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Vasu Jakkal, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Security, Compliance, Identity and Privacy, speaking at RSA Conference 2022.

Microsoft at RSA 2022: Envisioning the future of security

Like most of you, I was glad to see the 2022 RSA Conference return to its in-person roots after a two-year digital hiatus. This year’s event was a great success, drawing 26,000 attendees to three days of cutting-edge security sessions, ... continue reading
Adding optional font packages to Windows containers

Adding optional font packages to Windows containers

Customer feedback is the main driver for the Windows container team when planning new features and improvements to the platform. Since we launched containers in Windows Server 2016, customers have told us how a slim container image impacts the overall ... continue reading

How security leaders can help their teams avoid burnout

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 Voice of the Community blog series, Microsoft Security Senior Product Marketing Manager Brooke Lynn Weenig talks with Maria Markstedter, Chief Executive Offer (CEO) of Azeria Labs, former ... continue reading
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Microsoft Cost Management updates – June 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
Apply Azure Policy to Azure Arc-enabled Servers in a Hybrid environment

Apply Azure Policy to Azure Arc-enabled Servers in a Hybrid environment

If you have connected your non-Azure Servers with Azure Arc, and you can now see them via the Azure portal and other management tools (like Azure PowerShell), a good next step is to apply some Azure Policies to them. This ... continue reading

Hosting PowerShell in a Python script

Yes Virginia, languages other than PowerShell do exist. I was working with a partner group here at Microsoft and they explained that they wanted to parse PowerShell scripts from Python. Their natural approach was to invoke the PowerShell executable and ... continue reading

PSReadLine 2.2.6 enables Predictive Intellisense by default

PSReadLine first introduced Predictive IntelliSense using History based suggestions as a customer enabled feature in November 2020. Since its introduction, two new predictors have become available: An experimental PowerShell CompletionPredictor The Az.Tools.Predictor for Azure PowerShell Today, we are announcing that ... continue reading

Reading Configuration Manager Status Messages With PowerShell

Q: I can read Configuration Manager status messages using the Monitoring tab. Can I do it using PowerShell? A: Yes you can! We can accomplish this using SQL/WQL queries, plus the Win32 function FormatMessage. Before we get our hands dirty ... continue reading

4 breakthrough ideas for compliance and data security

Compliance management will never be easy, but there are ways to make it simpler and more transparent. Every year, organizations confront a growing volume and diversity of data and ever-evolving industry and government regulations. But the answer to more data, ... continue reading
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VM Backup Tiering with Azure Automation

Hi folks! My name is Felipe Binotto, Senior Azure Customer Engineer, based in Australia. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how you can have different Backup Tiers for your VMs and how you can automate the backup configuration ... continue reading
Network ATC on Azure Stack HCI

Network ATC on Azure Stack HCI

Update: Network ATC is now publicly available with Azure Stack HCI 21H2 As you may be aware, Microsoft announced the general availability of the Azure-connected Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Azure Stack HCI. Previously Azure Stack HCI was built off Windows Server which ... continue reading
Secure authentication method provisioning with Temporary Access Pass

Secure authentication method provisioning with Temporary Access Pass

Howdy folks, I’m happy to announce the general availability of Temporary Access Pass (TAP). We’ve made a lot of progress since we announced the public preview of TAP. “…We use the MS Authenticator for passwordless sign in. That is the ... continue reading

Detecting malicious key extractions by compromised identities for Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB is a fully managed NoSQL cloud database service for modern app development. It offers a variety of advanced built-in features, such as automatic worldwide data replication, lightning-fast response types, and a variety of APIs. In this blog ... continue reading
Satellite Rendering from NOAA-18.

Azure Orbital Ground Station as Service extends life and reduces costs for satellite operators

How can Microsoft empower satellite operators to focus on their mission and enable them to continue the operation of their satellites, without making capital investments in their ground infrastructure? To answer that question, Microsoft worked alongside the National Oceanic and ... continue reading

Microsoft Defender for Office 365 receives highest award in SE Labs Enterprise Email Security Services test

In today’s evolving threat landscape, email represents the primary attack vector for cybercrime, making effective email protection a key component of any security strategy.1 In Q1 2022, Microsoft participated in an evaluation of email security solutions, carried out by SE ... continue reading
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MLOPs Blog Series Part 2: Testing robustness of secure machine learning systems using machine learning ops

Robustness is the ability of a closed-loop system to tolerate perturbations or anomalies while system parameters are varied over a wide range. There are three essential tests to ensure that the machine learning system is robust in the production environments: ... continue reading
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Workflow Analyzer V2 Release

Workflow Analyzer V2 Download Link : Download Microsoft System Center Management Pack Tools from Official Microsoft Download Center Additional Links : Workflow Analyzer (v2) for SCOM - The Monitoring Guys After a resounding success of v1 (released in March 2021), ... continue reading
Line chart illustrating how Defender for Endpoint detected and incriminated a ransomware attack when attackers had encrypted files on 3.9% of the organization’s devices.

