer that is constantly trying out new things, you may want to clean up old and unused Azure AD applications in your development tenant. In my case, I wanted to remove every single one, which is the very simple one-line command with PowerShell: Get-AzureRmADApplication | Remove-AzureRmADApplication. If you use applications that are configured for […]

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