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Azure – You can now use Privileged Identity Management from the Azure mobile application

You are probably aware of the Azure mobile application which allows you to do some management tasks – especially being alerted when some issue occurs – when on the go. Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.azure&pli=1 Apple https://apps.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-azure/id1219013620?ls=1 You are also probably aware about the Privileged Identity Management (PIM) feature available with Entra ID/Azure AD P2 license, allowing you […]

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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 – You can now enable trusted launch on existing virtual machines

As you may already know, you have been able to create virtual machines on Azure with trusted launch capabilities – Secure Boot, vTPM… Until now, you could not enable trusted launch on existing VM’s. After few months in private preview, you can now enable it on existing virtual machines. Off course, existing virtual machines must

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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 – A new timeline experience is available for Azure Monitor alerts (preview)

As you probably already know, you can use Azure Monitor to monitor your resources health and availability. Well, a new alert timeline experience is now available in preview. It will simplifies reviewing and investigating fired alerts. To start enjoying this new experience, connect to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com/) and search for Monitor to access the

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Azure – You can now enable cross-region restore when using Azure Backup (preview)

As you probably know, you can backup your servers using Recovery Service Agent (MARS) when using Azure Backup. Well, you can now enable cross-region restore (CRR) to help you ensuring service continuity when the primary region is unavailable or to test recovery on the secondary region for audit/compliance purposes. Before being able to do so,

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Azure – You can now save and manage MARS agent passphrase in Key Vault (preview)

If you are using Recovery Service Agent (MARS) to backup your servers in Azure Recovery Vault, you know you need to use a passphrase, used to encrypt data. Until now, this passphrase had to be stored in some secure location. Well, good news as you can now use Azure Key Vault to save and manage

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Azure – You can now use your own certificate for domain validation with Azure Front Door

Azure Front Door Standard and Premium SKUs now allows you to use your own certificate when validating the custom domain. Azure Front Door will automatically approve the custom domain if the Certificate Name (CN) or Subject Alternative Name (SAN) of the certificate matches the custom domain. It will improve and simplify the domain validation process,

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Azure – You can now enable explicit proxy on your Azure Firewall (preview)

By default, Azure Firewall operates in a transparent proxy mode, where traffic is routed through the firewall using a user-defined route (UDR) configuration. Well, you can now enable explicit proxy mode for outbound traffic. With this mode enabled, you have the option to configure a proxy setting (either manually or using PAC file) on the

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Azure – You can now enable auto-learn SNAT for Azure Firewall (preview)

Azure Firewall can now learn address ranges and automatically configure them to be excluded from Source Network Address Translation (SNAT) for outbound connections (see https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/load-balancer/load-balancer-outbound-connections/). This helps reducing time and complexity when manually defining SNAT ranges. When auto-learn SNAT functionality, the auto-learn will configure the firewall every 30 minutes for both registered and private ranges.

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