(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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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Remote Desktop web client preview updated with SSO

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…

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Tip of the Day: Long Awaited Updates to the Windows Hello for Business Documentation

Today’s tip… After 182 file changes, 125 additions, 52 edits, and 5 deletes—the long awaited update to the Windows Hello for Business documentation is complete and published at https://aka.ms/whfb. What’s New Updated How Windows Hello for Business works section New Technical Deep Dive section that includes: Technology and Terminology Device Registration data flows Provisioning data…

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Tip of the Day: Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019

Today’s tip… We here at the Tip-of-the-Day city desk would not be fulfilling our journalist obligation if we did not provide you with the list in its entirety. Here then, is the complete list of the Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019 (sorry it wasn’t just included in the last one). Top 10…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Immutable storage for Azure Storage Blobs now generally available

Today’s tip… Financial Services organizations regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and more are required to retain business-related communications in a Write-Once-Read-Many (WORM) or immutable state that ensures they are non-erasable and…

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