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Earlier this year I was asked to visit Aberdeen, Scotland to do a presentation around the Azure basics or fundamentals to the British Computer Society group based there. I was looking forward to visiting Aberdeen and the group in person but unfortunately things have happened around the world that...

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I really enjoy speaking to customers about their migration projects from on prem to Azure, understanding their motivations, budgets, timelines, what workloads they run, etc And I love helping them on that journey which is why my talk "Start your datacentre transformation with Azure Migrate" was cre...

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I am an IT Pro, I have been for all my career, my specialist subject for a long time has been how to deal with those wee pesky server cage nuts you need to use when you rack physical servers into a data centre. But over the last few years I've had to learn a few new skills and one of those is how t...

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When I first started learning Azure there was a lot of terminology to learn and understand, new names for things, new technology, and lots of acronyms that went with those new things!

Understanding some of these new terms and how they all fitted together took me some time to figure out. So let's...

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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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