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Moving a Windows 365 Cloud PC From One DC Region to Another – MS Hosted Network

  From time to time, your employees may need to relocate from a location to another. Or more often, a new Microsoft Datacenter might pop on a location that is nearer to your employees. Those are some of the examples ... continue reading

Microsoft supports the DoD’s Zero Trust strategy

The Department of Defense (DoD) released its formal Zero Trust strategy today, marking a major milestone in its goal of achieving enterprise-wide implementation by 2027. The strategy comes at a critical time as United States government networks continue to face ... continue reading
Join us at InfoSec Jupyterthon 2022

Join us at InfoSec Jupyterthon 2022

Notebooks are gaining popularity in InfoSec. Used interactively for investigations and hunting or as scheduled processing jobs, notebooks offer plenty of advantages over traditional security operations center (SOC) tools. Sitting somewhere between scripting/macros and a full-blown development environment, they offer ... continue reading
Global distribution map displaying exposed Boa web servers over the span of a week.

Vulnerable SDK components lead to supply chain risks in IoT and OT environments

Vulnerabilities in network components, architecture files, and developer tools have become increasingly popular attack vectors to gain access into secure networks and devices. External tools and products that are managed by vendors and developers can pose a security risk, especially ... continue reading
5 tips for IIS on containers: #4 Solving for Horizontal Scale

5 tips for IIS on containers: #4 Solving for Horizontal Scale

Fourth up in this blog series!  Solving for Horizontal Scale with IIS and Containers.   Make sure to check out the other topics in the blog on SSL certificate lifecycle management, IIS app pools and websites and Hardcoded configurations Since each node on Azure Kubernetes Service ... continue reading

Private endpoint DNS resolution with Azure Private Resolver for multi-region

Hello everyone, Andrew Coughlin here and I am a Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft focusing on Azure IaaS. I frequently get asked questions about how to set up private endpoints from my customers that have presence in multi regions.  In ... continue reading

Learning Op: Migrate Away From ADFS to Azure AD

  Hello to our illustrious and awesome readers!   Brandon Wilson here today with a short post just to give our readers a heads up on an excellent learning opportunity that we thought it might be helpful for many of ... continue reading

How Do I Know If My AD Environment Is Impacted By The November 8th 2022 Patch?

  Q: How can I determine if objects in my AD environment are impacted by the November 8th 2022 patch? A: Use a couple of queries I wrote specifically for that purpose.   November 8th, 2022 brought us a patch ... continue reading
5 tips for IIS on containers: #3 Hardcoded configuration

5 tips for IIS on containers: #3 Hardcoded configuration

We’re getting into the third topic of our blog post series about IIS on Windows containers. In case you missed, check out the blog on SSL certificate lifecycle management and IIS app pools and websites. Today, we’re covering hardcoded configurations ... continue reading
Screenshot of a BATLOADER landing site that poses as a TeamViewer website hosting a fake installer.

DEV-0569 finds new ways to deliver Royal ransomware, various payloads

Recent activity from the threat actor that Microsoft tracks as DEV-0569, known to distribute various payloads, has led to the deployment of the Royal ransomware, which first emerged in September 2022 and is being distributed by multiple threat actors. Observed ... continue reading
Azure Arc icon sharing a platform with SQL Server icon extending Azure capabilities to across three different environments: multicloud, edge and on-premises. Multicloud environment shows multiple clouds icons. On premises platform has a datacenter icon with databases. The edge platform shows a satellite, a piece of manufacturing equipment, and a delivery truck.

Manage, govern, and secure all your SQL Servers with new hybrid capabilities enabled by Azure Arc 

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.In the face of changing market conditions and pressure to accelerate growth, the ability for customers to do more with less is critical. And while the cloud has long been the north star for ... continue reading
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Expanding AI technology for unstructured biomedical text beyond English

The health industry is embracing the power of big data, cloud computing, and clinical analytics, harnessing data to deliver insights that can improve care and efficiency. Still, unstructured text remains a challenge—made even more complex by barriers of language. Doctors’ ... continue reading
Satellite communicating with Azure Orbital Ground Station.

Any developer can be a space developer with the new Azure Orbital Space SDK

Earlier this year, we announced our vision to empower any developer to become a space developer through Azure. With over 90 million developers on GitHub, we have created a powerful ecosystem and we are focused on empowering the next generation of ... continue reading
Screenshot of new Connection Details pane.

Azure Data Studio November release

In this release of Azure Data Studio, we have exciting news to share across several of our core features and extensions. The first is the announcement of the general availability (GA) of Table Designer and Query Plan Viewer. We would ... continue reading
Sunburst chart conveying the eight areas of practice requirements to address the threats and reduce risk: ingest, inventory, update, enforce, audit, scan, rebuild, and fix and upstream.

Microsoft contributes S2C2F to OpenSSF to improve supply chain security

On August 4, 2022, Microsoft publicly shared a framework that it has been using to secure its own development practices since 2019, the Secure Supply Chain Consumption Framework (S2C2F), previously the Open Source Software-Supply Chain Security (OSS-SSC) Framework. As a ... continue reading
When running SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines using Azure Hybrid Benefit, you are entitled to license one additional passive secondary instance of SQL Server for High Availability for free and one additional passive instance of SQL Server for Disaster Recovery for free.

New SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines and Azure SQL Managed Instance DR benefits

Customers who are running their SQL Server workloads using SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines and Azure SQL Managed Instance are now eligible for new high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) benefits. These are in addition to existing HA/DR ... continue reading
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Link feature for Azure SQL Managed Instance: Connecting SQL Server 2022 to the cloud, reimagined

Part of theSQL Server 2022 blog series.We are excited to announce general availability (GA) of the link feature for Managed Instance for SQL Server 2022the most Azure-enabled release of SQL Server yet. We are also excited to announce a limited ... continue reading
Flowchart for Azure Active Directory issuing tokens.

Token tactics: How to prevent, detect, and respond to cloud token theft

As organizations increase their coverage of multifactor authentication (MFA), threat actors have begun to move to more sophisticated techniques to allow them to compromise corporate resources without needing to satisfy MFA. Recently, the Microsoft Detection and Response Team (DART) has ... continue reading
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AI and the need for purpose-built cloud infrastructure

The progress of AI has been astounding with solutions pushing the envelope by augmenting human understanding, preferences, intent, and even spoken language. AI is improving our knowledge and understanding by helping us provide faster, more insightful solutions that fuel transformation ... continue reading
An indoor stadium basketball hoop, the Microsoft Azure logo, and text sit on top of a dark background. The text reads: NBA ramps up fan excitement with reimagined modern apps. Read the customer story.

NBA and Microsoft team up to transform fan experiences with cloud application modernization

There’s nothing quite like watching a basketball game and cheering on your favorite team as they battle it out for points before the buzzer sounds. From the players and employees to the technology, all need to work in lockstep to ... continue reading
Bar chart showing the number of DDoS attacks and duration distribution from March 2021-May 2022.

2022 holiday DDoS protection guide

The holiday season is an exciting time for many people as they get to relax, connect with friends and family, and celebrate traditions. Organizations also have much to rejoice about during the holidays (for example, more sales for retailers and ... continue reading
Network HUD: November 2022 content update has arrived!

Network HUD: November 2022 content update has arrived!

In our first article we introduced Network HUD as a new feature that proactively identifies and remediates operational networking issues on Azure Stack HCI. We also discussed Network HUD’s unique on-premises cloud-service model which enables us to bring new features ... continue reading
Utilizing Zero Trust architecture principles for External Identities

Utilizing Zero Trust architecture principles for External Identities

As hybrid work environments become normal and we continue to collaborate, the importance of adopting zero-trust architecture principles is more vital than ever. Zero trust architecture puts emphasis on three key principles:    Verify explicitly: Always authenticate and authorize based ... continue reading
Introducing Network HUD for Azure Stack HCI

Introducing Network HUD for Azure Stack HCI

We’re excited to announce the release of Network HUD - A new feature that proactively identifies and remediates operational networking issues on Azure Stack HCI. Network HUD is available in the November update for both 21H2 and 22H2 Azure Stack ... continue reading

Empowering ISVs to build and sell with the Microsoft Cloud

Today, we are hosting our first-ever Marketplace Summit and giving every ISV and software as a service (SaaS) provider a virtual front-row seat to learn how to maximize marketplace opportunity and do more with less. While we enter uncertain economic ... continue reading

How IoT, AI, and Digital Twins are helping achieve sustainability goals

Organizations striving to improve their sustainability can make progress toward those goals by using the Internet of Things (IoT) and AI technology that monitors and analyzes their use of resources and resulting emissions. However, businesses adopting IoT for other reasons ... continue reading

Flexible and Simple Solution to Start and Stop VMs

Hi folks! My name is Felipe Binotto, Cloud Solution Architect, based in Australia. This post will be about a solution I recently deployed to a customer to Start/Stop VMs on a schedule. You may be asking yourself why we need ... continue reading
Graph showing performance across benchmarks, relative to a 4-year-old server, HBv3 VMs, and HBv4/HX VMs.

Do more with less using new Azure HX and HBv4 virtual machines for HPC

This post was co-authored by Jyothi Venkatesh, Senior Product Manager, Azure HPC and Fanny Ou, Technical Program Manager, Azure HPC. Today, we are excited to announce two new virtual machines (VMs) that deliver more performance, value-adding innovation, and cost-effectiveness to ... continue reading

Azure Monitor: Check and Assess Log Analytics Workspace, Application Insights and Dedicated Cluster

Hello my dear readers How many times have you found yourself in a situation in which plenty of Log Analytics Workspaces and Application insights were installed over time and you lost control?   Moreover, how can you make sure that ... continue reading

Azure Monitor: Calculating Chargeback to Split Monitoring Costs Across Projects

Hello my dear readers  During my customers visits the very question I get is: I am using Azure Monitor to monitor my workloads; how can I split monitoring costs across projects? Given the question, the answer is not too difficult ... continue reading