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Global VNet Peering is available

Finally! I have been waiting for this to blog it and start to setup. Being an Azure MVP is AWESOME, although sometimes you can’t share what is coming with no one. Even your costumers! I’m working on a project that this is key for a global dispersed Azure architecture that I’m working right now. I have been designing all of this, without telling the costumer that is possible, although saying...

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Azure Availability Zones and Zone-Redundant Storage hits GA

Very exciting news come this week! Microsoft announces the General Availability for Azure Availability Zones and Zone Redundant Storage. This is really good, because now you can to run highly-available, mission-critical workloads on top of zone-redundant VM/Scale Sets, Load Balancers, and Storage. Several additional regions and services such as Azure SQL and Redis Cache are also available to customers in preview or in the works. For now, only Central-US and...

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Serial Console access on Azure Virtual Machine

Finally come the day that Microsoft was able to announce this feature. Accessing the serial console on an Azure VM is a huge step forward. But why is so important? It’s huge! Sometimes when our friend Mr Murphy comes and makes everything goes south, you are in a certain way limited on the diagnostic tools that you have, to troubleshoot the cause of that machine is not booting. Have access...

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Azure Updates Series – August 2017

From the all the enhances or new features that Azure releases on the month of August, there was 2 that will make our live easier, at least in my opinion/experience/area of work off course: Public Preview of Azure Event Grid Enhance of Azure Monitor with new capabilities for diagnostics Azure Event Grid is an important solution how to handle the challenging world of IoT. Most of the actual application based...

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Azure MVP Award

What a better way to start the 150th Canada day receiving this email: It’s a huge honor to belong to this Exclusive and Exquisite Elite Technical group. I have been before MVP, but then I lost when I joined Microsoft. But this time, feels completely different. It’s reinvigorating! Being an MVP is a tremendous responsibility and a pleasure at the same time. This Award means that Microsoft, recognizes exceptional community...

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Bigger disks on Azure Storage

If you follow the announcements during the Microsoft Build 2017 conference on the beginning of the month, one of the announcements was the increase of the size of the disks in Azure. Azure had a hard limit of a 1TB size disks. But those days are almost over. Oh Yeah Baby! During one session at the Build 2017 about Big data workloads with Azure Blob Storage, they announce the increase of...

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Azure Cloud Shell Everywhere

WOW! Microsoft did it again! If you didn’t saw the announcements at the Microsoft Build 2017 Conference, you should! They announce a lot of new things, but regarding Azure one of may favorite is the application for IOS specific! I see this App, as a savior in so many ways! Those times that you have a problem and you need immediately access to run a PowerShell script or that an...

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Azure Cloud Shell

Microsoft Azure is an awesome evolving platform that I love to work. Today when I enter at my Azure subscription I saw something new. But this is not unusual on Azure. Although, this time it’s different! It’s something that I always wanted Azure to have it. When you don’t have your laptop with you with all the tools required (in this case the PowerShell modules), the only option was to...

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New CPS Whitepaper is out now!

The Microsoft CPS Team (Cloud Platfform System aka Cloud-in-Box) recently authored a white paper that covers a variety of performance metrics. The white paper is broken down into three target scenarios: Scenario 1. Boot storm: cold start of VMs. Scenario 2. VM microbenchmarks: synthetic storage loads that are generated within VMs. Scenario 3. VM database OLTP: simulated database online transaction processing (OLTP) using Microsoft SQL Server, run within the VMs....

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