(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Government cloud expands coverage with DoD Impact Level 4 Provisional Authorization, ITAR readiness and FedRAMP High

Today’s Tip… We are pleased to announce three major Azure compliance additions to support government entities and government partners: Information Impact Level 4 by the Defense Information Systems Agency – allows all US Department of Defense (DoD) customers and mission partners to leverage Azure Government for controlled unclassified information—data requiring protection from unauthorized disclosure and…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: FreeBSD now available in Azure Marketplace

Today’s Tip… FreeBSD 10.3 is now available as a ready-made VM image directly from the Azure Marketplace. This means that not only can you quickly bring-up a FreeBSD VM in Azure, but also that in the event you need technical support, Microsoft support engineers can assist. As the above screenshot illustrates, Microsoft is the publisher…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Improve Azure Portal Performance

Today’s (Cloud) Tip… You can improve how quickly your resources are displayed in the Azure Portal by disabling animations in the portal settings. Click the Gear Icon in the upper right corner of the page. Select Disable under Animations. Click Apply

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Resiliency Technical Guidance

Today’s (Cloud) Tip… The Azure resiliency technical guidance page provides a series of articles discussing the capabilities and limitations of the Azure platform in achieving business continuity. The information is organized into the following articles: Recovery from local failures. Physical hardware (for example, drives, servers, and network devices) can fail. Resources can be exhausted when…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: New F-Series VM Sizes

Today’s (Cloud) Tip… We have recently announced 10 additional compute optimized VM sizes. This new series of VMs, called the F-Series, are based on the 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) processor, which can achieve clock speeds as high as 3.1 GHz with the Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. This is the same CPU…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Lock resources with Azure Resource Manager

Today’s (Cloud) Tip… Management locks help you prevent accidental deletion or modification of your Azure resources. You can manage these locks from within the Azure portal. To view, add, or delete locks, go to the RESOURCE MANAGEMENT section of any resource’s settings blade.

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure DevTest Labs

Today’s (Cloud) Tip… Azure DevTest Labs Create environments quicker than ever with reusable templates that have everything your team needs to start developing and testing applications. In a few clicks, you’ll have an environment where the last good build of your application is already installed so you can get working right away Azure DevTest Labs:…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Test-drive feature is now available on Azure Marketplace

Today’s (Cloud) Tip… You can now try Azure Marketplace without an Azure subscription or making a payment.  For example, if you want to experience Trend Micro’s Deep Security running on Azure, you can take a test drive first without the commitment.  Launch a preconfigured image running on Azure with a couple of clicks, then explore,…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Security in Azure

Today’s (Cloud) Tip… Security in Azure Azure Security Center helps you prevent, detect, and respond to threats with increased visibility into and control over the security of your Azure resources. It provides integrated security monitoring and policy management across your Azure subscriptions, helps detect threats that might otherwise go unnoticed, and works with a broad…

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