Choose the landing zone for your cloud adoption journey
Regardless of where you are hosting your workloads, there are certain components you need to support those workloads. If you think of the on-premises world, when you start a new datacenter, you need to ensure you have things like electricity, cooling, networking, and physical security before you can start to really install any of your servers or workloads. When you are hosting your workloads in the cloud, there are certain things you need to start installing on your servers or workloads like networking, monitoring, identity and access management, and subscription and tenant creation. When putting workloads in the cloud, you should also think about things like compliance and security needs, as well as your disaster and backup plans. They don’t always need to be there from the start depending on the organizations’ needs, but thinking about them can certainly help your journey go much more smoothly. And that’s what a landing zone is, it helps you think about and build that foundation you need for hosting your workloads in Azure.
Announcing preview of Azure Trusted Launch for virtual machines
Azure customers can prevent bootkit and rootkit infections by enabling Azure Trusted Launch for their virtual machines. Trusted Launch allows administrators to deploy virtual machines with verified and signed bootloaders, OS kernels, and a boot policy that leverages the Trusted Launch Virtual Trusted Platform Module (vTPM) to measure and attest to whether the boot was compromised. The vTPM measurements give administrators visibility into the integrity of the entire boot process, and vTPM release policies ensure that keys, certificates, and secrets aren’t accessible to compromised virtual machines.
Include 2021 – Watch On Demand
Include 2021 is part of our ongoing diversity & inclusion journey and our work to build a more inclusive culture. To continue the work, visit and share the public-facing Inclusion Journey site for more Stories of us, expert perspectives, and learning courses. If you missed some of the sessions or want to revisit your favorite content, don’t worry. Public, Day 1 content is available here (free registration required for those not already registered for the event). We’re grateful to everyone who chose to take the time to participate in Include 2021. We’ve got a long way to go, but together we can make lasting change.
Microsoft Ignite Sessions and Highlights
Our commitment to expand Azure Availability Zones to more regions
Accelerating Department of Defense mission workloads with Azure
New Azure region coming to China in 2022