Ignite 2017 Roundup

As the title says – this is my shortlist of the important stuff discussed and announced at Ignite. I hope to follow up on some of these subjects with a deep dive. Unfortunately, this year I wasn’t able to attend Ignite in person, so I didn’t have the opportunity to talk with the Microsoft representatives … [Read more…]

Azure Managed Disks 2 – Conversion

In my last post, I discussed the advantages of Azure Managed Disks and briefly mentioned that it is possible to convert from Storage Account to Managed Disks, but made no reference as to how this was achieved. Advantages to converting to Managed Disks include: Improved Availability Improved Management Ability to switch from Premium to Standard, … [Read more…]

App Modernization – Automation

I’ve been quite lax on the whole… posting thing. As usual. I found this post languishing in my drafts folder, and decided that anything that’s been in Drafts since August either needs to be published, or deleted. I was thinking about what I’d written regarding updating applications for Azure, and realised I’d glossed over the … [Read more…]

Azure Bootcamps

Hi! One of the difficult parts of working with Azure is simply getting started with a totally new way of managing your IT assets – software, hardware – it’s all different. Last year, I was privileged to work with Softchoice and Microsoft and present a number of Azure Bootcamps – day-long events in which we covered the basics of Azure. We’re repeating these … [Read more…]