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Lessons learned from the Microsoft SOC—Part 1: Organization

Were frequently asked how we operate our Security Operations Center (SOC) at Microsoft (particularly as organizations are integrating cloud into their enterprise estate). This is the first in a three part blog series designed to share our approach and experience, ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: Don't Fear Hitting Enter with -WhatIf

PowerShell Basics: Don't Fear Hitting Enter with -WhatIf

Chances are you've run into this situation. You've built a script, or a one-liner, to perform a specific task, but you don't have a way to thoroughly test it without hitting Enter. That moment before hitting enter can be difficult ... continue reading

Why the Pipeline Cybersecurity Initiative is a critical step

Its well known by now that pipeline attacks and attacks on utilities of all kinds have been an unfortunately well-trodden path by cyber-adversaries in numerous countries for a few years now. These types of attacks are not theoretical, and the ... continue reading
Cool enhancements to the Azure AD combined MFA and password reset registration experience

Cool enhancements to the Azure AD combined MFA and password reset registration experience

Howdy folks! Today, I am excited to announce a set of fantastic enhancements—based on your feedback—to the public preview of our combined registration experience for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and self-service password reset (SSPR). This new registration experience enables users to ... continue reading
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Modernize alerting using Azure Resource Manager storage accounts

Classic alerts in Azure Monitor will reach retirement this coming June. We recommend that you migrate your classic alert rules defined on your storage accounts, especially if you want to retain alerting functionality with the new alerting platform. If you ... continue reading
S2D Networking Best Practices @ MVP Days

S2D Networking Best Practices @ MVP Days

Hi Folks, Dan here with a quick post to let you know about a recent presentation given at Storage Spaces Direct MVP Days. During this session, I discussed some of the requirements and best practices for RDMA, and also covered ... continue reading
Using Azure Boards with GitHub

Using Azure Boards with GitHub

Damian speaks with Alex Nichols about how to integrate Azure Boards with your GitHub project. As your organization and projects grow it can get challenging to stay focused on what's most important next and organize the various types of work ... continue reading

Join us at SQL Bits 2019 February 27-March 2 in Manchester, UK!

Data never rests, nor does the data platform. It keeps evolving as more organizations turn to data driven insights to stay ahead and prepare for the future. Be a part of the largest SQL Server professional gathering in Europe at ... continue reading
Azure AD B2C now has JavaScript customization and many more new features

Azure AD B2C now has JavaScript customization and many more new features

Howdy, folks! I’m excited to announce that customizing your user flows with Azure AD B2C is now easier than ever with more features, including the general availability of our new portal experience and custom password complexity option. I’m also excited ... continue reading
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Live stream analysis using Video Indexer

Video Indexer is an Azure service designed to extract deep insights from video and audio files offline. This is to analyze a given media file already created in advance. However, for some use cases it's important to get the media ... continue reading
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Use GraphQL with Hasura and Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Azure Database for PostgreSQL provides a fully managed, enterprise-ready community PostgreSQL database as a service. The PostgreSQL community edition helps you easily migrate existing apps to the cloud or develop cloud-native applications, using languages and frameworks of your choice. The ... continue reading
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Use GraphQL with Hasura and Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Azure Database for PostgreSQL provides a fully managed, enterprise-ready community PostgreSQL database as a service. The PostgreSQL community edition helps you easily migrate existing apps to the cloud or develop cloud-native applications, using languages and frameworks of your choice. The ... continue reading
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Class schedules on Azure Lab Services

Classroom labs in Azure Lab Services make it easy to set up labs by handling the creation and management of virtual machines and enabling the infrastructure to scale. Through our continuous enhancements to Azure Lab Services, we are proud share ... continue reading
Tough Questions Answered: How to use more than 64 Logical Processors on a Single Windows Server

Tough Questions Answered: How to use more than 64 Logical Processors on a Single Windows Server

Recently I was involved in a troubleshooting case about the maximum number of logical processor used by a specific application, running on Windows Server 2008 R2, let me give you some data. ENVIRONMENT: OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Server model: ... continue reading
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Quick look at the Azure Shared Image Gallery

When it comes to server deployment, companies often have the custom virtual machine images and templates. I want to share more about a not widely known feature, called the Azure Shared Image Gallery, which helps customer managing, sharing and deploying ... continue reading

Configure SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance on Azure Virtual Machines with MSDTC #SQL #Azure #MSDTC

