Friday, February 10, 2023

New Era of Hybrid Work - EN

  New Era of Hybrid Work - EN

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These are just dummy pages. Stay tuned whats following!

New Era of Hybrid Work - DE

 New Era of Hybrid Work - DE

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Sunday, April 3, 2022

Azure - How to move resources between subscriptions under different tenants

To make a long story short. Directly this does not work at least until now (2022-04). But as often there is a good workaround.

ATTENTION! This is an unsupported workaround. So do not blame me if you loose something important. Backup (e.g. ARM Templates, data etc.) is always a good idea! So this is out of any warranty. These steps were working a couple times for me but that does not mean it will work for you. THIS IS ON YOUR OWN RISK!

First of all you need to know. Not all resources can be moved. Check here which resource you can move.
Move operation support by resource type - Azure Resource Manager | Microsoft Docs

You need to differentiate between move from:

  • Resource to another resource group
  • Resource to another subscription
  • Resource to another region

Also keep mind some pieces you can not move at all. Whenever you have some access assignments based on your active directory you will loose them and you need to recreate them in a another tenants active directory.

Also if you have some scripts or resource identifiers you may need to update them as well.

As a direct move is not possible you can do it with a intermediate "Pay as you go" subscription.
This type of subscription can easily move between tenants. But you need to be member of the tenant and need the right to add subscriptions (in my case I am global admin so I do not care. But you need to be at least Account Administrator).

And then simply move the subscription from one to another directory. All directories your account had sufficient access should be shown in the selection list.

Therefore go to to your resource group and ensure you have selected all resources.

Then click on MOVE (dropdown) in the top toolbar  -> Select there the "Move to another subscription".

While you do this you are asked for the right subscription. In case of the transfer you use the Pay as you go one. And in the second step you repeat it and you select your final target subscription.

While you do this you need to move the resources into a new resource group name. I use there the old one and add an -payg at the end. And in the target subscription I use another extension. But that's your choice what you use there. It must be just different then the one you use in the pay as you go subscription.

Actually you do the same thing twice (moving resources between subscriptions):
1. Moving resources from source tenant resource group to PAYG-subscription into an intermediate resource group.

2. Moving the PAYG-subscription to another tenant.

3. Ensuring you are owner of the PAYG-subscription in the target tenant.

4. Moving the resources from the PAYG-subscription to the target subscription in the target tenant.

And do that stuff immediately. Otherwise the PAYG subscription might be charged for you! So do not wait one or a few days in between! Especially if you have to pay with your own credit card!

Are you in doubt if the target resource group remains still empty (after a few seconds/minutes)? Be patient it will take a while. Sometimes even hours. So do not get nervous.

This hint was not by my own. I found an article from Damir Dobric (MVP). So credits go to him (including the great graphics above!): Azure: How to move resources between subscriptions under different tenants? - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki (

Monday, March 21, 2022

Monday, January 17, 2022

Microsoft Build of OpenJDK

Microsoft is now offering a free and maintained OpenJDK package!

The Microsoft Build of OpenJDK is a no-cost distribution of OpenJDK that's open source and available for free for anyone to deploy anywhere.

It includes Long-Term Support (LTS) binaries for Java 11 and Java 17 on x64 server and desktop environments on macOS, Linux, and Windows, AArch64/ARM64 on Linux and Windows, and binaries for macOS on Apple Silicon (AArch64/M1). Additionally Java 16 is also provided (non-LTS).

The Microsoft Build of OpenJDK binaries are based on OpenJDK source code, following the same build scripts used by the Eclipse Adoptium project and tested against the Eclipse Adoptium Quality Assurance suite (including OpenJDK project tests).

More you can learn from here:

You can download the OpenJDK packages here:

With Windows Package manager its in PowerShell:

Search for the OpenJDK version:

winget search Microsoft.OpenJDK

To Install the corresponding version its: 

winget install Microsoft.OpenJDK.17

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA) & Recorder (WPR)

Recently I got a mail from someone who is complaining about bad logon performance on RDS hosts. To diagnose something like this and many other performance related issues it's great to make use of the Microsoft Performance Toolkit which is part of the Windows ADK.

It contains 2 important tools:

Windows Performance Recorder (WPR),
which is used to record the performance in a binary ETW file. (Event Trace for Windows).

Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA),
which is used to examine the ETW file generated by the WPR.

These tools are extremely helpful to nail down the root cause for performance issues. Nevertheless they are not really designed for newbies and you need a solid understanding of the Windows architecture to deal with them.

See it more likely as a combined super ProMon & Process Explorer on steroids. 

This Build Conference video here is explaining the toolset with demos.

Here is a good tutorial to start with. 

Other cool side effect the WPA can open any ETL file. So if you do some other tracing with built-in tools creating ETL files you can open them with WPA either.

Also checkout the rest of the comprehensive WPA/WPR resources on

Actually the learning curve is very steep. Especially if you try to catch up with a series of videos. There was a pretty good one in the old & retired Microsoft virtual academy with 8 hours of content (Chell Sterioff & Milad Aslaner). There is paid copy available via: Windows Performance Jump Start (

But a book might be better to dig deeper into this matter. Fortunately Michael Milirud and Alex Kirshenbaum wrote a new book about it. Actually Michael you already met in the build 2011 video above. ;-)

So checkout their new book here:  
Fundamentals of… by Alex Kirshenbaum et al. [PDF/iPad/Kindle] (

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Easy dealing with different identities in Edge Chromium

When it comes to deal with different identities in the browser (Edge Chromium) then its sometimes hard to keep track which one is used in which browser window. To here is my ultimate tip to simplify this. 

Simple make use of color themes. Its pretty simple but very effective.

Due to the nature of different functions and also different demo environments I need to keep track which credentials where used where. So the "good old times" of having 2 different browsers (using InPrivate mode there) to have 3 different identities are gone. And also 3 are not enough in our days.

See here mine different ones:

How to make this working? - Simply select the color themes in the browser settings.

This is very simple, safe and effective. Just try it. I won't miss it now!

And yes what you see in the first screenshot isn't a leak. Now its official that Win365 Enterprise gets also AAD Only (now in private preview but officially announced.)