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Building the Totally Network Isolated Root Certification Authority

Building the Totally Network Isolated Root Certification Authority

Hello everyone, my name is Daniel Metzger and I am a Senior Premier Field Engineer for Secure Infrastructure based in Switzerland. Lately I have done quite a few Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) migrations for customers mostly because their certification authorities ... continue reading

MISA expands with new members and new product additions

Another RSA Conference (RSAC) and another big year for the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA). MISA was launched at RSAC 2018 with 26 members and a year later we had doubled in size to 53 members. Today, I am excited ... continue reading

Azure Migration Virtual Event: Best practices for Windows Server and SQL Server

Many customers impacted by end of support for Windows Server and SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are considering migrating to the cloud. With security and compliance being key drivers, the move from on-premises infrastructure to the cloud seems more ... continue reading
Initially Isolate Tier 0 Assets with Group Policy to Start Administrative Tiering

Initially Isolate Tier 0 Assets with Group Policy to Start Administrative Tiering

Hello everyone, my name is Daniel Metzger and I am a Senior Premier Field Engineer for Secure Infrastructure based in Switzerland. In this post, I am going to show you how to use a minimal set of Group Policy objects ... continue reading
High-level Architecture of used Azure components for 4K encoding in the Azure cloud.

Burst 4K encoding on Azure Kubernetes Service

Content creation has never been as in demand as it is today. Both professional and user-generated content has increased exponentially over the past years. This puts a lot of stress on media encoding and transcoding platforms. Add the upcoming 4K ... continue reading

Azure Sphere—Microsoft’s answer to escalating IoT threats—reaches general availability

Today Azure Sphere—Microsoft’s integrated security solution for IoT devices and equipment—is widely available for the development and deployment of secure, connected devices. Azure Sphere’s general availability milestone couldn’t be timelier. From consumer device hacking and botnets to nation state driven ... continue reading
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10K Request per Second: REST API with Azure SQL, Dapper and JSON

In the previous article I described how easy is to create a REST API with Python and Azure SQL. But what about .NET? Would that be as easy as well? Absolutely yes: the native support to JSON offered by Azure ... continue reading
Be Aware, Azure Security Center CSV Reports is Now Generally Available!

Be Aware, Azure Security Center CSV Reports is Now Generally Available!

Hello Security universe, Today I came across an interesting news directly from the Product Group. After quite some time, one of the most-asked/wanted feature request by customers on Azure Security Center (ASC) was completed and finally released. Yes, this feature ... continue reading
Az Update: Cloud Shell running PS7 and Scopes for ARM Templates

Az Update: Cloud Shell running PS7 and Scopes for ARM Templates

With all the changes in Azure, it is sometimes hard to keep track, that why I thought I will give you a quick update on two exiting things I learned this week. I will show you that Azure Cloud Shell ... continue reading

How to use Jupyter Notebooks in Azure Data Studio

Vicky Harp joins Scott Hanselman to show how Azure Data Studio combined the simple and robust SQL query editing experience of tools like SSMS with the flexibility and collaboration of Jupyter Notebooks. The November 2019 release of Azure Data Studio ... continue reading

How to use HTTP overrides on Azure CDN from Microsoft

Sohamn Chatterjee joins Scott Hanselman to show how to customize HTTP requests including header override, URL redirects/rewrites, and change caching policies using the rules engine for Azure CDN from Microsoft. You can add combinations of match conditions and actions per ... continue reading
Constraints: what they are and how they’re used

Constraints: what they are and how they’re used

First published on TECHNET on Mar 05, 2014Hey everyone this is Wes Hammond from Premier Field Engineering and I wanted to share with you some info that I have gathered about setting up constraints. Constraints are used to restrict certificate ... continue reading

Request File Can’t be Located during CA Certificate Renewal

First published on TECHNET on May 29, 2012 During my work with a customer renewing their Issuing CA’s certificate based on the steps documented in this article , I discovered that the Request file generated couldn’t be located in the ... continue reading

