(Cloud) Tip of the Day: AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Now Available—Register Today!

Today’s tip… We’re pleased to announce that AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals is now available for registration. This exam is designed for candidates looking to demonstrate foundational level knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure. The exam is intended for candidates with non-technical backgrounds, such as those involved in selling…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: To infinity and beyond: The definitive guide to scaling 10k VMs on Azure

Today’s tip… Every platform has limits, workstations and physical servers have resource boundaries, APIs may be rate-limited, and even the perceived endlessness of the virtual public cloud enforces limitations that protect the platform from overuse or misuse. You can learn more about these limitations by visiting our documentation, “Azure subscription and service limits, quotas, and…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Questions on data residency and compliance in Microsoft Azure? We got answers!

Today’s tip… Questions about the security of and control over customer data, and where it resides, are on the minds of cloud customers today. We’re hearing you, and in response, we published a whitepaper that gives clear answers and guidance into the security, data residency, data flows, and compliance aspects of Microsoft Azure. The paper…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Final reminder: OMS portal moving to the Azure portal

Today’s tip… Over the last 12 months, Operations Management Suite (OMS) monitoring, management, and security capabilities have been incorporated into the Azure portal. We’ve also enhanced the Azure portal with many new features and capabilities. Because the Azure portal fully replaces it, the OMS portal will be retired on January 15, 2019. You can continue…

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(Azure) Tip of the Day: Azure portal and the new account manager!

Today’s tip… Microsoft’s Identity Division has recently launched a new account manager, with Azure portal integration. The account manager makes it much easier for you to use multiple accounts with Microsoft services. With the new account manager you: Can sign in and out of your Azure Active Directory (AD) account or your Microsoft account. Can…

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Tip of the Day: Using Azure Automation State Tracking and Azure Monitor to Detect and Alert on File Changes

Today’s tip… Great demonstration on how to use Azure Automation State Tracking to detect when a file (Windows or Linux) has been changed and configuring Azure Monitor to take action (for example send email or text message). References: Azure Monitor: Detecting and Alerting on File Changes – https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/ITOps-Talk-Blog/Azure-Monitor-Detecting-and-Alerting-on-File-Changes/ba-p/286327 Azure Automation State Tracking – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/automation/automation-change-tracking?WT.mc_id=ITOpsTalk-blog-nepeters Azure…

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Subject Tip of the Day: Introducing Azure DevOps Server 2019 RC1

Today’s tip… Late November, we were excited to share the first release candidate (RC) of Azure DevOps Server 2019. Azure DevOps Server, previously known as Team Foundation Server (TFS), Azure DevOps Server is a set of collaborative software development tools, hosted on-premises. Azure DevOps Server integrates with your existing IDE or editor, enabling your cross-functional…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Leverage Azure Security Center to detect when compromised Linux machines attack

Today’s tip… When an attacker compromises a machine, they typically have a goal in mind. Some attackers are looking for information residing on the victim’s machine or are looking for access to other machines on the victim’s network. Other times, attackers have plans to use the processing power of the machine itself or even use…

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(Compute) Tip of the Day: Avere vFXT for Azure for HPC workloads now generally available

Today’s tip… We are very excited to share the general availability (GA) of Avere vFXT for Azure. This culminates months of effort beginning when Microsoft welcomed Avere to the Azure family earlier this year. Customers can now leverage the Avere vFXT to run their high-performance applications in Azure.  Avere vFXT for Azure provides a cloud-based…

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(Cloud Security) Tip of the Day: Control and improve your security posture with Azure Secure score

Today’s tip… Secure score is a security analytics tool that provides visibility of your organization’s security posture and helps to answer the most important question, “how secure is my workload?” Secure score takes into consideration the severity and the impact of the recommendation. Based on that information, it assigns a numerical value to show how…

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