Expand virtual disk of Azure SQL Virtual Machine

Expand a virtual disk of Azure SQL Virtual Machine in the Azure Portal.

Expanding of the disk can be done online.

  1. Go to the Azure Portal
  2. Search for “SQL virtual machines”
  1. Select your SQL virtual machine
  2. In the menu, select “Storage Configuration”
  1. Configure the data disk you want to expand
  1. Select the disk of the size where you want to expand the existing disk with
    • For example 1, your disk is currently 128Gib and you want to extend it to 256Gib, choose the 128Gib disk
    • For example 2, you disk is currently 256Gib and you want to extend it to 768Gib, choose the 512Gib disk
  1. That’s is, you don’t have to do anything in the OS

Offboard device from Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Offboard device from Microsoft Defender for Endpoint using Mobile Device Management tools

  1. Get the offboarding packet from Microsoft 365 Defender portal
    1. Navigate to Settings => Endpoints => Device management => Offboarding
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  1. Extract the script on the client
windows defender offboarding script
  1. Run the script as administrator


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Configure Cisco AnyConnect with SAML (Azure)

Configure Cisco AnyConnect on Cisco Meraki MX firewall with SAML authentication from Azure


  1. Log in to Azure Portal and select Azure Active Directoryazureportal
  2. Select “Enterprise Applications”
    enterprise applications
  3. New Application
  4. In the Add from the gallery section, type AnyConnect in the search box, select Cisco AnyConnect from the results panel, and then add the app. 
  5. Single Sign On
  6. SAML
  7. Edit Section 1
    1. Identifier (Entity ID)  – 
    2. Reply URL (Assertion Consumer Service URL) –
  8. SAML Signing Certificate, Download Federation Metadata XML filecode


  1. Go to your Network
  2. Select “Security & SD-WAN” => Configure => Client VPN
  3. Second tab “AnyConnect Settings”
    1. Enabled
    2. Leave the default AnyConnect Port to 443
    3. Authentication Type => SAMLsaml
    4. AnnyConnect Server URL, same as the hostname but with “https://”annyconnectserverurl
    5. Upload the Federation Metadata XML file from step 8 in the previous sectionsdf


  1. Choose left in the menu for “Users and groups” => Add usersdf
  2. Select “Users and groups”
  3. Assign


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