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Windows Server 2008 End of Support: How to Get Extended Security Updates

Windows Server 2008 End of Support: How to Get Extended Security Updates

With the End of Support for Windows Server 2008 on January 14th, 2020 - you no longer have the ability to receive Security Updates or Support for any servers running Windows Server 2008. If you need to keep these systems ... continue reading
Windows Server 2008 End of Support: Know your Options

Windows Server 2008 End of Support: Know your Options

The time has come - we are officially at the End of Support for Windows Server 2008. What does this mean? In simple terms - if you are running any Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2 servers in your environment ... continue reading

Premier Offerings: Onboarding Accelerator – Office 365 Security and Compliance

Houston… We have a Problem… Have you ever noticed there is an awful lot of educational workshops and deliveries that teach you about all these amazing features, but ultimately leave you wondering how to actually implement them in your environment? ... continue reading

Empower Firstline Workers from Day One with enhanced identity and access management capabilities

Companies at the forefront of digital transformation recognize how critical it is to enable all of their people with the right technology and tools. That’s why in industries like retail, hospitality, and manufacturing, there’s a movement underway to digitally empower ... continue reading
Introducing security defaults

Introducing security defaults

Hey folks, In 2012, we started the Identity security and protection team for our consumer accounts (Microsoft accounts used for signing in to OneDrive, Skype, Xbox and such). We started out by doing two things – putting metrics in place ... continue reading
Working with Azure Service Principal Accounts

Working with Azure Service Principal Accounts

When I worked with on-prem IT infrastructure I was always keen to automate parts as much as possible, whether that was setting up a scheduled task to stop and start services on temperamental servers or automating the patching of the ... continue reading
Determining the public IP address of your CloudShell session

Determining the public IP address of your CloudShell session

CloudShell is a great tool for performing command line work against resources in Azure. One of the challenges around using CloudShell to remotely SSH or use PowerShell Remoting into IaaS VM resources, especially when you have a locked down configuration ... continue reading
Zero Hype

Zero Hype

At Ignite, I had the privilege of presenting “Zero Hype” with my colleagues Nupur Goyal (@nupur_11) who leads our Product Marketing, and Yinon Costica (@c0stica) who directs program management for Azure Security Center, Microsoft Cloud App Security, and Azure ATP ... continue reading
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Monitor Windows Storage Spaces Direct 2016/2019 with SCOM Management Pack

SCOM have revamped the old S2D 2016 MP and have added a whole list of new features to enable you with monitoring of entire S2D stack all the way from Physical disks to CSVs/File shares. Download the preview version today ... continue reading
Azure Migrate - What's in a name?

Azure Migrate – What's in a name?

Azure Migrate was first announced at Microsoft Ignite 2017. Since it went generally available in early 2018 it's undergone a number of changes, continuously adding functionality. Timeline of events We've seen it grow from a product that can only do ... continue reading