Azure CSP Subscription Migration Guidance

Last month I spend some time on migrating an Azure PAYG subscription to an Azure CSP subscription. It seems like moving around some resources between resource groups is not that complex but I ran into some issues during the move which made me write down this post.

Before we start with the actual migration you should first draft a plan based on the different type of resources in you Azure subscription. I have used the following approach:


In this step we collect all the information of the current subscription. You can use the following tools and steps to get the information:

  1. Use the Azure CSP Migration Assessment tool. This will give you a good overview of which resources can be migrated, which require some extra action and which cannot be moved. The output is something similar to this:

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RBAC model for Azure AD

A lot of companies are struggling with the setup of a RBAC model which fits their organisation. Especially when adopting more Cloud services, it becomes even more challenging. Azure subscriptions, resource groups, databases, key vaults are just some examples. Also, we connect SaaS and other applications to the directory which are accessible via the Access Panel ( What is the best approach using Azure AD groups? … Read more…

A deep dive into Azure RemoteApp


Azure RemoteApp is a service from Microsoft which brings scale and agility to your business applications. This service provides global access to your corporate applications from anywhere and at any time. On 11th of December RemoteApp became general available so it is time to give an overview and some hands-on experience on this new azure service.

RemoteApp is designed based on the already existing service Remote Desktop Services (RDS) which you can add to a Windows Server 2012 installation. RemoteApp still requires some of the RDS components to actually run and to provide access to Windows applications in the cloud. I will come back on this details later on in this blog.

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Azure Loadbalancer: IP Source Affinity

Microsoft released some new network functionalities on the Azure Platform. One of this new functionalities is: IP Source Affinity for Azure Loadbalancer which can be used to maintain affinity between the user’s IP address and the server. This comes in handy when an application, for example, makes use of web forms and you do not want to lose any data after a refresh. This post will go in to some more details about this functionality.

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Working with Azure Backup services

When you are looking for some decent and reliable backup SaaS software for your (cloud) environment you end up with services offered by for example Acronis, Symantec or Barracuda. Microsoft jumped in on this and recently introduced: Azure Backup. This post will go in to more details about what the Azure Backup service has to offer and how you are able to configure it.

Azure Backup is available as a service within the Microsoft Azure Management portal and … Read more…