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Azure – How to remotely connect to Azure virtual machines

When running workloads on cloud services ones of the challenges is to manage them in a secure way; this especially true when you have to manage virtual machines. Accessing and managing virtual machines in an on-premises environment is usually done either using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) for Windows machines or Secure Shell (SSH) for Linux …

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Azure – Get ready for depreciation of the legacy Log Analytics agent (preview)

If you work with Azure – either in a full cloud environment or in hybrid configuration – you probable already know the Log Analytics agent used to send to an Azure Log Analytics workspace telemetry about your virtual machines. The Log Analytics agent is being replaced by Azure Monitor agent which provide more insights about …

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Azure – You can now access Cost Management on the Azure mobile application

You may be aware that since 2017 Azure provides you a mobile application to allow you managing your Azure subscription and resources while on the go. For iOS https://apps.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-azure/id1219013620?ls=1 For Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.azure Well the application has been updated to now provide you with Cost Management of your subscription; well, it is more providing you with …

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Azure – A new PowerShell module – Az Predictor – is in preview

If you work with workloads running on Azure you probably also work with the Azure PowerShell modules. If you work with Azure PowerShell modules you also know there is a lot of commands and parameters available (about 4 000 commands and an average of 10 parameters per command). This make it difficult to always have …

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Azure – You can now use Kerberos for authentication when connecting with Azure Bastion (preview)

You may already know Azure Bastion, the remote management (RDP or SSH) feature for Azure Virtual Machine allowing you to connect without using a public IP and opening the management port on NSG (see https://t.co/UBOCpnMD2k). Well, you can now enable Kerberos authentication when connecting using Azure Bastion. To do so, connect to your Azure portal …

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Azure – You can now bring your own IP to Azure

As you know when you decide to make the move the cloud services – in this case Azure – for your on-premises workloads you will then use the cloud provider IP addresses, either internal or public ones. However there are situations where using the cloud provider public IP addresses may be problematic due to dependencies …

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Azure – You can now run the SQL best practices assessment for SQL virtual machine from the portal

As you know, Azure SQL is available either as PaaS or IaaS. Well, you can now enable and run SQL best practices assessment on SQL server running on virtual machine. To do so, you need: to have deployed an Azure SQL virtual machine the SQL virtual machine must be with the SQL Server IaaS extension …

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Azure – You can now have a cost estimation for Microsoft Defender for Cloud based on your resources

As you may already know Microsoft Defender for Cloud (formerly known as Azure Security Center and Azure Defender) provides advanced threat detection capabilities across your cloud workloads. However this is always difficult to estimate upfront the cost associated with Defender for Cloud. Well good news, you can now deploy a workbook developed by the Azure …

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Azure – Maintenance window is available for SQL Database and SQL Managed Instance

As you know the beauty of the PaaS is you don’t have anymore to manage the underlying infrastructure (patching OS for example) as this the responsibility of the cloud provider. Well, while this is very interesting you lose a little bit of control, especially when it comes to maintenance. Well, you can now manage the …

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Azure – You can now transfer files to your Azure virtual machine using Bastion (preview)

As you may already know, Azure Bastion allows you to connect to an Azure virtual machine using either SSH or RDP without the need to have a public IP address and management ports authorized on the network security group (NSG) (see https://t.co/UBOCpnMD2k). Since Azure Bastion has been made available, there has been some improvements to …

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