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Protect your business from password sprays with Microsoft DART recommendations

Over the past year, the Microsoft Detection and Response Team (DART), along with Microsoft’s threat intelligence teams, have observed an uptick in the use of password sprays as an attack vector. This threat is a moving target with techniques and ... continue reading
Graphic summary of information presented in the Bringing together hardware and software security section of the BeeKeeperAI blog. Image depicts the step-by-step process of how BeeKeeperAI works and utilizes hexagon style visuals to evoke a honeycomb style with icons representing the different steps of the process.

Accelerating healthcare AI innovation with Zero Trust technology

From research to diagnosis to treatment, AI has the potential to improve outcomes for some treatments by 30 to 40 percent and reduce costs by up to 50 percent. Although healthcare algorithms are predicted to represent a $42.5B market by ... continue reading

Bogus event 2505

Heya folks, Ned here again. A few customers have reported this known issue on Windows 11 machines & you may see this event at boot up and perhaps occasionally afterwards. In the Event Log, in the System channel, you see: ... continue reading

Announcing PowerShell Crescendo Preview.4

We are pleased to announce the fourth preview of PowerShell Crescendo, a framework to rapidly develop PowerShell cmdlets for native commands, regardless of platform. The updated preview release is now available for download on the PowerShell Gallery: Microsoft.PowerShell.Crescendo Preview 4 ... continue reading
The most targeted sectors between July 2020 and June 2021 were Government (48 percent) and NGOs and Think Tanks (31 percent).

Microsoft Digital Defense Report shares new insights on nation-state attacks

Microsoft is proud to promote Cybersecurity Awareness Month as part of our ongoing commitment to security for all. Year-round, Microsoft tracks nation-state threat activities to help protect organizations and individuals from these advanced persistent actors. We’re constantly improving our capabilities ... continue reading
Autofill your addresses and payment info with Microsoft Authenticator

Autofill your addresses and payment info with Microsoft Authenticator

Howdy Folks, I am excited to announce the general availability of autofill support for your addresses and payment info using Microsoft Authenticator. Just like Microsoft Authenticator automatically fills your passwords (announced February 2021), it can now autofill addresses and payment ... continue reading

How to use the Secret modules

Q: I have a bunch of scripts we use in production that make use of Windows credentials. In some cases, these scripts have an actual password in plain text, while others read the password from an XML file. Is there ... continue reading
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Microsoft named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Industrial IoT Platforms

As industries around the world accelerate their digital transformation to reduce operational expenses, create new service offerings, and achieve sustainability goals, industrial IoT platforms are playing a foundational role. Microsoft is deeply committed to helping the world's industries achieve these ... continue reading
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Spot every Spring Boot application issue on the spot using AppDynamics

Today, we are excited to announce the integration of AppDynamics in Azure Spring Cloud for full stack observability. Over the past 20 months, we worked with many enterprise customers to learn about the scenarios they face. Many of these customers ... continue reading

5 trends transforming business—2021 IoT Signals report

The technology behind the internet of things (IoT) has been a long time in the making. But it wasn’t until the early 2000s when home automation solutions began hitting the market that IoT started becoming a household term. Fast-forward a ... continue reading
Example intrusion conducted by NOBELIUM demonstrating nested access across variety of methods

NOBELIUM targeting delegated administrative privileges to facilitate broader attacks

The Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) has detected nation-state activity associated with the threat actor tracked as NOBELIUM, attempting to gain access to downstream customers of multiple cloud service providers (CSP), managed service providers (MSP), and other IT services organizations ... continue reading
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Defenders wanted—building the new cybersecurity professionals

As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we published a special blog post earlier this week featuring real-world experiences shared by cybersecurity professionals: people with diverse backgrounds in law, academia, software development, and other seemingly unrelated fields. This topic is near ... continue reading
Screenshot of HTML code showing zero-point font technique

Franken-phish: TodayZoo built from other phishing kits

A phishing kit built using pieces of code copied from other kits, some available for sale through publicly accessible scam sellers or are reused and repackaged by other kit resellers, provides rich insight into the state of the economy that ... continue reading
AZ-801 Study Guide: Configuring Windows Server Hybrid Advanced Services

AZ-801 Study Guide: Configuring Windows Server Hybrid Advanced Services

In this exam guide you’ll see which MS Learn modules map against exam functional groups and which docs.microsoft.com articles map against specific exam objective items for the AZ-801 Configuring Windows Server Hybrid Advanced Services exam. This exam is required for ... continue reading
Microsoft Sysinternals report in VirusTotal.

