Virtual Machine

Azure – Windows 11 23H2 virtual machine requires a subscription with no spending limit

As you know, we running workloads in the cloud cost management is an important part of your governance. In Azure, you have multiple ways to manage your spending (running) cost; one of them is setting up a spending limit at your subscription level (such as with developer subscription [aka Visual Studio subscription]). Well, if you […]

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Azure – You can now configure automatic shutdown with the Azure mobile application

If you are using Microsoft Azure, you probably already know you can perform some management operations while on the go with the Azure mobile application. iOS https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-azure/id1219013620?ls=1&mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.azure If you are running virtual machines in Azure, running cost management is an important part and you already know that you can automatically shutdown virtual machines

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Azure – You can now move to availability zone for existing virtual machines (preview)

As you may already know, when you create a virtual machine on Azure you can define the availability zone option to configure the virtual machine for availability in case of infrastructure issue within the Azure region where the VM is deployed. Unfortunately, this option was only available during the creation of the virtual machine; once

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Azure – You can now enable hibernation on Azure virtual machines (preview)

If you use on-premises hypervisor (such as Hyper-V or VMWare) you know you can hibernate (save state) virtual machines. This was something missing for Azure virtual machines. Well, good news as you can now enable hibernation for Azure virtual machines (currently in preview). This new capability will help you saving cost by hibernating unused/under used

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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 – You can now use Azure Update Manager to update SQL Server on Azure VM (preview)

Ensuring your virtual machine and workloads running on it is an important task to maintain your security posture. You probably know that you can manage updates management on Azure using Azure Update Manager (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/update-center/overview?tabs=azure-vms). Well, Azure Update Manager can now be used to also update your SQL instance running on a virtual machine. To do

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Azure – You can request to join the private preview for enabling Trusted Launch on existing virtual machines

  As you may know, since October 2021, you can enable Trusted Launch capabilities (TPM, Secure Boot) when creating virtual machines on Azure (see https://t.co/94CVmga284).   Well, you can now request to join the private preview to enable Trusted Launch on existing virtual machines by filling this form https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbR2RiF4tSllVBmoqo337yG5lUMFBLVjVNVkdGUUxQRzRMUElKM0RaV1hLVi4u.   You will have to provide

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Azure – You can now do virtual machine in-place upgrade

As Windows administrator, you know the importance of keeping up with Windows server versions to stay supported and receive updates. To do so, you usually have 2 options to upgrade your Windows server version: in-place upgrade deploy a new virtual machine running the targeted version and then migrate your workloads and data on this new

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