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Helping IT reduce costs, increase security, and boost employee productivity

March 26th, 2019
Helping IT reduce costs, increase security, and boost employee productivity

This article was originally posted to the Microsoft 365 Blog.

Today, we’re announcing several new Microsoft 365 enhancements to help IT reduce costs, increase security, and boost employee productivity.

Here’s a quick summary:

Windows Virtual Desktop is now in public preview, providing the best virtualized Microsoft 365 experience across devices.

March 2019 changes to Azure Monitor Availability Testing

March 26th, 2019
March 2019 changes to Azure Monitor Availability Testing

This article was originally posted to the Microsoft Azure blog.

Azure Monitor Availability Testing allows you to monitor the availability and responsiveness of any HTTP or HTTPS endpoint that is accessible from the public internet. You don't have to add anything to the web site you're testing.

Stay informed about service issues with Azure Service Health

March 20th, 2019
Stay informed about service issues with Azure Service Health

This aritcle was originally posted in the Microsoft Azure blog.

When your Azure resources go down, one of your first questions is probably, “Is it me or is it Azure?” Azure Service Health helps you stay informed and take action when Azure service issues like incidents and planned maintenance affect you by providing a personalized health dashboard, customizable alerts, and expert guidance.

Microsoft Azure portal March 2019 update

March 18th, 2019
Microsoft Azure portal March 2019 update

This article was originally posted in the Microsoft Azure blog.

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.

Modernize alerting using Azure Resource Manager storage accounts

March 14th, 2019
Modernize alerting using Azure Resource Manager storage accounts

This article was originally posted in the Microsoft Azure blog.

Classic alerts in Azure Monitor will reach retirement this coming June. We recommend that you migrate your classic alert rules defined on your storage accounts, especially if you want to retain alerting functionality with the new alerting platform.

Instantly restore your Azure Virtual Machines using Azure Backup

March 12th, 2019
Instantly restore your Azure Virtual Machines using Azure Backup

This article was originally posted in the Microsoft Azure blog.

Today, we are delighted to share the release of Azure Backup Instant Restore capability for Azure Virtual Machines (VMs). Instant Restore helps Azure Backup customers quickly recover VMs from the snapshots stored along with the disks.

Announcing the general availability of Java support in Azure Functions

March 12th, 2019
Announcing the general availability of Java support in Azure Functions

This article was originally posted in the Microsoft Azure blog.

Azure Functions provides a productive programming model based on triggers and bindings for accelerated development and server-less hosting of event-driven applications. It enables developers to build apps using the programming languages and tools of their choice, with an end-to-end developer experience that spans from building and debugging locally, to deploying and monitoring in the cloud.

New to Microsoft 365 —advancing security and empowering a modern workplace

March 7th, 2019
New to Microsoft 365 —advancing security and empowering a modern workplace

This article was originally posted in the Microsoft 365 Blog.

This month, we released several new capabilities to help you stay ahead of threats, create a more productive workplace, and keep you in the flow of work.
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