(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Introducing the Azure portal “how to” video series

Today’s tip… A new video weekly series highlights specific aspects of the Azure portal so you can be more efficient and productive while deploying your cloud workloads from the portal. Each video in the series demonstrates how to take advantage of a portal feature or capability, such as: How to work with multiple accounts, directories,…


(Azure) Tip of the Day: Announcing the general availability of Azure Lab Services

Today’s tip… We are very excited to announce the general availability of Azure Lab Services. With Azure Lab Services, you can easily set up and provide on-demand access to preconfigured virtual machines (VMs) to teach a class, train professionals, run hackathons or hands-on labs, and more. Simply input what you need in a lab and…


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Microsoft opens first datacenters in Africa with general availability of Microsoft Azure

Today’s tip…  I am pleased to announce the general availability of Microsoft Azure from our new cloud regions in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa (3/14/2019). Nedbank, Peace Parks Foundation, and eThekwini water are just a few of the organizations in Africa leveraging Microsoft cloud services today and will benefit from the increased computing resources…


Cloud) Tip of the Day: Feature update: Serial console for Azure Virtual Machines

Today’s tip… The serial console for Azure Virtual Machines now enables you to reboot your VM from within the console experience. This ability will help you if you want to reboot a stuck VM or enter the boot menu of your VM. In addition, we’ve added two new fonts that you can choose from: Inconsolata…


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Guest OS Family 6 (Windows Server 2019)

Today’s tip… Azure Guest OS Family 6, based on Windows Server 2019, is now generally available. Windows Server 2019 is the operating system that bridges on-premises environments with Azure, adding layers of security while helping you modernize your applications and infrastructure. Learn more about the latest Azure Guest OS releases in the documentation.


(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Announcing the general availability of Lsv2-series Azure Virtual Machines

Today’s tip… After wrapping up a successful preview with fantastic customer engagement, we are excited to officially announce the general availability of the Lsv2-series Azure Virtual Machines (VMs). Customers from all over the globe and across a broad range of industries participated in the Lsv2-series VMs preview during the second half of 2018. General overview:…


(Azure DNS) Tip of the Day: Azure DNS: Getting ready for DNS Flag Day

Today’s tip… DNS Flag Day was February 1, 2019. On this day, DNS providers stopped supporting certain workarounds that enable name resolution for domains hosted on DNS servers that don’t fully conform to EDNS standards. For more information, visit dnsflagday.net. You can test domains for compliance by using tools on that page. At this time,…


Microsoft Azure portal January 2019 update

Today’s tip… List of January updates to the Azure portal: New Azure portal home page Quick and easy entry point into Azure. Find recently visited resources, navigate to commonly used services, and discover how to use specialized services to learn, monitor, secure, and optimize your applications and infrastructure. Shared time range for tiles on dashboards…


(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…


(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…