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Testing RPC ports with PowerShell (and yes, it’s as much fun as it sounds!)

Summary: Using PowerShell to identify RPC ports in use by capturing content from Dos Commands like PortQRY.exe We’d like to introduce you today to one of our newest bloggers! It’s a froopingly awesome friend of ours, Joel Vickery, PFE. (did ... continue reading

General availability: Database compatibility level 150 in Azure SQL Database

With last week’s launch of SQL Server 2019, database compatibility level 150 moves out of public preview and into general availability status. With this change in status, the default compatibility level for new databases created in Azure SQL Database is ... continue reading

Five essential skills for today’s database administrators

DevOps, the cloud, and new database technologies mean our jobs as database administrators (DBAs) are changing at an ever-faster pace. If you're fascinated by data and all the things you can do with it, it's a thrilling time to be ... continue reading

FedRAMP Moderate Blueprints helps automate US federal agency compliance

We’ve just released our newest Azure Blueprints for the important US Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) certification at the moderate level. FedRAMP is a key certification because cloud providers seeking to sell services to US federal government agencies ... continue reading
Azure Site Recovery v Azure Migrate: Server Migration

Azure Site Recovery v Azure Migrate: Server Migration

With the introduction of Azure Migrate: Server Migration, people are asking if it is replacing Azure Site Recovery (ASR) and the answer is no. They are also wondering which one to use and when. The thing to remember is they ... continue reading
Demystifying Microcode Updates for Intel and AMD Processors

Demystifying Microcode Updates for Intel and AMD Processors

Hello, my name is Steve Mathias, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer (PFE) and I wanted to spend a moment to discuss the “mechanics” of the Intel Microcode Updates that you may see coming down from Microsoft Update or the Windows Catalog ... continue reading
Introducing Report-only mode for Conditional Access

Introducing Report-only mode for Conditional Access

Howdy folks! We had such an awesome time at Ignite last week! It was great to meet with so many customers and we learned so much. And we were blown away by the level of excitement customers expressed for the ... continue reading
Build an intelligent analytics platform with SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

Build an intelligent analytics platform with SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

In the most recent releases, SQL Server went beyond relational data and enabled support for graph data, R, and Python machine learning, while making SQL Server available on Linux and containers in addition to Windows. At the same time, organizations ... continue reading
Zero Trust strategy—what good looks like

Zero Trust strategy—what good looks like

Zero Trust has managed to both inspire and confuse the cybersecurity industry at the same time. A significant reason for the confusion is that Zero Trust isn’t a specific technology, but a security strategy (and arguably the first formal strategy, ... continue reading
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Build a SQL Cluster Lab Part 3

You are going to create a multi-subnet Availability Group in Part 3 of our series on how to build a SQL Cluster Lab. First you give the Cluster Name Object rights in Active Directory and then install your AG. You ... continue reading

How to keep your apps healthy with Genie and Navigator in App Service Diagnostics

Most of the time, your apps are running happily and healthily. However, when things go wrong, you can use Genie and Navigator in App Service Diagnostics to figure out what's wrong. Jen Lee joins Scott Hanselman to show how the ... continue reading
Microsoft works with researchers to detect and protect against new RDP exploits

Microsoft works with researchers to detect and protect against new RDP exploits

On November 2, 2019, security researcher Kevin Beaumont reported that his BlueKeep honeypot experienced crashes and was likely being exploited. Microsoft security researchers collaborated with Beaumont as well as another researcher, Marcus Hutchins, to investigate and analyze the crashes and ... continue reading
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New in Azure Synapse Analytics: CICD for SQL Analytics using SQL Server Data Tools

At Microsoft Ignite 2019,weannouncedAzure Synapse Analytics,a major evolution of Azure SQL Data Warehouse.Thesame industry leading data warehousenow provides a whole new level of performance, scale, and analytics capabilities.One of these capabilities is SQL Analytics, which provides a rich set of ... continue reading
Querying multiple Log analytics workspace at once.

Querying multiple Log analytics workspace at once.

