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Introducing Microsoft Entra – modern identity and access solutions

Today we announced our new product family to help secure access for a connected world – Microsoft Entra. Don’t miss Vasu Jakkal’s and Joy Chik’s announcement blog on Microsoft Security. The Microsoft Entra product family includes: Azure Active Directory (Azure ... continue reading
WSL2 now available on Windows Server 2022

WSL2 now available on Windows Server 2022

Hello folks! If you’re one of those Devs/ITPros using the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) you know how useful and powerful it can be. We announced during Microsoft Build last week that WSL2 will be broadly available in June. But ... continue reading
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To AAD Join or Not … That is the Question

As we all know, the cloud paradigm shifts in IT continue. When I worked in corporate IT - heck, when I started blogging out here - on-prem was really all there was. Active Directory, GPOs and WINS were all the ... continue reading
Offset for monthly maintenance window reoccurrence schedule in Configuration Manager TP 2205

Offset for monthly maintenance window reoccurrence schedule in Configuration Manager TP 2205

Offset for reoccurring monthly maintenance window reoccurrence schedule. Based upon your feedback, you can now offset monthly maintenance window schedules to better align deployments with the release of monthly security updates. For example, using an offset of two days after ... continue reading
Docker Host network alternatives for Windows containers

Docker Host network alternatives for Windows containers

One of the things I like to do on my spare time is browse around forums, such as Reddit, Stack Overflow, and others, to check on questions people have around Windows containers that are not showing up on comments or ... continue reading
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Azure Monitor: Expanding the Out-of-the-Box observability for your IT infrastructure

Hello ladies and gentlemen, How many times have you found yourself in the need of monitoring a custom KPI? How many times did you need to react to a situation in which a given number of records in a database ... continue reading
Azure Terrafy – Import your existing Azure infrastructure into Terraform HCL

Azure Terrafy – Import your existing Azure infrastructure into Terraform HCL

When working with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) it’s difficult to know sometimes where to start. You have a couple of options, go to the Terraform on Azure documentation, then figure out how to write some Terraform templates. Or you can ... continue reading
Strengthen your security posture with new Azure AD partner integrations

Strengthen your security posture with new Azure AD partner integrations

I’m excited to announce several new Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) product integrations are now available. By leveraging the power of Azure AD, these solutions can help streamline your identity access, governance, and authentication for stronger Zero Trust security across ... continue reading
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Introduction to Network Trace Analysis Part 0: Laying the Groundwork

Hi everyone, this is Will Aftring again with the Windows Debug team, here to lay the groundwork for a new series on how to get started with network trace analysis. This is not an introduction to networking. Many of the networking ... continue reading
Expansion of FIDO standard and new updates for Microsoft passwordless solutions

Expansion of FIDO standard and new updates for Microsoft passwordless solutions

Howdy folks, Happy World Password Day! Today, I’m super excited to share some great news with you: Together, with the FIDO Alliance and other major platforms, Microsoft has announced support for the expansion of a common passwordless standard created by ... continue reading