Azure Virtual Machine

Azure – You can now enable Trusted Launch on Azure Virtual Machines (preview)

As you know, recent physical devices come with embedded security feature to help protect the operating system; features like TPM chipset or secure boot. Well, unfortunately until now these features were not available when running virtual machines on Azure. Good news, this now possible to turn on these security feature on Azure Virtual Machine. To …

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Azure – A new troubleshooting tool – VM Inspector – is available in preview

If you work with virtual machines on Azure you already know that sometime things go wrong and you need to troubleshoot what is happening with the resource. While there is already quite few troubleshooting tools available on Azure, you now have a new tool at your disposal called VM Inspector for Azure virtual machines. The …

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Windows 11 – Windows 11 is now available in preview in Azure Virtual Desktop and Azure Virtual Machine

By now, you may already know that a new Windows version – Windows 11 – is coming by the end of this year. You may already know that you can deliver Windows 10 experience on the cloud using Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD – now known as Azure Virtual Desktop, AVD) and Azure Virtual Machine. Well, …

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Azure – You can now automatically upgrade the extension of your virtual machine (preview)

As you know you can add extensions (small applications that provide post-deployment configuration and automation tasks) to your virtual machine running on Azure. Well, you can now get these extensions automatically upgrade when there is a new version. This is  a preview capability which means there is no SLA associated with it in case of …

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Azure – You can now use a managed storage account for the VM boot diagnostics

As you know, it is recommended to enable the virtual machine boot diagnostics to help gathering information when troubleshooting virtual machine boot issues (or to simply being able to see if the VM is booting up or has crashed with a blue screen). As you know, the boot diagnostics require the use of a storage …

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Azure – The Azure Virtual Machine Overview blade has been updated and provides more meaningful information

If you work with virtual machines running on Azure you already know that the Overview blade was giving you some insights regarding the performances (CPU, network traffic, disk operations…). Well, the Overview blade for the virtual machine has been updated and is now giving you more meaningful information, like the Operating System, Machine size, the …

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Azure – Azure Virtual Machine disk bursting is now available

Virtual machine-level disk bursting is a new feature that allows your virtual machine to burst its disk IO and MiB/s throughput performance for a short time daily to handle unforeseen spikey disk traffic smoothly and process batched jobs with speed. The feature is now enabled on all Azure Lsv2-series virtual machines. More virtual machine types …

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Azure – You can now use incremental snapshots for your virtual machines

As you may already know, you can create a snapshot of a virtual machine running on Azure when using managed disks. While this is a useful capability, there was a limitation; when creating a snapshot you were creating a full snapshot, meaning the full disk was snapshotted, involving an increase in your storage cost. Well, …

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Azure – Prepare for the Classic IaaS retirement

As you know, Azure Services came first under what is now called ‘Classic’ resource model and has evolved to the ARM (Azure Resource Manager) model. For quite some time, both Classic and ARM have been coexisting, allowing customers to provision Azure resource with either of the model. Now, it is time for the Classic IaaS …

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Azure – Azure AD Authentication for Windows virtual machine is now in preview

You may remember that about a year ago, Microsoft has introduced the capability to logon with your Azure AD credentials on Linux virtual machine running on Azure. Well, good news, this possibility is now available in preview for Windows virtual machine too – to be more precise, only on Windows 2019 or Windows 10 1809 …

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