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Application Security Groups are GA!
Application Security Groups (ASG) are now Generally Available in all Microsoft Azure regions! Through Application Security Groups, Azure provides security micro-segmentation for your Virtual Networks (VNets). You can use this to define fine-grained network security policies based on workloads, centralized on applications, instead of explicit IP addresses. This provides the capability to group VMs with monikers and secure applications by filtering traffic from trusted segments of your network.
implementing this granular security traffic controls improves isolation of workloads and protects them individually. If a security breach occurs, this technique limits the potential impact of lateral exploration of your networks from hackers.
You can read more from the official announcement from the “Application Security Groups now generally available in all Azure regions” article on the Microsoft Azure blog.
The Weeks Top Links
Here are some of the most notable links from the week:
Azure Service Updates
Here’s a list of the Microsoft Azure Service Updates from over the past week:
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Here’s a collection of some of the most note worthy blog articles posted over the past week:
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Serverless and Functions as a Service (FaaS)
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Command-Line / ARM Templates
Database / Big Data
Internet of Things (IoT)
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Development and DevOps
Containers / Service Fabric
Learning / Certification
Here are links to some of the videos that have been posted over the past week:
Audio / Podcasts
To complete the collection of different mediums to allow you to consume your Azure news / info in any way you want, here’s a list of the podcasts released this week:
General Cloud / Related
Here’s some noteworthy links about Cloud computing and other related topics that aren’t necessarily specific to Microsoft Azure:
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