Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management Newsletter - February 2024





Attached below is the latest Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management Newsletter for February 2024.   


This newsletter provides links to the latest news, blogs, and articles about Microsoft solutions for systems management. This includes Azure services and the System Center suite of products for configuration, management, and monitoring. 


  1. Azure Automation 2023 Retrospective and Future Outlook by Nikita Bajaj, highlighting key developments and future plans in Azure Automation.
  2. Staged Patching Solution with Azure Update Manager by Helder Pinto, discussing a methodical approach to patching solutions.
  3. Moving to Azure Monitor SCOM Managed Instance by Aakash Basavaraj, exploring the benefits of transitioning to Azure Monitor for SCOM environments.
  4. Multi-tenant Solution Monitoring on Azure by Tom Claes, on how to use Azure Monitor for overseeing multi-tenant solutions.
  5. ExpressRoute Monitoring Workbook by Cassie Kays, providing insights into monitoring Azure ExpressRoute.
  6. Configuration Manager Technical Preview Version 2401 by Balasubramanian Delli, detailing the latest in Configuration Manager advancements.
  7. Improving Dynamic Group Processing Efficiency by the Intune Support Team, focusing on optimizing dynamic group management in Intune.
  8. Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management by Ayelet Artzi, offering strategies to excel in vulnerability management.
  9. Monitoring Kubernetes Clusters and Container Registries with Sentinel by Umesh Nagdev, discussing security monitoring with Microsoft Sentinel.
  10. Microsoft Entra License Utilization Insights introduced by Shobhit Sahay, providing analytics on license utilization.
  11. Tracking Object Deletions in Microsoft Entra ID by Alexander Zagranichnov, focusing on maintaining security and compliance.
  12. PKI Shifting to the Cloud with Intune Webcast by Charlize Cheesman, announcing an upcoming webcast on cloud-based PKI strategies.
  13. GPT Failover with Azure OpenAI and Azure API Management by Roman Mullier, detailing the integration for enhanced AI resilience.
  14. Enhancing Data Analysis in Power BI with Azure Open AI by Pascal Burume, showcasing how to leverage AI for data insights.
  15. 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Container Management where Microsoft is named a leader, emphasizing its strong position in container management.
  16. Azure OpenAI Service Availability in Azure Government Cloud, announcing its availability to support government missions.
  17. Reflecting on 2023 - Azure Storage Growth, highlighting significant growth and achievements in Azure Storage capabilities.
  18. FastTrack for Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365, offering support to enhance productivity with AI integrations.
  19. Azure Storage Actions Public Preview, introducing automation in data management for Azure Storage.
  20. Modernizing Azure Automation: A 2023 Retrospective and Future Outlook, offering a comprehensive review and forward-looking insights into Azure Automation enhancements.



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