(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Resource Manager template language additions

Today’s tip… Here are some new changes in the Azure Resource Manager template language: Deployment outputs now support the condition property to help avoid deploy-time errors from conditional resources (documentation and sample). The copy() function will support non-object string inputs to produce an array result (documentation and sample). The newGuid() function will generate a globally…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Introducing the Azure portal “how to” video series

Today’s tip… A new video weekly series highlights specific aspects of the Azure portal so you can be more efficient and productive while deploying your cloud workloads from the portal. Each video in the series demonstrates how to take advantage of a portal feature or capability, such as: How to work with multiple accounts, directories,…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: AzCopyV10.0.8 Preview Release

Today’s tip… AzCopy (V10.0.8) has recently been released.  It contains some major improvements, including a complete rewrite of the sync command. Rewrote sync command to eliminate numerous bugs and improve usability (see wiki for details) Implemented various improvements to memory management Added MD5 validation support (available options: NoCheck, LogOnly, FailIfDifferent, FailIfDifferentOrMissing) Added last modified time…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Repository of quality tested Kubernetes Operators

Today’s tip… As we continue to see a lot of growth in Kubernetes on Azure, I wanted to make sure everyone saw that Microsoft is part of a consortium led by Red Hat (also includes Google and AWS) to provide reliable, quality tested Kubernetes Operators: Repository: https://www.operatorhub.io/

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Microsoft opens first datacenters in Africa with general availability of Microsoft Azure

Today’s tip…  I am pleased to announce the general availability of Microsoft Azure from our new cloud regions in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa (3/14/2019). Nedbank, Peace Parks Foundation, and eThekwini water are just a few of the organizations in Africa leveraging Microsoft cloud services today and will benefit from the increased computing resources…

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Cloud) Tip of the Day: Feature update: Serial console for Azure Virtual Machines

Today’s tip… The serial console for Azure Virtual Machines now enables you to reboot your VM from within the console experience. This ability will help you if you want to reboot a stuck VM or enter the boot menu of your VM. In addition, we’ve added two new fonts that you can choose from: Inconsolata…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Cost Management now generally available for enterprise agreements and more!

Today’s tip… As enterprises accelerate cloud adoption, it is becoming increasingly important to manage cloud costs across the organization. Last September, we announced the public preview of a comprehensive native cost management solution for enterprise customers. We are now excited to announce the general availability (GA) of Azure Cost Management experience that helps organizations visualize,…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Guest OS Family 6 (Windows Server 2019)

Today’s tip… Azure Guest OS Family 6, based on Windows Server 2019, is now generally available. Windows Server 2019 is the operating system that bridges on-premises environments with Azure, adding layers of security while helping you modernize your applications and infrastructure. Learn more about the latest Azure Guest OS releases in the documentation.

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Announcing the general availability of Lsv2-series Azure Virtual Machines

Today’s tip… After wrapping up a successful preview with fantastic customer engagement, we are excited to officially announce the general availability of the Lsv2-series Azure Virtual Machines (VMs). Customers from all over the globe and across a broad range of industries participated in the Lsv2-series VMs preview during the second half of 2018. General overview:…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Get improved backup and restore performance with Azure Backup Instant Restore capability

Today’s tip… Azure Backup for virtual machines is getting an upgrade. The new instant restore feature helps you quickly restore virtual machines from the disk snapshots that are stored with the disks. This reduces the wait time for snapshots to copy to the vault before you can trigger a restore. The new model for Instant…

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