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Bring Your Own Keys for Apache Kafka on HDInsight

One of the biggest security and compliance requirements for enterprise customers is to encrypt their data at rest using their own encryption key. This is even more critical in a post-GDPR world. Today, we’re announcing the public preview of Bring ... continue reading
Tick Tock: Time to Dive Deep!

Tick Tock: Time to Dive Deep!

Looking at the Windows Time process and configuration there and back again As last we met, I am Tim Medina Sr PFE with Microsoft and we are coming to a conclusion of our three-part journey in time. First we took ... continue reading

HDInsight Enterprise Security Package now generally available

Enterprise Security Package GA for HDInsight 3.6 The HDInsight team is excited to announce the general availability of Enterprise Security Package (ESP) for Apache Spark, Apache Hadoop and Interactive Query clusters in HDInsight 3.6. When enterprise customers share clusters between ... 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The traditional perimeter-based network defense is obsolete.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

DSC Resource Kit Release June 2018

We just released the DSC Resource Kit! This is our biggest release yet! It takes the records for the most merged pull requests in a release and the most modules we have ever released at once from GitHub! This release ... continue reading
Are My RDP Connections Really Secured by a Certificate?

Are My RDP Connections Really Secured by a Certificate?

Hello everyone! Tim Beasley – Platforms PFE coming at you live from the funky fresh jam known as LAS VEGAS! That’s right people! I’m having a blast by the pool at the MGM Grand and loving life!! …writing a blog ... continue reading
New File Share Witness Feature in Windows Server 2019

New File Share Witness Feature in Windows Server 2019

This blog discusses a new feature in the upcoming release of Windows Server 2019. Currently, Windows Insiders receive current builds of Server 2019. We urge you to become an Insider and play a part in making Windows Server 2019 the ... continue reading
Celebrating 1M installations milestone for mssql extension for VS Code with another update

Celebrating 1M installations milestone for mssql extension for VS Code with another update

We are excited to announce that a new update for the mssql extension for VS Code is now available on the VS Code Marketplace. Use the mssql extension to turn VS Code into a powerful editor of T-SQL development, which ... continue reading
10 Tips and Tricks from the Field

10 Tips and Tricks from the Field

Hello All. The AskPFEPlat team is here today with you in force. Recently we put together 10 Tips and Tricks from the Field – a collection of tips and tricks in our tool belt that we use on occasion. We ... continue reading
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