Updates

Announcing the Just-In-Time VM Access public preview

16 August 2017

Azure Security Center just released a new Just-In-Time (JIT) VM Access mechanism. JIT VM Access, now in public preview, significantly reduces your exposure to attacks by enabling you to deny persistent access while providing controlled, audited access to VMs when needed.

Senior Product Manager

Managing your resources with Azure Cloud Shell

15 August 2017

Back in May this year we announced the public preview of Azure Cloud Shell. If you haven’t tried it out yet, Azure Cloud Shell gives you a new way to manage your resources in the Cloud. It’s a browser-based shell experience, which means it’s accessible from virtually anywhere. It authenticates with your Azure account so you can remotely access your Azure resources and even attaches to your Azure File Storage so you can always have your stored scripts at your fingertips, no matter which machine you use. This allows you to manage on-the-go from any browser or even the Azure Mobile App.

Director of Compute, Azure

Why your team needs an Azure Stack Operator

15 August 2017

Azure Stack is an extension of Azure, bringing the agility and fast-paced innovation of cloud computing to on-premises environments. With the introduction of Azure Stack, we’re adding a new Azure job role – Azure Stack Operator.

Principal Program Manager

Replicated tables now in preview for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

15 August 2017

SQL Data Warehouse is a fully managed, petabyte-scale cloud service for data warehousing. SQL Data Warehouse is highly elastic, enabling you to provision in minutes and scale capacity in seconds. With the public preview release of Replicated tables, the ability to reason over large amounts of data on SQL Data Warehouse at lightning fast speeds, just got faster. Replicated tables is a feature designed to speed up queries by reducing data movement.

Senior Program Manager

Microsoft Azure expands with two new regions for Australia

14 August 2017

I am delighted that Microsoft Azure will be expanding into two new regions in Australia. This increases the number of Azure regions announced across the globe to 42, which is more than any other major cloud provider. Microsoft will become the first major cloud provider to offer regions specifically focused on the needs of the government and their partners in Australia.

Head of Global Infrastructure, Microsoft Azure