Participation in Microsoft Ignite The Tour 2019

Hello everyone!!

On the 12th and 13th, I had the great opportunity to participate in another Microsoft Ignite The Tour in São Paulo. For those who don’t know, this is the largest technical event in Latin America and it is a reproduction of the event that takes place in the United States, bringing together great professionals and technical news from Microsoft products. Thank you Clairo Dorneles for the partnership in this edition.

Creating SPOT VMs in Azure

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Microsoft has finally launched the SPOT VMs, which we already had in other clouds such as AWS and GCP. These virtual machines provide access to unused computational resources in Azure and also large discounts. However, they cannot be reserved and Azure can interrupt them at any time to use its resources. The SPOT VMs are ideal for:

  • Workloads that can support interruptions
  • Development and testing
  • Applications that do not store state
  • Short-lived tasks
  • Batch jobs
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Creating Proximity Positioning Groups

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Do you know about Proximity Placement Groups in Azure and what they are used for? With proximity groups, you can place your Virtual Machines as close as possible, thus achieving the best possible latency. These proximity groups are a logical grouping to ensure that computational resources are physically located close to each other.

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Creating 2nd Generation VMs in Azure.

On the last day of 11/04/2019, Microsoft finally made second-generation VMs generally available, which we had on our local Hyper-v since Windows Server 2012 R2. They have a new architecture based on UEFI that is different from the BIOS-based architecture of generation 1. With these VMs, according to Microsoft, you will be able to:

  • Create larger VMs (up to 12 TBs).
  • Provision OS disk sizes that exceed 2 TBs.

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Creating rules for conditional access in Azure Active Directory to ENFORCE MFA (Multifactor Authentication) on your Administrators.

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Conditional access policies are if-then instructions, if a user wants to access a resource, then they must complete an action first.

According to Microsoft, commonly applied policies are:

Require multifactor authentication for users with administrative roles Require multifactor authentication for Azure management tasks Block user entries attempting to use legacy authentication protocols Require trusted locations for Azure Multifactor Authentication registration Block or allow access in specific locations Block risky sign-in behaviors Require organization-managed devices for specific applications

Very important, to use this feature you must have at least one “premium” license from your Azure Active Directory.

As a demonstration, I will enforce MFA (Multifactor Authentication) for all administrative users. Continue reading “Creating rules for conditional access in Azure Active Directory to ENFORCE MFA (Multifactor Authentication) on your Administrators.”

The 2nd AzureRS Meeting was amazing!!

After much dedication in organizing the 2nd AzureRS meeting, we had a full day on Saturday with 7 high-quality lectures. The level of discussions was great, knowledge here and there. At this same event, I presented Azure Sentinel, as well as performed a demo with my friend Clairo Dorneles, where in real-time, we simulated an attack and threat detection.

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MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) in Microsoft Azure 2019-2020.

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I had the honor of being recognized with the title of MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) in Microsoft Azure, due to my activities with the technical community in the last year. I would like to thank everyone who supported me on this journey, directly and indirectly, and especially Microsoft for this important recognition.

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Using Azure Migrate – Part 2: Assessment

Folks, Continuing the deployment of Azure Migrate in Part 1, we will now see how to perform assessment of our virtual machines for free (Remembering that we use Microsoft’s tool for assessment, it only works on virtual machines (VMware/Hyper-v), physical servers are still not possible unless an ISV is used, such as Cloudamize). A very important step to verify the cloud resources that will really be necessary for the migration of our on-premise environment to Azure, thus avoiding unnecessary expenses:

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Using Azure Migrate – Part 1: Deployment and Configuration

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On July 11th, 2019, Microsoft announced the new Azure Migrate. This tool already existed but was quite limited. Now it has some interesting options, including:Logo_AzureMigration

  • Unified platform for migration
  • Database assessment and migration
  • Webapp migration
  • Assessment tools for right sizing/costs from both Microsoft and other partners
  • No need to install an agent on the client’s servers

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