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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!


Get the best price-performance for your SQL Server workloads on Azure VM
The Microsoft Developer YouTube channel published an episode in their Data Exposed series on choosing a virtual machine size for SQL Server workloads. Azure SQL Program Manager Pam Lahoud walks through reviewing current server requirements in the case of a migration or using the Edsv4-series VM size. Check out the full video here!

PowerShell Basics: Query Azure Role Based Access Control Assignments
Sonia Cuff showcases how to explore existing RBAC assignments as scale or query permissions for a specific user. Sonia provides multiple examples on how to retrieve the data and format the output. Check out the full article here!

Test your Bicep code by using Azure Pipelines
Microsoft Learn released a new module on validating and testing Bicep code in your deployment pipelines. The module covers linting, preflight validation, and that what-if operation to validate Azure changes prior to deployment. Check out this new learning resource here!

Bonus: Check out my Azure Bicep: Getting Started and How-To Guide on the Varonis blog!

Screen Capture Protection for Azure Virtual Desktop is now generally available
Screen Capture Protection blocks or hides remote content in screenshots and screen shares for Azure Virtual Desktop. This feature is great for preventing data leakage from users connecting to their virtual desktops. Check out more information about this feature here!

Microsoft Azure Application Gateway Deep Dive
In a one-hour video, John Savill expertly covers the ins-and-outs of using an Azure Application Gateway in your Azure environment. Check out the video here on John’s YouTube channel!

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