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Advancing resilience through chaos engineering and fault injection

“When I first kicked off this Advancing Reliability blog series in my post last July, I highlighted several initiatives underway to keep improving platform availability, as part of our commitment to provide a trusted set of cloud services. One area ... continue reading
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Augmenting Azure Advisor Cost Recommendations for Automated Continuous Optimization – Part 3

This is the third post of a series dedicated to the implementation of automated Continuous Optimization with Azure Advisor Cost recommendations. For a contextualization of the solution here described, please read the introductory post for an overview of the solution ... continue reading
Traditional Failover Clustering in Azure

Traditional Failover Clustering in Azure

Hello folks, Last month I presented a session during the “Windows Server webinar miniseries - Month of Cloud Essentials”. The session was on how to create highly available apps with Azure VMs. Following the session I was asked about setting ... continue reading
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Azure Sentinel: Ensuring Internet-blocked Azure VMs Can Still Connect

Hi, all! Rod Trent here. I am a Cybersecurity CE/Consultant at Microsoft and work with Azure Sentinel literally every waking hour, so I see and hear a lot of unique and interesting things in relation to this fantastic product. I ... continue reading
What is shutting down my Azure Virtual Machine?

What is shutting down my Azure Virtual Machine?

Recently I came across a scenario where someone had changed the time on a scheduled Azure virtual machine shut down, but the VM was not adhering to the shut down new time.. Learn how asking the wrong question can cause ... continue reading
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Protecting Windows Virtual Desktop environments with Azure Security Center

With massive workforces now remote, IT admins and security professionals are under increased pressure to keep everyone productive and connected while combatting evolving threats. Windows Virtual Desktop is a comprehensive desktop and application virtualization service running in Azure, delivering simplified ... continue reading
Manage Hyper-V VMs using PowerShell Direct

Manage Hyper-V VMs using PowerShell Direct

PowerShell Direct lets you remotely connect to a Virtual Machine running on a Hyper-V host, without any network connection inside the Virtual Machine. PowerShell Direct uses the Hyper-V VMBus to connect inside the Virtual Machine. This feature is convenient if ... continue reading
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Assess your VMware workloads for a move to Azure VMware Solution with Azure Migrate

Azure Migrate first made its appearance in September 2017. Since being Generally Available in 2018 the team behind it have worked hard adding capabilities to the product that helps add organisations on that data centre migration journey. The latest feature ... continue reading
Azure Arc enabled SQL Server is now available

Az Update: Azure Arc enabled SQL, Azure File Sync Private Endpoints, and IoT Digital Twin updates

With all the changes in Azure, it is sometimes hard to keep track, that's why I thought I would give you a quick update on a couple of exciting things I learned this week. In this update, I want to ... continue reading
How to move VMware workloads to Azure VMware Solution with Azure Migrate

How to move VMware workloads to Azure VMware Solution with Azure Migrate

Azure Migrate first made its appearance in September 2017. Since being Generally Available in 2018 the team behind it have worked hard adding capabilities to the product that helps add organisations on that data centre migration journey. The latest feature ... continue reading