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Azure – You can now review and optimize your Azure Firewall policies with Policy Analytics (preview)

If you use Azure Firewall you know you have to create (and then maintain) a Firewall Policy; which can become a tricky operation as policy updates may be required several a week or a day. In addition, the team in charge of maintaining such policies may not be aware of updates impacting the protected workloads …

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Azure – You will need to upgrade your Basic Public IP by end of September 2025

If you are using the Basic SKU for public IP addresses in Azure, you will have to upgrade them to use the Standard SKU before September 30th, 2025. Indeed, starting September 30th, 2025 the Basic SKU for Public IP address in Azure will be retired. NOTE as Basic SKU does not offer Availability Zone support, …

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Azure – You can now test your Azure Monitor Action Group (preview)

Monitoring your workloads is an important task to ensure they are running smoothly and accordingly to your expectations. If you have workloads running on Azure, you may already know that the monitoring and alerting capability is delivered through Azure Monitor. When using Azure Monitor to monitor your workloads, you have to define the rule (scope …

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Azure / Azure AD – You can now access your Azure AD tenant using the Azure mobile application

If you work with workloads running in Azure, you probably already know the Azure mobile application which allows you to have a view and let you manage your Azure subscriptions and resources on the go. iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-azure/id1219013620 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.azure Well, the Azure mobile application has been recently updated to start filling a gap with this …

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Azure – You can now use Azure Monitor to get alerts for Azure Backup

Azure Backup allows you to backup workloads (virtual machines, file shares, SQL) hosted either in Azure or on-premises. It is important for administrators to be aware on what’s gong on with their backup and Azure Backup had a built-in alert capability. Well, this alert capability has been updated and now uses Azure Monitor alerting. If …

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Azure – Be aware the ASR for VMWare in preview is set as the default option

If you have to create a new Site Recovery for use with Azure Site Recovery for VMWare, be aware that the preview experience is set as the default experience. This experience is currently in preview You should have a purple banner letting you know about it and allowing to change back the classic but depending …

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Azure – You can now deploy ARM64 based virtual machine

As you are probably aware, there has been for different processor architecture. The main 2 are: Intel x86 (which includes the 64 bits version) PowerPC (ARM) Mostly, the x86 architecture has been used for decades for PC while the ARM architecture was used on Apple computers and now moved to mobile devices (table or smartphone). …

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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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