Azure Automanage: A month into the life of a new Azure service

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Over a month has already passed since Microsoft hosted its Ignite 2020 conference. At an event dominated by talk of edge computing and hybrid cloud, if you blinked you might have missed another important announcement: the public preview of Azure Automanage.

We spoke with Azure professionals about the significance of the recent Automanage announcement.

What the offering means for users

Automanage helps users to apply VM management best practices defined in the Azure Cloud Adoption Framework. When a VM’s configuration shifts from the controls applied to it, Automanage detects and remediates the change, updating it to the desired configuration.

Microsoft indicates that a major role for Automanage is automating frequent error-prone management tasks, like onboarding and configuration for Security Center and Backup. The Azure team sees Automanage playing a security rule through OS baseline setting, in combination with Windows Defender.

Adam Cuipa, principle cloud architect at Navisite said:

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