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Go serverless: Enterprise integration with Azure Logic Apps

Jeremy Likness joins Scott Hanselman to show how to build workflows and integrations from the cloud across third-party services and on-premises servers using Azure Logic Apps.[0:01:10] - DemoOverview - What is Azure Logic Apps?Azure Logic AppsDEV50: Investing in Serverless: Less ... continue reading

Alternative ways for security professionals and IT to achieve modern security controls in today’s unique remote work scenarios

With the bulk of end users now working remotely, legacy network architectures that route all remote traffic through a central corporate network are suddenly under enormous strain. The result can be poorer performance, productivity, and user experience. Many organizations are ... continue reading

Use hyperscale for your most demanding cloud-born workloads

Sometimes resource demands increase beyond your expectations. Azure SQL Database service continues to meet your needs regardless of your speed of growth. The hyperscale service tier for a single database enables you to scale to 100 TB with fast backup ... continue reading
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How Azure Machine Learning enables PowerPoint Designer

If you use Office 365, you have likely seen the Microsoft PowerPoint Designer appear to offer helpful ideas when you insert a picture into a PowerPoint slide. You may also have found it under the Home tab in the ribbon ... continue reading

Free edition of SquaredUp SCOM dashboards to support business continuity during COVID-19 crisis

We know many of you are now working fully remotely and depending on SCOM more than ever to ensure critical systems remain stable and available to end-users. So we are pleased to let you know that our friends at SquaredUp, ... continue reading

Premier Offerings: .NET Performance Tuning and Optimization

Debugging and troubleshooting are necessary activities of application development and test procedures. However, production environments and scenarios rarely coincide with development and test environments and scenarios. Such gaps between predictions and real-life often result as CPU and/or memory consumption issues, ... continue reading
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Azure Government Secret accredited at DoD IL6, ICD 503 with IaaS and PaaS

Azure Government Secret recently achieved Provisional Authorization (PA) at Department of Defense Impact Level 6 (IL6) and Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 503 with facilities at ICD 705. We’re also announcing a third region to enable even higher availability for national ... continue reading
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Use Intune MAM to Control Office Mobile Apps and Office 365 Content

Greetings! As you all know, well-managed and secure remote access is a key aspect of Microsoft solutions. As most of us have seen, working remotely has taken on new scale and urgency right now and people across Microsoft have published ... continue reading
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How to Manage and Govern Hybrid Servers with Azure Arc

A couple of days ago, I wrote a blog post on how you can onboard a server to Azure Arc. Azure Arc for servers extends Azure Resource Manager to allow you to manage machines that are outside of Azure, using ... continue reading
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Keeping your cloud deployments secure during challenging times

As the world comes together to combat COVID-19, and remote work becomes a critical capability for many companies, customers have asked us how to best maintain the security posture of their cloud assets while enabling more remote workers to access ... continue reading

Azure SQL Database managed instance vs. SQL Server

As organizations face increasing pressure to modernize their applications and infrastructure, the benefits of the cloud have become impossible to ignore. Fortunately, Azure SQL Database managed instance makes it easy to move your SQL Server workloads to the cloud. Nearly ... continue reading

Welcoming and retaining diversity in cybersecurity

I doubt I’d be in the role I am now if leaders at one of my first jobs hadn’t taken an interest in my career. Although I taught myself to code when I was young, I graduated from college with ... continue reading
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Microsoft powers transformation at NVIDIA’s GTC Digital Conference

The world of supercomputing is evolving. Work once limited to high-performance computing (HPC) on-premises clusters and traditional HPC scenarios, is now being performed at the edge, on-premises, in the cloud, and everywhere in between. Whether it’s a manufacturer running advanced ... continue reading

A Software Engineer’s Guide to DevOps

In this episode, Damien sits down with Laurie Barth to talk about Getting comfortable with DevOps as a developer. Software Engineers don't always understand how they fit into the DevOps pipeline and they should! Understanding the technologies and concepts at ... continue reading
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Dynamic Monitoring with Azure Monitor Workbooks and Resource Tags

Azure Resource Tags are a powerful tool to help organize your Azure Resources. You may have seen Microsoft's Thomas Mauer recent post on resource tagging, or fellow MVP Tao Yang's post on using Azure Policy to apply tags. Those are ... continue reading
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Azure DSC for Zero Trust Windows 10 Devices Managed by Intune

Zero Trust is defined by Microsoft as model that “assumes breach and verifies each request as though it originates from an open network. Regardless of where the request originates or what resource it accesses, Zero Trust teaches us to ‘never ... continue reading
Windows Admin Center and SMS: Don’t Just Shift, Facelift!

