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Impact of Changes to Update Channels for Microsoft 365 Apps

Impact of Changes to Update Channels for Microsoft 365 Apps

As previously announced, Microsoft recently made changes to the update channels for Microsoft 365 Apps. For the official announcement of these changes, read this blog post. For Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager admins that manage Microsoft 365 Apps updates, actions may ... continue reading
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Assess your VMware workloads for a move to Azure VMware Solution with Azure Migrate

Azure Migrate first made its appearance in September 2017. Since being Generally Available in 2018 the team behind it have worked hard adding capabilities to the product that helps add organisations on that data centre migration journey. The latest feature ... continue reading
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Az Update: Azure Arc enabled SQL, Azure File Sync Private Endpoints, and IoT Digital Twin updates

With all the changes in Azure, it is sometimes hard to keep track, that's why I thought I would give you a quick update on a couple of exciting things I learned this week. In this update, I want to ... continue reading

Making Azure Sentinel work for you

Microsoft Azure Sentinel is the first Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) solution built into a major public cloud platform that delivers intelligent security analytics across enterprise environments and offers automatic scalability to meet changing needs. This new white paper ... continue reading
Video Tutorial: Distribution Points Behind the Scenes - Application Deployment Part 8

Video Tutorial: Distribution Points Behind the Scenes – Application Deployment Part 8

Hello everyone, here is part 8 of a series focusing on Application Deployment in Configuration Manager. This series is recorded by @Steve Rachui, a Microsoft principal premier field engineer. These tutorials are from our library and uses Configuration Manager 2012 ... continue reading

Why Azure SQL is Best for Developers (Part 2) | Data Exposed

In the second part of this two-part series, Davide Mauri and Anna Hoffman further discuss why Azure SQL is the best database in the cloud for developers, dive deeper into architectures, and review customer case studies to truly understand how ... continue reading
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Inside Microsoft Threat Protection: Correlating and consolidating attacks into incidents

Cybersecurity incidents are never contained to just one of your organization’s assets. Most attacks involve multiple elements across domains, including email, endpoints, identities, and applications. To rapidly understand and address incidents, your Security Operations Center (SOC) analysts need to be ... continue reading
How to move VMware workloads to Azure VMware Solution with Azure Migrate

How to move VMware workloads to Azure VMware Solution with Azure Migrate

Azure Migrate first made its appearance in September 2017. Since being Generally Available in 2018 the team behind it have worked hard adding capabilities to the product that helps add organisations on that data centre migration journey. The latest feature ... continue reading
View from an internal balcony inside a high-rise, smart building using Azure IoT looking down on a light-filled lobby filled with tables, chairs, and plants.

Making buildings smarter with Azure IoT

Commercial real estate developers, building owners, facilities management companies, and tenants have a huge opportunity to address, and solve for, the unique business challenges faced by their industry, by applying the Internet of Things (IoT) to buildings. For example, by ... continue reading
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Premier Offerings: Power BI Assessment

Introduction In this series of articles, we will present Premier Services Offerings around Power BI. In this one we will present the Power BI Assessment. Are you sure that your Power BI tenant follows Microsoft Best Practices? Are you noticing ... continue reading
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Introducing Kernel Data Protection, a new platform security technology for preventing data corruption

Attackers, confronted by security technologies that prevent memory corruption, like Code Integrity (CI) and Control Flow Guard (CFG), are expectedly shifting their techniques towards data corruption. Attackers use data corruption techniques to target system security policy, escalate privileges, tamper with ... continue reading
Protecting your remote workforce from application-based attacks like consent phishing

Protecting your remote workforce from application-based attacks like consent phishing

The global pandemic has dramatically shifted how people work. As a result, organizations around the world have scaled up cloud services to support collaboration and productivity from home. We’re also seeing more apps leverage Microsoft’s identity platform to ensure seamless ... continue reading
Microsoft Azure Advisor: How to Improve performance, security, and reliability of your Azure VMs

Microsoft Azure Advisor: How to Improve performance, security, and reliability of your Azure VMs

Running virtual machines in Azure is great. However, there are a lot of things you need to think about to improve performance, security, and reliability. Your cloud environment is also constantly changing, so you will need to check your Azure ... continue reading

Data Exposed + MVPs = Better together

Today, we have exciting news to share as part of the launch of joint efforts between multiple organizations in Microsoft and the MVP community. I thought it'd be interesting to take a look at how far we've come (and how ... continue reading

Demystifying ARM Templates: Parameters

In the previous episode we learn how to create resources using an Azure Resources Manager (ARM) template. However, it's was all static and defined inside the template. In this tutorial you will learn how to use parameters to make your ... continue reading
New study shows customers save time, resources and improve security with Microsoft Cloud App Security

