Azure VM

Azure – Windows 11 23H2 virtual machine requires a subscription with no spending limit

As you know, we running workloads in the cloud cost management is an important part of your governance. In Azure, you have multiple ways to manage your spending (running) cost; one of them is setting up a spending limit at your subscription level (such as with developer subscription [aka Visual Studio subscription]). Well, if you […]

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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

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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 – 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 – 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 – You can request to join the private preview for enabling Trusted Launch on existing virtual machines

  As you may know, since October 2021, you can enable Trusted Launch capabilities (TPM, Secure Boot) when creating virtual machines on Azure (see https://t.co/94CVmga284).   Well, you can now request to join the private preview to enable Trusted Launch on existing virtual machines by filling this form https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbR2RiF4tSllVBmoqo337yG5lUMFBLVjVNVkdGUUxQRzRMUElKM0RaV1hLVi4u.   You will have to provide

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OneDrive – OneDrive client will be blocked on VM running unsupported FSLogix

  Starting January 2023 – expected to be completed by February 2023, OneDrive sync client will be blocked on virtual machine running FSLogix older than 2009 Hot Fix 1.   If after this hard block has been deployed, you are running OneDrive on a virtual machine with an unsupported FSLogix, an error message will be

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Azure – You can now easily enable recommended alerts for virtual machine

It is important to monitor the health of your workloads. On Azure, this can be done by settings alerts to get notification or execute actions based on conditions. It is now becoming easier to quickly enable a set of recommended alerts for your virtual machine running on Azure. To do so, connect to your Azure

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Azure – New KMS DNS in Azure global cloud

As you are probably already aware, when you deploy Windows virtual machines in Azure, Windows use the Azure KMS DNS to activate Windows. Well, in June 2022, a new KMS DNS – azkms.core.windows.net – has started to be rolled out. Existing virtual machines already activated remain activated with kms.core.windows.net. It is now generally available in

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Azure – You can now get most frequent PowerShell/Azure Cli commands to manage virtual machine from the portal

For those managing Azure resources mainly from the portal, especially virtual machines, and want to learn more about PowerShell or Azure Cli command to manage these virtual machines, you can now get the most frequent commands pre-configured for a specific virtual machine. To take advantage of this new learning capability, connect to your Azure portal

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