Azure Identity Services

Azure Identity Services

Azure Identity Services is a key component of the Azure Cloud. The services that are a part of Azure Identity Services are what control authentication to, and authorization to use various resources. Azure Active Directory is a component of Azure Identity Services. In fact, it is the flagship identity service in Azure and provides users the ability to sign in to various resources. It can also be connected to on Premise Active Directory Domain Services to allow for sync between on Prem and Cloud which enables Hybrid solutions.…

Azure Security Features

Azure Security Features

Cloud-based services and their adoption into modern business workflows have created a need to manage security risks. It only takes a small misconfiguration to cause a data breach leading to a bad situation for the company. Microsoft has taken security seriously with the Azure platform and there are many services that both protect your data and advise best-practice configurations. In this article we’ll learn a little bit about Azure Trust Center, Compliance Programs, Azure Active Directory, MFA or multi-factor authentication, Azure Security Center, Key Vault, Azure Firewall, Azure Policies, and more.…

Azure Management Tools

Azure Management Tools

There is a myriad of ways to manage and control resources in the Azure cloud. The most common way to do this is by simply visiting the Azure Portal which can be found at https://portal.azure.com. In addition to the graphical user interface offered at the Azure Portal, we have the ability to manage and interact with Azure via Azure Powershell, Azure Command Line Interface (CLI), Azure Cloud Shell, and the Azure Mobile Application available on iOS and Android platforms.…

Azure DevOps Services

Azure DevOps Services

Azure DevOps Services is an umbrella term for a collection of modern application development services. These services are designed to help plan smarter, collaborate faster, and ship applications with confidence. With Azure DevOps, software developers and DevOps Experts can set up Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery pipelines, collaborate via GIT source control tracking, and find bugs early with advanced testing. Some of the key DevOps services include Azure Boards, Azure Pipelines, Azure Repos, Azure Test Plans, Azure Artifacts, and Azure DevTest Labs.…

Azure Serverless Computing

Azure Serverless ComputingWhat is Serverless? Serverless is a term in cloud computing that describes when the underlying servers, infrastructure, and operating systems, are taken care of by a cloud service provider. The client only needs to worry about writing code for an application. Serverless in Azure is very robust and offers the same highly available, scalable, and cost-effective experience as other approaches to cloud computing. For example the Azure Container Instances can be thought of as a serverless offering.…

Azure Network Services

Azure Network Services

There are many types of network services available in Microsoft Azure Cloud. Some of the categories of networking include connectivity services, application protection services, application delivery services, as well as network monitoring. By using a combination of these services a business can network On-Prem resources with those in the Azure cloud, protect applications with advanced firewalls and Network Security Groups, set up Content Delivery edge caching with a CDN, as well as monitor all of these via services like Azure Network Watcher, ExpressRoute Monitor, and Azure Monitor.…

Azure Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning

Azure Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning

Azure has artificial intelligence and machine learning services available for anyone to use. When we’re talking about artificial intelligence, it is referring to when machines perform jobs that mimic human behavior. This is not necessarily super complex AI, it may be just simple logic that is relying on machine learning to do jobs more efficiently. Machine learning is when machines are able to get better at a given task, without explicit programming from external programmers.…