Author Archives: Marcel Zehner

About Marcel Zehner

Microsoft Azure MVP

Just for fun: Using symbols in Azure

I was asked recently if it is possible to use symbols when assigning names to Azure objects. The short answer is ‘yes’, this is indeed possible, but definitely not something I would recommend in a business environment. However, it makes … Continue reading

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Managing Azure Front Door with the Azure CLI

My last post about Azure Front Door went through the roof, so I though to deliver some more content about this topic. In this post I will focus on how Azure Front Doors can be deployed and managed using the … Continue reading

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Unleashing Azure Virtual WAN – Part 1

If you are working with Azure and especially IaaS, you might know that designing and building a virtual network can become a challenge. Lots of differents parts must work together to have a secure, fast and solid network and routing … Continue reading

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Mastering Azure Front Door

During my work with customers I discovered that Azure Front Door is a not-so-well known service. However, it is very valuable if you run applications that are not only distributed across multiple regions, but also used by consumers across the … Continue reading

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Walkthrough: How to use and configure reservations to save money

When consuming cloud services, customers benefit from the pay-what-you-use billing model. That means that you only pay what you have provisioned and use. If you delete a resource, you will not pay for it anymore. This gives customers very good … Continue reading

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Azure Guest Policy Configuration – A look behind the curtain

If you work with Azure you probably heard of Azure Policy. It’s a key component for governing your infrastructure and services to audit and enforce proper compliance. Azure policy can not only be used to audit and govern Azure resources, … Continue reading

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I am now officially a Community Hero!

What a surprise in my inbox today! I am now an #AzureHero because I was nominated by a colleague of mine! I was obviously selected to to be one of 550 community heroes that get this badge. Not so sure … Continue reading

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Upcoming Conferences & Events Schedule H1 2020

The new year slowly started and I am already totally absorbed with customer projects, community activities and some private side projects. Time to quickly announce my H1 2020 conferences & events schedule.

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Speaking at Microsoft Ignite The Tour 2020!

Microsoft Ignite is Microsoft’s annual conference that runs in the United States. I was happy to be accepted as a speaker at Ignite 2019 and had a great time presenting, networking and learning. Beside this conference with more than 25k … Continue reading

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This was Experts Live Europe 2019!

Whenever I am involved in organizing a conference, I write a “This was …” article. This November we again ran our annual conference “Experts Live Europe” in Prague. We had a great time spending some days with the European Microsoft … Continue reading

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