Azure Flash News Episode for 2019-03-22

Show Notes

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Azure Container Registry virtual network and Firewall rules preview support

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-container-registry-virtual-network-and-firewall-rules-preview-support/

  • While Azure Container Registry (ACR) supports user and headless-service account authentication, customers have expressed their requirements for limiting public endpoint access. Customers can now limit registry access within an Azure Virtual Network (VNet), as well as whitelist IP addresses and ranges for on-premises services.
  • VNet and Firewall rules are supported with virtual machines (VM) and Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS).

Azure Backup for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines now generally available!

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-backup-for-sql-server-in-azure-virtual-machines-now-generally-available/

  • How do you back up your SQL Servers today? You could be using backup software that require you to manage backup servers, agents, and storage, or you could be writing elaborate custom scripts which need you to manage the backups on each server individually. With the modernization of IT infrastructure and the world rapidly moving to the cloud, do you want to continue using the legacy backup methods that are tedious, infrastructure-heavy, and difficult to scale? Azure Backup for SQL Server Virtual Machines (VMs) is the modern way of doing backup in cloud, and we are excited to announce that it is now generally available!

Microsoft Azure portal March 2019 update

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-azure-portal-march-2019-update/

  • This month’s updates include an improved “All services” view, Virtual Network Gateway overview updates, an improved DNS Zone and Load Balancer creation experience, Management Group integration into Activity Log, redesigned overview screens for certain services within Azure DB, an improved creation experience for Azure SQL Database, multiple changes to the Security Center, and more updates to Intune.

Now available for preview: Workload importance for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/now-available-for-preview-workload-importance-for-azure-sql-data-warehouse/

  • Azure SQL Data Warehouse is a fast, flexible and secure analytics platform for enterprises of all sizes. Today we are announcing the preview availability of workload importance on the Gen2 platform to help customers manage resources more efficiently. Workload importance gives data engineers the ability to use importance to classify requests. Requests with higher importance are guaranteed quicker access to resources which helps meet SLAs.

Windows Virtual Desktop now in public preview on Azure

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/windows-virtual-desktop-now-in-public-preview-on-azure/

  • We recently shared the public preview of the Windows Virtual Desktop service on Azure. Now customers can access the only service that delivers simplified management, multi-session Windows 10, optimizations for Office 365 ProPlus, and support for Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and apps. With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes, while enjoying built-in security and compliance.

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