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Elastic Jobs in Azure SQL Database – What and Why

Elastic Jobs is a feature of Azure SQL Database that lets you run a set of T-SQL scripts against a collection of servers or databases, as a one-time job, in an ad-hoc manner, or according to a pre-defined schedule. This ... continue reading

Defending the power grid against supply chain attacks—Part 1: The risk defined

Most people don’t think about electricity. If the internet works, their food is refrigerated, and their debit card is approved, why should they? Its ubiquity and reliability render it invisible—a bit of magic that powers much of modern life. That ... continue reading
Tuesdays with Corey: Microsoft Ignite DATA announcements with Priya Vijayarajendran

Tuesdays with Corey: Microsoft Ignite DATA announcements with Priya Vijayarajendran

In the past - "Tuesdays with Corey" was a light hearted take on cool Azure technologies that were brought to you by Corey Sanders - VP of Azure Compute. A while back - Corey took on a new role as ... continue reading
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Modern Content Distribution: Microsoft Endpoint Manager and Connected Cache

Hello Everyone! I´m Stefan Röll, Premier Field Engineer (PFE) at Microsoft Germany for Microsoft Endpoint Manager. In this Blog Post I´d like to demonstrate how easy it is to get Microsoft Connected Cache and Delivery Optimization configured in your Configuration ... continue reading

Awareness: Update HGS policies after installing the February 2020 security update

Users of the Host Guardian Service (HGS) for shielded VMs or SQL Server Always Encrypted with Secure Enclaves should be aware that the February 2020 Security Update (KB4524244) for Windows 10 and Windows Server may cause your guarded hosts or ... continue reading

How to manage platform updates with Maintenance Control in Azure

Shantanu Srivastava joins Scott Hanselman to show how you can manage platform updates, that don't require a reboot, using Maintenance Control. Azure frequently updates its infrastructure to improve reliability, performance, security or launch new features. Most updates are transparent to ... continue reading

How to connect and deliver services privately on Azure with Azure Private Link

Narayan Anamalai joins Donovan Brown to introduce Azure Private Link. In this episode, Narayan demonstrates how you can secure Azure PaaS resources and your Azure network using Private Link, and provide protection against data exfiltration.[0:08:45] - DemoAzure Private Link overviewAzure ... continue reading
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Changing the Monolith—Part 4: Quick tech wins for a cloud-first world

You may have heard that identity is the “new” perimeter. Indeed, with the proliferation of phishing attacks over the past few years, one of the best ways to secure data is to ensure that identity—the primary way we access data—can ... continue reading
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Mattress Firm deployed Azure Active Directory to securely connect Firstline Workers to their SaaS apps and to each other

Today, we have another interesting story for the Voice of the Customer blog series. Tony Miller and Jon Sider of Mattress Firm deployed Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to create a secure authentication experience for employees, including their Firstline Workforce ... continue reading
Script to send Email alerts on Expiring certificates for Important Certificate Templates

Script to send Email alerts on Expiring certificates for Important Certificate Templates

Hi all! Zoheb Shaikh here again, and this time I will be sharing an interesting script to alert on Expiring certificates. A special thank you goes out to Eddy Ng Seng Eu for help in development of this Script. Eddy ... continue reading
Azure CLI Tip - Use AI to find az commands

Azure CLI Tip – Use AI to find az commands

The Azure command-line interface (Azure CLI) is a great way to create and manage Azure resources. Azure CLI is available on Windows, macOS, and Linux, and it supports managing resources across Azure services and gets you working quickly with Azure, ... continue reading
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SQL Server runs best on Azure. Here’s why.

SQL Server customers migrating their databases to the cloud have multiple choices for their cloud destination. To thoroughly assess which cloud is best for SQL Server workloads, two key factors to consider are: Innovations that the cloud provider can uniquely ... continue reading
Video Tutorial: BitLocker integration in Configuration Manager current branch

Video Tutorial: BitLocker integration in Configuration Manager current branch

Hello everyone, @Steve Rachui principal field engineer specializing in endpoint management technologies has released a new video tutorial focused on the BitLocker integration added in Configuration Manager version 1910. His discussion and demonstrations walk through the flow of BitLocker policy ... continue reading

NERC CIP compliance in Azure

When I did my first North American Electric Reliability Corporation—Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) compliance project it was 2009. NERC CIP was at version 3. It was the first mandatory cybersecurity standard that the utility I was working for had ... continue reading

Building on secure productivity

Among the most common and powerful attack vectors we have seen are those that exploit the daily tradeoff users make between security and productivity. Often, this can be as simple as a document hiding an exploit or a malicious link ... continue reading

