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Jeff Brown

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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!


How to Rename an Azure Virtual Machine
Charbel Nemnom showcases a custom PowerShell script for renaming an Azure virtual machine (both Windows and Linux!). Charbel’s script saves the virtual machine metadata, destroys the old VM, and deploys a new one with the correct name. All while keeping the OS disk, data disks, and network interface. You can find Charbel’s script here on his blog!

Upgrading AAD Connect Notes
Shannon Kuehn documents installing Azure AD (AAD) Connect on new Windows Server 2019 servers. Shannon outlines enabling TLS 1.2 and removing inactive servers. Check out Shannon’s article here!

Azure AD Connect V2 is Out!
Speaking of Azure AD Connect, John Savill on YouTube produces another great video on the new Azure AD Connect V2. In this 13-minute video, John gives a quick overview of Azure AD Connect’s purpose and how to enable in-place upgrade. Check out John’s video on YouTube!

5 Reasons to Attend the Azure Data Governance Digital Event
On September 28, 2021, Microsoft hosts the Azure data governance digital event. This free event covers enhancing your data governance strategy, hearing major product announcements, and seeing Azure Purview in action. Check out the Microsoft blog for a registration link today!

Azure AD Access Reviews – Built-in Features and Customer Solutions
Laura Kokkarinen provides an overview of the Azure AD Access Review feature, goes into details on how it works, and discusses custom alternatives. Check out Laura’s article here!

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