(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,…

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Tip of the Day: Windows Server Domain Name System (DNS) Flag Day Compliance

Today’s tip… DNS Flag Day was February 1, 2019. On this day, Domain Name System (DNS) providers stopped supporting certain workarounds that enable name resolution for domains hosted on DNS servers that don’t fully conform to newer Extension mechanisms for DNS (EDNS) protocol. For more information, visit dnsflagday.net. Microsoft is committed to DNS Flag Day…

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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…

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Tip of the Day: IE 10 End of Support & Availability of IE 11 for Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Server 2012

Today’s tip… On January 28, 2019, we announced via an IT Pro blog that customers running Windows Server 2012 or  Windows Embedded 8 Standard will be able to pilot IE11 in their environments starting spring of 2019. Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard (both of which are on the Windows 8 platform) are…

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Tip of the Day: Microsoft Ignite | The Tour

Today’s tip… Create your ultimate tech conference Join us at the place where developers and tech professionals continue learning alongside experts. Explore the latest developer tools and cloud technologies and learn how to put your skills to work in new areas. Connect with our community to gain practical insights and best practices on the future…

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(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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