Today’s (Cloud) Tip…
You can now get read-only boot diagnostics for your v2 virtual machines without needing to engage support.
For Linux Virtual Machines, you can easily view the output of your console log from the Portal:
However, for both Windows and Linux Virtual Machines, Azure also enables you to see a screenshot of the VM from the hypervisor:
For all the details, and to learn how to set up the diagnostics check out the announcement on the Azure Blog.