- Virus protection. We all know we need it on our servers but we just can't seem to remember to put it on until it is too late.
- Data import/export. FedEx is the highest bandwidth service there is. I recall something I heard about over 20 years ago about scientists shipping whole machines with multiple drives inside, this is just that, industrialized.
- Capture VMs with attached drives. This has been somewhat available through the command line tools, but it is great to see it front and center in the portal. I sill need to work on snap-shotting a full lab and making sure the domain survives, but this is promising.
- Reserved IPs. This is a big one for me. Our plans are to be able to have a lab that we can trash/crash/rebuild at will. We are doing SharePoint, so domain names matter and having to update DNS after each rebuild would have made it less fun.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Azure just got better! New cloud offerings announced by Scott Gu.
Yesterday, Scott Gu announced a great big swath of features for Azure. There are four that make me smile. Here is my top 4 list of new features: