Do you want to require a tag on every Azure Resource in your environment using Azure Policy? Example could be cost center, application, environment, etc. This is pretty easy, but is somewhat un-intuitive in the Azure interface. First, step, use the Azure Policy Interface and select “Definitions” The next step is to find the default […]Read more "Azure Policy Require a Tag on Azure Resource"
The last time we talked about a Data Mesh we focused on the idea of Data Domains and the essential part they play in creating a scale-up data structure across an organization. A common question that arises however is how to deal with overlapping contexts of data and whether the Data Mesh creates too much […]Read more "Handling Overlapping Domains in a Data Mesh"
The Data Mesh is a new-new thing. In concept, it’s really just a way to describe a large data platform made up of several distributed data estates, but managed and understood as one environment. The Microsoft Learn site actually has a very nice description of a Data Mesh concept. The core concept of the “Data […]Read more "Understanding the Data Domain in the Data Mesh"
I’ve had an awesome time speaking at the Microsoft Manufacturing Summit in MN, WI, and IL. A few parts of the topic: Here is a link to the events!Read more "Speaking at Microsoft Manufacturing Summit MN, WI, and IL"
Hello! I’ve made the slide deck for my talk instantly available here! Check out the Top 10 and let me know what you think! Happy to connect here, on twitter @nlasnoski, or on LinkedIn.Read more "Microsoft Ignite 2022 – Top 10 Ways to Optimize Your Azure Environment – Slide Deck"
I’m presenting at Microsoft Ignite 2022 in Seattle on the Top 10 Ways to Optimize Your Azure Environment. I’ll be discussing things like cost management, subscriptions, tagging, management groups, infrastructure-as-code, and deployment. I hope to see you there!Read more "Presenting at Microsoft Ignite 2022"
I’ve been seeing an acceleration of refactor scenarios that I’m seeing as companies are adopting cloud capabilities. In terms of scenarios with high value, I’ve often doubted refactor as a serious investment area. The reason is that it takes time, effort, and the monetary pay-off can be minimal. There are however scenarios that has immense […]Read more "Five Recent Cloud Refactor Scenarios"
I’ve been working with companies going through mergers and acquisitions for years. They are painful and take a lot of investment to get right. The better transitions are proactively managed on the tech side and include time and effort to improve the operational state of both organizations. As tech modernization has happened over recent years, […]Read more "M&A Strategy with Microsoft 365 / Office 365"
All cloud environments have inefficiency and waste, but those without cloud governance are really asking for it #msbuild … here are the things you must have to operationalize the cloud: * A team focusing on cost management analysis… they need to be empowered to find it, engage, and reduce. They WILL pay for themselves if you let […]Read more "Cloud Governance Hit List"
I presented to the Appleton PM circle on Planning for 2022 success. A great session with great people. We covered these topics: What it means to be a change agent What areas can you impact in your business Technology maturity curves Creating a plan with Horizon Planning Tech stack planning Skill development Bringing it all […]Read more "Planning for 2022 Success for Appleton PM Circle"