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VM Health feature now supports new OS' and is available in new regions

VM Health feature included in Azure monitor for VMs is now available for VMs that are running on Windows 2012 R2 and 2019. Additionally, VM Health feature is also available in cases where the associated workspace is in SEA (South East Asia), UKS (UK South), and CCAN (Canada Central) regions.
Source: Azure Roadmap
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Virtual machine scale set insights from Azure Monitor

In October 2018 we announced the public preview of Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines (VMs). At that time, we included support for monitoring your virtual machine scale sets from the at scale view under Azure Monitor.

Today we are announcing the public preview of monitoring your Windows and Linux VM scale sets from within the scale set resource blade. This update includes several enhancements:

  • In-blade monitoring for your scale set with “Top N”, aggregate, and list views across the entire scale set.
  • Drill down experience to identify issues on a particular scale set instance.
  • Updated mapping UI to display the entire dependency diagram across your scale set while supporting drill down maps for a single instance.
  • UI based enablement of monitoring from the scale set resource blade.
  • Updated ex...
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First Microsoft cloud regions in Middle East now available

This blog post was co-authored by Paul Lorimer, Distinguished Engineer, Office 365.

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Azure and Office 365 generally available today, Dynamics 365 and Power Platform available by end of 2019

Today, Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365 are taking a major step together to help support the digital transformation of our customers. Both Azure and Office 365 are now generally available from our first cloud datacenter regions in the Middle East, located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dynamics 365 and Power Platform, offering the next generation of intelligent business applications and tools, are anticipated to be available from the cloud regions in UAE by the end of 2019.

The opening of the new cloud regions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai marks the first time Microsoft will deliver cloud services ...

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Using Azure Search custom skills to create personalized job recommendations

This blog post was co-authored by Kabir Khan, Software Engineer II , Learning Engineering Research and Developement.

The Microsoft Worldwide Learning Innovation lab is an idea incubation lab within Microsoft that focuses on developing personalized learning and career experiences. One of the recent experiences that the lab developed focused on offering skills-based personalized job recommendations. Research shows that job search is one of the most stressful times in someone’s life. Everyone remembers at some point looking for their next career move and how stressful it was to find a job that aligns with their various skills.

Harnessing Azure Search custom skills together with our library of technical capabilities, we were able to build a feature that offers personalized job recommendations ...

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Announcing the preview of Microsoft Azure Bastion

For many customers around the world, securely connecting from the outside to workloads and virtual machines on private networks can be challenging. Exposing virtual machines to the public Internet to enable connectivity through Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and Secure Shell (SSH), increases the perimeter, rendering your critical networks and attached virtual machines more open and harder to manage.

RDP and SSH are both a fundamental approach through which customers connect to their Azure workloads. To connect to their virtual machines, most customers either expose their virtual machines to the public Internet or deploy a bastion host, such as jump-server or jump-boxes.

So today, I'm excited to announce the preview of Azure Bastion.

Azure Bastion is a new managed PaaS service that provides ...

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