Azure Notes for the week of March 17, 2017


Azure Architecture Center
Reference Architectures, Best Practices & Cloud Design Patterns

Announcing Storage Optimized Virtual Machines, L Serie
The L Series for Storage optimizes workloads that require low latency, such as NoSQL databases (e.g. Cassandra, MongoDB, Cloudera and Redis).

Instant File Recovery from Azure Linux VM backup using Azure Backup – Preview
Instant file recovery from Azure Windows VM backups which enables you to restore files instantly from the Azure Recovery Services Vault with no additional cost or infrastructure. Today, we are excited to announce the same feature for Azure Linux VM backups in preview.

Using templates to customize restored VMs from Azure Backup ,br> In this blog post, we will cover how you can customize the VM that will be created as part of restore operation from Azure backup to match your restore requirements.

Azure AD

Azure AD Connect
Microsoft Released a new version of Azure AD Connect, which is now incremented to version 1.1.443.0.

Azure AD Connect Health General Availability
Microsoft recently announced the general availability of Azure AD Connect Health, a feature for monitoring the status of your synchronization or federation between on-premises Active Directory (AD) and the cloud-based Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

Azure Tips & Ticks

Deleting Azure Active Directory
If you’re like me, and I know I am, you have probably signed up for several Microsoft Online Services trials or just somehow ended up with multiple Azure AD instances associated with your Microsoft Azure subscription. Turns out they’re kind of hard to delete, but it’s not impossible. Here’s how.

OMS Log Search Cheat Sheet
This cheat sheet provides a summary of the current syntax for OMS Log Search. Log Search uses a PowerShell-alike syntax which lets you explore the data in OMS . This sheet should help you to build your own queries and serve as a note on your desk.


Chef Survey 2017: Results
Chef survey 2017 results on the “The Continuous Enterprise”

Docker Turn 4
Happy Birthday to Docker who turns 4