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Check out the Azure Stack Hardware AR Experience

As you know, Microsoft Ignite 2020 has gone virtual this year. We have some great sessions, engagement options, the Cloud Skills Challenge, and much more for you. However, one part I would have missed this year would have been the ... continue reading

Hybrid Disaster Recovery Scenarios for SQL Server | Data Exposed

In the conclusion to this two-part series with Allan Hirt, learn how Azure can be used to create disaster recovery solutions for your on premises Microsoft SQL Server instances and databases through the use of built-in availability features of SQL ... continue reading
Azure SQL Edge meets the demands of IoT with the performance and security of SQL

Real-time data intelligence and security at the edge with Azure SQL Edge

Today we introduce the availability of Azure SQL Edge, a real-time data engine, optimized for IoT workloads and backed by the security and performance of the same engine that powers SQL Server and Azure SQL.Azure SQL Edge is a small-footprint ... continue reading
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Microsoft delivers unified SIEM and XDR to modernize security operations

The threat landscape continues to increase in both complexity and the level of sophistication of the attacks we observe. Attackers target the most vulnerable resources in an organization and then traverse laterally to target high-value assets. No longer can you ... continue reading
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Microsoft announces cloud innovation to simplify security, compliance, and identity

2020 will be remembered as a year of historic transformation. The pandemic has changed the way businesses operate and people work. One thing that has not changed is our basic human nature and the need to feel safe. Being safe ... continue reading
An image of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on an Android device.

Microsoft announces cloud innovation to simplify security, compliance, and identity

2020 will be remembered as a year of historic transformation. The pandemic has changed the way businesses operate and people work. One thing that has not changed is our basic human nature and the need to feel safe. Being safe ... continue reading
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Identity at Microsoft Ignite: Rising to the challenges of secure remote access and employee productivity

These past months have changed the way we work in so many ways. When businesses and schools went remote overnight, many of you had to adapt quickly to ensure your users could stay productive while working from home. Bad actors ... continue reading
See the breakdown of sign-ins for each Conditional Access condition.

Identity at Microsoft Ignite: Rising to the challenges of secure remote access and employee productivity

These past months have changed the way we work in so many ways. When businesses and schools went remote overnight, many of you had to adapt quickly to ensure your users could stay productive while working from home. Bad actors ... continue reading
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Enable secure remote work, address regulations and uncover new risks with Microsoft Compliance

As we talk with a broad range of customers in the current environment, we hear some consistent challenges businesses are facing. With so many remote workers, people are creating, sharing, and storing data in new ways, which fosters productivity, but ... continue reading
Calico for Windows goes Open Source

Calico for Windows goes Open Source

Since Windows worker node support reached GA in Kubernetes Microsoft and Tigera have listened closely to feedback from the community.A big contention point of Windows Container users in the Kubernetes community is: “One of the most important open source network ... continue reading

Configuring backup storage redundancy in Azure SQL

Database backups are an essential part of any business continuity and disaster recovery strategy, because they protect your data from corruption or deletion. In Azure SQL there are two types of automated backups that customers can use for restoring their ... continue reading

Track progress of SQL Managed Instance create/scale request

Azure SQL Managed Instance provides management operations that you can use to automatically deploy new managed instances, update instance properties, and delete instances when no longer needed. All management operations can be categorized as follows: Instance deployment (new instance creation) Instance ... continue reading
New Windows Server 2019 and Azure Stack HCI instructor-lead courses

New Windows Server 2019 and Azure Stack HCI instructor-lead courses

Search for training on Windows Server and you're likely to find that the top results are about Windows Server virtual machines on Azure. But we also know that many organizations run Windows Server on-premises: in a server room in their ... continue reading
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Vectra and Microsoft join forces to step up detection and response

This blog post is part of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) guest blog series. Click here to learn more about MISA. Traditional security operations center (SOC) processes typically involve a wide variety of disparate event notification tools that force ... continue reading
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Manage USB Devices on Windows Hosts

  Raven is a Miniature Schnauzer that doesn’t like small critters in the yard unless they can fly. This gives Raven an insurmountable challenge, since my wife is such an avid gardener. We live on the side of a hill ... continue reading
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Azure Blob Versioning and AzCopy

Azure Blob Versioning when enabled is a feature that will automatically maintain previous versions of an object.  This allows you to restore an earlier version to recover your data if it was modified or deleted by mistake.   Which is a ... continue reading
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Azure File Sync: Integration with DFS Namespaces

