Azure Portal collapsed service menus #azure #portal #ui #ux
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by Robert Smit [MVP]
1M ago
Recently the menu structure in Azure is changed into a collapsed and expanded menu, Don’t know who thought it was the best option to have all the blades in collapsed mode. one word #annoying for me Collapsing menus, also known as accordion menus, are a popular design choice in many web applications, including Microsoft Azure. They allow for a clean and organized interface, especially in areas where there is a need to display a large amount of content or numerous options. In the context of Microsoft Azure, collapsing menus can be seen throughout the Azure portal. These menus help in navigating ..read more
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Copilot is not available or is opening Edge. GeographicRegionFailed #AI #Copilot #edge
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by Robert Smit [MVP]
2M ago
Already for some time I was a happy user of Copilot. I used some restrictions bypass as Copilot was not enabled for some regions. Suddely My copilot shortcut opens edge What and yes there is copilot but annoying What does Copilot say ? Region restrictions for Copilot can be a significant hurdle for users in unsupported countries. However, there are several steps that users can take to potentially overcome these limitations. Firstly, it’s important to ensure that you’re not connected to a VPN that might be altering your apparent location, as this can affect access to region-restricted services ..read more
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Windows Server 2025 vs 2022: Detailed Overview
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by Robert Smit [MVP]
2M ago
Windows Server 2025 represents the next evolution of Microsoft’s server operating system, aiming to enhance security, performance, scalability, and IT infrastructure management. This blog post will provide a detailed comparison of Windows Server 2025 and its predecessor, Windows Server 2022. Windows Server 2022: A Recap Windows Server 2022 is built on the strong foundation of Windows Server 2019 and brings many innovations on three key themes: security, Azure hybrid integration and management, and application platform. Here are some of the key features of Windows Server 2022: Azure Edition: W ..read more
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Azure Firewall: A Comprehensive Comparison and Best Practices
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by Robert Smit [MVP]
2M ago
Azure Firewall, a managed, cloud-based network security service, is an essential component of Azure’s security offerings. It comes in three different versions – Basic, Standard, and Premium – each designed to cater to a wide range of customer use cases and preferences. This blog post will provide a comprehensive comparison of these versions, discuss best practices for their use, and answer the top 5 most asked questions about Azure Firewall. We will also delve into its application in hub-spoke and Azure Virtual WAN with Secure Hub architectures. Azure Firewall Versions: Basic, Standard, and Pr ..read more
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Introducing Windows Server 2025 running in Azure #Winsrv #Azure #Security #Windowsinsiders
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by Robert Smit [MVP]
4M ago
Microsoft’s newest iteration, Windows Server 2025, signifies a major advancement in server technology. This release is brimming with novel features and improvements, specifically designed to enhance performance in virtual settings like Hyper-V. A notable inclusion is the extension of hotpatching capabilities to servers outside of Azure, a pioneering step aimed at minimizing downtime and optimizing server maintenance. Our exploration will center on the installation experience on Hyper-V, the uncomplicated onboarding process for Azure Arc, and the server OS patching using the Azure Update Manage ..read more
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Azure Bastion with Azure Virtual Wan Microsoft #Azure #AzureBastion #AzureNetworking #Vwan #AzOps #blogpost #MVPBuzz
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by Robert Smit [MVP]
5M ago
Azure Bastion is a service you deploy that lets you connect to a virtual machine using your browser and the Azure portal, or via the native SSH or RDP client already installed on your local computer. The Azure Bastion service is a fully platform-managed PaaS service that you provision inside your virtual network. It provides secure and seamless RDP/SSH connectivity to your virtual machines directly over TLS from the Azure portal or via native client. When you connect via Azure Bastion, your virtual machines don’t need a public IP address, agent, or special client software. Bastion provides sec ..read more
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Windows 11 22H2 Breaks virtual switches in Hyper-V #windows11 #fix #break #hyperv #vswitch  #WindowsInsiders
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by Robert Smit [MVP]
9M ago
Windows 11 22H2 Breaks virtual switches in Hyper-V After updating to Windows 11 22H2 all my hyper-v VM’s did not work any more. vm’s where in save state and could not start anymore. There is just an easy fix and don’t panic your vm’s will run as normal with the setting change. First the integration services need to be upgraded, in my case I had vm’s from server 2012 etc but these needs to be upgraded, so far my test lab. The error was upgrade the configuration version. as you can see I have several versions, more about these configuration version can be found here Upgrading the configuration ..read more
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Azure Bastion with Azure Virtual Wan Microsoft #Azure #AzureBastion #AzureNetworking #Vwan #AzOps #blogpost #MVPBuzz
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by Robert Smit [MVP]
10M ago
Azure Bastion is a service you deploy that lets you connect to a virtual machine using your browser and the Azure portal, or via the native SSH or RDP client already installed on your local computer. The Azure Bastion service is a fully platform-managed PaaS service that you provision inside your virtual network. It provides secure and seamless RDP/SSH connectivity to your virtual machines directly over TLS from the Azure portal or via native client. When you connect via Azure Bastion, your virtual machines don’t need a public IP address, agent, or special client software. Bastion provides sec ..read more
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SQL Server analysis service SSAS Can’t connect Remote An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host #SQL #SQLServer #Azure #SQLHelp
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by Robert Smit [MVP]
1y ago
For some time I build/rebuild many SQL sites and often migrate the “old” servers to Azure. Faced many challenges. Clustering FCI and Always On availability groups seen and build many configurations. But lately I did not so much SQL and now in my new lab setup I had an old issue. Looking at the problem many Google hits came along, good advice but not fixing the issue. The setup is a multiple region Azure virtual wan with secure hub Running Application’s in North Europe but some need to connect to West Europe also. But Failed to connect remotely. As many Security components are between ..read more
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Still Using Azure Cloud Services (Classic) ? #Azure #ARM #ASM #Cloud #EOL #ESLZ #CAF #WAF
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by Robert Smit [MVP]
1y ago
Azure Cloud Services (Classic) was a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering from Microsoft Azure that allowed developers to deploy, manage, and scale web applications and services in the cloud. However, Microsoft has announced that Azure Cloud Services (Classic) will reach its end-of-life (EOL) on September 1, 2023. In this blog post, I will provide an overview of Azure Cloud Services (Classic) and explain how to migrate your existing cloud services to the new Azure Resource Manager model. Azure Cloud Service is a bit like an OS that is EOL, it is still running so why touch it, Well In PaaS som ..read more
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