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Announcing Windows Admin Center: Our reimagined management experience

This blog post was co-authored by Samuel Li, Principal Program Manager Lead, Windows Server and Vinicius Apolinario, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Windows Server. At Ignite 2017, we unveiled the technical preview of Project Honolulu to the world for the first ... continue reading

Hunting down Dofoil with Windows Defender ATP

Dofoil is a sophisticated threat that attempted to install coin miner malware on hundreds of thousands of computers in March, 2018. In previous blog posts we detailed how behavior monitoring and machine learning in Windows Defender AV protected customers from ... continue reading

Troubleshooting Active Directory Based Activation (ADBA) clients that do not activate

Hello everyone! My name is Mike Kammer, and I have been a Platforms PFE with Microsoft for just over two years now. I recently helped a customer with deploying Windows Server 2016 in their environment. We took this opportunity to ... continue reading

Azure.Source – Volume 24

Azure database services for MySQL and PostgreSQL, the next generation of Azure Alerts, and Azure Databricks are now generally available. Last week, we were at GDC 2018 in San Francisco with representation from Azure, PlayFab and Xbox. Meanwhile at OCP ... continue reading

Azure DNS Private Zones now available in public preview

We are pleased to announce the public preview of DNS Private Zones in all Azure Public cloud regions. This capability provides secure and reliable name resolution for your virtual networks in Azure. Private Zones was announced as a managed preview ... continue reading

How to configure network for Azure SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Managed Instance is fully managed SQL Server instance hosted in Azure cloud and placed in your Azure Virtual Network. In this post, I will explain how you can prepare network environment for Managed Instance. Azure SQL Database Managed ... continue reading

Poisoned peer-to-peer app kicked off Dofoil coin miner outbreak

On March 7, we reported that a massive Dofoil campaign attempted to install malicious cryptocurrency miners on hundreds of thousands of computers. Windows Defender Antivirus, with its behavior monitoring, machine learning technologies, and layered approach to security detected and blocked ... continue reading

Heuristic DNS detections in Azure Security Center

We have heard from many customers about their challenges with detecting highly evasive threats. To help provide guidance, we published Windows DNS server logging for network forensics and the introduction of the Azure DNS Analytics solution. Today, we are discussing ... continue reading

The Adventure Begins: Plan and Establish Hybrid Identity with Azure AD Connect (Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and Security)

Greetings and salutations fellow Internet travelers! Michael Hildebrand here…as some of you might recall, I used to pen quite a few posts here, but a while back, I changed roles within Microsoft and ‘Hilde – PFE’ was no longer. Since ... continue reading
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