Hello everyone, this is Andrew Coughlin and I am a Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on Azure IaaS. In this blog I will focus on a couple of questions I get quite often around Azure File Sync, does Azure File ... continue reading

Code to Cloud with Docker and Azure Container Instances

Chad Metcalf from Docker joins Scott Hanselman to show how to use the Docker CLI to deploy a container to Azure Container Instances (ACI). Using only the Docker CLI, Chad deploys a Minecraft image to ACI and then shares the ... continue reading
The “Create policy” screen in the Azure portal for an Azure AD access package, showing the lifecycle tab in which quarterly reviewing access reviews are required.

Best practices to simplify governing employee access across your applications, groups and teams

In the modern workforce, the emergence of hybrid cloud deployments and collaborative applications make it easy for employees to share information, data, and files with other internal as well as external users, helping them collaborate easily with vendors, business partners, ... continue reading
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Azure Advanced Threat Protection Deployment and Troubleshooting

    Hi IT Pros,   Recently, I searched the internet and could not find the document for Azure ATP Setup and Troubleshooting. So, I prepared this document for our convenient reference and deployment in the future.   Please check ... continue reading

Azure SQL digital event: Transform your applications with Azure SQL

The impact of COVID-19 has accelerated several trends that already existed in the database world. Overnight, many companies have seen traffic on external and internal applications skyrocket as people adjust to the new normal. The urgency to move from on-premises ... continue reading

How to Shut Off Public Connectivity to Azure SQL Database | Data Exposed

In this episode with Rohit Nayak, we cover how to deny public network access settings for Azure SQL Database. Customers can use this setting to block all public access via firewall rules and exclusively rely on private endpoint connections. Watch ... continue reading

SecretManagement Preview 3

Microsoft.PowerShell.SecretManagement preview3 Microsoft.PowerShell.SecretStore preview1 To install the modules, and register the SecretStore vault, open any PowerShell console and run: Install-Module Microsoft.PowerShell.SecretManagement -AllowPrerelease Install-Module Microsoft.PowerShell.SecretStore -AllowPrerelease Register-SecretVault -Name SecretStore -ModuleName Microsoft.PowerShell.SecretStore -DefaultVault NOTE: This version of the module has a major breaking ... continue reading

Industry-wide partnership on threat-informed defense improves security for all

MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat-Informed Defense has published a library of detailed plans for emulating the threat actor FIN6 (which Microsoft tracks as TAAL), a collection of threat intelligence, MITRE ATT&CK data, supporting scripts, and utilities designed to enable red ... continue reading
Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series - Knowledge Park

Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series – Knowledge Park

Together with the Azure Stack Hub team, we are starting a journey to explore the ways our customers and partners use, deploy, manage, and build solutions on the Azure Stack Hub platform. Together with the Tiberiu Radu (Azure Stack Hub ... continue reading
Deploy a container to Azure Container Instances (ACI)

Azure Container Instances – Docker integration now in Docker Desktop stable release

We’re happy to announce the new stable release of Docker Desktop includes the Azure Container Instances - Docker integration. Install or update to the latest release and get started deploying containers to Azure Container Instances (ACI) today. The Azure Docker ... continue reading

Build a scalable security practice with Azure Lighthouse and Azure Sentinel

The Microsoft Azure Lighthouse product group is excited to launch a blog series covering areas in Azure Lighthouse where we are investing to make our service provider partners and enterprise customers successful with Azure. Our first blog in this series ... continue reading
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Third-Party Updates and Windows Update for Business

While using Windows Updates for Business (WUfB) is not for everyone, its simplicity and familiar end-user experience make it quite attractive to many organizations. One thing that WUfB does not provide today is updates for third-party products. For that, you ... continue reading

Microsoft announces new Project OneFuzz framework, an open source developer tool to find and fix bugs at scale

Microsoft is dedicated to working with the community and our customers to continuously improve and tune our platform and products to help defend against the dynamic and sophisticated threat landscape. Earlier this year, we announced that we would replace the ... continue reading

An Introduction to Microsoft Hybrid SQL Server Solutions | Data Exposed

In the first episode of this two-part series with Allan Hirt, learn how to leverage on premises infrastructure for Microsoft SQL Server deployments while also taking advantage of the benefits of Azure at the same time. Using cloud-based resources does ... continue reading