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Azure – New FQDN tags for use with Azure Firewall for Office 365 services

If you use Azure Firewall to protect your resources running on Azure, you will be glad that you can now use new FQDN tags to easily manage access to Office 365 services. To do so, just edit or create your firewall rules, select the Destination as Service Tags and search for Office 365   This …

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Azure – You can duplicate your alert rules

You know that you can monitor your workloads running on Azure using Azure Monitor and Azure Alerts. Until now, if you had to reuse a similar alert configuration/settings, you had to manually recreate it from scratch, leading to potential mistake. Well, good news as now you can duplicate existing alert rules, making it easier and …

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Azure Virtual Desktop – You can now use URI schemes to connect to AVD (preview)

If you use Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), you now you have to subscribe to a workspace with the AVD client to be able to access published remote applications and/or desktop. Well, good news as you can now use Uniform Resource Identified (URI) schemes with the client to provide direct “links” to directly launch specified AVD …

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AVD – New web client experience in preview

If you use Azure Virtual Desktop you know you can access your remote applications and/or remote desktop using either the AVD remote desktop client or the web interface (https://client.wvd.microsoft.com/arm/webclient/). Well, the web interface is getting updated and is now available in preview NOTE the new experience will become ultimately the default one Administrators have nothing …

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AVD – A new version of the AVD remote desktop client is available

  If you use Azure Virtual Desktop, you now you can access your remote applications and/or desktop using either a web browser or the remote desktop client.   Well, a new version of the client (1.2.3918) is now available: x64 https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2139369 x32 https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2139456 ARM64 https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2139370 This version is mainly providing fixes and improvements, so now …

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Azure Virtual Desktop – You can now enable watermarking (preview)

With increasing use of Azure Virtual Desktop, it is more and more important to ensure sensitive information are protected. A first level of protection has been added with the screen capture protection (see https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/screen-capture-protection/). Today a new screen capture protection capability is being made available in preview: watermarking When enabled, QR code watermarks appear as …

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Azure – You can now do virtual machine in-place upgrade

As Windows administrator, you know the importance of keeping up with Windows server versions to stay supported and receive updates. To do so, you usually have 2 options to upgrade your Windows server version: in-place upgrade deploy a new virtual machine running the targeted version and then migrate your workloads and data on this new …

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Azure – You can now inherit tags for cost management

When working with cloud environments, identification of deployed resources is important to be able understand the need of the resources (environment, owner, application…). These is achieved by using tags. While you can enforce the use of tags in Azure using an Azure policy, it requires some administration tasks and does not automatically inherit from the …

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Azure – You can now manage the NSG from the Azure mobile application

If you manage an Azure environment and have installed the Azure mobile application (Azure Companion application) you already know that you start/stop a virtual machine and have access basic metrics and details. Well, you can now also manage the network security rules applied to the virtual machine too. To do so, access one of your …

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