Thursday, 30 April 2020
April is all about monitoring and optimization. From new learning opportunities to help you get setup for success and improved alerts over reservation and Marketplace purchases to new ways to save money and even automate ongoing optimization with new Azure Advisor recommendation capabilities.
Wednesday, 25 March 2020
We're covering the spectrum this month from improvements to help you stay on top of all your pay-as-you-go (PAYG) invoices to 4 new ways to save money and a wealth of new, quick videos to help you learn how to manage and optimize your costs.
Wednesday, 4 March 2020
We recently announced a new solution, Backup Explorer, to enable you as a backup admin to perform real-time monitoring of your backups, helping you achieve increased efficiency in your day-to-day operations.
Wednesday, 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!
Wednesday, 5 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.
Wednesday, 5 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.
Tuesday, 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.
Wednesday, 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).
Wednesday, 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.
Monday, 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.