Azure – Assign A Custom Role to Allow Specific Users to Stop/Start/Restart a specific VM

The Issue A customer recently had the need to only allow specific Server Owners to Start\Restart\Deallocate specific Virtual Machines. The Investigation I actually found this article that explains how to create this for an assignment to an entire subscription. https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/itops-talk-blog/step-by-step-enabling-custom-role-based-access-control-in-azure/ba-p/363668 You use the mentioned JSON File, { "Name": "Restart Virtual Machines", "IsCustom": true, "Description": "Restart … Continue reading Azure – Assign A Custom Role to Allow Specific Users to Stop/Start/Restart a specific VM

Azure GitHub Actions and Workflows

Let me give you an introduction how to use the power of GitHub Actions and Workflows to deploy resources into Azure. I'm going to explain you the basics of GitHub Actions, Workflows, runners and how to deploy resources into Azure. At the end of this post you should have understood how GitHub Actions and Workflows … Continue reading Azure GitHub Actions and Workflows

How to get correct discount pricing when using Reserved Instances

Often when I deliver Cost Management and Optimization MIPs to clients they, ask how to get correct savings information when using Azure Pricing calculator to plan for future investments. The most common mistake that I have found is that they are not using the correct pricing data, and by that I mean they are either … Continue reading How to get correct discount pricing when using Reserved Instances

Microsoft Endpoint Manager – Intune – Compliance Policy Series

I have just posted my video series focusing on Intune Complinace Policy. The link to the full playlist is here and a description of each video in the series is below. Enjoy! Microsoft Endpoint Manager - Intune - Compliance Policy - Part I - The Basics and BeyondThis session is part I of a series … Continue reading Microsoft Endpoint Manager – Intune – Compliance Policy Series

Azure – Point to Site Transit Traffic over Connected VNETs Issue

The Issue Recently one of my customers experienced an issue where we wanted to achieve the below. The reason was we wanted machines out on the internet to communicate with Active Directory Servers by using the Azure VPN Client. The Investigation So there are two ways to achieve a "Connection" between Virtual Networks. You can … Continue reading Azure – Point to Site Transit Traffic over Connected VNETs Issue

Add Reviewer From Self-Service Portal in System Center Service Manager

While using System Center Service Manager, we have several requests from customers that need to be translated into features. One of the most common requests I receive is how to let users select and add Reviewers to review activity from Self-Service Portal when they fill service request form. this scenario would handle several cases such … Continue reading Add Reviewer From Self-Service Portal in System Center Service Manager