Extend AlwaysOn SQL cluster in Azure – Step by step

Hi fellows, Over the past few days, I dealt with a client request to configure SQL AlwaysOn cluster in a hybrid environment. At the first look, that should have been a simple task, especially because I have configured AlwaysOn in dozens of projects. Unfortunately, project brought me a lot of problems during configuration, but I…

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How to create Azure Load Balancer

Hi everyone, In this post, I will show you how to create and configure Azure Load Balancer. Load Balancer is a service in Azure that provides you traffic balancing between few VMs that have same function, like a web server. Although you can provision many different virtual network appliances, such as Barracuda, F5, Kemp, Azure…

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How to configure Azure Site-to-site VPN

Hi fellows, If you want to implement hybrid environment between Azure and your on premise datacenter, you need to establish site-to-site VPN connection between these locations. Although you can use one of various virtual network appliances, such as Cisco ASA or Barracuda, in most of the cases the best option is to configure VPN Gateway…

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How to create Azure vNetwork

Hi fellows, Virtual Network in Azure is core of Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Without virtual network, you cannot do anything with Azure virtual machines and if you haven’t created virtual network and subnets, virtual machine creating process wizard will create virtual network for virtual machine. But in the most of the cases, you should create virtual network and…

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How to create VM in Azure (Azure Portal)

Hello everyone, One of the most basic task (and most common) in Azure is creating virtual machine. Like most resources, you can create a VM in three ways: Azure Portal Azure PowerShell Azure CLI Alternatively, you can deploy VM using GitHub or JSON template. Using Azure Portal, process is pretty simple. You need to select…

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How to disable Dir Sync in Office365

Hello all, Even though disabling Dir Sync is not daily task for Office 365 admins, you should know how to do that if you need to do that. In older versions of Office 365 Admin Center, disabling Dir Sync was one of option from UI, but option is removed a long time ago. Process is…

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SSO with ADFS for Office 365 / Part III

Hello again, Once when you have installed and configured ADFS and ADFS proxy, you can start with configuring Office 365 for SSO. This task is final in configuring SSO with ADFS for Office 365. If you want to finish SSO implementation successful, you need to Install Azure Active Directory module (I like to install on…

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SSO with ADFS for Office 365 / Part II

Let’s continue, In previous post, I showed you how to install and configure ADFS role on Windows Server 2012 R2. Now is time to briefly describe why we need ADFS proxy and how to install and configure Web Application Proxy as ADFS proxy. If you want to make ADFS infrastructure available to the Internet in…

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SSO with ADFS for Office 365 / Part I

Hello everyone, During last year, my team had a lot of Office 365 implementation and migration. Although Office 365 has a lot of services, and we can spend so many time in discussing and explaining their functionalities, I decided to describe and show you how to implement Single Sign On (SSO) for your Office 365…

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Problem with objectGUID and ImmutableID

Hello, If you have ever configured Office 365 and AD Connect in order to configure Hybrid environment, you know that is a pretty easy process. Simply follow AD Connect wizard and job will be done very quickly. By default, AD Connect will use UPN and and match or create user in Office 365. Behind the…

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