Azure Advent Calendar – When and How to use Azure Firewall?

This blog post is part of Azure Advent Calendar. Check out other awesome blog posts and videos. A huge shout out to Gregor Suttie and Richard Hopper who started this incredible Azure Advent Calendar initiative. Let’s talk about the Azure Firewall and what it can do for you? Securing a network’s perimeter is one of…

Deploy Generation 2 VMs in Azure

Recently at Ignite 2019, Microsoft announced GA of Generation 2 VMs in Azure. Customers have been asking this for a very long time. Microsoft introduced Gen 2 VMs in Windows Server 2012 R2 but wasn’t available in Azure. But now we can deploy Gen 2 VMs in Azure thanks to the Microsoft. Generation 2 VMs…

Access Azure SQL Database over Private endpoint using Azure Private Link

Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to have Private endpoint for Azure PaaS services like Azure SQL Database, Azure Storage Account etc.? Or, If any customer/user asked you for this? Then the answer was mostly no since these services have a Public endpoint which means the Traffic will route through the…

Microsoft Azure Portal App for Windows

Are you using Microsoft Azure? If yes, then probably you are using Web Browser to access the Azure Portal. But do you know that there a Windows App for Azure Portal? I have been using this app for months now, and it is my go-to application on my laptop when I am accessing my Azure…

Swap OS Disk of an Azure VM

Have you ever been in a situation where you did the troubleshooting for a VM by attaching its OS Disk as Data Disk to other Azure VM? Then created Azure VM out of that OS Disk. It’s a painful process. What if we can swap the existing OS Disk of an Azure VM? So you…

Recover deleted Azure Web App

If you have deleted Azure Web App accidentally and looking to recover it, then there is a way to do that. It has been there for quite a long time, so I thought writing a blog on it. This feature is not available on Azure Portal today. Undelete is available for all App Service plans….

Recover deleted data of Azure Storage

Have you thought about recovering deleted Blobs from Azure Storage? Or, have you ever been in a situation where you deleted something accidentally but couldn’t recover the data? Azure Storage Blobs has a feature called Soft Delete which can help you recover deleted data if it enabled on the Azure Storage Account. This feature must…