(RDS) Tip of the Day: Announcing Azure Migrate

Today’s tip… We are pleased to announce Azure Migrate, a new service that provides the guidance, insights, and mechanisms needed to assist you in migrating to Azure. Using an appliance-based approach, Azure Migrate provides: Discovery and assessment for on-premises virtual machines Inbuilt dependency mapping for high-confidence discovery of multi-tier applications Intelligent rightsizing to Azure virtual…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: First look at updates coming to Remote Desktop Services

Today’s Tip… Check out this awesome video where Scott Manchester (Principal Group Program Manager, Remote Desktop Services) demonstrates the latest updates to RDS. The video focuses on 3 key areas: Security: utilize Conditional Access policies, Multifactor Authentication, Integrated authentication with other SaaS Apps using Azure AD, and the ability to get security signals from the…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Plan Backup and Disaster Recovery for Azure IaaS Disks

Today’s Tip… We recently posted an article explaining the Backup and DR for Azure Disks. We encourage Azure IaaS users to refer to this document for planning the right Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) methodology for their disks. Following are a few considerations. Durability of Azure Disks We are excited to report that Azure has…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Azure Network Watcher introduces Connectivity Check (Preview

Today’s Tip… Diagnosing network connectivity and performance issues in the cloud can be a challenge as your network evolves in complexity. We are pleased to announce the preview of a new feature to check network connectivity in a variety of scenarios when using VM. The Azure Network Watcher Connectivity Check feature helps to drastically reduce…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Free e-book: The Ultimate Guide to Windows Server 2016

Today’s Tip… Take advantage of IT innovation while reducing security risks and disruptions. With Windows Server 2016, get new layers of security, datacenter efficiency, and agility in application development backed by Microsoft Azure, one of the world’s largest cloud datacenters. Download the free e-book to learn about the latest technology in Windows Server 2016 and…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Microsoft announces Windows 10 Workstation edition for power users

Today’s tip… Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is a high-end edition of Windows 10 Pro, comes with unique support for server grade PC hardware and is designed to meet demanding needs of mission critical and compute intensive workloads. The value of Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is directly aligned to increase the performance and reliability…

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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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Tip of the Day: An easy way to measure computer reboot and logon times

Today’s Tip… Process Monitor has evolved over the years from several different tools, into a single, “must have” tool for a wide variety of troubleshooting scenarios.  One of the great capabilities of Process Monitor is its ability to capture a computer trace from very early in the computer startup process.  The information collected from this…

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