Let’s look at each of these updates in greater detail.
Azure Resource Mover > Move across region dashboard
Move across region dashboard and monitor summary of resources across regions using Azure Resource Mover.
You can now monitor the summary of your resources across regions using the Move Across Region Dashboard page. You can monitor the percentage and number of resources in each state. The dashboard also highlights existing errors that are impacting your move which needs to be resolved by you.
From the Azure portal home screen, search for Azure Resource Mover, select it
You will land on the Azure Resource Mover | Overview page. You can toggle between the Getting started and Move across region dashboard tabs.
The Getting started tab provides options to move your resources across subscriptions, across resource groups, or across regions.
The Move across region dashboard tab consolidates all monitoring information of your move across regions in a single place.
Azure VM Inspector Private Preview Announcement
The VM Inspector is a self-diagnostic tool that helps customers troubleshoot OS-related issues affecting a Window or Linux virtual machine (VM). By leveraging this tool, customers can troubleshoot and resolve VM OS related issues easily and quickly without creating a support ticket. For more details on Azure VM Inspector, please refer to VM Inspector for Azure Virtual Machines (Preview) - Virtual Machines | Microsoft Docs.
How to Run VM Inspector on your VM
VM Inspector is available to run for both Windows and Linux VMs. To run VM Inspector, follow these steps:
From the Azure portal home screen, select Virtual machines in the left-hand navigation.
In the list of VM names, select the VM on which you want to run VM Inspector. For example, in the below screenshot I have selected VM “hdksfh”.
In the right-side column of commands, select VM Inspector.
Compute > Virtual Machines
Azure VM RDP Guided Troubleshooter Private Preview Announcement
There is now a VM RDP Guided Troubleshooter, which features an interactive way of diagnosing users' technical issues underneath the Azure Portal Diagnose and Solve option. The new solution will allow users to follow steps of running diagnostics and providing inputs to questions, before diagnosing and providing personalized solutions to their issue. Since it is in Private Preview and still being enhanced, the guided troubleshooter will cover the most common virtual machine (VM) RDP problems, which involves troubleshooting a specific VM RDP or no-boot error, troubleshooting VM connectivity issues caused by unhealthy configuration or settings, troubleshooting VM RDP issues due to performance restrictions, and providing guidance on special VM RDP scenarios. The feature is currently available to Microsoft internal Azure portal users only and will be available to external Azure portal users next month.
How to Access the VM RDP Guided Troubleshooter
1. Login to the Azure portal
2. Click on Virtual Machines or type in the search box for the VM name
3. It will bring up a list of your VM machines -> select the VM you want to run an analysis of RDP issues.
4. After you select the VM you want to analysis you will see the screen below:
5. Navigate to Diagnose and solve problems in the left-hand navigation -> then select the common problem Cannot Connect to VM
6. You will see a screen that looks like the below for all 3 options -> select one of the options for Tell us more about the problem you are experiencing -> then click on Continue to start troubleshooting.
7. Follow through the guided troubleshooter steps by answering questions and learning about the checks we run during each step.
Updates to Microsoft Intune
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: