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Microsoft Graph Security API proof of concept integration using PowerBI

Partnerships power the future of better security

This post is authored by Jeremy Dallman, Principal Program Manager. Our goal in building the Microsoft Graph Security API is to enable customers to share insights and take action across security solutions to improve protection and speed response. By creating ... continue reading
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Accelerate data warehouse modernization with Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services for Azure

Today at the Informatica World, Scott Guthrie, EVP, Cloud + AI, along with Anil Chakravarthy, CEO of Informatica, announced the availability of Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) for Azure. Microsoft has partnered with Informatica, a leader in Enterprise Data Management, ... continue reading
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Blue-Green deployments using Azure Traffic Manager

Azure Traffic Manager, Azure’s DNS based load balancing solution, is used by customers for a wide variety of use cases including routing a global user base to endpoints on Azure that will give them the fastest, low latency experience, providing ... continue reading
Hyper-V Integration Services – Where Are We Today?

Hyper-V Integration Services – Where Are We Today?

Hyper-V Integration Services provide critical functionality to Guests (virtual machines) running on Microsoft’s virtualization platform (Hyper-V). For the most part, virtual machines run in an isolated environment on the Hyper-V host. However, there is a high-speed communications channel between the ... continue reading
"Hey! You! Get on my cloud." Corey Sanders at Build 2018.

Azure.Source – Volume 32

Azure the cloud for all – highlights from Microsoft BUILD 2018 - In this final recap of Microsoft Build 2018, Julia White, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure pulled together some key highlights and top sessions to watch. This post summarizes ... continue reading
Now that you have a plan, it’s time to start deploying

Now that you have a plan, it’s time to start deploying

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
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New Azure Network Watcher integrations and Network Security Group Flow Logging updates

Azure Network Watcher provides you the ability to monitor, diagnose, and gain insights into your network in Azure. Among its suite of capabilities, Network Watcher offers the ability to log network traffic through Network Security Group (NSG) Flow Logging. When ... continue reading
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Detect malicious activity using Azure Security Center and Azure Log Analytics

This blog post was authored by Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center. ​ We have heard from our customers that investigating malicious activity on their systems can be tedious and knowing where to start is challenging. Azure Security Center makes it simple ... continue reading
Securing the modern workplace with Microsoft 365 threat protection – part 4

Securing the modern workplace with Microsoft 365 threat protection – part 4

This post is authored by Debraj Ghosh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft 365 Security. Responding to ransomware in the Modern Workplace Over the last few weeks, we have shared the roots of Microsoft 365 threat protection and how Microsoft 365 ... continue reading

Use Windows Information Protection (WIP) to help make accidental data leakage a thing of the past

Have you always wished you could have mobile application management (MAM) on Windows? Now you can! Windows Information Protection (WIP) is an out-of-the box data leakage prevention feature for Windows 10 that can automatically apply protection for work files and ... continue reading

Creating Azure SQL Managed Instance using ARM templates

Azure API enables you to create Azure SQL Managed Instance using ARM templates. These are JSON objects that contain definition of resources that should be created. You can send these objects to the Azure REST API to automate creation of ... continue reading

Accelerate innovation with Consulting Services in Azure Marketplace

We are excited to announce that Azure customers can now easily maximize the potential of the intelligent cloud through newly released Azure Marketplace Consulting Services offerings. This announcement builds on the success of Consulting Services offers for Dynamics 365 and ... continue reading
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Protect virtual machines across different subscriptions with Azure Security Center

We heard from our customers that they wanted an even simpler onboarding experience to Azure Security Center. Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Azure Security Center’s Cross Subscription Workspace Selection. This capability allows you to collect ... continue reading
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Why developers should enable Azure Security Center’s Just-in-Time VM Access

We are seeing more developers building and running their applications in the public cloud. In fact, companies are using multiple public clouds to run their applications. Our customers tell us that they choose to build applications in Azure because it’s ... continue reading
Visualize geographic spatial data from SQL Server directly in Tableau 2018.1

Visualize geographic spatial data from SQL Server directly in Tableau 2018.1

This is a partner post authored with the Tableau team. As part of Microsofts open and flexible platform for data and analytics, were always excited when partners add features that will expand customer options and extend business functionality. Business intelligence ... continue reading

Simple PowerShell Network Capture Tool – Update

Hello all. Jacob Lavender here once again for the Ask PFE Platforms team to give you an update on the little sample tool that I put together at the end of last year. The original post is located here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askpfeplat/2017/12/04/simple-powershell-network-capture-tool/ ... continue reading
Deploying Containers on #Kubernetes Cluster in #Docker for Windows CE and on #Azure AKS

