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Azure Virtual Machines Automation - Deployment

Azure Virtual Machines Automation – Deployment

Welcome to this series where you will learn the various best practices for deploying Azure Virtual Machines and how to manage them at scale. To get started, we are going to take a look at various deployment options; how you ... continue reading

3 ways Azure Speech transforms game development with AI

With Azure Cognitive Services for Speech, customers can build voice-enabled apps confidently and quickly with the Speech SDK. We make it easy for customers to transcribe speech to text (STT) with high accuracy, produce natural-sounding text-to-speech (TTS) voices, and translate ... continue reading
System architecture for mitigating impact of ransomware. Healthy servers receive trusted beacons from the cloud. An attack on near and far edge servers causes the cloud to stop issuing trusted beacons. In their absence, servers automatically reimage themselves kicking ransomware off the platform.

Security for next generation telecommunication networks

Almost two years ago, the National Defense Science Board invited me to participate in the Summer Study 2020 Panel, “Protecting the Global Information Infrastructure.” They requested that I brief them on the evolution of the global communications infrastructure connecting all ... continue reading
Everything you need to know about containerizing existing apps on Windows

Everything you need to know about containerizing existing apps on Windows

It’s been almost 7 years since we released the first version of Windows containers on Windows Server 2016. I was there to watch the launch and remember even the early adopter versions. So much has changed since then. However, there’s ... continue reading

IT security: An opportunity to raise corporate governance scores

Corporate governance scoring is increasingly important to boards of directors, executive leadership, and the investment community. If we want to enlist the support of a stakeholder, we have to talk about the things that are important to them. Sales revenue ... continue reading
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Modernizing Endpoint Management – Encryption – Part1

We understand the benefits of modernizing endpoint management using Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) for both physical and virtual endpoints (W365). We see organizations of different types & sizes are in different phases in their cloud journey. There are businesses that ... continue reading

Bluware and Microsoft Azure develop OSDU-enabled interactive AI seismic interpretation solution for energy super major

This blog post has been co-authored by Kapil Raval, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft.​ Bluware, which develops cloud-native solutions to help oil and gas operators to increase exploration and production workflow productivity through deep learning by enabling geoscientists to deliver faster ... continue reading
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Password Expiry Notification Using Teams and Graph API

Q: How do I send a password expiration notification to a user using Teams chat? A: Not only can you send the password notification, but you can use PowerShell with the Teams Graph API to send any message to a ... continue reading
Securely Manage my On-prem Server Using Cloud services.

Securely Manage my On-prem Server Using Cloud services.

Hello folks, Lately, I had to replace my home network’s edge devicefirewall with one that would allow me to connect to my Azure cloud environment using a site-to-site VPN. I set up an Azure Bastion host to enable remote access ... continue reading
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How IT and security teams can work together to improve endpoint security

For executives in the IT and security spaces, the current climate offers reasons to worry. As workers become accustomed to new flexibility in the workplace, hybrid and remote work options present more challenges. Users want to access corporate resources from ... continue reading
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CIS Tech Community-Check This Out! (CTO!) Guide (July 2022)

Hi everyone! Brandon Wilson here once again with this month’s “Check This Out!” (CTO!) guide. These posts are only intended to be your guide, to lead you to some content of interest, and are just a way we are trying ... continue reading

Establish digital trust in your data with ledger in SQL Server 2022

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.We are pleased to introduce you to ledger, a new technology that uses the power of blockchain to offer a tamper-proof record of data modifications. Currently in Azure SQL, this feature is also ... continue reading
This flow diagram describes how Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting can be split into three distinct steps. These are track, hunt, and analyze. These three steps form the basis of the service and allow Microsoft to proactively reveal the unseen threats impacting customers.

Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting proactively hunts threats

Today, we announced the general availability of Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting to support organizations and their cybersecurity employees with proactive threat hunting. Defender Experts for Hunting was created for customers who have a robust security operations center but want ... continue reading
Azure Stack HCI on Microsoft Learn

Azure Stack HCI on Microsoft Learn

Azure Stack HCI is a hyper-converged infrastructure operating system delivered as an Azure service. Rather than attempt to put all the elements of a Windows Server hyper-converged solution together yourself and then trying to integrated it with Azure hybrid elements, ... continue reading

5 steps to prepare developers for cloud modernization

If you’re thinking about what it takes to modernize your applications, you’re not alone. Companies everywhere now understand that migrating applications to the cloud and shifting to a cloud-first approach is critical to business competitiveness. The purpose of modernizing applications ... continue reading

