Category: Azure

  • Azure Virtual Desktop Black Screen Fixed

    Azure Virtual Desktop Black Screen Fixed

    You attempt to open an Azure Virtual Desktop and after normal login activities, you just receive a black screen. There is no start menu, but maybe Teams automatically starts. Doesn’t sign-in though. You can also attempt to open an Azure Virtual Application, but it returns a black screen and closes the tab automatically. AVD Setup […]

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  • IaC Journey Pit-stop (Declarative vs Imperative)

    IaC Journey Pit-stop (Declarative vs Imperative)

    Because everyone kept saying <insert code language> is declarative. Might not even be self explanatory for a native English speaker either, so I went searching to really understand what everyone mean by all the focus on code being declarative. Compared to imperative. Here are two quotes trying to describe the difference in declarative and imperative […]

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  • Change directory or transfer billing ownership?

    Change directory or transfer billing ownership?

    Visual Studio Subscription, aka MSDN, gives upwards of 125$ of monthly Azure credit, but I also need access to different type of Microsoft 365 subscriptions and in the earlier days I just created new trials. Think I am around 150 trial tenants these days, which means I have to move my Azure Credit to the […]

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  • IaC Journey continues 2022 (Bicep)

    IaC Journey continues 2022 (Bicep)

    With previous practice using JSON template and reading up on IaC through colleagues of mine, I decided the next step is testing Bicep. I started this series of blogs with the naked truth of my coding journey from 2004 to 2022, I recommend reading it here as this is follow-my-journey from that post. Bicep is […]

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  • Ruff journey into IaC (2004-2022)

    Ruff journey into IaC (2004-2022)

    This is my journey into Infrastructure as Code, and let me tell you, it is still an ongoing journey. A long time ago, back in 2004, I started as a sysadmin apprentice working with on-premises Microsoft Enterprise technology. Troubleshooted some batch-script and made some minor Powershell-scripts on my way, but it was 95% click-ops. January […]

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  • Security awareness month of the year (October)
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    Security awareness month of the year (October)

    October, the nationwide security month of the year. A month we use to share security knowledge internally and externally. Following USA and EUs information security organ (ENISA) yearly security month we take extra responsibility to increase security awareness and protection. Therefore, we come together and deliver free security related presentations in October. People working in […]

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  • How to configure DevOps with Lighthouse

    Peering virtual networks between two tenants using IaC/ARM? Or any other task requiring you to login into multiple tenants during deployment, but want to automate it without having credentials in the script or any other local solution for encrypting credentials? Want to deploy everything with templates from DevOps, but each task in a pipeline only connects to […]

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I am Roy Apalnes, a Microsoft Cloud Evangelist working av Sopra Steria. Main focus in Microsoft Security and Endpoint Management, with a bigger picture in mind.

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