(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Online training for Azure Data Lake

Today’s tip… We are pleased to announce the availability of new, free online training for Azure Data Lake. We’ve designed this training to get developers ramped up fast. It covers all the topics a developer needs to know to start being productive with big data and how to address the challenges of authoring, debugging, and…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Nested Virtualization in Azure

Today’s tip… We are excited to announce that you can now enable nested virtualization using the Dv3 and Ev3 VM sizes. We will continue to expand support to more VM sizes in the coming months. For software and hardware prerequisites, configuration steps and limitations for nested virtualization please see the document here.  Check out these…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Nested Virtualization in Azure

Today’s Tip… We announced nested virtualization support coming to Azure with Dv3 or Ev3 series at //build session last month. Now you can enable nested virtualization using the Dv3 and Ev3 VM sizes. We will continue to expand support to more VM sizes in the coming months. For software and hardware prerequisites, configuration steps and…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Detailed troubleshooting steps for remote desktop connection issues to Windows VMs in Azure

Today’s Tip… You may encounter a Remote Desktop error message that does not resemble any of the specific error messages covered in the basic Remote Desktop troubleshooting guide. Follow these steps to determine why the Remote Desktop (RDP) client is unable to connect to the RDP service on the Azure VM. Components of a Remote…

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Tip of the Day: Free eBook Time Again

Today’s Tip… Your options include: Windows 10 Office 2016 and O365 PowerBI Azure System Center/Cloud SQL And a bunch more! Available here: “Largest FREE Microsoft eBook Giveaway! I’m Giving Away MILLIONS of FREE Microsoft eBooks again, including: Windows 10, Office 365, Office 2016, Power BI, Azure, Windows 8.1, Office 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Azure Post Exploitation Techniques

Today’s tip… The Cloud and Enterprise Red Team introduced how to apply traditional network attack techniques to the cloud along with mindset trends seen in Azure to address them. The presentation was given at the Infiltrate 2017 conference and is now available online. Presentation Cloud Post Exploitation Technique References: Azure Post Exploitation Techniques – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-post-exploitation-techniques/…

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Tip of the Day: Azure Reverse DNS

In the beginning of June, the Azure team published new and updated documentation for reverse DNS. There are 3 new pages: Overview, explaining what reverse DNS is, why it’s used, how it works, and the high-level scenarios supported in Azure Detailed guidance on hosting reverse DNS zones in Azure Detailed guidance on managing reverse DNS…

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Tip of the Day: Introducing Public Preview of ‘DR for Azure VMs using ASR’

On June 1st, the public preview of Disaster Recovery (DR) for Azure VMs using Azure Site Recovery (ASR) was announced. This has been one of the most asked features from customers running production workloads on Azure. Given the increase in the willingness of customers to host mission critical production workloads on Azure in the recent past,…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Create metric alerts in Azure Monitor for Azure services

Today’s tip… You can receive an alert based on monitoring metrics for, or events on, your Azure services. Metric values – The alert triggers when the value of a specified metric crosses a threshold you assign in either direction. That is, it triggers both when the condition is first met and then afterwards when that…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Virtual Machine Assessment Tools

Today’s tip… Virtual Machine Assessment Tools Virtual Machine Readiness Assessment – Automatically inspect your on-premises environment, whether it is physical or virtualized, and provide you with a check list and detailed report on steps you need to take to move your environment to the cloud. Automated Assessment This tool will provide a high level checklist and…

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