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Overview of Petya, a rapid cyberattack

In the first blog post of this 3-part series, we introduced what rapid cyberattacks are and illustrated how they are different in terms of execution and outcome. Next, we will go into some more details on the Petya (aka NotPetya) ... continue reading

Now you see me: Exposing fileless malware

Attackers are determined to circumvent security defenses using increasingly sophisticated techniques. Fileless malware boosts the stealth and effectiveness of an attack, and two of last years major ransomware outbreaks (Petya and WannaCry) used fileless techniques as part of their kill ... continue reading

End of support for #DirSync and #AzureAD Sync upgrade to #Azure AD Connect before end off 2017 #Cloud

Azure AD Connect is the best way to connect your on-premises directory with Azure AD and Office 365. This is a great time to upgrade to Azure AD Connect from Windows Azure Active Directory Sync (DirSync) or Azure AD Sync ... continue reading

What’s brewing in Visual Studio Team Services: December 2017 Digest

This month I have a lot to cover. Since my last post, we’ve shipped three sprints of features, and we had a very successful Connect(); event in November. Let’s dive right in. Connect(); The Connect(); conference highlights developer tools like ... continue reading

Don’t build your cloud home on shaky foundations

You probably wouldn’t furnish a house you’re building with a state of the art entertainment system without first installing doors and an alarm system. Similarly, it isn’t advisable to put valuable applications and data used to run your business in ... continue reading

Microsoft IoT Central delivers low-code way to build IoT solutions fast

Following a successful limited preview, today we are announcing the public preview of Microsoft IoT Central. Microsoft IoT Central is the first true highly scalable IoT SaaS solution that has built-in support for IoT best practices and world class security ... continue reading

Elastic database tools for Java

We are excited to announce the release of a new version of the Elastic Database Client Library for Azure SQL database supporting Java. The client library provides tools to help developers scale out the data tier of their applications using ... continue reading

New multi-tenant patterns for building SaaS applications on SQL Database

We’re delighted to announce the availability of an expanded set of sample SaaS applications, each using a different database tenancy model on SQL Database. Each sample includes a series of management scripts and tutorials to help you jump start your ... continue reading

Azure Virtual Datacenter

An approach to isolation, security, and trust in the Microsoft cloud I am excited to announce the distribution of Azure Virtual Datacenter guidance. Azure Virtual Datacenter (VDC) is an approach to making the most of the Azure cloud platform's capabilities ... continue reading
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