Microsoft highlighted a couple of Azure security and management tools this week.

The issue with sometimes having a virtual machine on Microsoft Azure is that, if it is publicly accessible, that the IP is uses is on a known IP range (Microsoft publishes the IP ranges here – –> which will make those IP addresses quite popular by hackers using different brute force mechanisms.

(Having a VM available on Azure for 5 hours,you can get even  1500 authentication attempts)


There’s a new Just-in-Time VM Access capability at the “public preview” phase. Microsoft also unveiled a “private preview” of PowerShell within its Azure Cloud Shell browser-based management solution.

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