Azure News 2017 – Week 40

All the latest Ignite 2017 Announcements plus heaps more on the latest Need to Know podcast. Keep up to date with all the latest Azure announcements, what in and out of preview –  https://azure.microsoft.com/en-au/roadmap Microsoft have invested over $15 billion in building our global cloud infrastructure since they opened their first datacenter in 1989.   Azure Compute Announcements – Ignite 2017 In Preview Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Storage and SQL Database are currently in Public preview. You can now secure Azure Storage and Azure SQL Database endpoints to only your virtual networks, by using virtual network service endpoints….

Azure News 2017 – Week 38

AAD Managed Service Identity, B-Series burstable VMs & Web App for Containers and Azure App Service on Linux are all part of Azure News this week playing catch-up from the last two weeks, bundled in together through here. All on the Need to Know podcast. Introducing Azure AD Managed Service Identity A common challenge in cloud development is managing the credentials used to authenticate to cloud services and keeping credentials out of code, but not anymore, Azure Active Directory Managed Service Identity (MSI) preview helps. MSI gives your code an automatically managed identity for authentication to Azure services, so that…

Azure News 2017 – Week 35

AD Domain Services for ARM based vNets, Dynamic Group Membership for Azure AD, new Azure SQL standard tiers and new Azure portal changes all in the latest Need to Know podcast. Azure AD domain services for ARM based vNets You may remember back in July we announced the public preview of Azure AD Domain Services in the new Azure portal where you can now create new managed AD domains and perform administrative tasks like configuring secure LDAP. Now there is the public preview of Azure AD Domain Services support for virtual networks created using Azure Resource Manager. You can now create…

Azure News 2017 – Week 33

Two new Azure Regions in Australia, Azure Event Grid and Microsoft aquires Cycle Computing in Azure News as heard on the latest Need to Know podcast, episode 161. Two new Azure regions announced for Australia Canberra Data Centres Now 42 Azure regions announced, thanks to a partnership in Canberra with Canberra Data Centres. The Canberra Data Centres: currently support more than 40 federal government departments and agencies, the ACT Government, and we are now supporting a number of managed service providers and smaller cloud service providers delivering to government their first 6 Megawatt data centre, designed to serve the needs of the…

Azure News 2017 – Week 31

Azure Connectivity Check, Azure ISO certifications, Azure Container Instances, Accelerated Networking, App Service Domains and more on the latest edition of the Need to Know podcast. Wow, it’s week 31 already, where is time going, time is getting away from us. The Networking Watcher team is excited to announce connectivity check in Public preview! You can now use Network Watcher to test a direct TCP connection from a virtual machine, to a: virtual machine FQDN URI IPv4 address. Complex networking configurations can make troubleshooting connectivity problems challenging. With Network Watcher Connectivity Check, we help you reduce the amount of time…

Azure News 2017 – Week 28

Azure is a leader, Azure Certificate changes, Azure Roadmap, Managed Applications, free PluralSight courses and much more on the Need to Know podcast. Gartner has recognised Microsoft as a leader Gartner has recognised Microsoft as a leader in their Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) MQ for the fourth consecutive year. More than 90 percent of the Fortune 500 use Microsoft’s cloud services today. A recent study stated that Microsoft Azure is the most used Public Cloud as well as most likely to be renewed or purchased. More Info Preview of Azure Service Health Announcing the preview of Azure Service…

Azure News 2017 – Week 27

Azure Backup Server v2, Azure Site Recovery Azure-2-Azure, Machine Groups in Service Map plus more on Episode 157 of the Need to Know podcast. Consolidating our mobile management tools under Azure We have consolidated our Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite of products under the new Azure portal, combining the Intune mobile application management tools, Azure Active Directory (AD) and Information Protection under a single console. This offers a unified admin experience. The benefits of the integration to the Azure portal include: Unified console for EMS components The HTML-based console is built on web standards and support for most modern browsers For Intune,…