Deploying Containers on #Kubernetes Cluster in #Docker for Windows CE and on #Azure AKS

Kubernetes Custer via Docker for Windows CE Edge Docker CE for Windows is Docker designed to run on Windows 10. It is a native Windows application that provides an easy-to-use development environment for building, shipping, and running dockerized apps. Docker ... continue reading
Bot Framework Emulator

Azure.Source – Volume 31

Build 2018 Last week, thousands of developers gathered in Seattle for Microsoft Build 2018, Microsoft’s annual developer conference, to learn how we are empowering them to advance the future of society with AI and the intelligent edge. This week's Azure.Source ... continue reading

Using the Azure IoT Python SDK: make sure you check the version!

Since the release in 2016, developers are using our Azure IoT Python SDK to write device and back-end applications to connect to Azure IoT Hub and Device Provisioning Service, as well as writing modules for Azure IoT Edge (preview). Python ... continue reading
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Accelerate your cloud data warehouse with automation tools

Gaining insights rapidly from data is critical to competitiveness in today’s business world. Azure SQL Data Warehouse (SQL DW), Microsoft’s fully managed analytics platform, leverages Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) to run complex interactive SQL queries at every level of scale ... continue reading

Customer success stories with Azure Backup: Somerset County Council

This is a continuation of our customer success story blog series for Azure Backup. In the previous case study we covered Russell Reynolds, here we will discuss how United Kingdom’s Somerset County Council are able to improve their backup and ... continue reading
Azure SQL Data Warehouse now supports automatic creation of statistics

Azure SQL Data Warehouse now supports automatic creation of statistics

We are pleased to announce that Azure SQL Data Warehouse (Azure SQL DW) now supports automatic creation of column level statistics. Azure SQL DW is a fast, flexible, and secure analytics platform for the enterprise. Modern systems such as Azure ... continue reading
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Full-integrated experience simplifying Language Understanding in conversational AI systems

Creating an advanced conversational system is now a simple task with the powerful tools integrated into Microsoft’s Language Understanding Service (LUIS) and Bot Framework. LUIS brings together cutting-edge speech, machine translation, and text analytics on the most enterprise-ready platform for ... continue reading
PowerTip: Get all your local certificates by using PowerShell

PowerTip: Get all your local certificates by using PowerShell

How can I use Windows PowerShell to enumerate all certificates on my Windows computer? If you have Windows 7 or later, you can user the Get-ChildItem cmdlet to enumerate all certificates on a local system. For example: ... continue reading
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Azure Networking May 2018 announcements

This week is Microsoft Build 2018, our premiere event of the year for our gifted developer audience. With a strong appetite for technology and a desire to learn and immerse themselves in new ways to build and create cloud applications, ... continue reading
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Get certificate info into a CSV by using PowerShell

Summary: Certificate management is always challenging. Let’s explore how to use PowerShell to export local certificate information to a comma-separated values (CSV) file on Windows 7 (or later) computers. Q: Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I get all my certificate ... continue reading
Securing the modern workplace with Microsoft 365 threat protection – part 3

Securing the modern workplace with Microsoft 365 threat protection – part 3

This post is authored by Debraj Ghosh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft 365 Security. Detecting ransomware in the modern workplace Over the last two weeks, we have shared with you the roots of Microsoft 365 threat protection and how Microsoft ... continue reading

Database scoped default online options is in preview for Azure SQL DB

This post is authored byJosh Gnanayutham, Program Manager, Azure SQL Database. We are happy to announce that database scoped default options for online and resumable are now available for public preview. With this feature, you can set a default behavior ... continue reading
Deploy #Azure WebApp with Visual Studio Code and Play with #Kudu and App Service Editor and #VSC

Deploy #Azure WebApp with Visual Studio Code and Play with #Kudu and App Service Editor and #VSC

When you have installed Microsoft Visual Studio Code which is Free and Open Source with Git integration, Debugging and lot of Extensions available, You activate the Microsoft Azure App Service extension in VSC. Azure App Service Extension You can install ... continue reading
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OpenShift on Azure: The easiest, fully managed OpenShift in the cloud

Today at Red Hat Summit 2018 in San Francisco, Microsoft and Red Hat will jointly demonstrate our OpenShift on Azure offering, the first fully managed and easiest to use version of OpenShift in the cloud. Since last year’s announcement about ... continue reading
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