Welcome to this week’s roundup! This roundup includes Azure news, feature releases, and fantastic articles to inform you on what you need to know about Azure!

IaaS Agent extension full mode no restart for SQL VMs generally available

You can now enable the full mode of SQL Server IaaS Agent extension without restarting! The extension provides more manageability features for SQL Server on Azure VMs without interrupting the workload. Enabling the extension provides features like Automated Backup, Automated Patching, and Storage Optimization.

Azure AD Incident Response PowerShell Module

The Azure Active Directory Incident Response PowerShell module provides tools to assist in a compromise response. The Azure Active Directory Product Group, in conjunction with the Microsoft Detection and Response Team (DART), developed the module. You can install the module from the PowerShell Gallery.

AZ-305 Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions Study Cram

John Savill released a study cram video on YouTube covering the new AZ-305 exam. This exam is a part of the revamped Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification. This nearly four-hour video covers everything from identity, Blueprints, Azure Key Vault, alerting, storage accounts, networking, and many more topics.

How to remove Azure Disk Encryption from disks that have already been decrypted

Alan Kinane documents how to remove disk encryption from disk when you’ve disabled BitLocker from within the Windows operating system. In this scenario, Azure is not aware that you’ve removed encryption and still believes the disk is encrypted. Alan demonstrates multiple methods for working around this situation.

How to rename an API Connection thru the Azure Portal

Sandro Pereira showcases a neat solution for renaming an API Connection for Logic Apps using an exported ARM template. Unfortunately, you cannot rename the API Connection from the default name, but you can create a new connection using the ARM template, then remove the original connection.

This Week from Jeff Brown Tech

I posted an article titled Azure Cloud Shell: Getting Started Guide. This tutorial provides an introduction to the Cloud Shell, then shows you how to set up your environment for the first time.