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Microsoft Authenticator app lock now enabled by default

Microsoft Authenticator app lock now enabled by default

Howdy folks, We’re always listening to your feedback about Microsoft Authenticator and what we can do to make the app more secure and easier for end users. A few years ago, we released our App Lock feature in response to ... continue reading

Microsoft Joins Open Source Security Foundation

Microsoft has invested in the security of open-source software for many years and today I’m excited to share that Microsoft is joining industry partners to create the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), a new cross-industry collaboration hosted at the Linux ... continue reading
End users can now report “This wasn’t me” for unusual sign-in activity

End users can now report “This wasn’t me” for unusual sign-in activity

Howdy folks, I’m excited to announce the General Availability of Azure AD My Sign-Ins—a new feature that allows enterprise users to review their sign-in history to check for any unusual activity. As we discussed in the Public Preview blog post, ... continue reading
Azure AD Mailbag: Identity protection

Azure AD Mailbag: Identity protection

Greetings! We're back with another mailbag, this time focusing on your common questions regarding Azure AD Identity Protection. Security is always top of mind and Identity Protection helps you strike a balance between the usability required for end users to ... continue reading

Microsoft Defender ATP Daily Operation – Part 1

Hello IT Pros, I have combined the information for Security Team who monitor, respond and manage ATP Portal on a daily basis. Please check it out and give your feedback. =================== ALERT MANAGEMENT The Alert response could be done as ... continue reading

Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection for Linux

Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (MD ATP) support for Linux with kernel version 3.10.0-327 or later, including the following Linux flavours : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 or higher CentOS 7.2 or higher Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or higher LTS Debian ... continue reading
Windows Virtual Desktop blade in the Azure Portal

Az Update: New Windows Virtual Desktop capabilities, NFS support for Azure Blob Storage, and more!

This week some important Windows Virtual Desktop features moved to be generally available (hello audio and video redirection!), the Android Remote Desktop client now also supports WVD and Azure AD App Proxy now supports the Remote Desktop Services web client, ... continue reading
Syntax Highlighting Bugs

Semantic Highlighting in the PowerShell Preview extension for Visual Studio Code

Hi everyone! I’m Justin and I am currently an intern on the PowerShell team. One of my projects was to add PowerShell semantic highlighting support in VS Code allowing for more accurate highlighting in the editor. I’m excited to share ... continue reading

Introducing the next generation of Azure Stack HCI

Scott Hanselman sits down with Cosmos Darwin to learn about Azure Stack HCI, which is a new host operating system for hyperconverged infrastructure. Delivered as an Azure service, Azure Stack HCI provides the latest and up to date security, performance, ... continue reading
Show Notebook Mode

Public Preview of Notebook Mode in the PowerShell Preview extension for Visual Studio Code

In March, the Visual Studio Code team released a proposed API for providing Notebook-like experiences natively inside of Visual Studio Code. Leveraging this, I am excited to announce the public preview of “Notebook Mode” in the PowerShell extension. This provides ... continue reading

Video Tutorial: App-V 5.0 Client – Application Deployment Part 14

Hello everyone, here is part 14 of a series focusing on Application Deployment in Configuration Manager. This series is recorded by , a Microsoft principal premier field engineer. These tutorials are from our library and use Configuration Manager 2012 in ... continue reading

Azure SQL – Automated Backups (Part 2) | Data Exposed

In the last part of this two-part series, Shreya Verma takes a deeper dive into backup options by showing us point-in-time, long-term retention, and geo restore demos. To learn about the different backups options Azure SQL provides and how to ... continue reading
How to Manage SharePoint via PowerShell - Part 2

How to Manage SharePoint via PowerShell – Part 2

To get all the lists & libraries in a site, run Get-PnPList. Note there's no "Get-PnPLibrary" cmdlet because under the hood, everything is a "list". If you wish to differentiate what you want (list, library, or any other type available), ... continue reading

Turn Off “Automatically Dismiss Lock Screen When Face is Recognized” At Scale

Windows Hello in Windows 10 is a biometric means of recognizing a user and authenticating them to a device using a fingerprint, secure PIN, or face recognition. If a personal or corporate device is capable of face recognition, it can ... continue reading
Diagram showing an attack chain involving attack sprawl and techniques like overpass-the-hash

Inside Microsoft Threat Protection: Solving cross-domain security incidents through the power of correlation analytics

In theory, a cyberattack can be disrupted at every phase of the attack chain. In reality, however, defense stack boundaries should overlap in order to be effective. When a threat comes via email, for example, even with good security solutions ... continue reading
Launch rich client apps with a full desktop like experience

