Jerrad Dahlager

Cloud Architect

Jerrad Dahlager graduated from Dakota State University in 2015. He earned a BA in Network and System Administration. He is a highly accomplished IT professional with a strong background in MECM, Intune, Azure, Office 365, and many other Microsoft Technologies. Dahlager is currently a Cloud Architect for XTIVIA and an Adjunct Instructor - NSA Cybersecurity Pathways Coalition for the University of Louisville. He has been in the IT field for 7+ years.

Microsoft Defender for Cloud Part 1: Comprehensive Features and Updates

Welcome to the first part of my Microsoft Defender for Cloud series, where we will explore its features and updates by providing examples to help you better understand and utilize this powerful security solution. Microsoft Defender for Cloud is a robust security tool... read more

Azure SQL Database, Managed Instances, and Virtual Machines

Microsoft Azure offers various database management options for organizations based on their specific requirements. There are three primary SQL database offerings: Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance, and SQL Virtual Machines (VMs). In this blog post, we... read more

Troubleshooting Common Issues with Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)

This article is the fourth in a series of blogs discussing Azure Virtual Desktop (formerly Windows Virtual Desktop), a cloud-based desktop and app virtualization service by Microsoft to optimize remote work. Links to the previous three can be found at the bottom of... read more

What Is Microsoft Sentinel and How Can It Benefit Your Organization?

When it comes to protecting your IT assets and providing intelligent security analytics at the cloud scale for your enterprise, Microsoft Sentinel is an excellent choice for you to use in your cloud environment. Over the next few blogs I write, I will go in-depth with... read more

Deploying Azure Front Door With a Web Application Firewall Using Custom Rules

My previous blog described Azure Front Door and how it can benefit your business. In this blog, I will be deploying an example of Azure Front Door with a Web Application Firewall and how you can set up a lab to see how it works for your environment. For my example on... read more

What Is Azure Front Door and How Can It Benefit Your Business?

In this blog, I will go over the benefits of Azure Front Door and how you can utilize it with a Web Application Firewall to allow your applications to scale with solid security. I will follow up with another blog on deploying Azure Front Door using a Web Application... read more