Beta / Preview

Azure – You can now use agentless crash consistent backup (preview)

Agentless multi-disk crash consistent backups for Azure VM backup allows taking VM backups without installing additional software like the VM agent or snapshot extension in your VM. If the workload running on the virtual machine is performance sensitive and can recover from crash consistent backups, this feature can help reduce the quiesce time during backup. […]

Azure – You can now use agentless crash consistent backup (preview) Read More »

Entra ID – You can now have a better change tracking experience for Conditional Access policies (preview)

As you probably already know, you can track activities on Entra ID, from authentication to configuration changes. For some of these changes – such as conditional access policy updates – you can also get the old and new value in JSON format. As reading a JSON formatted information is not always easy, especially to identify

Entra ID – You can now have a better change tracking experience for Conditional Access policies (preview) Read More »

Azure – The new version – 11.4.0 – of Azure PowerShell helps protecting against secrets leaking (preview)

If you use Azure PowerShell  module to manage your Azure environment, it is recommended to update to the latest available version 11.4.0 to take advantage of a new sensitive information – such as secret – leak protection. x64: https://github.com/Azure/azure-powershell/releases/download/v11.4.0-March2024/Az-Cmdlets-11.4.0.38336-x64.msi x86: https://github.com/Azure/azure-powershell/releases/download/v11.4.0-March2024/Az-Cmdlets-11.4.0.38336-x86.msi PowerShell command: Update-Module -Name Az This new “protect secrets” feature helps protecting against sensitive

Azure – The new version – 11.4.0 – of Azure PowerShell helps protecting against secrets leaking (preview) Read More »

Microsoft Forms – You can now synchronize Forms answers in Excel (preview)

With Office 365, you have access to Microsoft Forms to create surveys. Survey’s answers are save as CSV file you can download. Well, until then this was the only way to gather Forms’ answers. Not anymore, you can now have a live synchronization with Excel. To do so, access your Form to get the Responses,

Microsoft Forms – You can now synchronize Forms answers in Excel (preview) Read More »

Entra ID – You can now get Entra License utilization insights (preview)

This has been a long awaited feature by Entra ID administrators: getting insights about license utilization. Well, good news as it finally arrived. To be able to get this insight, you will need to have either Entra ID P1 or P2 licenses. With this feature, you will get usage information of your Entra ID premium

Entra ID – You can now get Entra License utilization insights (preview) Read More »

Azure – Business Continuity Center is available in preview

When you have a large Azure environment, it is sometime not easy to quickly identified if your resources are properly protected to allow business continuity in case of an issue arise. Well, good news as it is now becoming easier to have bird eyes on your business continuity capability on Azure: Business Continuity Center (ABC).

Azure – Business Continuity Center is available in preview Read More »

Azure – New free SQL Managed Instance SKU available in preview

As you probably already know, Azure provides a serverless SQL service called SQL Managed Instance. Well, there is a good news as you can now enjoy a new SKU for free. Before you start jumping around, you need to know the following limitations/restrictions for the free SQL Managed Instance offer: Capacity 1 year 720 vCore

Azure – New free SQL Managed Instance SKU available in preview Read More »

Azure – You can now move to availability zone for existing virtual machines (preview)

As you may already know, when you create a virtual machine on Azure you can define the availability zone option to configure the virtual machine for availability in case of infrastructure issue within the Azure region where the VM is deployed. Unfortunately, this option was only available during the creation of the virtual machine; once

Azure – You can now move to availability zone for existing virtual machines (preview) Read More »

Azure – You can now create private subnets (preview)

As you are probably aware, Microsoft is going to turn off default outbound access (read the announcement https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/default-outbound-access-for-vms-in-azure-will-be-retired-transition-to-a-new-method-of-internet-access/). As part of the recommendations to move from default (implicit) outbound access to explicit outbound access, a new network capability has been added called Private subnet. The private subnet will prevent this implicit access by setting the

Azure – You can now create private subnets (preview) Read More »

Azure Virtual Desktop – A new application to connect to AVD/Cloud PC (preview)

A new client application (UWP) – Windows App – is available from the Microsoft Store allowing end-users to have a single access pane to connect to Azure Virtual Desktop, Windows 365 Cloud PC’s, Dev Box or remote desktop services. The application – in preview – is available for Windows, iOS, MacOS or web browser. Windows

Azure Virtual Desktop – A new application to connect to AVD/Cloud PC (preview) Read More »