Azure Saturday 2018

Save the date and spread the word: we will launch the second Azure Saturday on May, 26th 2018 at Microsoft Germany’s headquarter in Munich. For those of you who haven’t heard about it: Azure Saturday Munich is a free community-focused Azure conference dedicated to educating and engaging members of the local technical community. Azure Saturday draws upon the expertise of local Azure IT professionals, developers and solutions architects who come together to share their real world experiences, lessons learned, best practices, and general knowledge with other like-minded individuals.

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New article: Harden your Azure infrastructure using Azure Security Center Just-in-Time VM Access

Today I’m extremely excited: I had the unique chance to write an article on Azure Security for the Microsoft MVP blog which was published today. Happy reading!

Howdy folks and a happy new year to all of you. I hope, you’re doing well. Today I’m extraordinarily excited because I had the unique chance to write an article for Microsoft’s Technical Tuesday series. And, guess what, it has been approved and published today. Continue reading “New article: Harden your Azure infrastructure using Azure Security Center Just-in-Time VM Access”

Azure Archive Blob Storage is generally available

Azure Archive Blob Storage and blob-level tiering is GA so I updated my script and published it on GitHub. Happy testing!

Hey folks,

last week, Kumail Hussain announced GA of Azure Archive Blob Storage, an announcement that seems like a christmas present to me. Those of you who had already read my blog on the preview phase know how to use this new storage tier in Azure. All the rest: go on reading! Continue reading “Azure Archive Blob Storage is generally available”

Join Scott Guthrie for the Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour 2018 in Germany

Microsoft’s cloud chief, Scott Guthrie, is coming to Germany for two Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour events in January 2018. For those of you who haven’t registered, yet – here is all information you need. 

Microsoft’s cloud chief, Scott Guthrie, is coming to Germany for two Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour events in January 2018. For those of you who haven’t registered, yet – here is all information you need.  Continue reading “Join Scott Guthrie for the Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour 2018 in Germany”

Azureandbeyond on Github.com

Hey folks,

in the past I’ve provided several PowerShell code snippets related to Azure infrastructure and security topics on my blog. As things are getting more and more complex and maintaining code in blog posts is really anoying, I’ve decided to move on. As of now, I’m going to provide all my PowerShell code on my Github.com AzurePS repository. Make sure to follow the repo in order to always get up to date information when things change.

As a first item I’ve published a short PowerShell code snippet that enables you to request Just-in-Time VM Access to any VM in any eligible ARM subscription.

Happy testing and stay tuned,
Tom

I am Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Azure as of now!

I was presented with the Microsoft MVP Award for my contributions in the Microsoft Azure area. This post is a thank you to all who supported me on my long way of community work.

Howdy folks,

I still can’t really believe that yesterday, sitting in the garden with friends and enjoying the day I got an email from Microsoft telling me that I am presented with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for my contributions in the Microsoft Azure area during the last year! Continue reading “I am Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Azure as of now!”

Public preview for Azure Archive Blob Storage and Blob-Level Tiering

Azure Archive Blob Storage is in public preview now. I had the chance to be part of the private preview and to test the new storage tier for some weeks. Learn in this blog post what you can use Azure Archive Blob Storage for and how to automate changing the access tier.

Howdy folks,

summer break is over and it’s time to prepare for Microsoft Ignite 2017. Who will be there? Unfortunately, I cannot attend this year’s conference but nevertheless I wish you all the best of learning, networking and having fun in Orlando this fall. You’re not sure what to put into your schedule? Read my 2016 Ignite blog post here. Continue reading “Public preview for Azure Archive Blob Storage and Blob-Level Tiering”