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10 Reasons to Love Passwordless #7: Authenticator app for easy phone sign-in

In this series, Microsoft identity team members share their reasons for loving passwordless authentication (and why you should too!). Today, Alex Weinert continues this series. In previous blogs in this series, we shared how passwords lead to breaches, lost productivity ... continue reading

PowerShell Team 2021 Investments

The PowerShell Team plans engineering work per semester (6 months at a time). However, PowerShell itself follows the .NET schedule of release every year. In this blog post, we’ll cover the year long plan for PowerShell 7.2 as well as ... continue reading
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Azure Blueprints vs Azure Resource Manager template specs

Hello folks, I’ve had a few conversations lately with IT pros and operations folks that made me think that there may be a disconnect or some confusion about the role of Azure blueprints and ARM templates specs. There were comments ... continue reading
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Identity at Microsoft Ignite: Strengthening Zero Trust defenses in the era of hybrid work

We’re now a year into our new reality, and two trends stand out. First, people need even more flexibility as we work, learn, and collaborate in a world without perimeters. And second, bad actors are getting even more sophisticated. They’re ... continue reading
The Windows Admin Center will allow easy management of Secured-core functionality from any browser

Microsoft brings advanced hardware security to Server and Edge with Secured-core

A cursory look at recent headlines reveals two clear trends. First, organizations around the world are embracing digital transformation using technologies across cloud and edge computing to better serve their customers and thrive in fast-paced environments. Second, attackers are constantly ... continue reading

4 ways Microsoft is delivering security for all in a Zero Trust world

If there’s one thing the dawning of 2021 has shown, it’s that security isn’t getting any easier. Recent high-profile breach activity has underscored the growing sophistication of today’s threat actors and the complexity of managing business risk in an increasingly ... continue reading
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Microsoft unifies SIEM and XDR to help stop advanced attacks

For all of us in security, the last twelve months have been an incredible series of challenges—from balancing remote work with family priorities, to helping build resilient businesses, and protecting against the latest attacks. 2020 showed us that while we ... continue reading

Securing and governing data in a new hybrid work reality

The past year has led to an evolution in not only how we think about work, but more importantly, where work gets done. Arguably, gone are the days that your organization’s data is limited to the protected confines of your ... continue reading
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Top 5 things to get the most out of Microsoft Ignite

We’re one day away from the kick off of Microsoft Ignite digital experience taking place March 2nd-4th starting at 8am PST. I thought it would be a good idea to share some special insights on how to get the most ... continue reading

10 Reasons to Love Passwordless #8: You won’t get phished!

In this series, Microsoft identity team members share their reasons for loving passwordless authentication (and why you should too!). Today, Maria Puertas Calvo, data scientist for Microsoft Identity, continues the series. Hi! I am honored to be among such a ... continue reading

Troubleshoot AKS cluster issues with AKS Diagnostics and AKS Periscope

Yun Jung Choi shows Scott Hanselman how to use AKS Diagnostics and AKS Periscope to troubleshoot issues on your AKS cluster. Use AKS Diagnostics to identify problems and get actionable recommendations on how to resolve AKS cluster issues. Run AKS ... continue reading

Autoscale applications on Kubernetes with Kubernetes Event-Driven Autoscaling (KEDA)

Do you want to scale your workloads on Kubernetes without having to worry about the details? Do you want to run Azure Functions anywhere and easily scale it yourself? Tom Kerkhove shows Scott Hanselman how Kubernetes Event-Driven Autoscaling (KEDA) makes ... continue reading
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Enable Application Setups to Change File Type Associations

Tested with Windows 10 1609 up to 20H2 Hey community, this is Helmut Wagensonner, a Customer Engineer for Windows Client platform. Today I show you a way to make file type associations more enterprise ready. I heard many of my ... continue reading
Task Sequence Bootstrapping - OSD Video Tutorial: Part 26

Task Sequence Bootstrapping – OSD Video Tutorial: Part 26

Hi everyone, we have added a new video tutorial to the Advanced OSD series. This tutorial highlights the ability to bootstrap a task sequence during client installation. This was introduced in ConfigMgr current branch 2002 and refined in ConfigMgr current ... continue reading
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10 Reasons to Love Passwordless #6: The Passwordless Funnel

In this series, Microsoft identity team members share their reasons for loving passwordless authentication (and why you should too!). Today, Tarek Dawoud, principal program manager, continues this series. Since we announced our Public Preview of passwordless credential management, we have ... continue reading

PowerShell for Visual Studio Code Updates – February 2021

We are excited to announce that updates to our PowerShell extension and PowerShell Preview extension are now available on the Visual Studio Code marketplace. This blog will explain what is new in these releases as well as what you can expect from the extension in ... continue reading
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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
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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