Hello folks, We’ve been in Orlando all week at Microsoft Ignite Orlando, and it has been a busy week. Today, I meet with a sysadmin who wanted to know the best option to query multiple Azure Log Analytics workspace. Here ... continue reading
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Ingest real time streaming data in SQL Database tables

Do you have real time streaming data in Event Hub or IoT Hub? Do you want to ingest that data in your SQL Database without leaving your SQL Database? Good news! You can now stream data into your SQL Database ... continue reading
SCUP adds support for update categories

SCUP adds support for update categories

An updated version of System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) is now available and can be downloaded here. SCUP enables independent software vendors or line-of-business application developers to manage custom updates. This release of SCUP include a new authoring mode to ... continue reading
State of the SQL Server tools

State of the SQL Server tools

This week we're announcing the general availability of SQL Server 2019, a significant milestone for Azure Data and for SQL Server customers. This presents a good moment to give an update on the state of tooling for SQL Server.Since SQL ... continue reading
Microsoft Cloud Security solutions provide comprehensive cross-cloud protection

Microsoft Cloud Security solutions provide comprehensive cross-cloud protection

The infrastructure, data, and apps built and run in the cloud are the foundational building blocks for a modern business. No matter where you are in your cloud journey, you likely utilize every layer of the cloud—from infrastructure as a ... continue reading
Replace passwords with a biometric security key

Replace passwords with a biometric security key

Hi everyone, I am deeply passionate about keeping my customers secure.  We are on a mission to eliminate passwords since they can be easily shared, leaked, or cracked.  Our goal is to replace them with strong authentication methods such as ... continue reading
How to balance compliance and security with limited resources

How to balance compliance and security with limited resources

Today, many organizations still struggle to adhere to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mandates even though this landmark regulation took effect nearly two years ago. A key learning for some: being compliant does not always mean you are secure. Shifting ... continue reading
Azure Sentinel updates: Improve your security operations with innovations from a cloud-native SIEM

Azure Sentinel updates: Improve your security operations with innovations from a cloud-native SIEM

Just a month ago, I communicated the details about Azure Sentinel reaching general availability. Since then, many customers have shared how Azure Sentinel has empowered their teams to be nimble and more efficient. ASOS, one of the largest online fashion ... continue reading
Microsoft Intelligent Security Association grows to more than 80 members

Microsoft Intelligent Security Association grows to more than 80 members

Sometimes an idea sparks, and it feels so natural, so organic, that it takes on a life of its own and surprises you by how fast it grows. The Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) was one of these ideas. It ... continue reading
Step-by-Step: Managing Users via the Azure Active Directory PowerShell for Graph Module

Step-by-Step: Managing Users via the Azure Active Directory PowerShell for Graph Module

Microsoft Graph provides a unified programmability model to access a vast amount of data in Microsoft 365, Azure Active Directory, Enterprise Mobility Suite, Windows 10 and so on. As part of it, Azure AD PowerShell for Graph module allows us ... continue reading
Further enhancing security from Microsoft, not just for Microsoft

Further enhancing security from Microsoft, not just for Microsoft

Legacy infrastructure. Bolted-on security solutions. Application sprawl. Multi-cloud environments. Company data stored across devices and apps. IT and security resource constraints. Uncertainty of where and when the next attack or leak will come, including from the inside. These are just ... continue reading
LDAP Channel Binding and LDAP Signing Requirements - JANUARY 2020 Updates

LDAP Channel Binding and LDAP Signing Requirements – JANUARY 2020 Updates

Hi All, Alan here again, this time trying to give some details on these two settings that will become active from January 2020 and they are creating some misunderstandings. Let’s start saying that since Windows Server 2008 we have events ... continue reading

How to prepare data using wrangling data flows in Azure Data Factory

Gaurav Malhotra joins Scott Hanselman to show how wrangling data flows in Azure Data Factory empower you with a code-free, serverless environment that simplifies data preparation in the cloud and scales to any data size with no infrastructure management required ... continue reading
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Build a SQL Cluster Lab Part 2

You are going to create a Windows Cluster in Part 2 of our series on how to build a SQL Cluster Lab. You will run cluster validation followed by creating the Windows Server Failover Cluster. In addition, you configure the ... continue reading
View a PAM User's Roles with Advanced Search Scope Configuration

View a PAM User's Roles with Advanced Search Scope Configuration

First published on MSDN on Dec 05, 2018During a recent MIM PAM deployment, I was asked if it would be possible to create a page in the portal to display a user's roles in PAM. Out of the box, MIM ... continue reading
MIM 4.5.26.0 – MPR Creation - The Required Field Cannot Be Empty

MIM 4.5.26.0 – MPR Creation – The Required Field Cannot Be Empty

First published on MSDN on Aug 23, 2018I recently ran into an issue after updating MIM 2016 to version 4.5.26.0 where I was unable to select workflows when creating an MPR. The error displayed was The Required Field Cannot Be ... continue reading
MIM 2016 SP1 - Portal Servers Run Out of Disk Space.

MIM 2016 SP1 – Portal Servers Run Out of Disk Space.

First published on MSDN on Aug 15, 2018Summary:I recently ran into an issue after upgrading a MIM Environment to MIM 2016 SP1 (version 4.4.1459.0 or greater) where the MIM portal trace log files would grow until all available disk space ... continue reading
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