5 steps to prepare developers for cloud modernization

If you’re thinking about what it takes to modernize your applications, you’re not alone. Companies everywhere now understand that migrating applications to the cloud and shifting to a cloud-first approach is critical to business competitiveness. The purpose of modernizing applications ... continue reading
Upgrading your container app from Windows Server 2019 to 2022 on Azure Kubernetes Service

Upgrading your container app from Windows Server 2019 to 2022 on Azure Kubernetes Service

Note: As of the writing of this blog, Windows Server 2022 is on Public Preview on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). If you’ve been playing with containers, the thought of upgrading to a new OS version might seem way too simple: ... continue reading
Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence home screen featuring adversary articles for users to read.

Microsoft announces new solutions for threat intelligence and attack surface management

The threat landscape is more sophisticated than ever and damages have soared—the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 2021 IC3 report found that the cost of cybercrime now totals more than USD6.9 billion.1 To counter these threats, Microsoft is continuously aggregating signal ... continue reading
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The RC4 Removal Files Part 3 – The “Everything Else” Of It

I’m not a fan of folks that glaze over problems, not that I’m a pessimist mind you, I do my fair share of finding the bright side of bad situations. When this RC4 project started, I heard lots of optimistic ... continue reading
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Microsoft Cost Management updates – July 2022

Whether you're a new student, a 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 ... continue reading
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PowerShell Extension for Visual Studio Code July 2022 Update

is now available on the extension marketplace. This release renames the “PowerShell Integrated Console” to the “PowerShell Extension Terminal” to align with VS Code’s verbiage, adds many regression tests, and includes a number of bug fixes! Note that these updates ... continue reading

PowerShellGet 3.0 Preview 16

We are excited to announce that an update to our preview of PowerShellGet 3.0 is now available on the PowerShell Gallery! This release includes ScriptFileInfo cmdlets, Update-ModuleManifest support, and an AuthenticodeCheck for Install. How to Install PowerShellGet 3.0 Preview 16 Prerequisites ... continue reading

Industrial systems: What it takes to secure and staff them

The security community is continuously changing, growing, and learning from each other to better position the world against cyberthreats. In the latest post of our Community Voices blog series, Microsoft Security Senior Product Marketing Manager Brooke Lynn Weenig talks with ... continue reading
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Azure Active Directory authentication for SQL Server 2022

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication is now supported for SQL Server 2022 preview on-premises for Windows and Linux Operating Systems.The new functionality extends existing authentication modes, such asSQL authentication and Windows authentication, ... continue reading
Setting up DNS in a Hybrid Environment.

Setting up DNS in a Hybrid Environment.

Hello Folks, I’m not sure when this became a series, but it’s looking like it’s going to be ongoing. I’m hoping it can give the community a sense of how you can slowly adopt cloud services to enhance your on-prem ... continue reading
Top ratings for Microsoft in KuppingerCole Leadership Compass reports

Top ratings for Microsoft in KuppingerCole Leadership Compass reports

Howdy folks, We received some news recently that I’m glad to share with you. KuppingerCole has granted Microsoft the highest rating in the Overall Leader category in two critical identity reports: the 2022 Leadership Compass for Identity Fabrics and the ... continue reading
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Azure Data Studio July Release with VS Code Updates 

Hello, community! As you may already know, Azure Data Studio (ADS) is and has always been focused on building out its own ecosystem of extensions and customized tabs for handling databases, using the UI framework of Visual Studio (VS) Code ... continue reading
Enterprise Scale for Azure VMware Solution - Identity and Access

Enterprise Scale for Azure VMware Solution – Identity and Access

I had the pleasure of talking with Xavier Elizondo where he went over identity and access in Azure VMware Solution. Watch below! AVS has the control plane in Azure that is managed by Microsoft. The VMware private cloud itself or ... continue reading
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Untangling KNOTWEED: European private-sector offensive actor using 0-day exploits

The Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) and the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) found a private-sector offensive actor (PSOA) using multiple Windows and Adobe 0-day exploits, including one for the recently patched CVE-2022-22047, in limited and targeted attacks against European ... continue reading
Check out new Azure AD Certificate-Based Authentication (CBA) enhancements

Check out new Azure AD Certificate-Based Authentication (CBA) enhancements

In February 2022, we made an announcement of the public preview of Azure AD Certificate-Based Authentication as a part of Microsoft’s commitment to Executive Order 14028, Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity .     The public preview process gives us the opportunity to get great feedback ... continue reading