Virtual Machine (VM) in Azure

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Azure Virtual Machines

Gives the flexibility of virtualization for a wide range of computing solutions, development and testing, running applications and extending on-premises data center. It is the freedom of software configured the way you need it. It is as if it was another rack in on-premises data center. it giving you the power to deploy an application in seconds instead of weeks.

Azure provides wide range support for creating VMs with Linux, Windows Server, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM and SAP etc.

Azure provides multiple ways of creating VM
1. Azure Portal
2. Azure PowerShell
3. Azure CLI

This article focuses on creating VM using Azure Portal, to know more about Azure Powershell and creating VM using PowerShell, please refer Azure Powershell

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Azure PowerShell

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Azure PowerShell

Azure PowerShell is designed for managing and administering Azure resources from the command line, and for building automation scripts that work against the Azure Resource Manager. PowerShell Modules are used for automation and some settings are only available in PowerShell and not on portal. There are different ways to install Azure PowerShell Module.

Installing Azure PowerShell from the PowerShell Gallery is the preferred method of installation.

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Lose weight and stay healthy with 30 minute workout without equipment

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More Benefits From Shorter Workouts, 30-Minute Workout Does the Trick

For anyone wanting to lose weight, you may need to exercise less than you thought.

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A new study has found that people who exercised for just half an hour a day lost more weight than those who did an hour long work out. The scientists behind the study found that the shorter exercise sessions left the participants with more energy and motivation to live healthier lifestyles.

A full hour of hard fitness training is more likely to leave those taking part feeling burned out. the men who exercise for one hour a day, after training, feel exhausted, demotivated and less open to making a healthy change.

“Thus moderate amount of exercise significantly impacts the life”

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Understand Azure VM Endpoint, Access Control List (ACL), Network Secutiry Group (NSG)

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What is Azure VM Endpoint?

Once virtual machines are created in Azure, in order to access the applications installed in machine, need to login physically to view the applications every time.

In order to access that application from outside of the virtual box, we need to add the endpoint to the machine.

e.g. Customer hosts on-premises (or IaaS) version of SQL Server instance in the cloud. The natural question then is, “How do I connect to the SQL server using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) from outside Azure environment?” Solution to this is VM endpoint. it is a mapping of public port to the private port on specific protocol.
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Setup Free Azure subscription

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 Azure subscriptions

Azure subscriptions consist of two parameters: a unique subscriber ID / Azure account, a billing and a set of available resources. For an individual developer, that would include one Microsoft account ID, a credit card number and the full suite of Azure services.

Subscriptions get more complicated, however enterprises use consolidated billing and have central controls over accounts, subscription creation and resource usage.

Each account can have one or more Azure subscriptions, and the service administrators can manage individual subscriptions, monitor billing and usage, manage security at each subscription separately . Account owners can add any available subscriptions to their accounts. depicted in following image.

Manage Azure Subscriptions
Manage Azure Subscriptions

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Understand Azure Virtual Network, SubNet, CIDR Notation, Resource Group

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Azure Virtual Network

 

When a new VM is provisioned on Azure,  physical access to the hosting machine is never given,  Instead, need to operate the machine through remote connections such as remote desktop or Secure Shell (SSH). This is made possible by the networking infrastructure provided by Azure. VMs deployed on a virtual network can communicate with one another just as if they are on an on-premises local area network (LAN).

Azure Virtual Network connection with on-premises network
Azure Virtual Network connection with on-premises network

The Azure Virtual Network service enables to securely connect Azure resources to each other with virtual networks (VNets). A VNet is a representation of own network in the cloud. A VNet is a logical isolation of the Azure cloud dedicated to a subscription. VNets can also be connected to on-premises network. The following picture shows some of the capabilities of the Azure Virtual Network.

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Cloud Computing (Azure) for beginners

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What is Azure

Azure is a public cloud service provided by Microsoft. AWS is another popular cloud service provided by Amazon.

What is Cloud?

Cloud is the delivery of computing services such as servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and more over the Internet. Companies offering these computing services are called cloud providers and typically charge for cloud computing services based on usage.

Following are a few of the things you can do with the cloud:

1. Create new apps and services
2. Store, back up and recover data
3. Host websites and blogs
4. Stream audio and video
5. Deliver software on demand
6. Analyze data for patterns and make predictions

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide

Cloud Providers gartner quadrant
Cloud Providers gartner quadrant

Microsoft is one of the leaders in cloud service providers, competing with Amazon Web Services a subsidiary  of Amazon.

Google is another cloud service provider catching up with Azure and AWS.

IBM, VMWare are among another few niche players in the market.
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Leadership principles to learn from an Eagle

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Eagles were the symbol of most of conquerors, including Hitler the reason is!

They are among the largest and most powerful birds in the world. Eagles are wise, they are careful to avoid danger, unless they come too close to its nest. Eagles have been noted as symbols of strength, bravery and courage. Eagles are said to have the keenest sight of all, and can sight their prey while soaring high in the sky.

Following are the leadership principles of an Eagle

 

1. Eagle fly alone and at high altitude.
Birds flock together, eagle never fly in a flock. Eagle always fly alone and high in the sky. No other bird goes to the height of the eagle.

What to learn?
Stay away from narrow minded people, those that bring you down. keep good company.

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Microsoft Azure IOT Services

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Defining Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IOT) is the network of physical objects (devices, vehicles, buildings and other items) embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange data. — Wikipedia

IOT

Data is exchanged in following modes

  • Telemetry — An automated communications process by which measurements and other data are collected at remote or inaccessible points and transmitted to receiving equipment for monitoring.
  • Notifications — Deliver notifications of specific events, scenarios or activities to target audience to offer the best user experiences and meet customer needs.
  • Command/Query and Inquiries — Enable Action at a Distance.

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SharePoint Online, SP 2016 – Development Framework (SPFx) using open source web stack

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Background

As technologies and connectivity have evolved, JavaScript language and performance have advanced substantially. We can build responsive interfaces that run in browsers as well as a hybrid, native HTML experience on phones. SharePoint is evolving to embrace new trends.

Introduction

This article will take you through the basics of open source web stack and steps for setting up the environment for SharePoint Framework (SPFx) Web part development.

SharePoint Framework (SPFx)

SharePoint Framework
SharePoint Framework

SharePoint Framework is a Page and Part model that fully supports client-side development, easy integration with the Microsoft Graph, Web APIs, SharePoint Data and support for open source tooling.

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