Category: Azure

Azure

#AzureApril–Day 1

Inspired by @burkeholland, @editingemily, @sigje and others where instead of putting effort into an Aprils Fools joke, I will instead take the #AzureApril challenge of posting an Azure tip each day in April. Some tips might come from @mbcrump comprehensive list of tips and tricks, while others might come from me and/or the community. Now on to todays tip.

Tip #1

Azure has over a 100 services that offer you everything you need to develop, build and run you applications with all the performance, redundancy, security, and scale that the cloud has to offer. With all these services sometimes it can be daunting on where to begin.

Todays tip is to take bite-sized lessons to reinforce your #Azure skills, all in a single month of lunches. This is a practical guide to learning Azure cloud computing skills quickly or refresh what you already know.

By reading this e-book, you get to build your cloud computing skills quickly and efficiently. You’ll be productive immediately, and when you finish, you’ll be well on your way to Azure mastery.

For more details and to download the e-book, go to https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/learn-azure-in-a-month-of-lunches/

Since we’re starting a new month today this is a great tip to tackle and complete by end of the month, all while eating your lunch.

Enjoy!

References

Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches

Azure

New Azure Datacenters Open in Africa

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Today Microsoft announced the general availability of new Azure regions in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa. This marks a major milestone as Microsoft is the first global cloud provider to deliver cloud services from datacenters on the African continent.

Microsoft Azure now has a total of 54 regions worldwide that span 140 countries. That’s more than all other cloud providers combined – offering the scale needed to bring applications closer to your users around the world, preserving data residency, and offering comprehensive compliance and resiliency options.

Enjoy!

References

Microsoft opens first datacenters in Africa with general availability of Microsoft Azure

Azure Regions

Azure Locations

AIAzureDevelopmentEvents

Registration is now open for Microsoft Build

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Registration is now open for Microsoft’s premier developer conference, Microsoft Build, which is taking place May 6-8 in Seattle, WA. At Microsoft Build, you’ll get access to the latest product updates, hear about Microsoft’s strategy and product roadmaps, and get hands-on, ask questions, and learn the best practices.

Some of the benefits for attending Build are:

• Learning from real-world experiences on building, modernizing, and migrating cloud applications

• Add value to your new and/or existing applications with AI

• Collaborative coding with your peers using the latest development tools

• Increasing productivity for your business with DevOps automation, tooling, and processes

• Creating and deploying cross platform applications

• Discovering innovations across Mixed Reality, IoT, and Machine Learning

• Learning new ways to easily customize, build, and extend applications with minimal code

If you’re interested in the content from last year, here is complete listing of the 2018 sessions.

New this year is the ability to bring your student-aged family member (14-21 years old) to the conference for free! For details about this wonderful opportunity, click here. Space is limited, so register today. While attending the event last year, one of the Microsoft Executives brought his two daughters and it was awesome to see them take interest and engage with the speakers and product groups. I’m glad they made this available this year for all eligible students.

I went to Microsoft Build last year for the first time and loved the experience to see and try the latest technologies, to connect with peers, and discover new innovative solutions to build. I’m not able to attend this year but I’m hoping to go again in the near future. If you can’t attend, then you always have the option to watch it on demand.

If you’re interested in going, then Register for Microsoft Build now!

Enjoy!

References

Microsoft Build

Microsoft Build FAQ

AzureDatabase

February release of Azure Data Studio is now available

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The February release of Azure Data Studio is now available to download and includes the following key highlights:

  • Introducing Admin pack for SQL Server
  • Auto-sizing columns in results
  • Notebook UI improvements
  • Added Profiler filtering
  • Added Save as XML
  • Added Data-Tier Application Wizard improvements
  • Updates to the SQL Server 2019 Preview extension
  • Turned on results streaming by default
  • Deploy scripts
  • Bug fixes

For a list of the complete updates, refer to the release notes.

Download Azure Data Studio now!

References

https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2019/02/13/the-february-release-of-azure-data-studio-is-now-available/

Azure

Moving your Azure Resources to Another Subscription or Resource Group

At some point or another you may  need to move your Azure resources to either another Azure Resource Group or to another Azure Subscription. This is easy to do and is useful when organizing your resources for management or billing scenarios. Before moving any resources it’s best to take a look at the following checklist before moving resources link.

Ok let’s get started. In this example I’ll be moving an Azure Resource Group with a number of services over to another Azure Subscription.

Steps to move resources

Step 1 – Navigate to the resource group you want to move. Go to the Resource groups blade in the Azure portal and then navigate to the particular resource group.

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Step 2 – Click on Move button and then select Move to another subscription option.

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Step 3 – Next in the resources to move screen, review the resources that are to be moved over which are all automatically selected. Then select the subscription and resource group you want to move target. If the resource group is not already created, you can create it now by clicking on the link to create a new resource group.

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Step 4 – Now click on the OK button to start the process. The job will then be validated and then you will see a notification of the movement in progress, followed by a success or failure notification. In the event of a failure, details will be provided on why the resources could not be moved. Usually after working through these issues you can try again.

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Step 5 – You should now go to the new resource group you created and verify all the resources are accounted for and that the resources still function as intended.

Step 6 – Finally you want to tidy up and delete the original resource group on the source subscription as it’s now empty and should not be used again. To do this go to the original resource group and click on Delete resource group button. You will be prompted to type in the name of the resource group to confirm you want to continue.

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Summary

This article covered moving a resource group and all of its resources from one subscription to another. The same process is applicable when moving resources from one resource group to another within the same subscription.

Enjoy!

References

Move resources to new resource group or subscription

Azure

Azure Overview Tool

Have you ever wanted to find out if a particular Azure service is in preview or generally available? Fellow Azure MVP Barry Luijbregts created a great website which provides up-to-date status of Azure services.

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Azure is constantly changing and is sometimes overwhelming to try and keep up with what’s in preview vs generally available. What is awesome about this website is that it’s more up to date than the other Microsoft sites that try to provide this information.

The website is also open source, and you can check out the source code on GitHub: https://github.com/bmaluijb/AzureOverview.

I’ve definitely added this site to my bookmarks and look forward to further enhancements. Thanks Barry!

Enjoy!

References

https://www.azureoverview.com/

https://www.azurebarry.com/find-the-status-of-azure-services-on-azureoverview-com/

AzureDevOps

Introducing the Azure DevOps Service Status Portal

Last week Microsoft introduced the Azure DevOps Service status portal which provides real-time insights into the current health of Azure DevOps regional feature status and provides additional details on specific events either current or historical.

When you go to the Azure DevOps Service status portal, the main dashboard shows you a 2-dimensional matrix mapping of the feature with geographic regions as shown below.

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To see current or historical events, click on the Status History link where you can filter the results by service type, categories, severity and then date range:

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Clicking on a particular event log will take you to the event log page which shows all details about the event, what was affected, when it was resolved, and then any workarounds that users can take if needed.

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REST APIs will be coming soon for users looking to build automated solutions to watch the service status.

For service health updates relating to Azure’s global services, please refer to the Azure Status page.

For more information on the new Azure DevOps Service status portal, please refer to the Azure DevOps Service Status documentation.

Enjoy!

References

Azure DevOps Service Status portal

Azure DevOps Service Status documentation