Vincent-Philippe Lauzon’s

Azure, Apps & Data

  • Azure Active Directory Application

    This is a quick post to talk about what an Application is for Azure Active Directory (or Azure AD or AAD).

    If you come from the on premise world and are used to Active Directory on Windows Server, the concept of an application within Active Directory probably is a bit foreign.

    Think about how authentication works in the...

  • Azure soft & hard limits & quotas

    One of the big difference between on premise and public cloud is the fact that a public cloud is a multi-tenant environment backed by SLAs.  That sounds trivial right?

    But think about it for a minute.  In order to implement an SLA, you need to enforce limits & quotas.  It’s the good old “you can’t rob Peter to pay John”. ...

  • Load Balancing VMs in Azure Resource Manager

    Here I want to show, in details, how you would go about to expose load balanced web server VMs using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) resources.

    It sounds trivial but funnily enough I didn’t find an ARM template fully doing it without bugs.

    I want to explain how it works and all the moving pieces (and there are a few).  I’ll...

  • Finding ARM template ApiVersion

    Writing an Azure ARM template for a Resource Group is getting easier every day but it remains a sport for the initiated.

    Here I want to give a tip about something I often find hard:  how to get the API version of a resource in an ARM template?

    As everything hardcore in the platform,...