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Unified Security Operations Platform – Technical FAQ!

Introduction If you are a security practitioner who uses Microsoft Sentinel and Microsoft Defender XDR in your daily workflows, and you have tried or are evaluating the unified security operations platform for your SOC – this blog is for you … Continue Reading

What’s new: Run playbooks on incidents on-demand going GA in unified platform

Automation is a key facilitator for a SOC’s ability to save time and let the team focus on what matters most. We are happy to announce that the ability to run a playbook on incidents on demand is now hitting … Continue Reading

Running Open AI Whisper Model on Azure

Whisper is an advanced automatic speech recognition (ASR) system, developed using 680,000 hours of supervised multilingual and multitask data from the web. This extensive and diverse data set enhances its ability to handle various accents, background noise, and technical jargon … Continue Reading
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Vulnerabilities in PanelView Plus devices could lead to remote code execution

Microsoft discovered and responsibly disclosed two vulnerabilities in Rockwell Automation PanelView Plus that could be remotely exploited by unauthenticated attackers, allowing them to perform remote code execution (RCE) and denial-of-service (DoS). The RCE vulnerability in PanelView Plus involves two custom … Continue Reading

Fine-tuning Florence-2 for VQA (Visual Question Answering) using the Azure ML Python SDK and MLflow

Released by Microsoft in mid-June 2024 under an MIT license, Florence-2 is less than 1B in size (0.23B for the base model and 0.77B for the large model) and is efficient for vision and vision-language tasks (OCR, captioning, object detection, … Continue Reading

Consolidating Windows Active Directory Domain Controller Certificates

Hey, Brent here from the Windows Directory Services team! So, I wanted to share with you some interesting stuff about using one PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) certificate for your Windows Active Directory Domain Controller. It’s simple and can save you … Continue Reading

Using Cribl Stream to ingest logs into Microsoft Sentinel

I would like to thank Javier Soriano, Eric Burkholder and Maria de Sousa-Valadas for helping out on this blog post. On 06 May 2024 it was announced by Microsoft here and by Cribl here that together, Microsoft and Cribl are working to … Continue Reading
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Make your voice chatbots more engaging with new text to speech features

In our increasingly digital world, the importance of giving a voice and image to chatbots cannot be overstated. Transforming a chatbot from an impersonal, automated responder into a relatable and personable assistant significantly enhances user engagement. Today we’re thrilled to … Continue Reading

More Threat Intelligence Content in MDTI, TA Enables Better Security Outcomes

Microsoft threat intelligence empowers our customers to keep up with the global threat landscape and understand the threats and vulnerabilities most relevant to their organization. We are excited to announce that we have recently accelerated the speed and scale at … Continue Reading

Introducing SOC Optimization API

SOC optimization is a new feature designed to combine the power of out of the box content with the flexibility of the SIEM to help you optimize your SOC processes and coverage to your organization’s specific needs, priorities, threats and … Continue Reading

Language in Azure AI prompt flow

Prompt flow in Azure AI Studio is a development tool designed to streamline the entire development cycle of AI applications powered by Large Language Models (LLMs). Last Ignite, we announced Azure AI Language prompt flow available on GitHub. Today, we … Continue Reading
Diagram of Skeleton Key jailbreak technique displaying how a user submits a Skeleton Key prompt, which overrides the system message in the AI application, tricking the model into generating potentially forbidden content for the user.

Mitigating Skeleton Key, a new type of generative AI jailbreak technique

In generative AI, jailbreaks, also known as direct prompt injection attacks, are malicious user inputs that attempt to circumvent an AI model’s intended behavior. A successful jailbreak has potential to subvert all or most responsible AI (RAI) guardrails built into … Continue Reading
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Working with a cybersecurity committee of the board

I serve on the board of a publicly traded company. I fostered the creation of the board’s cybersecurity committee and I co-lead it. I’ve reflected on my work as a Global Black Belt, an advisor to chief information security officers … Continue Reading
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What’s New: Create your own codeless data connector

Today we’re announcing the general availability of the Codeless Connectors Platform (CCP) in Microsoft Sentinel that provides partners, advanced users, and developers the ability to create custom connectors for ingesting data to Microsoft Sentinel. The initial version of the CCP … Continue Reading
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How to boost your incident response readiness

Cyberthreats are evolving with alarming sophistication, making it crucial for organizations to react swiftly to incidents and prepare for potential threats. Preparing your organization’s incident response readiness falls broadly into three categories: the process, the people, and the technologies. Often … Continue Reading

Create Your First Visual Fashion Agent Using AOAI and AI Search – Search Product Catalog Images

Search Product Catalog Images Using Azure Search and OpenAI with Langchain In the ever-evolving landscape of retail, businesses are continually seeking innovative solutions to streamline their operations and enhance customer experiences. One such breakthrough is the implementation of artificial intelligence … Continue Reading