If you have been following my blog, you probably know that I write a lot of step-by-step guides for building SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances (FCI) on Azure, from SQL Server 2008 through the lastest. Here are some links to ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Connect your AWS and Azure environments with a VPN tunnel - Updated

Step-By-Step: Connect your AWS and Azure environments with a VPN tunnel – Updated

Hello Folks, Three years ago, I was working with a customer that wanted to connect their VPC on AWS to their virtual network in Azure so they could move data around and migrate some workloads. Lately I’ve been receiving some ... continue reading
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Step 5. Set up mobile device management: top 10 actions to secure your environment

The Top 10 actions to secure your environment series outlines fundamental steps you can take with your investment in Microsoft 365 security solutions. In Step 5. Set up mobile device management, youll learn how to plan your Microsoft Intune deployment ... continue reading

How Azure Security Center helps you protect your environment from new vulnerabilities

Recently the disclosure of a vulnerability (CVE-2019-5736) was announced in the open-source software (OSS) container runtime, runc. This vulnerability can allow an attacker to gain root-level code execution on a host. Runc is the underlying container runtime underneath many popular ... continue reading
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Learn how to build with Azure IoT: Upcoming IoT Deep Dive events

Microsoft IoT Show, the place to go to hear about the latest announcements, tech talks, and technical demos, is starting a new interactive, live-streaming event and technical video series called IoT Deep Dive! Each IoT Deep Dive will bring in ... continue reading
Setting up a multi-resource metric alert rule

Monitor at scale in Azure Monitor with multi-resource metric alerts

Our customers rely on Azure to run large scale applications and services critical to their business. To run services at scale, you need to setup alerts to proactively detect, notify, and remediate issues before it affects your customers. However, configuring ... continue reading
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Protect Azure Virtual Machines using storage spaces direct with Azure Site Recovery

Storage spaces direct (S2D) lets you host a guest cluster on Microsoft Azure which is especially useful in scenarios where virtual machines (VMs) are hosting a critical application like SQL, Scale out file server, or SAP ASCS. You can learn ... continue reading
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The evolution of Microsoft Threat Protection, February update

February is an exciting month of enhancements for Microsoft Threat Protection. For those who have followed our monthly updates (November, December, and January), youre aware that Microsoft Threat Protection helps provide users optimal security from the moment they sign in, ... continue reading
Anomaly detection using machine learning in Azure Stream Analytics

Anomaly detection using machine learning in Azure Stream Analytics

Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed serverless offering on Azure. With the new Anomaly Detection functions in Stream Analytics, the whole complexity associated with building and training custom machine learning (ML) models is reduced to a simple function call ... continue reading

Anomaly detection using built-in machine learning models in Azure Stream Analytics

Built-in machine learning (ML) models for anomaly detection in Azure Stream Analytics significantly reduces the complexity and costs associated with building and training machine learning models. This feature is now available for public preview worldwide both in the cloud and ... continue reading
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Moving your Azure Virtual Machines has never been easier!

To meet customer demand, Azure is continuously expanding. We’ve been adding new Azure regions and introducing new capabilities. As a result, customers want to move their existing virtual machines (VMs) to new regions while adopting the latest capabilities. There are ... continue reading
Using HashiCorp Vault with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Using HashiCorp Vault with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

As the adoption of Kubernetes grows, secret management tools must integrate well with Kubernetes so that the sensitive data can be protected in the containerized world. On this episode, Yoko Hakuna demonstrates the HashiCorp Vault's Kubernetes auth method for identifying ... continue reading
HashiCorp Vault on Azure

HashiCorp Vault on Azure

Working with Microsoft, HashiCorp launched Vault with a number of features to make secret management easier to automate in Azure cloud. Yoko Hyakuna from HashiCorp joins Donovan Brown to show how Azure Key Vault can auto-unseal the HashiCorp Vault server, ... continue reading
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Maximize throughput with repartitioning in Azure Stream Analytics

Customers love Azure Stream Analytics for its ease of analyzing streams of data in movement, with the ability to set up a running pipeline within five minutes. Optimizing throughput has always been a challenge when trying to achieve high performance ... continue reading
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Benefits of using Azure API Management with microservices

The IT industry is experiencing a shift from monolithic applications to microservices-based architectures. The benefits of this new approach include: Independent development and freedom to choose technology – Developers can work on different microservices at the same time and choose ... continue reading
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