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Microsoft showcases the future of comprehensive security at RSA 2022

The last time the RSA Conference was held as an in-person event was in 2020. Needless to say, a lot has changed since then. RSA is once again going forward as an in-person (and digital) event in San Francisco, from ... continue reading
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Azure Monitor: Expanding the Out-of-the-Box observability for your IT infrastructure

Hello ladies and gentlemen, How many times have you found yourself in the need of monitoring a custom KPI? How many times did you need to react to a situation in which a given number of records in a database ... continue reading
Learn Containers and Kubernetes from Microsoft Learn!

Learn Containers and Kubernetes from Microsoft Learn!

If you’re like me a few years ago, just hearing about Containers and Kubernetes or looking at some demos or documentation, would make your head spin. The transition from traditional IT to this new model of running compute resources, is ... continue reading
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Microsoft session highlights from SAP Sapphire 2022

It has been three years since SAP Sapphire last occurred in person, and I was thrilled to meet with our customers and partners again this week. As SAP Sapphire comes to a close, I am taking a moment to reflect ... continue reading

Performance of Azure Shared Disk with Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS)

On September 9th, 2021, Microsoft announced the general availability of Zone-Redundant Storage (ZRS) for Azure Disk Storage, including Azure Shared Disk. What makes this interesting is that you can now build shared storage based failover cluster instances that span Availability ... continue reading
Azure Terrafy – Import your existing Azure infrastructure into Terraform HCL

Azure Terrafy – Import your existing Azure infrastructure into Terraform HCL

When working with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) it’s difficult to know sometimes where to start. You have a couple of options, go to the Terraform on Azure documentation, then figure out how to write some Terraform templates. Or you can ... continue reading
A histogram that presents the number of attacks observed from January 2019 to April 2021, to show prevalence. This chart is originally from the MITRE Sightings Ecosystem project.

Center for Threat-Informed Defense, Microsoft, and industry partners streamline MITRE ATT&CK® matrix evaluation for defenders

The MITRE Center for Threat-Informed Defense, Microsoft, and other industry partners collaborated on a project that created a repeatable methodology for developing a top MITRE ATT&CK® techniques list. The method aims to facilitate navigation of the ATT&CK framework, which could ... continue reading
New: Require reauthentication for Intune enrollment or risk

New: Require reauthentication for Intune enrollment or risk

Good afternoon! Explicitly verifying identity and devices is a top priority for organizations adopting Zero Trust. For some critical operations, it’s important to be able to re-prompt the user to ensure no one is “borrowing” their device or has stolen ... continue reading

Microsoft security experts outline next steps after compromise recovery

The Microsoft Compromise Recovery Security Practice (CRSP) is a worldwide team of cybersecurity experts operating in most countries, across both public and private organizations, with deep expertise to secure an environment post-security breach and to help you prevent a breach ... continue reading
Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure Overview

Manage Red Hat workloads seamlessly on Azure

Every year, Red Hat Summit features inspirational and actionable content, industry-shaping news, and innovative practices from customers and partners. From hybrid cloud, containers, and cloud-native app platforms to management, automation, and more, speakers from around the world, across industries, and ... continue reading
Strengthen your security posture with new Azure AD partner integrations

Strengthen your security posture with new Azure AD partner integrations

I’m excited to announce several new Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) product integrations are now available. By leveraging the power of Azure AD, these solutions can help streamline your identity access, governance, and authentication for stronger Zero Trust security across ... continue reading
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Introduction to Network Trace Analysis Part 0: Laying the Groundwork

Hi everyone, this is Will Aftring again with the Windows Debug team, here to lay the groundwork for a new series on how to get started with network trace analysis. This is not an introduction to networking. Many of the networking ... continue reading
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Building a safer world together with our partners—introducing Microsoft Security Experts

The security landscape has become increasingly challenging and complex for our customers. Threats have grown at an alarming rate over the last year, and cybercrime is now expected to cost the world USD10.5 trillion annually by 2025, up from USD3 ... continue reading
Diagram showing the relationship between players in the ransomware-as-a-service affiliate model. Access brokers compromise networks and persist on systems. The RaaS operator develops and maintain tools. The RaaS affiliate performs the attack.

Ransomware-as-a-service: Understanding the cybercrime gig economy and how to protect yourself

Microsoft processes 24 trillion signals every 24 hours, and we have blocked billions of attacks in the last year alone. Microsoft Security tracks more than 35 unique ransomware families and 250 unique threat actors across observed nation-state, ransomware, and criminal ... continue reading
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Accelerating innovation in the diabetic foot market with Azure Health Data Services

This blog post has been co-authored by Sharlene Jerome, Manager of Marketing and Communications, Sensoria Health This blog is part of a series in collaboration with our partners and customers leveraging the newly announced Azure Health Data Services. Azure Health ... continue reading
Visual invitation to the Azure Static Web Apps anniversary event. Event live date: May 19, 2022, 10-11:30am PT, replay date: May 19 2 0 2 2 10 to 11:30 P M Pacific Time.

