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New FastTrack benefit: Deployment support for Co-management on Windows 10 devices

New FastTrack benefit: Deployment support for Co-management on Windows 10 devices

This blog is part of a series that responds to common questions we receive from customers about deployment of Microsoft 365 security solutions. In this series youll find context, answers, and guidance for deployment and driving adoption within your organization ... continue reading
Windows Server 2016 Reverse DNS Registration Behavior

Windows Server 2016 Reverse DNS Registration Behavior

Greetings everyone! Tim Beasley (Platforms PFE) coming back at ya from the infamous Nixa, Missouri! It’s infamous since it’s the home of Jason Bourne (Bourne Identity movies). Anyways, I wanted to reach out to you all and quickly discuss the ... continue reading
Azure Marketplace new offers: May 16-31

Azure Marketplace new offers: May 16-31

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From May 16th to 31st, 31 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below: AionNode: Fully functional AionNode with running Kernel. AISE TensorFlow ... continue reading
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Azure Marketplace new offers: May 16-31

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From May 16th to 31st, 31 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below: AionNode: Fully functional AionNode with running Kernel. AISE TensorFlow ... continue reading
Windows Server Summit

Windows Server Summit 2018 regardless of whether you’re running Windows Server on-premises or in the #Cloud #Winserv #WindowsAdminCenter #Containers #WindowsServerSummit #S2D #CloudOS

In Almost a week Microsoft is hosting a Virtual event:Windows Server Summit This year Windows Server reaches the incredible mark of 25 years in market. If you’re a Microsoft professional, you probably built your career on the Windows platform and ... continue reading

Dive into blockchain for healthcare with the HIMSS blockchain webinar

Excitement around the potential of blockchain in healthcare has reached all-time highs and is accelerating. There is a hunger building across the industry for real use cases with real healthcare organizations transacting on blockchain, and proof points, case studies, or ... continue reading
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Siphon: Streaming data ingestion with Apache Kafka

Data is at the heart of Microsoft’s cloud services, such as Bing, Office, Skype, and many more. As these services have grown and matured, the need to collect, process and consume data has grown with it as well. Data powers ... continue reading

Top 8 reasons to choose Azure HDInsight

Household names such as Adobe, Jet, ASOS, Schneider Electric, and Milliman are amongst hundreds of enterprises that are powering their Big Data Analytics using Azure HDInsight. Azure HDInsight launched nearly six years ago and has since become the best place ... continue reading

Top 8 reasons to choose Azure HDInsight

Household names such as Adobe, Jet, ASOS, Schneider Electric, and Milliman are amongst hundreds of enterprises that are powering their Big Data Analytics using Azure HDInsight. Azure HDInsight launched nearly six years ago and has since become the best place ... continue reading
#Microsoft Windows Server Summit 2018 on June 26 #Winserv #WindowsAdminCenter #Containers #WindowsServerSummit

#Microsoft Windows Server Summit 2018 on June 26 #Winserv #WindowsAdminCenter #Containers #WindowsServerSummit

Microsoft Windows Admin Center Join Microsoft Windows Server Summit on June 26, 2018 Join Microsoft on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 for a virtual experience to learn tips and tricks for modernizing your infrastructure and applications—regardless of whether you’re running Windows ... continue reading
PowerTip: Use PowerShell to play WAV files

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to play WAV files

Summary: Make use of the native features of Windows through PowerShell to play sound. Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve got some WAV files I would love to play without launching an application. Is there a way in Windows PowerShell to do ... continue reading
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Windows PowerShell and the Text-to-Speech REST API (Part 4)

Summary: Send and receive content to the Text-to-Speech API with PowerShell. Q: Hey, Scripting Guy! I was playing with the Text-to-Speech API. I have it almost figured out, but I’m stumbling over the final steps of formatting the SSML markup ... continue reading

PowerShell Script Analyzer 1.17.1 Released!

Summary: A new version of PSScriptAnalyzer is now available with many new features, rules, fixes and improvements. You might remember me from my previous cross-platform remoting blog post, but just to introduce myself: I am Christoph Bergmeister, a full stack ... continue reading
Building Zero Trust networks with Microsoft 365

Building Zero Trust networks with Microsoft 365

The traditional perimeter-based network defense is obsolete. Perimeter-based networks operate on the assumption that all systems within a network can be trusted. However, todays increasingly mobile workforce, the migration towards public cloud services, and the adoption of Bring Your Own ... continue reading
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Container Tooling for Service Fabric in Visual Studio 2017

