(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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(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: 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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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Improved multi-member Blockchain networks now available on Azure

Today’s tip… We see strong customer interest in the Blockchain solutions that are available on the Azure Marketplace. As customers build production Blockchain scenarios, we understand that network reliability and health monitoring become increasingly important. Today, we are excited to announce significant enhancements to our Ethereum on Azure offering. These improvements are the first of…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Free e-book – Azure Strategy and Implementation Guide

Today’s tip… We’re pleased to offer a free e-book for those of you who are new to Azure or in the beginning stages of planning a cloud migration: the Azure Strategy and Implementation Guide for IT Organizations. As cloud solution architects, we hear a lot of the same questions from customers who are starting to…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: New offers in Azure Marketplace – February 2018

Today’s tip… We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. In February 2018, 81 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. Reference: New offers in Azure Marketplace – February 2018 – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-offers-in-azure-marketplace-february-2018/

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Traffic Analytics

Today’s tip… Today, we are announcing the public preview of Traffic Analytics, a cloud-based solution that provides visibility into user and application traffic on your cloud networks. Traffic Analytics analyzes NSG Flow Logs across Azure regions and equips you with actionable information to optimize workload performance, secure applications and data, audit your organization’s network activity…

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