Improving AI-based defenses to disrupt human-operated ransomware

Microsoft’s deep understanding of human-operated ransomware attacks, which are powered by a thriving cybercrime gig economy, continuously informs the solutions we deliver to protect customers. Our expert monitoring of threat actors, investigations into real-world ransomware attacks, and the intelligence we ... continue reading

See how 3 industry-leading companies are driving innovation in a new episode of Inside Azure for IT

I had the awesome opportunity to talk with a few people innovating with some of the most exciting next-generation tech in our latest episode of the Inside Azure for IT fireside chat series. Many of us, myself included, spend a ... continue reading
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Responsible AI investments and safeguards for facial recognition

A core priority for the Cognitive Services team is to ensure its AI technology, including facial recognition, is developed and used responsibly. While we have adopted six essential principles to guide our work in AI more broadly, we recognized early ... continue reading
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Securing your IoT with Edge Secured-core devices

A recent study conducted by Microsoft in partnership with Ponemon Institute included a survey of companies that have adopted IoT solutions and 65 percent of them mentioned that security is a top priority when implementing IoT. Attacks targeting IoT devices ... continue reading

Azure IoT increases enterprise-level intelligent edge and cloud capabilities

For Microsoft Azure IoT, our approach is connecting devices at the edge to the cloud seamlessly and securely to help customers achieve desired business outcomes. At this year’s Embedded World 2022, we’ll share how our Azure IoT solutions are delivering ... continue reading
A screenshot of the Backup via URL GUI on Azure Data Studio.

What’s new with SQL Tools

Hello community, the June release of Azure Data Studio 1.37 is here! We are also excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.12. In this Azure Data Studio release, backup and restore to URL was introduced ... continue reading
Learn Microsoft Azure for system administrators & solution architects with Azure Skills Navigator

Learn Microsoft Azure for system administrators & solution architects with Azure Skills Navigator

If you’re wanting to learn the foundations of Microsoft Azure (including cloud computing concepts, Azure’s structure, and its product range), you might start out with training materials like the Azure Fundamental learning paths on Microsoft Learn. These will also give ... continue reading
Default site boundary group behavior to support cloud source selection

Default site boundary group behavior to support cloud source selection

You can now add options via PowerShell to include and prefer cloud management gateway (CMG) management points for the default site boundary group. When a site is set up, there's a default site boundary group created for each site and ... continue reading

Why strong security solutions are critical to privacy protection

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 Voice of the Community blog series, Microsoft Security Senior Product Marketing Manager Brooke Lynn Weenig talks with Ann ... continue reading
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Recapping recent updates to client tools in SQL Server

Hello from the SQL Experiences team! As a follow-up to Microsoft Build at the end of May, we thought it was a good time to highlight recent updates for client tools, as we've had quite a few.First, in alignment with ... continue reading
Associating a WAF policy to an Azure Front Door

Simplify and centralize network security management with Azure Firewall Manager

We are excited to share that Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF) policy and Azure DDoS Protection plan management in Microsoft Azure Firewall Manager is now generally available. With an increasing need to secure cloud deployments through a Zero Trust approach, ... continue reading
Azure Arc is a set of technologies from Microsoft that is a bridge that extends the Azure platform so customers can build applications and services with the flexibility to run across datacenters, edge, and multicloud environments.

Discover how you can innovate anywhere with Azure Arc

Welcome to Azure Hybrid, Multicloud, and Edge Day—please join us for the digital event. Today, we’re sharing how Azure Arc extends Azure platform capabilities to datacenters, edge, and multicloud environments through an impactful, 90-minute lineup of keynotes, breakouts, and technical ... continue reading
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Azure powers rapid deployment of private 4G and 5G networks

As the cloud continues to expand into a ubiquitous and highly distributed fabric, a new breed of application is emerging: Modern Connected Applications. We define these new offerings as network-intelligent applications at the edge, powered by 5G, and enabled by ... continue reading