Mobile > Azure Active Directory
Azure Kubernetes Service > Fleet Management
Databases > SQL servers
Mobile > Virtual Machines and Network Security Groups
Let’s look at each of these updates in greater detail.
Introducing Azure AD on Mobile
The new Azure Active Directory experience on the Azure Mobile App allows users to view high level information at the tenant overview level. This includes a subset of profile information, user count, group count, and sync status for AD Connect—assuming users have the permissions to view this info.
The initial release sets us up to provide more content and capabilities for users moving forward. Upcoming releases will include more functionality for identity and access management. Additionally, users will be able to view more user and group related information.
We look forward to sharing additional releases coming soon.
Azure Kubernetes Service releases a Create and Manage experience for multi-cluster scenarios
Azure Kubernetes fleet manager addresses multi-cluster scenarios for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). A Fleet resource creates a cluster that can be used to manage other member clusters. With AKS adoption by enterprise customers increasing rapidly, many of our customers have a large footprint of hundreds (potentially thousands) of clusters they deploy their applications to. The hybrid and multi-cloud world Arc-enabled Kubernetes is at an important inflection point of adoption with ongoing customer conversations for deployment of thousands of edge clusters. To learn more about Fleet Management please see this blog post: Azure Kubernetes Fleet Manager - Preview - Microsoft Community Hub
You can find in the Azure portal by searching for it in the search box or it will be right on your home page.
To create a Fleet Manager just click on the "Create" button
Once you are in the Create Basics tab you will need to make sure that the subscription you choose is registered. Please use this link to to set up preview features in Azure subscription, if your subscription is not already registered to Fleet Manager.
We are excited to announce a major step forward in Azure’s Kubernetes ecosystem by introducing the public preview of Azure Kubernetes Fleet Manager. There is more to come with Fleet Management and you can preview future plans here.
Access SAMI on Azure SQL server
A system-assigned managed identity (SAMI) in Azure is a special type of service principle that is tied to the life of a specific Azure resource. Every logical SQL server has a SAMI created for it. This allows the SQL server to have a form of credential you don't need to know secrets for to interact with other Azure services. Until now, accessing this for a SQL server was done through PowerShell or CLI. We have enabled you to access your SAMI directly in the portal.
To access the SQL server's system-assigned managed identity in the portal
3. Select Databases > SQL servers
4. Select your SQL server.
5. Select the Properties blade and you will see the System- assigned managed identity (SAMI), which can be copied to your clipboard.
We hope this streamlines your experience.
Manage VM network security rules on mobile
The new Virtual Machine Network experience on the Azure Mobile App allows users to interact with expanded functionality including:
Let's take a look at the steps:
1. Select a virtual machine
2. Click "See all" under Networking
3. Select a rule to view details or edit
4. Select plus to add a new rule
We hope the expanded functionality improves your work flow and adds to productivity.
The Microsoft Intune team has been hard at work on updates as well. You can find the full list of updates to Intune on the What's new in Microsoft Intune page, including changes that affect your experience using Intune.
Azure portal “how to” video series
Have you checked out our Azure portal “how to” video series yet? The videos highlight specific aspects of the portal so you can be more efficient and productive while deploying your cloud workloads from the portal. Check out our most recently published videos.
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