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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 […]

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Azure – It is now easier to create subnets for specific purpose

When working with Azure Virtual Networks, you know that you may need to create subnets for specific purposes – such as Azure Bastion, Azure Firewall or Virtual Network Gateway. These specific subnets have very specific details to be configured, such as the subnet name and/or the IP range. Until now, when creating such subnets you

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Azure – You can now enable hibernation on Azure virtual machines (preview)

If you use on-premises hypervisor (such as Hyper-V or VMWare) you know you can hibernate (save state) virtual machines. This was something missing for Azure virtual machines. Well, good news as you can now enable hibernation for Azure virtual machines (currently in preview). This new capability will help you saving cost by hibernating unused/under used

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Azure – New low cost Azure Bastion SKU – Bastion Developer (preview)

If you are running virtual machines on Azure, you may already know that you can use Azure Bastion to allow accessing the VM using remote desktop or SSH without opening these management ports over the internet. Well, good news as if you need to learn about Bastion or use it in a development/test environment, you

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Azure – You can now use Privileged Identity Management from the Azure mobile application

You are probably aware of the Azure mobile application which allows you to do some management tasks – especially being alerted when some issue occurs – when on the go. Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.azure&pli=1 Apple https://apps.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-azure/id1219013620?ls=1 You are also probably aware about the Privileged Identity Management (PIM) feature available with Entra ID/Azure AD P2 license, allowing you

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Azure – You can now set the OS disk size when creating the VM from the portal

As you may know, the best practice/recommendation when deploying resources in Azure is to use an automated solution, such as DevOps. That said, there is always situation when you need to deploy the resource using the Azure portal. Well, good news as now you can set the size of the OS drive when deploying new

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Azure – You can now enable trusted launch on existing virtual machines

As you may already know, you have been able to create virtual machines on Azure with trusted launch capabilities – Secure Boot, vTPM… Until now, you could not enable trusted launch on existing VM’s. After few months in private preview, you can now enable it on existing virtual machines. Off course, existing virtual machines must

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Azure – Default outbound internet access will be retired in September 2025

As you know when you deploy virtual machines in Azure, these VM’s automatically have internet provided through a default outbound internet access. Because the default outbound connectivity uses a default public address which can change and is not compliant with a Zero trust approach, it has been a recommendation to implement an explicit outbound connectivity

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Azure – A new timeline experience is available for Azure Monitor alerts (preview)

As you probably already know, you can use Azure Monitor to monitor your resources health and availability. Well, a new alert timeline experience is now available in preview. It will simplifies reviewing and investigating fired alerts. To start enjoying this new experience, connect to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com/) and search for Monitor to access the

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