Join us and the developer community to celebrate Azure Static Web Apps

Join us to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Azure Static Web Apps! Come connect with others in the developer community and increase your Azure Static Web Apps skills in a fun, collaborative way. It's hard to believe that it was ... continue reading

Announcing new voices and emotions to Azure Neural Text to Speech

Azure Neural Text to Speech (Azure Neural TTS), a powerful speech synthesis capability of Azure Cognitive Services, enables developers to convert text to lifelike speech using AI. Enterprises and agencies utilize Azure Neural TTS for video game characters, chatbots, content readers, ... continue reading
Expansion of FIDO standard and new updates for Microsoft passwordless solutions

Expansion of FIDO standard and new updates for Microsoft passwordless solutions

Howdy folks, Happy World Password Day! Today, I’m super excited to share some great news with you: Together, with the FIDO Alliance and other major platforms, Microsoft has announced support for the expansion of a common passwordless standard created by ... continue reading
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This World Password Day consider ditching passwords altogether

Did you know that May 5, 2022, is World Password Day?1 Created by cybersecurity professionals in 2013 and designated as the first Thursday every May, World Password Day is meant to foster good password habits that help keep our online ... continue reading

Azure Health Data Services: Engineering product for partners

The healthcare industry has come a long way from putting pen to paper on a pharmacy script or clinical SOAP note to now, being able to deliver primary care in the emerging hospital at home. My career in the healthcare ... continue reading

Azure Health Data Services: Engineering product for partners

The healthcare industry has come a long way from putting pen to paper on a pharmacy script or clinical SOAP note to now, being able to deliver primary care in the emerging hospital at home. My career in the healthcare ... continue reading
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Passwordless RDP with Windows Hello for Business

Windows Hello for Business (WHfB) provides a password-less experience for users to log into their Windows 10 or 11 device. However, a challenge remains when accessing remote systems. This can be via MMC console for example to access Active Directory ... continue reading

How a senior product manager is leading the passwordless movement at Microsoft

May 5, 2022, is World Password Day, a day we all use to create awareness around password security. At Microsoft, we choose to celebrate replacing passwords with better and more secure ways to sign in. I can’t think of a ... continue reading
Free training for Windows Client Desktop installation, support and troubleshooting

Free training for Windows Client Desktop installation, support and troubleshooting

Almost all IT Pros start off doing some form of desktop support before being thrown into the server administration deep end with the sharks. Back in ancient times, the premier Microsoft IT Pro certification (the MCSE), even had a compulsory ... continue reading
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Streamline Azure workloads with ExpressRoute BGP community support

In today’s globalized world, customers have started to maintain and expand their presence in the cloud across different geographic regions. With these increased deployments across Azure regions comes the increased complexity of customers’ hybrid networks. Establishing connectivity is no longer ... continue reading

Major update to the PowerShell Extension for Visual Studio Code

This update represents a complete overhaul of the core PowerShell engine of PowerShell Editor Services, intending to create a more reliable and stable user experience. This release represents nearly two years’ work, tracked in PSES #1295 and implemented in PSES #1459. It is ... continue reading
The path of alerts through D3 XGEN SOAR, from the alert source to the incident response phase. D3's Event Pipeline covers the normalization, triage, and dismissal and escalation phases.

Automating your Microsoft security suite with D3 XGEN SOAR  

This blog post is part of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association guest blog series. Learn more about MISA. There are certain pain points in the average security operations center (SOC) that, no matter what else changes in the security landscape, ... continue reading
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Customize your secure VM session experience with native client support on Azure Bastion

This blog post has been co-authored by Isabelle Morris, Program Manager, Azure Networking As organizations move their mission-critical workloads to the cloud, connecting to virtual machines (VMs) directly over the public internet is becoming more of a security risk. The ... continue reading

Announcement: System Center 2022 is here!

We are happy to announce the general availability of System center 2022. It is a big step forward for System Center products that have been the management tool of choice for enterprise customers worldwide. On-premises customers have been associated with ... continue reading
Organize Automatic Deployment rules in Configuration Manager TP 2204

Organize Automatic Deployment rules in Configuration Manager TP 2204

Update 2204 for the Technical Preview Branch of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager has been released. In this release, administrators can now organize automatic deployment rules (ADR) using folders. This feature helps to enable better categorization and management of ADRs. Folder ... continue reading