Virtual Machine

Azure – You can now get the operating system and the SKU/size of a VM directly from the portal

An update which is going to make few things easier when working with virtual machine in the Azure portal has been deployed. You can now get the operating system running on the VM directly from the portal. Connect to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com) and reach out the Virtual Machines blade to select the VM you …

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Azure – UEFI-based boot virtual machine now available in preview

Good new, the long awaited UEFI-based boot support for Azure virtual machine is now available in preview. The UEFI-based boot support was added to on-premises Hyper-V since Windows Server 2012 R2, quite long time ago and since then we have been waiting for this on Azure. The new generation (aka generation 2) of Azure virtual …

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Azure – You can now fast shutdown virtual machine

You can now use the Fast Shutdown capability to turn off virtual machine on Azure. This option is available by using Azure Cli (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/cli/azure/install-azure-cli?view=azure-cli-latest) with the command az vm stop –resource-group MyResourceGroup –name MyVm –skip-shutdown As always you can use either the Azure Cli on your client or use the Azure Cloud Shell

Azure – Automated SQL Databases backup (Preview)

Following the announcement of Azure Backup for SQL Server on Azure VM (see https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/blog/azure-backup-for-sql-server-on-azure-vm-public-preview/) a new backup capability has been added. As you know, when a new SQL database is being added onto your Azure SQL VM instance you have to rediscover the database and then configure the protection for this new database. Now, with …

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