HSTS Preloading with Azure Web Apps

In previous posts, I’ve talked about implementing web security features such as HTTPS, CSP, HPKP and HSTS. Almost all of these are things we can configure ourselves within our web applications responses to client requests however one of these features, HSTS requires a little more work to fully implement. HSTS is a technology of two […]

Home Brew Z-Wave Wireless Door Bell

In case you haven’t gathered from previous posts, I’m quite into Z-Wave and Home Automation right now. Our existing wireless doorbell gave up the ghost a little while ago and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to get a Z-Wave doorbell so that I could integrate it into some areas of the house instead […]

Restricting Azure Resource Deployment by Region

This week, I’ve been studying some topics ahead of my 70-533 exam and one of the topics that I covered which I though would make a really relevant and hopefully not too long of a post would be the subject of restricting Azure resource deployment to specific regions. Many organisations have considerations around data privacy […]

The GitHub Deploy to Azure Button

This is a really quick post but one I thought was worthy of getting down somewhere. I’m starting to use GitHub more and more as a source for content and as I find myself wanting to produce the odd piece of content as well, I figured GitHub is where everyone else is sticking their Azure […]

Azure Winter Roundup 2016

With the weather starting to warm up and the sun out for longer, the worst of winter is behind us and we have spring to look forward to so what better time to wrap up 2016 with a recap of some of the new features to drop. What’s New in General Availability The all important GA […]

Office 365 Group License Management Preview

Sitting on the train yesterday evening, I was glancing across my Twitter feed when I noticed this beauty that I had to share. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2017/02/22/announcing-the-public-preview-of-azure-ad-group-based-license-management-for-office-365-and-more/ Granted, the feature may be in preview right now so doesn’t quite have it’s game face on just yet but it’s still really worth looking at. You now have ability to assign […]

Apply Updates on Windows Nano Server 2016

In my previous post, List Updates on Windows Nano Server 2016, I talked about reporting the updates which are installed or missing from your Nano Servers. With that information in hand, you can now move to the more powerful aspect of actually patching them. In my environment, I don’t want my hosts going out to […]

List Updates on Windows Nano Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 introduced the new SKU, Nano Server. Nano Server is an extremely low footprint operating system designed for micro services and rapid deployment and provisioning and currently supports roles including Failover Clustering, Hyper-V, File Server, Web Server and DNS Server. With Nano Server being completely headless and at this moment in time, not […]

RDS and the Case of the Mistaken PKI OID

Earlier this morning, I was working with our support team to work out an issue they were having in an environment where Remote Desktop Services had stopped working. Trying to connect to a server via RDS simply failed with a Network Level Authentication warning, strange, given it was a domain environment and everything should be […]