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Azure – You can now restore virtual machine in a different subscription (preview)

If you are running virtual machines in Azure, you already know that you can backup your virtual machine using Azure Recovery Vault. Well, until now, when you had to restore a virtual machine you could only restore it within the same subscription. This is no longer the case as you can now restore the virtual …

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Azure – You can now use shareable link to connect to Azure Bastion (preview)

As you know Azure Bastion allows you to securely remotely connect to virtual machines running on Azure using either Remote Desktop (RDP) or SSH without having to open the corresponding ports to Internet. Access to the virtual machine using Bastion is performed by connecting the Azure portal using your web browser or using the native …

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Azure – You can now exclude public IP address from DDOS network protection (preview)

As you may already know, Microsoft Azure provides a Distributed Denial Of Service (DDOS) protection to protect your workloads publicly accessible on Azure (see https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/ddos-protection/ddos-protection-overview/). However, there is situation where you may need to have a public IP address being excluded from the DDOS protection. Well, you can now exclude public IP address from the …

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Azure – Protect your backup with immutable vaults (preview)

As you know, you can backup your workloads (virtual machines, SQL, file shares…), either hosted in Azure or on-premises, using Azure Backup. Well, with the rise of ransomware attacks and other malicious activities, it becomes important to also protect your backups by blocking any operations which could lead to loss of recovery points. To help …

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Azure – The new Azure PowerShell module (9.0) introduces lot of breaking changes

  If you are working with Microsoft Azure, you know you can perform activities using either the portal, Azure PowerShell module or Azure Cli.   Well, the new Azure PowerShell module (version 9.0 – released few days ago) introduces a bunch of breaking changes.   You may need to review and update your scripts before …

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Azure – Migrate your Linux virtual machine Desired State Configuration extensions

  On September 30, 2023, the Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Azure Automation extensions for Linux virtual machines will be retired.   These extensions are being replaced by the new Azure Automanage (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/governance/machine-configuration/overview/). You can plan the migration of your existing DSC and Automation extensions for LInux to Azure Automanage by checking this documentation https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/governance/machine-configuration/machine-configuration-dsc-extension-migration/

Azure – Azure Classic Resource providers are being retired

  If you use Microsoft Azure, you probably know that resources and management of these resources rely on resource providers.   You may also know that there is 2 different resource providers for some of these resources: Classic Resource Provider – to deploy and manage resources using the classic / legacy method, inherited from the …

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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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