Az Update Show S01E02

Second episode of the Az Update live show.

This week Anthony Bartolo and Thomas Maurer discuss:

  • Enhanced features in Azure Archive Storage now generally available
  • Since launching Azure Archive Storage, we've seen unprecedented interest and innovative usage from a variety of industries. Archive Storage is built as a scalable service for cost-effectively storing rarely accessed data for long periods of time. Cold data, including application backups, healthcare records, autonomous driving recordings, and other data sets that might have been previously deleted could be stored in Azure Storage's Archive tier in an offline state, then rehydrated to an online tier when needed.
  • Identity recommendations now included in Azure Security Center free tier
  • Microsoft has now added security recommendations on identity and access in the free tier offering of Azure Security Center. Recommendations include Multifactor authentication use, owner subscription designation and removal of deprecated accounts. These recommendations were only offered on the standard pricing tier prior to this change.
  • Three things to remember when migrating servers to Azure
  • Over the last few years, Sarah has spoken to customers who are either looking to expand their datacenter into Azure or move their workloads into Azure instead of hosting them on prem. Often the workloads they are looking to host in Azure are virtual machines (VMs) or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) VMs. Lifting and Shifting workloads into Azure is often the best way forward for some workloads, however there are some things that you need to think about before going down that road and make sure it really is the best fit for your organization and workload.
  • What's the difference between Azure Active Directory Identity Protection and Conditional Access?
  • Sonia Cuff shares details on the differences of two Cloud Identity capabilities: Azure AD Identity Protection and Azure AD Conditional Access. While Azure AD Identity Protection focuses on the risks of compromise of user accounts, including suspicious sign-on attempts, Azure AD Conditional Access provides the ability to enforce extra security restrictions that don't wait for a risk to be detected, like enforcing that someone is prompted for MFA only if they are outside of the company network (via IP address range or country).

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