Tagged: Announcements

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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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Instant Recovery Point and Large Disk Azure Backup support

With everything that happens on Azure, and following what has been announced of the increase of the size of the disk in Azure, from 1TB to 4TB, the only missing part of this was the support of Azure Backup to be able to backup and recovery those volumes. But what changed? Today the Azure Backup job consist of the Two phases: Taking a VM snapshot Transferring the VM snapshot to...

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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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New version of Azure Backup Server introduces Modern Backup Storage technology

WOW! What a day for me! Microsoft Azure just announces new and improved features on the new version Azure Backup Server. Let’s start! They announce with Azure Backup Server v2 (MABSv2) you can protect your VMWARE and Windows Server 2016 environment. That is really important feature (in my opinion). Now I don’t need to rely on third party backup software vendors to backup the workloads into Azure, special if the...

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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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Using PowerShell on Azure Cloud Shell

On the past May 10th, during the keynote of the Microsoft Build 2017 Conference in Seattle (WA), Microsoft announce the Azure Cloud Shell (see post here). Although on the May 4th when I enter at the Azure Portal I saw already the Azure Cloud Shell. Since that day, I was eager to start playing with Azure Cloud Shell, specially using PowerShell. But it’s not yet available (at least for me)....

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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...