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Risky Business in Azure AD…

Hi all, Zoheb here publishing on behalf of a guest author, Morne Naude. So without further ado... Hi Everyone, Morne here again and welcome to the first blog in our series on Azure Active Directory Security where we will be ... continue reading
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Az Update: AzureAD My Sign-In, Azure Monitor supports Kubernetes, Azure Sentinel news and more

Another week, another ton of Azure to share. Here are some of the headlines we're covering this week: SOC operational metrics now available in Azure Sentinel, Azure Monitor for containers with Azure Portal now supports Kubernetes resource view, Azure AD ... continue reading

Learning How to Transition Your SQL Server Skills to Azure SQL | Data Exposed

The Azure Data team at Microsoft recently launched FOUR new ways for you to learn Azure SQL. They'll show you how to translate your existing SQL Server expertise to Azure SQL including Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance ... continue reading
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How to organize your security team: The evolution of cybersecurity roles and responsibilities

Digital transformation, cloud computing, and a sophisticated threat landscape are forcing everyone to rethink the functions of each role on their security teams, from Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) to practitioners. With billions of people around the globe working from ... continue reading

Zero Trust: From security option to business imperative overnight

Not long ago when I spoke with customers about Zero Trust, our conversations focused on discussing the principles, defining scope, or sharing our own IT organization’s journey. Zero Trust was something interesting to learn about, and most organizations were very ... continue reading
Automated user provisioning from SAP SuccessFactors is now GA

Automated user provisioning from SAP SuccessFactors is now GA

Howdy folks, Today, we’re announcing the general availability of user provisioning from SAP SuccessFactors to Azure AD. In addition, SAP and Microsoft have been working closely together to enhance existing integrations between Azure AD and SAP Cloud Identity Services of ... continue reading
Azure Migrate Features.

Prioritize datacenter discovery and readiness assessments to accelerate cloud migration

Cloud migrations are an effective way to drive operational efficiencies and to flip capital expenses to operational. Successful cloud migrations are rooted in bias towards action and execute with urgency towards triggers that need immediate attention. In our experience, migration ... continue reading
Assess your AWS virtual machines with Azure Migrate

Assess your AWS virtual machines with Azure Migrate

Over the last few months I’ve been doing a “summer tour” of user groups and delivering a talk entitled “Start your datacentre transformation journey with Azure Migrate”, during my talk I mainly focus on customer journeys that are moving resources ... continue reading

New Azure SQL Learning Tools Launched

With the significant trend of moving to the cloud, you need to understand how to set up your organization for success. That's why Anna Hoffman, Data & Applied Scientist, and Bob Ward, Principal Architect, on the Azure Data team, created ... continue reading

Afternoon Cyber Tea: Revisiting social engineering: The human threat to cybersecurity

Most of us know ‘Improv’ through film, theatre, music or even live comedy. It may surprise you to learn that the skills required for improvisational performance art, can also make you a good hacker? In cybersecurity, while quite a bit ... continue reading
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Associate Microsoft and Pradeo to manage and secure Android Enterprise mobile devices

Want to learn more on how Android Enterprise works with existing mobility management and security solutions? This article will explain how Android Enterprise fits in a standard mobile ecosystem made of Microsoft Endpoint Manager solution and Pradeo Security Mobile Threat ... continue reading

Johnson Controls simplifies remote access to legacy, on-prem apps with Azure AD and F5 BIG-IP APM

For organizations that operate a hybrid environment with a mix of on-premises and cloud apps, shifting to remote work in response to COVID-19 has not been easy. VPN solutions can be clumsy and slow, making it difficult for users to ... continue reading

Configuring backup storage redundancy in Azure SQL Managed Instance

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 Managed Instance there are two types of automated backups that customers can use for ... continue reading
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How the Microsoft Mission Critical Team Helped Secure AAD

Hello everyone and welcome to our mind-blowing series of blogs we have lined up to show you the significant impact of the Azure Active Directory Security Features had for one of our SMC customer. This blog is a cumulative effort ... continue reading
Azure Monitor for Azure Arc enabled servers

Azure Monitor for Azure Arc enabled servers

As you know Azure Arc for servers is currently in preview and allows you to manage your Windows and Linux machines hosted outside of Azure on your corporate network or other cloud providers, similar to how you manage native Azure ... continue reading

New Azure SQL Learning Tools help reduce the global technology skills gap

"It’s been forecasted 800 million people need to learn new skills for their jobs by 2030. In this time of change, people are hungry to learn, gain new skills, and grow their economic opportunity.”—Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft Across Microsoft, we ... continue reading

CISO Stressbusters: Post #4: 4 tips for running a highly effective security operation

Rebecca Wynn, Global CISO & Chief Privacy Officer (CISO) of (24)7.ai, shares her advice for relieving stress in today’s CISO Stressbuster post. In many organizations, CISO is held accountable for security breaches, yet they don’t have control over all the ... continue reading

Johnson Controls simplifies remote access to legacy, on-premises apps with Azure AD and F5 BIG-IP AP

For organizations that operate a hybrid environment with a mix of on-premises and cloud apps, shifting to remote work in response to COVID-19 has not been easy. VPN solutions can be clumsy and slow, making it difficult for users to ... continue reading

Performance in a DevOps World with Flood

How do you incorporate load testing into your DevOps pipeline? In this episode, Tim Koopmans walks us through the steps of writing a browser-based load testing script using Flood Element, adding it as a task in Azure Pipelines, and ramping ... continue reading
Creating a traditional Windows Server Failover Cluster in Azure

Creating a traditional Windows Server Failover Cluster in Azure

Hello Folks, As we announced last month (Announcing the general availability of Azure shared disks and new Azure Disk Storage enhancements) Azure shared disks are now generally available. Shared disks, is the only shared block storage in the cloud that ... continue reading
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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