Azure Tip: Create a Subscription Budget to Manage Costs

Are you Cloud computing on a budget?  This article explains how to manage your costs by configuring a budget for your Azure subscription and receive alerts for when you are nearing the budget limit.  This a great feature to leverage to avoid any costly surprises for your dev/test or pay-as-you-go account.  Let’s face it, there are many cool features to explore in Azure and it’s very easy to deploy a resource or service and forget about it. I’ve done that and quite possibly, so have you.

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Azure Configuration Management of AWS VMs (DSC) – Part 3

            

We’ve now reached the final article in this three part series covering Configuration Management in Azure automation.  In Part 1, I discussed the Inventory tool and how to onboard an AWS EC2 virtual machine to Azure.  Part 2 covered Change tracking and how to monitor changes to various resources on the AWS instance.  In this article, Part 3, I will cover Azure State configuration (DSC) and how to register an AWS VM as a DSC node to apply a desired state.

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