30 Days of Azure’s “Free Trial” Subscription – Adventures and Lessons Learned

30 Days of Azure’s “Free Trial” Subscription Adventures and Lessons Learned My name is Kathleen. I am an engineer that loves continuous learning and exploring tech. I’m also a fan of Microsoft products and am a life-long student. This article was written to share with you some of the amazing things I did with my…

Fun with the Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Fun with the Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) Today I made a Content Delivery Network (CDN) where users across the globe can more quickly and reliably download my picture (see below). The Microsoft Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) allows you to cache content across the globe to be closer to the user who will consume it so…

Creating my Custom Domain with Azure Active Directory using the new Portal

Creating my Custom Domain with Azure Active Directory using the new Portal Today I created my very first own custom domain of users (community.katiegirl.net) on my Azure Active Directory using both the classic and new portal methods. It’s step one in a process if you want to integrate your organization’s existing Active Directory federated sign-on,…

My Experiment with Recovery Services Vault – Azure Backups

My Experiment with Recovery Services Vault – Azure Backups Today I created my own Recovery Services Vault with a client Azure Backup using the new Azure Portal. The well-written documentation “Back up a Windows Server or client to Azure using the Resource Manager deployment model” [link here] made this process relatively painless.  My first-timer confession is…

Azure Fun: Creating a Virtual Private Network with the New Portal

I created my very own Virtual Private Network (VPN) in the new Azure portal and would like to share my project and story. First, I would like to reference my project here where I created a VPN using the classic portal and classic Virtual Network. There are some differences in the User Experience on creating a…

Fun with Azure – I Created My Own Point-to-Site VPN

                  Update: This article discusses technology from the older classic Azure Portal models. I have created a new post for my VPN project using the new Portal here.  Welcome to my VPN World. Do you want to be part of it? Well, to join my secret VPN…