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Wipro streamlines guest-user access with Azure AD External Identities – Microsoft

Hello! In today’s “Voice of the Partner” blog, Prakash Narayanamoorthy, Principal Microsoft Security Architect for Wipro, explains how his company transformed their identity and access management (IAM) offer while delivering an elevated level of governance and secure access across external ... continue reading
Microsoft open sources CodeQL queries used to hunt for Solorigate activity

Microsoft open sources CodeQL queries used to hunt for Solorigate activity

A key aspect of the Solorigate attack is the supply chain compromise that allowed the attacker to modify binaries in SolarWinds’ Orion product. These modified binaries were distributed via previously legitimate update channels and allowed the attacker to remotely perform ... continue reading
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Demystifying cloud economics

Migrating to the cloud is an evolution, and it's important to think differently about how you consume resources. As you're building a business case in your organization, it's critical to step back and understand the cloud's key constructs and transform ... continue reading

E-commerce on Azure increases security with Payment Card Industry Three-Domain Secure compliance

More customers than ever are shopping from home in the current health environment, and companies are responding by rapidly deploying cloud-based e-commerce solutions. Azure is helping these companies meet their customers' needs with robust, customizable, and scalable e-commerce solutions that ... continue reading
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Becoming resilient by understanding cybersecurity risks: Part 3—a security pro’s perspective

In part two of this blog series on aligning security with business objectives and risk, we explored the importance of thinking and acting holistically, using the example of human-operated ransomware, which threatens every organization in every industry. As we exited ... continue reading

99.99% uptime for Azure Active Directory B2C

With digital engagement for customers and citizens surging over the past year, resilience and security for our Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) B2C customers has been top of mind. I am excited to announce that starting May 25, we will ... continue reading
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New Resource Reporting

Intro One of the common ask I get from customers is to alert on new resources when they are created. I typically hesitate to alert every time a single resource is created because I think the better approach is to ... continue reading
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Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – February 2021

Whether you’re a new student, thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints, and you need to know what you’re spending, where, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to the ... continue reading
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Manage your Azure resources using automation tasks

There are different ways to manage your Azure resources depending on your specific needs. With automation tasks, Azure offers a simple way to manage a specific resource or resource group using automation task templates. These templates depend on the Azure ... continue reading
Automating quota management with Quota API.

Automating quota management with Azure Quota REST API

Enterprises are increasingly defined by the applications they use and build to run their core business processes, including the customer experiences they provide. Across all sectors, we see how companies like challenger banks, online healthcare providers, e-commerce providers, and other ... continue reading

How ServiceNow and Azure AD are improving the Employee Experience

Hello! ServiceNow was recently named one of our most used apps for the third year in a row, is a new Microsoft Viva (Employee Experience Platform) launch partner, and has been building deep integrations to benefit our joint customers like ... continue reading

On Prem To The Cloud: Getting Started (Ep 1)

Our customers have been wanting some more basic, getting started material on taking their on prem applications and moving them to the cloud. This video series does just that. Starting with a simple on prem solution, lifting and shifting and ... continue reading

Accelerating Department of Defense mission workloads with Azure

As the Azure engineering team continues to deliver a rapid pace of innovation for defense customers, we’re also continuing to support Department of Defense (DoD) customers and partners in delivering new capabilities to serve mission needs. In many cases, accelerating ... continue reading
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10 Reasons to Love Passwordless #5 – The ease of use and portability of security keys

In this series, Microsoft identity team members share their reasons for loving passwordless authentication (and why you should too!). In this post, Sue Bohn continues the series by sharing another benefit of passwordless. I love passwordless because of how much ... continue reading
Real people. IT professionals build and maintain the LinkedIn server farm which operates on 100% renewable energy. Power is hydro-generated and managed efficiently on-site with minimum new draw from external grid. State-of-the-art facility uses eco-friendly solutions such as using reclaimed water to cool the data center.

