Principles of Cloud Adoption

Last week I received a message through the community that two of my best buddies at Microsoft had written a book! Without wasting more time, I immediately spun up my trusted workstation in search of this master piece of contemporary literature. My friends Jan Depping and Herman Keijzer have in fact succeeded in writing a […]

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AzureStack HCI, what is it?

In this blog, let’s zoom in on AzureStack and AzureStack HCI and show the similarities and differences amongst the two products, joint in the AzureStack family of products. I’ve identified the following topics in this write-up: Introduction AzureStack AzureStack HCI Differences Similarities Conclusion AzureStack After the launch of AzureStack in late 2017, this product has […]

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MVP Summit 2019; the future of Azure is bright!

Last week I visited the annual MVP Summit at the Microsoft Campus (Headquarters) in Redmond, WA. During a whopping six-day (!!) program I could attend a lot of technical and soft-skill and organizational sessions. Now, almost all content of the technical sessions cannot be disclosed due to the sensitive and strategical nature of the content. […]

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Speaking at MMSMOA 2019

I am very excited to announce that I will be speaking at MMSMOA 2019 in Minneapolis. MMS in the past meant the Microsoft Management Summit, and was a Microsoft-owned event in Las Vegas, built around the System Center suite of products. After Microsoft abandoned this event and its’ name, it was cleverly adopted by the Midwest Management […]

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Azure, your template repository (preview)

The functionality of Azure is ever expanding. People can easily feel overwhelmed by the wealth of functionality accessible through API’s and the Azure portal. Today I’d like to show you how you can easily store your favourite (company-specific) templates right inside the Azure environment, where it can be accessed by you, your co-workers and customers […]

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Azure shuts your front door!

Microsoft has been working on Azure Front Door Service for the past 5 years and over that time Microsoft has significantly simplified the devops processes and site reliability engineering playbook for many teams. But now Microsoft is finally ready to show the AFDS (no typo) to the world in a public preview… Azure Front Door Service […]

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