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Microsoft Copilot for Azure preview

Since November 15, 2023, Microsoft Copilot for Azure is available in preview. Microsoft Copilot for Azure is an AI companion for IT that simplifies day-to-day IT administration. More than just a tool, it is a unified chat experience that understands the user’s role and goals, and enhances the ability to

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Microsoft Azure Cost Management changes

Introducing Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Cost Views Effective November 14, 2023, the preview of Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Cost Views is available. While the shared computing model is excellent for cost savings, it poses challenges in gaining visibility into granular costs based on Kubernetes entities. This is, where Cost Views

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Microsoft Azure earns FinOps Certification

On November 7, 2023, Microsoft has achieved the FinOps Certification for Microsoft Azure, marking a milestone in optimizing cloud spending. Microsoft’s certification marks them as a FinOps Certified Service Provider.   What is a FinOps Certification? A Financial Operations (FinOps) Certification is a recognition that an individual or organization has

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Microsoft Azure AI Content Safety available

Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft Azure AI Content Safety, a new service that helps you detect and filter harmful user-generated and AI-generated content in your applications and services.   Microsoft Azure AI Content Safety is a content moderation platform that uses AI to keep your content safe. Create better

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Microsoft Defender for Cloud available

How can you best protect your cloud deployments from attacks? How do you incorporate security practices for cloud systems that may be different from on-premises systems and different between cloud service providers? That’s where the power of a managed platform as a service (PaaS) with integrated cloud security comes in.

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Microsoft Azure Reservation exchanges: grace period

In October 2022, Microsoft announced that the ability to exchange Azure compute reservations would be deprecated on January 1, 2024.   This policy’s start date remains January 1, 2024. However, through a grace period, you have the ability to exchange Azure compute reservations (Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances, Azure Dedicated Host reservations,

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Oracle Database Services on Microsoft Azure

On September 14, 2023, Oracle and Microsoft announced Oracle Database@Azure. Oracle Database@Azure provides customers with direct access to Oracle database services hosted on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and deployed within Microsoft Azure data centers. This collaboration combines Oracle Database’s performance and scalability with Microsoft Azure’s flexibility and top-tier services, including

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Microsoft Azure AD becomes Microsoft Entra ID

On October 1, 2023, Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) becomes Microsoft Entra ID. This is a name change only and requires no action on your part. The licensing plans and pricing for Azure AD and Microsoft 365 plans, which include Azure AD, will remain unchanged.   Name changes Service

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