26 February 2020
The theme this month is transparency. From rich Azure Hybrid Benefit and reservation reporting in a new Power BI app to a detailed breakdown of resource costs and clarity behind what "not applicable" means in the Azure portal, you won't want to miss this one!
05 February 2020
When running IT systems on-premises, you might try to ensure perfect availability by having gold-plated hardware, locking up the server room and throwing away the key. Software wise, IT would traditionally prevent as much change as possible – avoiding applying updates to the OS and/or applications because they’re too critical, and pushing back on change requests from users.
05 February 2020
Today, we are pleased to share the preview of Backup Explorer. Backup Explorer is a built-in Azure Monitor Workbook enabling you to have a single pane of glass for performing real-time monitoring across your entire backup estate on Azure. It comes completely out-of-the-box, with no additional costs, via native integration with Azure Resource Graph and Azure Workbooks.
28 January 2020
Welcome to a new year, a new decade, and an exciting roadmap full of cost management updates based on your feedback. With January coming to a close, you can now schedule automated exports of your Microsoft Customer Agreement billing data, use custom RBAC roles for management groups, and more.
22 January 2020
Today’s Q&A post covers an interview between Siddharth Deekshit, Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Site Recovery engineering and Quentin Drion, IT Director of Infrastructure and Operations, MSC. MSC is a global shipping and logistics business, our conversation focused on their organization’s journey with Azure Site Recovery (ASR).
15 January 2020
We’ve released our newest Azure blueprint that maps to another key industry standard, Center for Internet Security (CIS) Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark. This follows last week’s announcement of our Azure blueprint for FedRAMP moderate and adds to the growing list of Azure blueprints for regulatory compliance, which now includes ISO 27001, NIST SP 800-53, PCI-DSS, UK OFFICIAL, UK NHS, and IRS 1075.
13 January 2020
We are pleased to share that Azure is the first major US cloud provider to achieve certification as a data processor for the new international standard ISO/IEC 27701 Privacy Information Management System (PIMS). The PIMS certification demonstrates that Azure provides a comprehensive set of management and operational controls that can help your organization demonstrate compliance with privacy laws and regulations.
06 January 2020
In 2019, Azure Cost Management established a strong foundation that ensures everyone in the organization has a means to report on, control, and optimize costs. Let's take a look at all the changes in 2019 that helped achieve this and what's coming in 2020 to take that to the next level.
03 January 2020
This post continues our reliability series kicked off by my July blog post highlighting several initiatives underway to keep improving platform availability, as part of our commitment to provide a trusted set of cloud services.
19 December 2019
It's been a while Microsoft Azure Lighthouse went into general availability. We’ve had a tremendous response from the Azure Managed Services Provider (MSP) communities that Azure Lighthouse unlocks a multitude of hidden features.