New study shows customers save time, resources and improve security with Microsoft Cloud App Security

The global pandemic has forever changed our workplaces and reshaped our cybersecurity priorities. While in recent months cloud apps have helped people around the globe stay productive and connected. They also pose an increased cybersecurity risk to businesses large and ... continue reading
Azure Mini Fun Bytes: How to create a static web site using blob storage

Azure Mini Fun Bytes: How to create a static web site using blob storage

This week I discuss the fundamentals of Azure storage in this live session. I take you through a few real-world problems and find some solutions. We'll cover Azures Storage and solve three problems using it. How do I create a ... continue reading
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COVID-19 data analytics and reporting with Azure Databricks and Azure SQL

With the evolving need to keep up with growing data volumes, increased data dependency on the business decision making process and the evolution of data platforms with Cloud Computing, enterprises have widely adopted Unified Analytics systems, Data Warehouses and Data ... continue reading
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ClaimsXRay in AzureAD with Directory Extension

Howdy folks! Michele Ferrari here from the Premier Field Engineer- Azure Team in San Francisco, here today to talk about how to use the famous ClaimsXRay application with AzureAD to troubleshoot problems with SAML single sign-on for 3rd party tool ... continue reading
Video Tutorial: Applications behind the scenes - Application Deployment Part 7

Video Tutorial: Applications behind the scenes – Application Deployment Part 7

Hello everyone, here is part 7 of a series focusing on Application Deployment in Configuration Manager. This series is recorded by @Steve Rachui, a Microsoft principal premier field engineer. These tutorials are from our library and uses Configuration Manager 2012 ... continue reading
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Premier Offerings: An Introduction to Power BI Related Offerings

In this series of articles, we will present Premier Services Offerings around Power BI. In this first one we will succinctly present them all, but we will publish other articles to deep dive on those different offers highlighting their values ... continue reading
One Ops Question: What are Azure Blueprints?

One Ops Question: What are Azure Blueprints?

In this episode of One Ops Question, Steven Murawski answers the question "What are Azure Blueprints?" The cloud can be a scary, wide-open space. Azure Blueprints helps bring structure to your enterprise's use of Azure subscriptions with RBAC, Azure Policy, ... continue reading
Az Update: Azure Firewall Manager, Azure VMware Solutions, Cost Management and more!

Az Update: Azure Firewall Manager, Azure VMware Solutions, Cost Management and more!

With all the changes in Azure, it is sometimes hard to keep track, that's why I thought I would give you a quick update on a couple of exciting things I learned this week. In this update, I want to ... continue reading
One Ops Question:  What are the common Azure Stack Hub use cases

One Ops Question: What are the common Azure Stack Hub use cases

Azure Stack Hub is an extension of Azure that provides a way to run apps in an on-premises environment and deliver Azure services in your datacenter. In this episode of One Ops Question Thomas Maurer talks about the different use ... continue reading
Video Tutorial: Packages behind the scenes - Application Deployment Part 6

Video Tutorial: Packages behind the scenes – Application Deployment Part 6

Hello everyone, here is part 6 of a series focusing on Application Deployment in Configuration Manager. This series is recorded by @Steve Rachui, a Microsoft principal premier field engineer. These tutorials are from our library and uses Configuration Manager 2012 ... continue reading

The world is your authentication and identity oyster

This blog post is part of the Microsoft Intelligence Security Association guest blog series. To learn more about MISA, go here. The world is your authentication/identity oyster If you’re older than 10 years of age you’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase ... continue reading
One Ops Question: How can I simplify management of my Windows Servers on-prem and Azure?

One Ops Question: How can I simplify management of my Windows Servers on-prem and Azure?

Today Sarah answers a questions that is on every on-prem IT person. When you have systems in all kinds of different location and platform how do you keep track of them all without going nuts? how do you tame the ... continue reading

Why Azure SQL is Best for Developers (Part 1) | Data Exposed

Azure SQL has a lot of built-in features that make it the best database in the cloud for developers. In this first part of this two-part series, Davide Mauri discusses what those features are and which kinds of customers can ... continue reading

Afternoon Cyber Tea: Cybersecurity & IoT: New risks and how to minimize them

Recently, Microsoft announced our acquisition of CyberX, a comprehensive network-based security platform with continuous threat monitoring and analytics. This solution builds upon our commitment to provide a unified IoT security solution that addresses connected devices spread across both industrial and ... continue reading
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Plan your migration to Azure VMware solution using Azure Migrate

Azure Migrate now supports assessments for Azure VMware Solution (AVS), providing even more options for you to plan your migration to Azure. AVS enables you to run VMware natively on Azure. AVS provides a dedicated Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) ... continue reading