A recent update to Azure Batch added the ability to join a batch pool to a virtual network. By doing so it is possible for batch compute nodes to access resources inside a vNet (file servers, SQL servers etc.).
There are some limitations on the vNet configuration if you wish to do this:
Only Cloud Services Configuration pools can be assigned a VNet.
I've seen a few forum questions lately from AWS users who want to (or have to) use Azure and whilst there are a lot of similar services in either platform, the new user experience and terminology can be very confusing if your used to AWS. This article is the first in a series of posts that I'm hoping will help users coming from AWS get to grips with Azure.
Azure AD has always been a little bit confusing to new users of Azure, the name implies it's a cloud version of AD, but it quickly becomes clear to most that it very much is not. However, to add more confusion to this mix an additional product, Azure Active Directory Domain Services (AAD DS) has recently gone GA, which does bring some of the functionality of on premises domain controllers to Azure as a PaaS
Earlier last week I had a need to delete an Azure AD tenant, and this turned out to be a much more difficult task than I had originally anticipated so I thought I would document the steps I went through in case others encounter the same problems.
1. Disable AD Sync
If your syncing your on-prem AD up to Azure AD you need to disable this from inside the Azure Portal so that it disconnects
At this weeks Ignite conference we've seen a number of new VM sizes either be announced or hinted at during the sessions. Here's a quick update on the new machine types:
Designed for High Performance Computing (HPC), the H series VM's are available in public preview in the South Central US region today and will be rolled out to other regions soon. The H series contain the fastest processers of all Azure VM