Windows Admin Center and SMS: Don’t Just Shift, Facelift!

Hi folks, Ned Pyle here highlighting the ability of Storage Migration Service and Windows Admin Center’s new ability to create and migrate straight to new Azure VMs on the fly, an option that both reduces a ton of steps and ... continue reading
Defending the power grid against supply chain attacks—Part 2: Securing hardware and software

Defending the power grid against supply chain attacks—Part 2: Securing hardware and software

Artificial intelligence (AI) and connected devices have fueled digital transformation in the utilities industry. These technological advances promise to reduce costs and increase the efficiency of energy generation, transmission, and distribution. They’ve also created new vulnerabilities. Cybercriminals, nation state actors, ... continue reading
Latest Astaroth living-off-the-land attacks are even more invisible but not less observable

Latest Astaroth living-off-the-land attacks are even more invisible but not less observable

Following a short hiatus, Astaroth came back to life in early February sporting significant changes in its attack chain. Astaroth is an info-stealing malware that employs multiple fileless techniques and abuses various legitimate processes to attempt running undetected on compromised ... continue reading

Growing an Effective QA Practice

In this episode, Damien sits down with Alison Hawke, QA practice lead, World Wide Technology, to talk about how changing the way your team does testing can improve your software, and make your lives more fun. With bonus eavesdropping, apprentices, ... continue reading
Azure Advisor: Meet your personalized cloud consultant service

Azure Advisor: Meet your personalized cloud consultant service

Does it feel like you’re always firefighting problems, especially when you talk about cloud services? Did you know that Azure has a FREE service that lets you be proactive to potential issues and pitfalls? It’s called Azure Advisor and this ... continue reading
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How Azure Machine Learning service powers suggested replies in Outlook

Microsoft 365 applications are so commonplace that it’s easy to overlook some of the amazing capabilities that are enabled with breakthrough technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI). Microsoft Outlook is an email client that helps you work efficiently with email, calendar, ... continue reading

Go serverless: Containers with Kubernetes and virtual nodes

Think serverless is just for functions? Think again! Brendan Burns joins Donovan Brown to look at how serverless containers can provide a cloud-native container experience without the worry of a server or operating system. They also look at how this ... continue reading

Go serverless: Event-driven applications with Azure Functions

Jeff Hollan joins Scott Hanselman to show how you can quickly develop and deploy code to run in the cloud with Azure Functions. Functions can be written in a variety of languages, and will automatically trigger and scale based on ... continue reading

Upcoming changes to Custom Controls

Howdy folks, Today, I would like to update you on our work to enable use of third-party multi-factor authentication (MFA) providers with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Customers have asked to use their existing third-party MFA investments with Azure AD ... continue reading
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Protecting against coronavirus themed phishing attacks

The world has changed in unprecedented ways in the last several weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. While it has brought out the best in humanity in many ways, as with any crisis it can also attract the worst in ... continue reading
Az Update: Azure Monitor for VMs, taking Microsoft exams online, VS Code Extension and more

Az Update: Azure Monitor for VMs, taking Microsoft exams online, VS Code Extension 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 two exciting things I learned this week. In this update, I want to share a ... continue reading

IIS Best Practices

It has been almost eight years since I first wrote a blog on IIS best practices. During this time, several new versions of IIS have arrived, some reached end of lifecycle; we were introduced a new development platform called .NET ... continue reading

Welcoming more women into cybersecurity: the power of mentorships

From the way our industry tackles cyber threats, to the language we have developed to describe these attacks, I’ve long been a proponent to challenging traditional schools of thought—traditional cyber-norms—and encouraging our industry to get outside its comfort zones. It’s ... continue reading

How to provision a Linux SQL Server Virtual Machine in Azure

You’re an existing SQL Server customer and are looking to explore the fast-growing Linux operating system. Whether on-premises or in the cloud, Microsoft has you covered. With SQL Server 2017, and now SQL Server 2019, SQL Server is available on ... continue reading