On the 29th of September we could see some new announcements at AzureCon. One thing that did not get that much attention was the announcement of Azure Resource Manager Policies. The announcement was a bit hidden in the following video: Azure Resource Manager Policies at 22 min 44 seconds. To me this was a pretty cool announcement, because you can control your deployments by using policies. Policies are like Role Based Access applicable on subscriptions, resource groups and individual resources. Policies are allow by default. The following scenarios can be arranged with policies: Chargeback, you have to apply a tag otherwise a deployment will fail; Geo Compliance, you want to roll out resource only in certain regions, like North and West Europe; Service curation, only roll out the services that you allow (compute, networking, storage, resources) and nothing else; Naming convention, make sure you resources are named according the pattern you…

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