(Cloud) Tip of the Day: The 3 ways Azure improves your security

Today’s tip… Azure provides value in three key areas – a secure foundation that is provided by Microsoft, built-in security controls to help you quickly configure security across the full-stack, and unique intelligence at cloud scale to help you safeguard data and respond to threats in real-time. Azure’s secure foundation – Microsoft invests over a…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Streamlining GDPR requests with the Azure portal

Today’s tip… We’re letting our customers know about our upcoming Data Subject Request (DSR) processing capability in the Azure portal, which will provide tenant admins a simple, powerful tool to quickly fulfill the Data Subject Requests that are central to compliance with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will fully support these…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure DDoS Protection for virtual networks generally available

Today’s tip… We are excited to announce the general availability of the Azure DDoS Protection Standard service in all public cloud regions. This service is integrated with Azure Virtual Networks (VNet) and provides protection and defense for Azure resources against the impacts of DDoS attacks. Azure DDoS Protection Service offerings: Azure has two DDoS service…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Backup now supports storage accounts secured with Azure Storage Firewalls and Virtual Networks

Today’s tip… We are happy to announce the Azure IaaS VM backup support for network restricted storage accounts. With storage firewalls and Virtual Networks, you can allow traffic only from selected virtual networks and subnets. With this you can create a secure network boundary for your unmanaged disks in storage accounts. You can also grant…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Updates to global subscription filtering

Today’s tip… We’ve made changes to the way subscription filtering works. You can filter subscriptions locally on browser resource blades without affecting the global subscription filter or subscription filtering settings on browser resource blades in other services. If you need subscription filtering to persist across all browser resource blades, you should always set the subscription…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Azure DNS Private Zones in Public Preview

Today’s tip… Azure announces Public Preview of Azure DNS Private Zones, a key feature addition to Azure DNS. This capability provides a reliable, secure DNS service to manage and resolve names in a VNet, without the need for you to create and manage custom DNS solution. This feature allows you to use your company domain…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Windows Defender Browser Protection for Google Chrome

Today’s tip… The Windows Defender Browser Protection extension for Google Chrome allows you to add an additional layer of protection when browsing online, powered by the same trusted intelligence found in Microsoft Edge. The extension alerts you about known malicious links, and gives you a clear path back to safety. Protect yourself against online threats,…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: New RDS HTML5 client integrated directly into Windows Admin Center (formerly Project Honolulu)

Today’s tip… Microsoft Mechanics: Updates to server management with Project “Honolulu” and PowerShell Core In this  episode, we take a look at updates to Project Honolulu and PowerShell Core to manage your server infrastructure. Jeff Woolsey explains the updates IT pros will want to know about and demonstrates what’s new in Project Honolulu – including…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Introducing Microsoft Azure Sphere

Today’s tip… Microsoft Azure Sphere is new solution for creating highly-secured, Internet-connected microcontroller (MCU) devices. Azure Sphere includes three components that work together to protect and power devices at the intelligent edge Azure Sphere certified microcontrollers (MCUs): A new cross-over class of MCUs that combines both real-time and application processors with built-in Microsoft security technology…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Use performance counters to diagnose app performance problems on Remote Desktop Session Hosts

Today’s tip… We get a lot of “slow performance in RDP session” cases and wanted to share  this awesome post by RDS product group. The article goes into great detail on how to use the new performance counters to troubleshoot slow performance, including how to add and configure counters, how to analyze and understand captured…

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