Azure Migrations - Part 3
App Services Migration Assistant Assessment Report

Azure App Services is a popular choice for migrating apps to Azure because it gets users out of the business of managing servers. But with App Services, some limitations might mean reconfiguring or refactoring an application. The Migration Assistant utility can provide a quick report that shows you things you need to consider before moving…

Azure Migrations - Part 2
Starting an Assessment with Discovery

The first critical step in migrating anything to Azure is an assessment of what we want to move. The assessment starts with a discovery wherein various aspects of a workload are teased out to expose what composes and supports the workload. These include business drivers, governance drivers, security, and the actual workload itself. In this…

Azure Migrations - Part 1
Learning Azure

This is the first video in a multi-part series on Azure migrations by Wintellect Architect and Azure MVP Blaize Stewart. In part 1, we will look at an overview of what an Azure migration looks like, including learning, assessing, planning, and executing a migration into Azure. We will then review topics that will help you…

Building and Managing Containers with Azure

Building and managing containers are a large part of any container deployment. The entire process requires multiple steps and different tools to complete. Azure provides several different ways to manage automation and container images for deployment to container platforms. In this session, you’ll get a glimpse of three different ways to do this with Azure…
New Project

Project Santa Cruz Part 2: Capturing Images to Train a Model

After three very busy weeks of trying to get a few things done on other projects, I had a chance to circle back around for project Santa Cruz, also known as Azure Precept. (If you haven’t read my Part 1 post in this series, check that out. It will give more context to this post.)…

Tech on Fire: Azure Container Registry and Container File Systems

Having your own container registry for container images ensures better control over security and quality. Azure Container Registry does this with a turn-key solution with a lot of value-added features. In this video, we’ll look at Azure Container Registry and how container file systems play into making registries work to save time and space.
Device In The Box

Project Santa Cruz Part 1: Unboxing and First Impressions

I started down the rabbit hole of AI a few years back when the idea of AI was coming to the forefront of computing rather than being relegated to a niche corner. I remember building my first AI models base on the MNIST dataset, which is often used as a benchmark for testing various classification…

Azure Tagging and Policy: A Match Made in the Cloud

Azure provides a rich, out of the box experience for enforcing roles and access to Azure. Sometimes, however, these controls are not enough, and this is where Azure Tagging and Azure Policy come into play. With Tagging and Policy tools, you can enforce rules and apply organization to resources, resource groups, and subscriptions. In this…

Tech on Fire: Intro to Containers on Azure

Containers are one of the most popular ways to deploy applications. Microsoft has made containers an integral part of the Azure ecosystem. In this video, you’ll get a brief introduction to containers and a demo on how to create a container, push it to a registry, and then deploy it to Azure Container Instances.

Creating a Tagging Strategy for Azure

Azure has many controls out of the box that helps tailor the experience to an organization on Azure. Such controls include Azure Management Groups for organizing subscriptions, Azure AD with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) to manage access to Azure resources, Subscriptions and Resource Groups for organizing resources, and Azure Policy to enforce compliance and augment…

Azure Policy as Fast as Possible

Azure out of the box comes with a number of controls that allow users to shape permission on Azure through roles and role assignments. These roles control what actions a user can perform, but it does not limit what these actions can do within their given scope. For instance, RBAC can be used to configure…

Tech on Fire: Introduction to Azure Container Instances

Azure Container Instances provide a no-infrastructure-required platform to host containerized applications. Everything for running containers is handled as a first-class object on Azure and provides tight integration with other services like Azure Storage, Key Vault, and VNets. In this video, we’ll do a deep dive into Azure Container Instances to show you how you can…