Az Update Show S01E04

This is the fourth episode of the Az Update live show. This week Anthony Bartolo and Thomas Maurer discuss:

  • Microsoft announces the next evolution of Azure VMware Solution

    The new Azure VMware Solution allows customers to seamlessly extend or completely migrate their existing on-premises VMware applications to Azure without the cost, effort, or risk of re-architecting applications or retooling operations. And customers can also save money with Windows Server and SQL Server workloads running on Azure VMware by taking advantage of Azure Hybrid Benefits.

    Customers can maintain operational consistency as they accelerate a move to the cloud with the use of familiar VMware technology, including VMWare vSphere, HCX, NSX-T, and SAN. Through integration with Azure management, security, and services, Azure VMware Solution provides the opportunity for customers to continue to build cloud competencies and modernize overtime. Customers can maintain to use the native VMware tools and management experiences they are familiar with and start leveraging Azure capabilities as required.

  • Azure custom role creation in the Azure portal is now generally available.  If the Azure built-in roles don't meet the specific needs of your organization, you can create your Azure custom roles. Just like built-in roles, you can assign custom roles to users, groups, and service principals at subscription and resource group scopes. Custom roles are stored in an Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) directory and can be shared across subscriptions. Now you can create and update them in the Azure Portal. 

    You can find more information about how to create Azure custom roles using the Azure Portal on Microsoft Docs.

  • How to run scripts in your Azure VM by using Run Command - As you know, you can access your Azure virtual machine (VM) in multiple ways, like SSH or RDP. However, if you have issues with the RDP or SSH network configuration, the Run Command feature is another option. Run Command can run a PowerShell or shell script within an Azure VM remotely by using the VM agent. This scenario is especially useful when you need to troubleshoot operating system network configurations or user access configuration.
  • Azure DevOps update to configure deployment strategies from the Azure portal - Azure DevOps enables you to configure deployment strategies from directly within the Azure portal, and includes several improvements to the Azure Pipelines and Azure Repos user experiences. Improvements include:

    - Allowing team admins to subscribe to events from MS Team and Slack
    - Add attachments while creating a pull request
    - Jobs can access output variables from previous stages
    - Receive details at runtime about multiple repos

    If you want to learn more, you can read more here.

  • MS Learn Module of the Week - Managing device identity with Azure AD join and Enterprise State Roaming. If This week's MS Learn module focuses on evaluating options to manage device identities in Azure AD, allow users to join devices in Azure AD, require devices to be marked as compliant and enable Enterprise State Roaming.


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