Create Azure Storage Containers with ARM templates

A recent update to the ARM schema means you can now create Blob containers in your template. We're still waiting for tables, queues and shares, but this is a start. Unfortunately, the ARM reference docs don't seem to have been updated to show how to do this, so I'll show you how.

Azure Active Directory is not Active Directory!

This topic is something I see over and over again with people who are getting started with Azure. Azure Active Directory is not a cloud version of Active Directory, and in fact, it bears minimal resemblance to its on-premises namesake at all.

Static IP Ranges with Azure Public IP Prefixes

When you request a public IP in Azure you will receive one from the general pool of available addresses and it is very unlikely you will receive multiple IPs in the same range. A new preview feature announced at Ignite changes this, called Public IP Address Prefixes.

Explore Azure Resources with Resource Graph

Azure Resource Graph is a new tool announced at this years Ignite conference. Resource graph lets you query all your Azure resources, cross subscription at high speed to provided valuable insights into your Azure estate.

Microsoft Ignite Announcements

This week (24th to the 28th September) is Microsoft's annual Ignite conference, which means lots of announcement about new Azure features. We're going to dive into a number of these in detail over the next few weeks, but in this article, you can see a summary of the key announcements that relate to