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    November 2019

    Nov 4

    Introducing the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure

    The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure is proven guidance to accelerate your cloud adoption journey. It’s a collection of tools, guidance, and best practices to help shape your cloud strategy and achieve the desired business goals.

    • Azure DevOps
    • Azure DevOps Projects
    • Azure Monitor
    • Azure Resource Manager
    • Azure Blueprints
    • Azure Management Groups
    • Azure Policy
    • Cost Management
    • Azure Database Migration Service
    • Azure Migrate
    • Security Center
    • Azure Advisor
    • Azure Service Health
    • Compliance
    • Management
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security

    October 2019

    Oct 16

    Azure Advisor cost recommendation enhancements

    Advisor has made enhancements to its popular cost recommendation to resize or shut down under-utilized virtual machines. Although certain scenarios result in low utilization by design, you can often save money by managing the size and number of your virtual machines.

    • Azure Advisor
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services

    September 2019

    Sep 18

    Azure Advisor alerts are now in preview

    Get your Azure best practice recommendations as soon as they become available with Azure Advisor user-configured alerts, now available in preview.

    • Azure Advisor
    • Features
    • Services

    June 2019

    Jun 12

    Enhanced experience for Azure Advisor security recommendations

    Manage your Security Center recommendations through Advisor UI, API, CLI, or PowerShell. Remediate recommendations quickly with bulk actions. Follow more than 20 new best practice recommendations for availability, performance, and cost.

    • Azure Advisor
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services

    October 2018

    Oct 22

    Azure portal October update

    The Azure portal received updates in October 2018.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Azure mobile app
    • Storage Accounts
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Azure Advisor
    • Service Fabric
    • Virtual WAN
    • Activity Log
    • Azure Managed Applications
    • Automation
    • Azure SQL Database
    • Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Management

    September 2018

    Sep 24

    Azure Advisor: New recommendations and tighter integrations

    Additional recommendations are now available in Azure Advisor, your personalized guide to Azure best practices. Advisor is a free service that helps you optimize your Azure resources to reduce costs, boost performance, strengthen security, and improve reliability.

    • Azure Advisor
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Services

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