Securing Azure datacenters with continuous IoT/OT monitoring

As more intelligent devices and machinery become connected to the internet, Operational Technology (OT) and the Internet of Things (IoT) have become part of your enterprise network infrastructure—and a growing security risk. With every new factory sensor, wind turbine monitoring ... continue reading

What we like about Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

This blog post is part of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association guest blog series. Learn more about MISA.   It’s no secret that the security industry generally likes Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. After a few months of using and integrating it with our ... continue reading
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Importance of Browser Updates and Browser Based Security Controls

Introduction   This is John Barbare and I am a Sr. Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on all things in the Cybersecurity space. It has been a while since I have had time to sit down and write a security blog due to studying and making sure I ... continue reading
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What's the difference between Azure Security Center, Azure Defender and Azure Sentinel?

It's common to have a pre-defined perspective when you hear the word "security". Some people think of applications being configured correctly or insecure coding practices. Some people think of identity concepts like password spray attacks, phishing or multi factor authentication ... continue reading

A deep dive into serverless applications on Power Apps and Azure

In 2021, each month we will be releasing a monthly blog covering the webinar of the month for the low-code application development (LCAD) on Azure solution. LCAD on Azure is a new solution to demonstrate the robust development capabilities of ... continue reading

Make the most of your Azure portal experience

The Azure portal is the single pane of glass where you can create, monitor, manage and operate hundreds of Azure services. In this episode, Leon Welicki shows Scott Hanselman some of the core interactions in the portal that enable you ... continue reading

Managing Azure from your phone with the Azure mobile app

Ilse Terrazas Ortega joins Scott Hanselman to show you how to take advantage of the Azure mobile app to monitor and manage your Azure environment. From Azure alerts to Cloud Shell, this powerful tool will help you take control of ... continue reading

Turning the page on Solorigate and opening the next chapter for the security community

The recent Solar Winds attack is a moment of reckoning. Today, as we close our own internal investigation of the incident, we continue to see an urgent opportunity for defenders everywhere to unify and protect the world in a more concerted ... continue reading
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Azure Front Door enhances secure cloud CDN with intelligent threat protection

This blog post was co-authored by Jessie Jia, Senior Program Manager The Internet is the new corporate network and the fabric that connects users, devices, and data to applications of all types. It is foundational to how organizations run their businesses, engage their customers, conduct commerce, operate their supply chain, and enable their ... continue reading
One Ops Question Video Series

One Ops Question Video Series

A team of Cloud Advocates have created a series of videos answering questions they've received from customers and member of the IT community covering off topics from Containers to Zero Trust Architectures. Donovan Brown, Dean Byren, Jay Gordon, Sarah Lean, ... continue reading

Decentralized digital identities and blockchain: The future as we see it

First published on February 12, 2018 Howdy folks, I hope you’ll find today’s post as interesting as I do. It’s a bit of brain candy and outlines an exciting vision for the future of digital identities. Over the last 12 ... continue reading
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6 strategies to reduce cybersecurity alert fatigue in your SOC

Today, organizations are faced with the increasingly difficult task of trying to protect their expanding digital estate from sophisticated cybersecurity threats. Migration to the cloud and a mobile workforce has dissolved the network boundary and projected the digital estate beyond ... continue reading
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Manage Certificates on your Hybrid Servers using Azure Arc Key Vault Extension

Managing certificates is an important scenario when it comes to server management. You want to make sure you can roll out certificates to your servers and manage these from a central place. In a pure on-premises environment, we have done ... continue reading

Customers unify hybrid and multicloud IT operations with Azure Arc

Businesses today are building and running applications across a variety of ecosystems on-premises, in multiple clouds, and on edge. To maintain agility and ensure compliance, it’s critical to an organization’s success to effectively manage servers, applications, and data at scale—regardless ... continue reading

Afternoon Cyber Tea: Evaluating individual and organizational cyber risk in a pandemic

Cybersecurity professionals find themselves in high demand as organizations worldwide continue to grapple with how to secure millions of remote workers. James Turner is an industry analyst at CISO Lens and served as an adjudicator from 2017 to 2019 for ... continue reading

What’s new with SQL Server Big Data Clusters

SQL Server Big Data Clusters (BDC) is a new capability brought to market as part of the SQL Server 2019 release. BDC extends SQL Server's analytical capabilities beyond in-database processing of transactional and analytical workloads by uniting the SQL engine ... continue reading