Terraform and Azure DevOps – Delivering a continuous and automated deployment

In this episode, Abel sits down again with April Edwards to talk about using Terraform to provision infrastructure through pipelines with the help of Azure DevOpsBy using Azure DevOps and Terraform, we're able to simplify processes from build to deployment ... continue reading
5 bits of advice for managing your Cloud spend

5 bits of advice for managing your Cloud spend

Cost is something that everyone is aware of, whether it be managing what you spend on IT gadgets or games, to household budgets and at work it’s no different we are all aware that our employers don’t have unlimited budget ... continue reading

Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform: trends and investment areas

This post was co-authored by the extended Azure Mobility Team. The past year has been eventful for a lot of reasons. At Microsoft, we’ve expanded our partnerships, including Volkswagen, LG Electronics, Faurecia, TomTom, and more, and taken the wraps off ... continue reading

Three ways Azure AD Conditional Access balances security and productivity

Hello! Welcome to another edition of the Partner Blog Series. If you’re not achieving the right balance of security and user productivity with your current Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution, I hope you’ll take a moment to read this ... continue reading

Afternoon Cyber Tea—From threat intelligence to chatbots: A look at AI in cybersecurity

I’ve often said our teams should be as diverse as the problems we are trying to solve. Hiring a diverse security team isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s also good business. This is a topic I’m very passionate ... continue reading
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How to Change the Performance Collection Duration for On-Demand Assessments

Hello everyone, I know for sure most of you know about On-Demand Assessments. For those who might want to learn more I can recommend this lecture called Getting Started with On-Demand Assessments. AvailableAssessments For everyone, and in particular for the ... continue reading
The VM xxx cannot be migrated to Host xxx due to incompatibility issues….

The VM xxx cannot be migrated to Host xxx due to incompatibility issues….

Hello everyone, my name is John Clyburn and I am a Sr. consultant in MCS. I’ve recently been working with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2019. While attempting to migrate virtual machines (VM) from a standalone Windows Server 2019 (version ... continue reading

Intro to Rudr: A Kubernetes Implementation of the Open Application Model

Curious to see the Open Application Model (OAM) in action? Look no further than Rudr - the Kubernetes reference implementation of OAM. In this episode, Mackenzie Olson and Sudhanva Huruli join Donovan Brown to demo how Rudr provides clear separation ... continue reading

Learn all about Open Application Model (OAM)

Mackenzie Olson and Sudhanva Huruli join Donovan Brown to cover the core concepts of the Open Application Model (OAM). OAM is a platform-agnostic open source specification that defines cloud native applications built and maintained by some of the largest teams ... continue reading

Secrets Management Module Vault Extensions

A new PowerShell Secrets Management module has been published on PowerShell Gallery. It is currently in a pre-release state and still in active development. Even though the module is not complete, we have released it to gather early community feedback ... continue reading
Enable Vulnerability Assessment Check in Azure Security Center (ASC)

Enable Vulnerability Assessment Check in Azure Security Center (ASC)

Hello everyone! Tim Beasley coming at ya’ from the cold, destitute land we humbly call Misery (Missouri). Sometimes I really miss Texas… Anywho. One of my amazing customers recently asked about the illusive “Vulnerability Assessment” we introduced to Azure Security ... continue reading

Visionary security partners to be honored at the very first Microsoft Security 20/20 event

Microsoft Security 20/20 is nearly here and our team is putting the final touches on what we think will be a memorable event. Microsoft Security 20/20 will put the spotlight on companies and individuals with a clear-eyed view of the ... continue reading
How to set up Disaster Recovery for Azure IaaS VMs

How to set up Disaster Recovery for Azure IaaS VMs

If you are running virtual machines in Microsoft Azure, and you want to make sure that your servers are protected from downtime, there are multiple things you want to have a look in terms of availability. You will need to ... continue reading
What is the most cost-effective way to run SQL and Windows Server in the cloud?

What is the most cost-effective way to run SQL and Windows Server in the cloud?

If you drink wine, you probably know that wine costs way more in restaurants than if you were to buy it at any wine store. But some restaurants offer a BYOW (bring your own wine) alternative. With this option, you ... continue reading
New ways to show your brand in Azure AD B2C

New ways to show your brand in Azure AD B2C

Howdy folks, I’m excited to announce two new public preview features that make Azure AD B2C even more customizable! First, you now have the ability to brand your authentication experience by simply uploading your logo and background! Second, you can ... continue reading