Azure AD Application Proxy now supports the Remote Desktop Services web client

Howdy folks! Today we’re announcing the public preview of Azure AD Application Proxy (App Proxy) support for the Remote Desktop Services (RDS) web client. Many of you are already using App Proxy for applications hosted on RDS and we’ve seen ... continue reading

PSScriptAnalyzer 1.19.1

PSScriptAnalyzer 1.19.1 is now available on the PowerShell Gallery. This minor update fixes a few user-reported bugs and introduces a new rule (which is disabled by default) for avoiding using double quotes for constant strings. To install this version of ... continue reading
Image of the Human Capital Cycle

Empower your analysts to reduce burnout in your security operations center

Effective cybersecurity starts with a skilled and empowered team. In a world with more remote workers and an evolving threat landscape, you need creative problem solvers defending your organization. Unfortunately, many traditional security organizations operate in a way that discourages ... continue reading

More ways to save when you migrate SQL Server data to Azure SQL

A new normal is emerging globally as businesses restart or rebuild in the face of rapidly changing conditions. To keep up with the pace of change and address new opportunities that arise, businesses are looking to the cloud for ways ... continue reading

ARM Series #5: Variables

Variables are very useful in all king of scenarios to simplify things. Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates aren't an exception and the variable will offer great flexibility. In this chapter, we will explain how you can use variables inside your ... continue reading
iewing Azure Monitor for VM map for an Arc enabled server

Monitoring Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes and servers

Azure Arc is a preview service that enables users to create and attach Kubernetes clusters both inside and outside of Azure. Azure Arc also enables the user to manage Windows and Linux machines outside of Azure the same way native ... continue reading

Three reasons to migrate your ASP.NET apps and SQL Server data to Azure

The way we work and live has changed. Over the last several months, enterprises have had to shift their strategy from “physical first” to digital first and accelerate their digital transformation to enable remote productivity, reduce costs, or rapidly address ... continue reading
Cost Optimization blog illus v2

Eight ways to optimize costs on Azure SQL

Across the globe, businesses are emerging into a new normal, eager to restart or rebuild, but still operating in uncertain times. Optimizing costs and redirecting the spend to where it matters most is as important as ever, and many companies ... continue reading
How to Manage SharePoint via PowerShell - Part 1

How to Manage SharePoint via PowerShell – Part 1

In this two-part series, we're going to look at how we can manage SharePoint using PowerShell. This is highly focused on SharePoint Online, but if the cmdlets are available, it also applies to SharePoint on-premises. We'll start with the basics, ... continue reading

Support for Azure AD user creation on behalf of Azure AD Applications for Azure SQL

We are announcing a public preview for Azure AD user creation support for Azure SQL Database and Azure Synapse Analytics on behalf of Azure AD Applications (service principals). See Azure Active Directory service principal with Azure SQL. What support for ... continue reading

Enhanced support for Azure AD Guest Users for Azure SQL

We are announcing public preview of a new capability that enables creation of Azure AD guest users directly as database users and setting Azure AD guest users as Active Directory admin for SQL for Azure SQL Database, Managed Instance and ... continue reading
Video Tutorial: App-V 5.0 Sequencer - Application Deployment Part 13

Video Tutorial: App-V 5.0 Sequencer – Application Deployment Part 13

Hello everyone, here is part 13 of a series focusing on Application Deployment in Configuration Manager. This series is recorded by @Steve Rachui, a Microsoft principal premier field engineer. These tutorials are from our library and uses Configuration Manager 2012 ... continue reading

Guiding principles of our identity strategy: staying ahead of evolving customer needs

Last June, when I shared the 5 principles driving a customer-obsessed identity strategy at Microsoft, many of you had embraced the idea of a boundaryless environment, but relatively few had implemented it in practice. A global pandemic made remote access ... continue reading
release pipeline chaos opportunities

Advancing resilience through chaos engineering and fault injection

“When I first kicked off this Advancing Reliability blog series in my post last July, I highlighted several initiatives underway to keep improving platform availability, as part of our commitment to provide a trusted set of cloud services. One area ... continue reading
Traditional Failover Clustering in Azure

Traditional Failover Clustering in Azure

Hello folks, Last month I presented a session during the “Windows Server webinar miniseries - Month of Cloud Essentials”. The session was on how to create highly available apps with Azure VMs. Following the session I was asked about setting ... continue reading