Microsoft does not stop listening to people. Many of IT professionals is heavily using Azure Resource Manager and the natural course of action is to require better control over what can and what cannot be done.

Simple as it may sound Microsoft has now offered ARM policies.  You may find details from 23:22 min on video below

 

From the good side Microsoft has already prepared documentation for us which is waiting here.

Is it difficult ? I personally think it is not – altough there is no GUI but who from Engineers this days uses GUI 🙂 you have option to use either REST API or PowerShell cmdlets (communicating over that API 🙂 )

What polciies gives me control over ? It is build over the following principal :

As you can see we define conditions and operators and based on that we take action like allow or deny.

 

At the moment I’m not droping any extra examples – as documentation have already couple of them – so you might to try them out as you read the details.

 

Happy automating 🙂