AWS at PASS Summit 2018

This year I’ve attended my first PASS Summit ever. Yes it was great and special and I even had an opportunity to present by participating in Speaker Idol competition where I introduced concept of IQ Test for Sql Server to explain Tech Intensity (another post to come - judges where shaken, fortunately not stirred). But all these I had anticipated upfront. Maybe except judges. What is really interesting and caught me completely off-guard was huge presence of AWS.

How to securely access PaaS resources with 'Allow access to Azure services' option disabled?

With June fast approaching I’m in the middle of “Security Intelligence in Azure PaaS” tour with 4 Sql Saturdays and 2 user groups still to go. So far it’s been very positive experience and I was able to capture a fair bit of feedback. Along the way I got interesting questions from both attendees and fellow presenters. Today I’m going to answer one of the most common which is “How to securely access Sql Database/Sql Datawarehouse/Cosmos DB from Azure when ‘Allow access to Azure services’ option is disabled?

Top 10 wishlist for security in Azure

Taking opportunity just before #MSBuild2018 kicks off here is my wishlist for security improvements that I’d like to see in Azure: Azure Sql Managed Instance GA announcement Azure Sql Auditing native support in Log Analytics VNET service endpoints support for hybrid scenarios VNET service endpoints support for multi-region servers Azure Sql DB/DW native VNET support Azure Sql Datawarehouse Always Encrypted Soft-Delete support in portal for Key Vault Always Encrypted Secure Enclaves Azure Confidential Computing Practical use cases for blockchain in context of InfoSec and of course - Quantum Commuting which always goes up to 11.