(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Create metric alerts in Azure Monitor for Azure services

Today’s tip… You can receive an alert based on monitoring metrics for, or events on, your Azure services. Metric values – The alert triggers when the value of a specified metric crosses a threshold you assign in either direction. That is, it triggers both when the condition is first met and then afterwards when that…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Virtual Machine Assessment Tools

Today’s tip… Virtual Machine Assessment Tools Virtual Machine Readiness Assessment – Automatically inspect your on-premises environment, whether it is physical or virtualized, and provide you with a check list and detailed report on steps you need to take to move your environment to the cloud. Automated Assessment This tool will provide a high level checklist and…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Availability of migration of ExpressRoute for Classic to Resource Manager IaaS Migration

Today’s Tip… On April 10th we announced that customers using ExpressRoute can also migrate their Virtual Networks, including all the VMs in the VNET, to Azure Resource Manager without downtime. Learn more by reading the instructions on how to Migrate ExpressRoute circuits and associated virtual networks from the classic to the Resource Manager deployment model….

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Network Watcher -- Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics Service for Azure

Today’s Tip… Network Watcher is a regional service that enables you to monitor and diagnose conditions at a network scenario level in, to, and from Azure. Network diagnostic and visualization tools available with Network Watcher help you understand, diagnose, and gain insights to your network in Azure. Network monitoring in Azure is comprehensive and covers…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure IP Advantage

Today’s Tip… Protecting your innovation in the cloud: Reduce risk, innovate with confidence, and operate with freedom in the cloud. Azure IP Advantage provides the industry’s most comprehensive protection against intellectual property (IP) risks. Best-in-industry intellectual property protection Across the globe, the shift to cloud computing is accelerating, impacting every industry and every person. As…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer 0.8.9

Today’s Tip… We have recently released Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer 0.8.9. You can download it from http://storageexplorer.com. Check out the new features in this release, and send us feedback from the links on the bottom left corner of the app. Automatically download the latest version when it is available Create, manage, and promote blob snapshots…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: New Quickstart experience for Web Apps

Today’s Tip… App Service provides you with many options for deploying your code to the cloud. The new Quickstart experience is designed to guide you through the steps to deploy your app using the deployment stack and deployment method of your choice. To get started go to Quickstart under the App Deployment section of the…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Back up Azure VMs directly from the VM blade

Today’s Tip… Azure Backup provides the capability to back up a virtual machine directly from virtual machine management blade. You do this by using a Recovery Services vault and a backup policy. The backup policy defines the schedule at which backups will run and how long to retain those backup copies.   For more information, please…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Announcing Auto-Shutdown for VMs using Azure Resource Manager

Today’s Tip… We are excited to announce you can set any ARM-based Virtual Machines to auto-shutdown with a few simple clicks! This feature was previously only available for VM deployed in DevTest Labs.  However, we learned from quite a few customers that they have their centrally managed DevTest workloads already running in Azure and simply…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure VM Single Instance SLA

Today’s Tip… We have done extensive work to improve availability of the Azure infrastructure, including innovative machine-learning to predict failing hardware early and offering premium storage to help improve reliability and performance of attached disks. As of December 12th, we are announced a new 99.9% single-instance availability SLA to better support applications that cannot easily…

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