(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Application Security Groups

Today’s tip… We are pleased to announce the general availability of Application Security Groups (ASG) in all Azure regions. This feature provides security micro-segmentation for your virtual networks in Azure. ASGs enable you to define fine-grained network security policies based on workloads, centralized on applications, instead of explicit IP addresses. Provides the capability to group…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: New Azure SQL DB Features

Today’s tip… Use read-only replicas to load balance read-only query workloads (preview) Read Scale-Out allows you to load balance Azure SQL Database read-only workloads using the capacity of read-only replicas. SQL Database: Long-term backup retention preview includes major updates More regional support – Long-term retention will be supported in all Azure regions and national clouds….

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Availability Zones in select regions

Today’s tip… Azure Availability Zones, a high-availability solution for mission-critical applications, is now generally available. Availability Zones are physically separate locations within an Azure region. Each Availability Zone consists of one or more datacenters equipped with independent power, cooling, and networking. With the introduction of Availability Zones, we now offer a service-level agreement (SLA) of 99.99%…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Soft delete for Azure Storage blobs (Preview)

Today’s tip… On March 27th, we were excited to announce the public preview of soft delete for Azure Storage Blobs! The feature is available in all regions, both public and private.  When turned on, soft delete enables you to save and recover your data where blobs or blob snapshots are deleted. This protection extends to…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Virtual machine serial console (preview)

Today’s tip… The virtual machine serial console on Azure provides access to a text-based console for Linux and Windows virtual machines. This serial connection is to COM1 serial port of the virtual machine and provides access to the virtual machine and are not related to virtual machine’s network / operating system state. Access to the…

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Tip of the Day: System Center Updates Publisher adds support for new OSes

Today’s tip… You’ve been asking for it. Well, it’s finally here! On March 21st, the SCUP update was released!  This release of SCUP adds support for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.  For detailed information about supported operating systems and prerequisites, see the Install Updates Publisher topic.  While the core functionality in this release remains…

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Tip of the Day: Storage Replica, Chelsio iWARP Performance, and a “Space Balls” Reference

Today’s tip… Do you have a need for speed? Check out this blog post to find out more. It covers the gear, the goal, the grades, and the rundown. Reference: “It’s Gone to Plaid: Storage Replica and Chelsio iWARP Performance” – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2018/03/26/its-gone-to-plaid-storage-replica-and-chelsio-iwarp-performance/

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Tip of the Day: Remote Desktop web client public preview

Today’s tip… As announced at Microsoft Ignite, a new web client is being developed to provide access to virtualized apps and desktops from a browser, without the need to install a local client. This provides a consistent experience across devices, minimizes installation or maintenance costs, and provides quick and easy access from kiosks and other…

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Tip of the Day: Microsoft HoloLens and the Commercial Suite

Today’s tip… Hopefully you’ve had the opportunity to test out the Microsoft HoloLens, “…the first fully self-contained holographic computer running Windows 10.” Microsoft HoloLens runs either Windows Holographic (Windows 10 designed for Developer Mode) or Windows Holographic for Business in the Commercial Suite. I have always been interested to see how HoloLens will be used…

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What’s new in Windows 10, version ####

Today’s tip… Looking for a single location to find out what’s new in each Windows 10 version? Well, here you go! “What’s new in Windows 10” – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/whats-new/ Stay tuned for what’s new in the upcoming version! References: What’s new in Windows 10, version 1709 What’s new in Windows 10, version 1703 What’s new in…

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