How To Validate an Azure SQL Database Connection Using Virtual Network Rules

In my blog post Virtual Network Integration between Azure Virtual Machine and Azure SQL Database, I have shown an implementation of secure database connections from a virtual network subnet to a PaaS Azure SQL DB using service endpoints and virtual network rules. I will show how to validate the connection using SQL Management Studio from …

Continue reading How To Validate an Azure SQL Database Connection Using Virtual Network Rules

Virtual Network Integration between Azure Virtual Machine and Azure SQL Database

Objective: To show database connectivity from an Azure virtual machine to PaaS Azure SQL Database using SQL service endpoints in a virtual network. Background: For IaaS environments for internal facing systems, system designers may choose Azure SQL as their database of choice versus SQL Server in a virtual machine. A question or concern may come …

Continue reading Virtual Network Integration between Azure Virtual Machine and Azure SQL Database

My Favourite Azure DevTest Lab Features for the Developer Team Lead

Azure DevTest Lab is a wonderful service to manage virtual machines for the purposes of developing and testing in a team scenario. This gives the opportunity for a development team to set granular policies for the lab environment that would may otherwise be managed by the infrastructure or operations group. Here is a summary of …

Continue reading My Favourite Azure DevTest Lab Features for the Developer Team Lead

My Favourite Features of DevTest Labs for the Developer

DevTest Labs can be used as a contained self-service model to create, share and manage Virtual Machine environments for developers and testers. When I first started out using Azure for development I would have to piece together many Azure resources to create a “developer lab environment”. This would include a resource group, virtual machines, virtual …

Continue reading My Favourite Features of DevTest Labs for the Developer

Azure Search: Pushing Content to an Index with the .NET SDK.

Blog Series Azure Search Overview Pushing Content To An Index with the .NET SDK I hold the opinion that for a robust indexing strategy, you would likely end up writing a custom batch application between your desired data sources and your defined Azure Search index. The pull method currently only supports data sources that reside …

Continue reading Azure Search: Pushing Content to an Index with the .NET SDK.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Web Application Proxy and ADFS 3.0 Azure Lab

The following diagrams are based on a lab I built on Microsoft Azure IaaS leveraging Web Application Proxy and ADFS 3.0. to demonstrate single sign-on with claims based applications. As I come from an application development and architecture background, I learned a great deal with Azure IaaS and system administration with respect to Azure Virtual …

Continue reading Windows Server 2012 R2 Web Application Proxy and ADFS 3.0 Azure Lab