01 August 2019
To help our customers manage their compliance obligations when hosting their environments in Microsoft Azure, we are publishing a series of blueprint samples built in to Azure. Our most recent release is the NIST SP 800-53 R4 blueprint that maps a core set of Azure Policy definitions to specific NIST SP 800-53 R4 controls.
31 July 2019
Whether you're a new student, thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints and you need to know what you're spending, where, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to the bill, and this is where Azure Cost Management comes in! Learn more about the latest updates from Azure Cost Management, including an update for partners, Marketplace usage for pay-as-you-go subscriptions, saving and sharing customized views within cost analysis, and more!
22 July 2019
It’s a question we often hear. After all, they’re similar and related services. Azure Monitor helps you understand how your applications are performing and proactively identifies issues affecting them and the resources they depend on. Azure Service Health helps you stay informed and take action when Azure service issues like outages and planned maintenance affect you. So what’s the difference?
18 July 2019
Prometheus is a popular open source metric monitoring solution and is a part of Cloud Native Compute Foundation. Many customers like the extensive metrics which Prometheus provides on Kubernetes.
10 July 2019
If your IT organization is like most, you probably work with many different people across many different teams. When it comes to common IT tasks like optimizing your cloud workloads, you might need to interact with several resource owners or even complete a formal review process.
08 July 2019
The action rules feature for Azure Monitor, available in preview, allows you to define actions for your alerts at scale, and allows you to suppress alerts for scenarios such as maintenance windows.
01 July 2019
Azure Cost Management helps you understand how and where you're accruing costs in the cloud, identify and prevent bad spending patterns, and optimize costs, empowering you to do more with less. Let’s take a look at the latest set of improvements which will better enable you to manage your cloud costs, all in a single place.
27 June 2019
I’m excited to announce our second Azure Blueprint for an important compliance standard with the release of the PCI-DSS v3.2.1 blueprint. The new blueprint maps a core set of policies for PCI DSS compliance to any Azure deployed architecture, allowing businesses such as retailers to quickly create new environments with compliance built in to the Azure infrastructure.
19 June 2019
In October 2018 we announced the public preview of Azure Monitor for VMs. At that time, we included support for monitoring your virtual machine scale sets from the at scale view under Azure Monitor. Today we are announcing the public preview of monitoring your Windows and Linux virtual machine scale sets from within the scale set resource blade.
13 June 2019
Preparing for the unexpected is part of every IT professional’s and developer’s job. Although rare, service issues like outages and planned maintenance do occur. There are many ways to stay informed, but we’ve identified three effective approaches that have helped our customers respond quickly to service issues and mitigate downtime.