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Configuring Azure virtual network subnets with CIDR notation

For people new to networking, creating Azure Virtual Network subnets can be tricky. Learn how CIDR notation works to segment ranges of IP addresses. When you create an Azure virtual network, you'll get default IP addresses that look something like ... continue reading
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Azure Sentinel: Using rule templates

Microsoft's Azure Sentinel, our Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) solution, enables you to connect activity data from different sources into a shared workspace. That data ingestion is just the first step in the process though. The power comes from ... continue reading
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Azure Arc Jumpstart – Azure Arc enabled server walk-through for hybrid & multi-cloud

Want to get started with Azure Arc, to get visibility & control of non-Azure resources within your Azure environment? The product group have released some scenarios and automation code to help you explore Azure Arc's capabilities, on the Azure Arc ... continue reading
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Troubleshooting log on errors to an Azure AD DS domain joined Windows Server VM

If you've created a Windows Server virtual machine in Azure and are joining it to an Azure AD Domain Services managed domain or logging onto it via RDP, there are a couple of errors you can hit. Let's look at ... continue reading

Securing a Windows Server VM in Azure

If you've built and managed Windows Servers in an on-premises environment, you may have a set of configuration steps as well as regular process and monitoring alerts, to ensure that server is as secure as possible. But if you run ... continue reading
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Using Windows Admin Center on-premises to manage Azure Windows Server VMs

Contributed by @Orin Thomas Currently the Windows Admin Center (WAC) add-in for the Azure Portal is in preview. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, the preview is oversubscribed, and you might be waiting for a while before the feature becomes ... continue reading
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How to build an audit Azure Policy with multiple parameters

It's recommended that you plan and implement a governance strategy before you start deploying cloud resources, but in reality it doesn't always work out like that. How can we find which existing resources don't meet our new standards? There's a ... continue reading
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What is Azure Defender?

Mention the name "Defender" in relation to Microsoft and I'm taken back to the launch of the Windows Defender anti-spyware product, in 2006. This was truly breaking news that Microsoft would launch their own protection software, off the back of ... continue reading
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Step-by-Step: Azure Resource Health alert into Microsoft Teams

How do you monitor when a resource is unavailable? There are many tools and products that will do this, often with integrations into ticketing systems or alerting methods. Let's look at virtual machines and how we can post a message ... continue reading
Top 10 Best Practices for Azure Security

Top 10 Best Practices for Azure Security

Our Azure products and services come with comprehensive security features and configuration settings. They are mostly customizable (to a point), so you can define and implement a security posture that reflects the need of your organization. But adopting & maintaining ... continue reading