(Azure) Tip of the Day: New Azure Storage Explorer & AzCopy integration feature

Today’s tip… You can now use AzCopy v10 (Preview) for uploading and downloading Blobs from Azure Storage Explorer.  To enable this feature: Download and install Azure Storage Explorer Open Azure Storage Explorer, select “Experimental” menu, select “Use AzCopy for Improved Blob Upload and Download” When enabled, AzCopy will be used in the following scenarios: Upload…

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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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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Microsoft acquires FSLogix to enhance the Office 365 virtualization experience

Today’s tip… To help extend our virtualization capabilities and provide an even richer experience for Microsoft 365 customers, we are excited to announce the acquisition of FSLogix. FSLogix is a next-generation app-provisioning platform that reduces the resources, time and labor required to support virtualization. With the announcement of Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop – a Microsoft…

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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: Simplified restore experience for Azure Virtual Machines

Today’s tip… Azure Backup now offers an improved restore experience for Azure Virtual Machines by leveraging the power of ARM templates and Azure Managed Disks. The new restore experience directly creates managed disk(s) and virtual machine (VM) templates. This eliminates the manual process of executing scripts or PowerShell commands to convert and configure the .VHD…

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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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Tip of the Day: Cross-channel emotion analysis in Microsoft Video Indexer

Today’s tip… Many different customers across industries want to have insights into the emotional moments that appear in different parts of their media content. For broadcasters, this can help create more impactful promotion clips and drive viewers to their content; in the sales industry it can be super useful for analyzing sales calls and improve…

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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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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: What’s new in PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell

Today’s tip… At Microsoft Ignite 2018, PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell became generally available Azure Cloud Shell is available through the Azure portal, the stand-alone experience, Azure documentation, the Azure Mobile App, and the Azure Account Extension for Visual Studio Code. Improvements: Faster start-up: At the beginning of PowerShell in Cloud Shell’s public preview, the…

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