azure advisor

Creating, building and deploying apps to Microsoft’s cloud platform, Azure, might seem to be an easy task but at times configuring the resources correctly and being used optimally can be a challenging task. In order to help you achieve more with your apps and services, Microsoft is introducing a new recommendation portal.

Azure Advisor, a personalized recommendation engine that provides proactive best practices guidance for optimally configuring your Azure resources.

Azure Advisor analyzes your resource configuration and usage telemetry to detect risks and potential issues. It then draws on Azure best practices to recommend solutions that will reduce your cost and improve the security, performance, and reliability of your applications.

To get started with Azure Advisor, login to the Azure portal. Pick your subscription and click on the Get recommendations button.

Depending on resources provisioned in the selected subscription, you should see a total number and the list of recommendations.

Azure Advisor also provides step by step guidance and walks you through implementing the fixes.

Azure Advisor also provides inline actions – a convenient way to click through and implement recommendations without leaving the Azure Advisor portal. If you don’t intend to take an immediate action, you can snooze a recommendation for a period. You can also dismiss a recommendation (choose snooze and select “Never”).