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Technical articles about deploying and managing a data center using Microsoft cloud technologies. Articles include best practices and tools such as System Center, Operations Management Suite, System Center Orchestrator, and Virtual Machine Manager for deploying an Azure hybrid or private cloud.

Wired for Hybrid – What’s New in Azure Networking – January 2024 edition

Hello Folks, Azure Networking is the foundation of your infrastructure in Azure. Each month we bring you an update on What’s new in Azure Networking. In this blog post, we’ll cover what’s new with Azure Networking in January 2024.  In this blog post, we will cover the following announcements and how they can help you. Standard and […]

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Microsoft Entra’s Top 50 Features of 2023

To kick off 2024, we’re revisiting the top features delivered in Microsoft Entra over the last calendar year. We served thousands of customers to verify all types of identities and secure, manage, and govern their access to any resource with multicloud identity and network access products. We introduced the latest wave of advancements from Microsoft

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Visualize Entra Sign-in Logs using an Interactive Map

There’s a plethora of data connectors for Microsoft Sentinel, from Microsoft and Azure services to third party sources and custom logs. This data is only as good as the analytical value it brings. During investigations – both proactive and reactive – visualizing data in different formats offers value into finding anomalies, patterns, and insights difficult

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Reducing costs for Windows workloads on Azure Kubernetes Service with Azure Hybrid Benefits

Happy new year everyone! What better way to get the year started than saving some money, right? Last year, as customers continued to move their Windows workloads to Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and evolve these deployments, they started to explore cost saving strategies. Granted, there are many ways to save costs when running in the

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Azure Bastion with Azure Virtual Wan Microsoft #Azure #AzureBastion #AzureNetworking #Vwan #AzOps #blogpost #MVPBuzz

Azure Bastion is a service you deploy that lets you connect to a virtual machine using your browser and the Azure portal, or via the native SSH or RDP client already installed on your local computer. The Azure Bastion service is a fully platform-managed PaaS service that you provision inside your virtual network. It provides

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Easily Manage Privileged Role Assignments in Microsoft Entra ID Using Audit Logs

One of the best practices for securing your organization’s data is to follow the principle of least privilege, which means granting users the minimum level of permissions they need to perform their tasks. Microsoft Entra ID helps you apply this principle by offering a wide range of built-in roles as well as allowing you to

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Addressing Data Exfiltration: Token Theft Talk

Let’s continue our discussion on preventing data exfiltration. In previous blogs, we shared Microsoft’s approach to securing authentication sessions with Continuous Access Evaluation (CAE) and discussed securing cross-tenant access with Tenant Restrictions v2. Today our topic is stolen authentication artifacts. Stolen authentication artifacts – tokens and cookies – can be used to impersonate the victim

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Advancing Cybersecurity: The Latest enhancement in Phishing-Resistant Authentication

Today, I’m excited to share with you several new developments in the journey towards phishing-resistant authentication for all users!  This isn’t just essential for compliance with Executive Order 14028 on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity but is increasingly critical for the safety of all the orgs and users who bet on digital identity. TL;DR? Here’s the cheat

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Introducing New Features of Microsoft Entra Permissions Management

Microsoft Entra Permissions Management is a Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) solution that helps organizations manage the permissions of any identity across organizations’ multicloud infrastructure. With Permissions Management, organizations can assess, manage, and monitor identities and their permissions continuously and right-size them based on past activity. Today, we’re thrilled to unveil the details of our

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Enhancements to Microsoft Entra certificate-based authentication

At Ignite 2022, we announced the general availability of Microsoft Entra certificate-based authentication (CBA) as part of Microsoft’s commitment to Executive Order 14028, Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. Based on our experience working with government customers, PIV/CAC cards are the most common authentication method used within the federal government. While valuable for all customers, the ability

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