(Hopefully) Useful Information on Microsoft Azure, System Center & Hyper-V

Azure Virtual Machines – Blocking Internet Access using an NSG

By default, all machines provisioned in Azure have direct access to the internet, whether the VM has a public IP address or not. While this might be fine for some companies, not all will be be happy with this and will see it a big security risk. In my experience, most companies now control internet access using a proxy server to provide protection from the internet. The issue with providing.. Read More

Microsoft Azure – Securing Accounts with Access to the EA Portal

Authenticator

When using/managing/administering Azure, or whatever else you may be doing with it, there are a few different sites that you may have access to.  There is the Azure portal, the Classic portal, the EA site, and potential other portals too. If, in your company, you have access to the EA portal (https://ea.azure.com) though, you have access to the root of everything running in Azure for your organization.  If your account details were.. Read More