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Azure Proximity Placement Groups

Ever faced latency between the network connectivity of virtual machines even when they are in the same region and same availability set? Well most of us wouldn’t have noticed it but if you are working on mission critical systems where network connectivity is important for fast data transfer and response, you would definitely have noticed […]

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Azure Spot Virtual Machines are here! – “Preview”

Spot VMs? Ring a bell? No? Spot EC2 Instances? Yes, you guessed it right! Before 3rd December 2019, spot EC2 instances or spot VMs were only the thing of AWS (Amazon Web Services). But now, Microsoft Azure is too going to utilize it’s unused compute power by offering Azure Spot Virtual Machines at steep discounts […]

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AZ-103: Azure Administrator – Preparation Road Map

This is an another post discussing preparation road map for Microsoft’s another Azure’s 2-star associate level certification for cloud administrators, AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator. AZ-103 is a certification examination aimed for Azure Administrators who manage cloud services that span storage, security, networking, and compute cloud capabilities. Upon successful passing of this certification examination entitles you […]

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AZ-203 : Azure Developer Associate – Preparation Road map

A few days back, I received a request for preparation road map for Azure’s 2-star associate level certification for developers, AZ-203: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure. AZ-203 is an certification exam aimed for Azure Developers who design and build cloud solutions such as applications and services. Upon successful passing of this certification examination entitles you […]

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Azure SendGrid – Get more for free!

In the last blog post, we discussed how to integrate SendGrid with Azure DevOps. This is an another post in continuation to that post. So, if you are new to this post, please checkout my previous blog at: https://akhilsharma.work/azure-devops-and-sendgrid-integration-step-by-step-guide/ and shoot me your questions if any. In this post, we’ll discuss how to remove that […]

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Azure DevOps and SendGrid Integration – Step by Step Guide

Sending emails has been a part of our day to day life. We send/receive emails which might be for information, raising issues, followups, reporting, alerts, etc.When talking in terms of software development lifecycle or implementing devops practices, emails are very essential to keep clear communication and for keeping everyone on the same page. In this […]

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Add/Update IP Restrictions on Azure WebApp Dynamically with PowerShell

Well, it’s exactly a month since my last post on estimation of parallel jobs on AzureDevOps. I was away all this while due to a shoulder injury. I got both my shoulders dislocated and was hospitalized due to that for quite some while. I finally got to working full time last week only and here […]

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Microsoft Azure Bastion – Secure access to Azure VMs

Microsoft recently announced Azure Bastion as a new managed PaaS service that provides seamless RDP and SSH connectivity to your virtual machines over the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Azure Bastion is provisioned directly in your Virtual Network (VNet) and supports all VMs in your Virtual Network (VNet) using SSL without any exposure through public IP […]

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Send Message to Slack and Mattermost via PowerShell

This is one of the most searched and implemented logic when we talk about alerts or notifications. In our fast moving and busy schedule, we need alerts and notifications to directly come to us and update us for all kind of important updates. Gone are the days when we use to manually check and then […]

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Microsoft Plays It’s Cards – Raises Licensing Cost

“Beginning October 1, 2019, on-premises licenses purchased without Software Assurance and mobility rights cannot be deployed with dedicated hosted cloud services offered by the following public cloud providers: Microsoft, Alibaba, Amazon (including VMware Cloud on AWS), and Google.” Heard this news? Microsoft has updated it’s licensing terms which would be applicable to all the licenses […]

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