Create Your First Visual Agent Using AOAI and AI Search – Search Product Catalog Images

Search Product Catalog Images Using Azure Search and OpenAI with Langchain In the ever-evolving landscape of retail, businesses are continually seeking innovative solutions to streamline their operations and enhance customer experiences. One such breakthrough is the implementation of artificial intelligence … Continue Reading
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Get more device control flexibility with BitLocker settings in Defender for Endpoint

With hybrid work here to stay and data-centric cyberattacks on the rise, safeguarding sensitive information is critical to every security strategy. While data loss prevention (DLP) is often considered for cloud storage locations, the management of removable storage devices such … Continue Reading
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Copilot for Security TI Embedded Experience in Defender XDR is now GA

The Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence (MDTI) and Defender XDR teams are pleased to announce that the Copilot for Security threat intelligence embedded experience in the Defender XDR portal is now generally available. As of today, Defender XDR customers will see … Continue Reading

Stop Worrying and Love the Outage, Vol III: Cached Logons

This is the third article in a series: Stop Worrying and Love the Outage, Vol I: Group Policy and Sharing Violations Stop Worrying and Love the Outage, Vol II: DCs, custom ports, and Firewalls/ACLs         Hello, Chris … Continue Reading

Integrate Microsoft Fabric with SAP data with USB4SAP [in live and cached mode]

With USB4SAP, Fabric users can access SAP data. This data can be used to refresh PowerBI semantic models in live and cache mode. USB4SAP provides deep integration into your SAP system (for raw tables data, as well as modeled information … Continue Reading
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What’s new in Azure AI Translator: document translation?

Seattle—June 18, 2024—Today, we are happy to announce new releases and enhancements to Azure AI Translator Service. We are introducing a new endpoint which unifies document translation async batch and sync operation and the SDKs are updated. Now, you can … Continue Reading

Host Microsoft Defender data locally in Switzerland

We are pleased to announce that local data residency support in Switzerland is now generally available for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and Microsoft Defender for Identity. This announcement demonstrates our commitment to providing customers with the highest levels of security … Continue Reading
Microsoft Defender Experts for XDR recognized in the latest MITRE Engenuity ATT&CK® Evaluation for Managed Services

Microsoft Defender Experts for XDR recognized in the latest MITRE Engenuity ATT&CK® Evaluation for Managed Services

Microsoft Defender Experts for XDR demonstrated excellent managed extended detection and response (MXDR) by unifying our human-driven services and Microsoft Defender XDR in the MITRE Engenuity ATT&CK® Evaluations: Managed Services menuPass + ALPHV BlackCat.    Defender Experts for XDR offers a … Continue Reading
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Phi-3 Vision – Catalyzing Multimodal Innovation

Co-authors: Priya Kedia, Michael Tremeer Contributors: Ranjani Mani Phi-3 Vision, a lightweight and state-of-the-art open multimodal model, is a significant advancement in Microsoft’s AI offerings. Developed with a focus on producing a high-quality, reasoning focused model, Phi-3 Vision utilizes synthetic … Continue Reading

Unleashing PTU Token Throughput with KV-Cache-Friendly Prompt on Azure

1- Introduction PTUs are reserved processing capacity, ensuring stable performance for uniform LLM workloads. The reserved capacity of PTUs makes KV caching more effective compared to Pay-As-You-Go (PayGo). This blog post delves into the role of Key-Value (KV) caching in … Continue Reading

Windows Server 2025 Storage Performance with Diskspd

Spoiler (Highlight to read) Windows Server 2025 is the most secure and performant release yet! Download the evaluation now! Looking to migrate from VMware to Windows Server 2025? Contact your Microsoft account team! Windows Server 2025 is the most secure and performant … Continue Reading
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Detect suspicious processes running on hidden desktops

With ransomware campaigns continuing to grow, they remain top of mind for security leaders. Across these sophisticated cyberattacks, the use of remote desktop protocol (RDP) compromise has reached record levels, making it even more critical to provide analysts with full … Continue Reading

Azure OpenAI Best Practices Insights from Customer Journeys

Introduction When integrating Azure OpenAI’s powerful models into your production environment, it’s essential to follow best practices to ensure security, reliability, and scalability. Azure provides a robust platform with enterprise capabilities that, when leveraged with OpenAI models like GPT-4, DALL-E … Continue Reading

Navigating the Generative AI Landscape with Azure AI Services: Insights from Customer Round Table

Introduction The adoption of Generative AI (GenAI) technologies is accelerating, driven by the transformative potential they offer across various sectors. Recently, we hosted a customer round table conference at Microsoft Build, focusing on the journeys and adoption of GenAI using … Continue Reading