Tech and Other Stuff by Neil Koch

Azure Everyday - How to create a Budget in Azure

Creating Budgets in Azure is one of the first things you should do when creating an Azure Subscription to avoid any unnecessary costs. When you enable any service in Azure it’s important to understand that there may be costs associated with the services you enable. These are the responsibility of the organization who is the Owner of the Azure Su... Read more

Azure Virtual Desktop Guide

In this guide I provide examples of the Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) user experience on multiple devices; Mac and PC. In addition, explanations discussing the differences between Azure Virtual Desktop vs. Windows 365 and Azure Virtual Desktop vs. Remote Desktop Services. Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is a managed solution by Microsoft Azure. It all... Read more

The Ultimate Azure Pricing Calculator Guide! - Part III

The Azure Pricing calculator is a tool used to estimate what costs you can expect to incur when utilizing Azure services. In this series of articles I will walk through the different options available. Part III Creating an estimate of what your Azure monthly recurring subscription costs will look like can be quite challenging. Azure today has ... Read more

How to save money with Azure

The Azure Advisor tool within the Azure Portal provides Recommendations across five key areas; Cost, Security, Reliability, Operational excellence and Performance. Relating to Cost - simply, by visiting this page you’ll be able to at a glance review cost saving options. This summary will go into specific details on what options you may have avai... Read more

The Ultimate Azure Pricing Calculator Guide! - Part II

The Azure Pricing calculator is a tool used to estimate what costs you can expect to incur when utilizing Azure services. In this series of articles I will walk through the different options available. This one focuses on the VM compute resources for Reserved Instances in Azure. Part II - Reserved Instances How to find Reserved Instance pricin... Read more