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Recently I was approached by a customer regarding a challenge they wanted to solve. How to delegate administrative control of a few users within Azure Active Directory to some lower level administrators? This is a common problem experienced by teams as they move to cloud based directories – a flat structure doesn’t really allow for delegation on business rules. Enter Azure AD Administrative Units; A preview feature enabling delegation & organisation of your cloud directory. For Active Directory Administrators, this will be a quite familiar experience to Organisational Units & delegating permissions. Okta also has a similar functionality, albeit implemented differently.
Being of a highly complex nature, container orchestration platforms (such as Kubernetes) benefit from being packed into a managed service. A well-designed managed service eases the load on your DevOps team, while keeping things simplified and structured to encourage an optimised and robust environment. Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) is one such managed service. However, while Microsoft has done what they can to simplify Kubernetes, there is still a lot to architect, build and configure to get this service ready for production. Fortunately, there are a range of supporting products available that can improve your overall experience with productionising AKS.
With a significant percentage of workers having now moved from inside the network perimeter to outside, remote workforce security has unsurprisingly become a hot topic. As a result, there are many articles and blog posts detailing the management and patching of devices, VPN split tunnelling and endpoint security.
In my previous post we went through how to deploy ARM templates with Azure DevOps using GitHub Flow. Today we are expanding on that and going through some tips and gotchas around adding the ARM Test Toolkit for testing and passing artifacts between stages.
Microsoft Teams Done Right Series: Automating New Team Requests using Logic Apps and the Microsoft Graph API
Following David Lee’s blog post, Azure Done Right Series: Automating Azure Resource Group Requests with Logic Apps, we thought it was a good opportunity to show a similar use of Logic Apps for automating New Team Requests – all within an E3 license. If you haven’t already, head over and check out David’s article, as it provides some tips and tricks for creating Forms and Logic Apps.