Last week I’ve visited Microsoft Ignite The Tour in Amsterdam. Two realy great days with a lot of new information, presentations and knowledge. There also where a couple of new announcements from Microsoft.
My focus was Azure IaaS, security, governance and cost control within Azure. Of course there was a lot more to see, but this event was only 2 days, so I’ve had to make choices!
Last month there was a webinar hosted by Altaro Software about ‘How to Supercharge your Infrastructure with Azure IaaS’. In this great webinar, Thomas Maurer (Senior Advocate on the Azure Engineering Team) and Andy Syrewicze shows you how to get the most out of Azure IaaS.
Very powerfull webinar, with a lot of fun and live demos! They also tackled several important use cases suggested by the IT community!
Special thanks to Altaro Software. Also thanks to Thomas and Andy for this great webinar!
By default, every VM you’v e created within Azure has RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) on port 3389 enabled. You can access you VM from anywhere in the world.
You can restrict RDP access on just that IP addresses you want, so you can limit the access. So for example, you can limit your company IP address and maybe you home address to access the specific VM in Azure.
To restrict access, I’ve created a NSG (Network Seciruty Group) with the following configuration:
1.) Create a new Inbound security rule with a priority of 4095 (every digit below the default of 65000 is fine!!) 2.) Configure the following rule:
Priority: 4096 Name: Deny-RDP-Access Source: Service Tag Source service tag: Internet Source port ranges: * Destination: VirtualNetwork Destination port ranges: 3389 Protocol: TCP Action: Deny
3.) Configure a second rule:
Priority: 4095 Name: Allow-RDP-Access Source: IP Addressess Source IP Addressess/CIDR ranges: YOUR IP ADDRESSESS Source port ranges: * Destination: Any Destination port ranges: 3389 Protocol: TCP Action: Allow
Now you can test your new configuration. RDP access is only allowed from your custom IP addressess!!
Last Tuesday, it was a great day again! Experts Live 2018 NL. The biggest community event in the Netherlands. Great sessions, great speakers, very high level of content, great demos and off course as always a great intro movie!! 🙂 Many thanks to the organization of Experts Live! See you next year!!
Microsoft has released the 101 Azure cards and Interactive Sites. From this page you can easiliy navigate to the specific topic in Azure, where you can find information, documentation, pricing and how-to’s. Very usefull when moving to the cloud!!