The latest version of the Service Fabric tools, which is part of Visual Studio 2017 Update 7 (15.7), includes the new container tooling for Service Fabric feature. This new feature makes debugging and deploying existing applications, in containers, on Service ... continue reading

MP Author Version 8.2

The following is a special guest blog from Silect We are pleased to announce the General Availability of MP Author version 8.2. We’ve made lots of updates and improvements to our family of products for SCOM. Here’s a summary of ... continue reading

Bing Visual Search and Entity Search APIs for video apps

In this blog, I will go over how you can use the Bing Visual Search API, in combination with Bing Entity Search API to build an enhanced viewing experience in your video app. General availability of Bing Visual Search API ... continue reading
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SmartHotel360 Microservices on Azure Kubernetes Service

During the Build 2018 keynote, Scott Hanselman, with help from Scott Guthrie, showed developers the new features available in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and Azure Dev Spaces. To help you learn how to deploy microservices written in any framework to ... continue reading
Updating your cybersecurity strategy to enable and accelerate digital transformation

Updating your cybersecurity strategy to enable and accelerate digital transformation

This post is authored by Cyril Voisin, Cheif Security Advisor, Enterprise Cybersecurity Group. Nowadays every company is becoming a digital company to some extent. Digital transformation changes the way business is done. For example, it puts more control into the ... continue reading
A Platforms Admin Guide to Setting up Event Rules/Monitors in SCOM

A Platforms Admin Guide to Setting up Event Rules/Monitors in SCOM

Hello to all who are reading. My name is Nathan Gau. I’m a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer and have been supporting System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) for about 4 years now. Most of my blogging is normally SCOM or Cyber ... continue reading
SQL Server Automatic Tuning around the world…

SQL Server Automatic Tuning around the world…

..and in the cloudsWhen I first saw early builds of SQL Server 2017, one of the features that caught my eye immediately was Automatic Tuning with an option called Automatic Plan Correction. SQL Server 2017 was released in October of ... continue reading

Azure.Source – Volume 35

Featuring Infrastructure-as-a-Service on Azure Why you should bet on Azure for your infrastructure needs, today and in the future - We are committed to providing the right infrastructure for every workload. Across our 50 Azure regions, you can pick from ... continue reading

Cross-instance point-in-time restore in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

Azure SQL Managed Instance is a fully managed SQL Server instance hosted in Microsoft Azure cloud. Besides built-in management operations, Azure SQL Database Managed Instance enables you to perform some custom management actions such as restoring databases across instances from ... continue reading
Machine learning vs. social engineering

Machine learning vs. social engineering

Machine learning is a key driver in the constant evolution of security technologies at Microsoft. Machine learning allows Microsoft 365 to scale next-gen protection capabilities and enhance cloud-based, real-time blocking of new and unknown threats. Just in the last few ... continue reading

Using STMicroelectronics starter kits to connect to Azure IoT in minutes

Microsoft partners with silicon vendors such as STMicroelectronics to simplify and accelerate the development of embedded systems, so our customers can move projects from proof of concepts to production faster. One of the most common issues in IoT project development ... continue reading
Cybersecurity Reference Architecture: Security for a Hybrid Enterprise

Cybersecurity Reference Architecture: Security for a Hybrid Enterprise

The Microsoft Cybersecurity Reference Architecture describes Microsofts cybersecurity capabilities and how they integrate with existing security architectures and capabilities. We recently updated this diagram and wanted to share a little bit about the changes and the document itself to help ... continue reading
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Azure Data Lake Tools for VSCode supports Azure blob storage integration

We are pleased to announce the integration of VSCode explorer with Azure blob storage. If you are a data scientist and want to explore the data in your Azure blob storage, please try the Data Lake Explorer blob storage integration ... continue reading

Azure Search is now certified for several levels of compliance

Compliance is an important factor for customers when looking at software and services as they look to meet their own compliance obligations across regulated industries and markets worldwide. For example, ISO 27001 certification is a security standard that provides a ... continue reading

Mellanox uses Azure to accelerate network design

What do you do when your networking powers 60 percent of the HPC systems on the Top500 supercomputer list and you have 70 percent market share for 25G and faster network adapters? You continue to push the boundaries of performance ... continue reading
Virtualization-based security (VBS) memory enclaves: Data protection through isolation

Virtualization-based security (VBS) memory enclaves: Data protection through isolation

The escalating sophistication of cyberattacks is marked by the increased use of kernel-level exploits that attempt to run malware with the highest privileges and evade security solutions and software sandboxes. Kernel exploits famously gave the WannaCry and Petya ransomware remote ... continue reading
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