New Microsoft Sysmon report in VirusTotal improves security

Today, following the 25th year anniversary of Microsoft Sysinternals, we are announcing the general availability of a new Microsoft Sysmon report in VirusTotal. Whether you’re an IT professional or a developer, you’re probably already using Microsoft Sysinternals utilities to help you ... continue reading
Use Microsoft Azure monitoring, security, and update services anywhere

Use Microsoft Azure monitoring, security, and update services anywhere

I had the chance to talk with Ryan Willis (Senior Program Manager at Microsoft) on how onboarding resources through Azure Arc makes them immediately eligible to enroll in additional Azure management services. Learn how to implement Azure monitoring, security, and ... continue reading
Step-by-Step Guide: How to Configure Microsoft Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Configure Microsoft Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)

In a business, when setting up new servers or computers, most of the time administrators are using one common password for the local administrator account. This account is usually used as a backdoor by administrators for software installation/uninstallation, to log ... continue reading
Enclave Device Blueprint Architecture

The Enclave Device Blueprint for confidential computing at the edge

A major milestone towards making confidential computing in IoT mainstream for privacy and safety. In collaboration with Arm® Technologies and Scalys BV, we are announcing the immediate availability of the Enclave Device Blueprint to help towards making confidential computing a ... continue reading

Increase ROI and business impact with Azure Machine Learning

A growing number of organizations are taking advantage of machine learning to increase efficiency, enhance customer experiences and drive innovation. With increasing use of machine learning, customers might wish to consider a cost-benefit and value analysis across infrastructure, operations, and ... continue reading

Get career advice from 7 inspiring leaders in cybersecurity

Are you currently studying information security? Or are you considering transitioning to a career in cybersecurity? According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, cybersecurity jobs will grow 31 percent from 2019 to 2029—more than six times the national average ... continue reading

Empower an adaptive IT environment with Inside Azure for IT

In July, we announced Inside Azure for IT, an online technical skilling resource designed for cloud professionals to transform their IT operations with Azure best practices and insights. The team here has been so inspired by how many of you ... continue reading
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Microsoft 365 Password Expiration Notification Email Solution for On-Premises AD Accounts

"Hello Again World!" Hi there! Mike Kullish, here. I'm a Microsoft Customer Engineer (CE) based just off the Gulf Coast of Florida with a focus on AD, Hyper-V and DFS, but I try to help customers with anything on the ... continue reading

Automate threat response with Azure Sentinel

Sarah Young joins Scott Hanselman to discuss updates to Azure Sentinel automation and how you can use it to accelerate and streamline threat response for your security operations.[0:00:00]– Introduction[0:02:41]– Azure Sentinel automation rules[0:06:15]– Automating responses with playbooks [0:09:30]– Playbook templates ... continue reading

A closer look at the Crescendo configuration

In my previous post, I looked at the details of a Crescendo output handler from my VssAdmin module. In this post, I explain the details of a cmdlet definition in the Crescendo JSON configuration file. The structure for the interface ... continue reading
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archTIS and Microsoft: Zero Trust information security for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has seen a surge in growth during the pandemic with over 115 million daily active users and growing.1 With it, customer imperative for enabling safe and trustworthy online collaboration has also increased significantly. The speed and simplicity of Teams ... continue reading

Humana leverages Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare to develop advanced predictive models

​​This blog post has been co-authored by Slawek Kierner, SVP of Enterprise Data & Analytics, Humana and Tie-Yan Liu, Assistant Managing Director, Microsoft Research China. Trips to the hospital happen. And while everyone in the industry strives to deliver world-class ... continue reading
AzureFunBytes Short - Hybrid Cloud and Azure Arc with @ThomasMaurer

AzureFunBytes Short – Hybrid Cloud and Azure Arc with @ThomasMaurer

AzureFunBytes is a weekly opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals and foundations that make up Azure. It's a chance for me to understand more about what people across the Azure organization do and how they do it. Every week ... continue reading
Best practices for onboarding Microsoft Azure Arc enabled servers

Best practices for onboarding Microsoft Azure Arc enabled servers

I had the chance to speak with Ryan Willis (Senior Program Manager at Microsoft) on how to learn best practices and strategies for onboarding a wide range of resources, including Windows, Linux, SQL server, Kubernetes clusters, and Azure services across ... continue reading
Deploying HTTP/3 on Windows Server at Scale

Deploying HTTP/3 on Windows Server at Scale

Windows Server 2022 was released for general availability last month. Since then, in cooperation with the Microsoft 365 team, we have started deploying the latest Windows Server on Exchange Online service front door servers globally, with a primary goal of ... continue reading

DevOps Lab | Hashicorp Series | Episode 2 | How to terraform everything

Welcome to the second episode in our HashiCorp series, Kyle Ruddy is back to show us how we can use terraform to manage both Azure and Github with code. While many people only use it to provision infrastructure, it actually ... continue reading