(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Simplified restore experience for Azure Virtual Machines

Today’s tip… Azure Backup now offers an improved restore experience for Azure Virtual Machines by leveraging the power of ARM templates and Azure Managed Disks. The new restore experience directly creates managed disk(s) and virtual machine (VM) templates. This eliminates the manual process of executing scripts or PowerShell commands to convert and configure the .VHD…

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(Compute) Tip of the Day: Avere vFXT for Azure for HPC workloads now generally available

Today’s tip… We are very excited to share the general availability (GA) of Avere vFXT for Azure. This culminates months of effort beginning when Microsoft welcomed Avere to the Azure family earlier this year. Customers can now leverage the Avere vFXT to run their high-performance applications in Azure.  Avere vFXT for Azure provides a cloud-based…

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Tip of the Day: Cross-channel emotion analysis in Microsoft Video Indexer

Today’s tip… Many different customers across industries want to have insights into the emotional moments that appear in different parts of their media content. For broadcasters, this can help create more impactful promotion clips and drive viewers to their content; in the sales industry it can be super useful for analyzing sales calls and improve…

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(Cloud Security) Tip of the Day: Control and improve your security posture with Azure Secure score

Today’s tip… Secure score is a security analytics tool that provides visibility of your organization’s security posture and helps to answer the most important question, “how secure is my workload?” Secure score takes into consideration the severity and the impact of the recommendation. Based on that information, it assigns a numerical value to show how…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: What’s new in PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell

Today’s tip… At Microsoft Ignite 2018, PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell became generally available Azure Cloud Shell is available through the Azure portal, the stand-alone experience, Azure documentation, the Azure Mobile App, and the Azure Account Extension for Visual Studio Code. Improvements: Faster start-up: At the beginning of PowerShell in Cloud Shell’s public preview, the…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Active Directory Integration with Azure Files in preview

Today’s tip… Azure Files Azure AD Integration for SMB access using Azure AD Domain Services is now available in preview.   Azure Files offers fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible via the industry standard SMB protocol. Integration with Azure AD enables SMB access to Azure file shares using Azure AD credentials…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Firewall now generally available

Today’s tip… Azure Firewall is a managed cloud-based network security service that protects your Azure Virtual Network resources. It’s a fully stateful firewall as a service with built-in high availability and unrestricted cloud scalability. Centrally create, enforce, and log application and network connectivity policies across subscriptions and virtual networks. Azure Firewall uses a static public…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Announcing New Module ‘Az’

Today’s tip… In August 2018 we released a new module, ‘Az’, which combines the functionality of the AzureRM and AzureRM.Netcore modules. Az runs on both PowerShell 5.1 and PowerShell Core. ‘Az’ ensures that the PowerShell and PowerShell Core cmdlets for managing Azure resources will always be in sync and up to date. In addition, Az…

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Tip of the Day: Windows Server Upgrade Center – Step-by-step guidance for modernizing your datacenter

Today’s tip… Does your customer have questions about upgrading to newest Windows server OS? Guidance on how to upgrade from one OS to another? What consideration needs to be taken before and after upgrading? Send them to Windows Server Upgrade Center When you upgrade a Windows Server in-place, you move from an existing operating system…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Serial console for Azure VMs now generally available

Today’s tip… For those new to serial console, you’ll likely recognize this scenario: You’ve made a change to your VM that results in you being unable to connect to your VM through SSH or RDP. In the past, this would have left you pretty helpless. Serial console enables you to interact with your VM directly…

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