Azure VM

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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Azure – You can now use Azure Virtual Machine confidential compute (preview)

If you have a need to run workloads on a virtual machine with high security and confidentiality requirements you can now use a confidential Azure Virtual Machine. This specific capability is provided thanks to AMD processors using SEV-SNP technologies. The confidential compute is available with the DC and EC virtual machine SKUs: DCasv5-series: Confidential VM …

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Azure – Use of native client to connect to Azure Bastion is here

If you work with Azure Virtual Machines you may and should already know Azure Bastion, the feature allowing you to connect directly to a virtual machine with RDP or SSH from the web browser without the need to have a public IP and have management ports opened. Well, good news the long awaited connection using …

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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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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 – 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 – 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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Azure – You now have more control on when updates are being deployed

As you may already know, you have the ability to automatically deployed updates on virtual machines running on Azure (for both Windows and Linux operating systems). Well, while this helps you managing and controlling your virtual machines update process, you did not had control on the host update process, meaning for Azure Dedicated Host or …

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