Announcement: Azure Security Center CSV Reports Are Now GA

Happy Friday everyone! Brandon Wilson here coming out of the woodwork to point out a nice little nugget you should know on Azure Security Center CSV reports going GA, written by Bruno Gabrielli, and posted over on our sister TechCommunity/blog, ... continue reading
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SMB and Null Sessions: Why Your Pen Test is Probably Wrong

Hi everyone, James Kehr here with a guest post. One of the SMB cases we get regularly at Microsoft Support is, “my pen test says you allow Null sessions!” Followed by a string of CVE numbers; like, CVE-1999-0519 and CVE-1999-0520 ... continue reading
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Fundamental Concepts for Elastic Jobs in Azure SQL Database

Elastic Jobs are currently in public preview. The feature is ready and we are preparing to make it officially generally available. No whitelisting or extra steps are required to get started. In my previous post, I explained what Elastic Jobs ... continue reading

New Microsoft Security innovations and partnerships

Today on the Official Microsoft Blog, Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President of the Cybersecurity Solutions Group, shared how Microsoft is helping turn the tide in cybersecurity by putting artificial intelligence (AI) in the hands of defenders. She announced the general ... continue reading
How the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework Can Help You

How the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework Can Help You

When organizations embark on moving their IT to the cloud there are a lot of things to consider, decide upon, learn about, and implement. I often point people in the direction of the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework which is a ... continue reading

Microsoft Insider Risk Management and Communication Compliance in Microsoft 365 now generally available

Microsoft Insider Risk Management and Communication Compliance in Microsoft 365—now generally available—help organizations address internal risks, such as IP theft or code of conduct policy violations. The new Microsoft Insider Risk Management solution helps to quickly identify, detect, and act ... continue reading
Azure Sentinel uncovers the real threats hidden in billions of low fidelity signals

Azure Sentinel uncovers the real threats hidden in billions of low fidelity signals

Cybercrime is as much a people problem as it is a technology problem. To respond effectively, the defender community must harness machine learning to compliment the strengths of people. This is the philosophy that undergirds Azure Sentinel. Azure Sentinel is ... continue reading
Microsoft Threat Protection stops attack sprawl and auto-heals enterprise assets with built-in intelligence and automation

Microsoft Threat Protection stops attack sprawl and auto-heals enterprise assets with built-in intelligence and automation

Attackers will cross multiple domains like email, identity, endpoints, and applications to find the point of least resistance. Today’s defense solutions have been designed to protect, detect, and block threats for each domain separately, allowing attackers to exploit the seams ... continue reading

Azure Security Center for IoT RSA 2020 announcements

We announced the general availability of Azure Security Center for IoT in July 2019. Since then, we have seen a lot of interest from both our customers and partners. Our team has been working on enhancing the capabilities we offer ... continue reading
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SCOM 2019 UR1 – A Must Read!

System Center Operations Manager 2019 also popularly known as SCOM, is witnessing an exponential adoption. Customers who are on the older versions are upgrading to the latest one in order to keep their tech stack updated and to be on ... continue reading

SQL Bits 2020 is happening in London: join us March 31 to April 4

It's that time of the year when the Microsoft Azure Data engineering team is getting ready to participate at SQL Bits 2020. Excitement for this year's show is everywhere, as SQL Bits provides us with a unique opportunity to learn, ... continue reading
Unifying security policy across all mobile form-factors with Wandera and Microsoft

Unifying security policy across all mobile form-factors with Wandera and Microsoft

The way we work is evolving—technology enables more effective employees by helping them to be productive where and when they choose. Businesses have also been enjoying the productivity benefits of an always-on and always-connected workforce. While new business applications and ... continue reading
Azure Unblogged - Windows Container for IT Pros

Azure Unblogged – Windows Container for IT Pros

Today I am want to share a new video, where I had the chance to speak with Vinicius Apolinario about why you as an IT Pro should care about Windows containers and how to get started. We are going through ... continue reading
App-V Publishing Fails If You Apply UserConfig Files

App-V Publishing Fails If You Apply UserConfig Files

Hi there, my Name is Sebastian Gernert and I am Escalation Engineer for App-V, at end of 2019 we get a few reports by customers that Application Publishing is failing when using a User Configuration File applied to these Packages ... continue reading

Elastic Jobs in Azure SQL Database – What and Why

Elastic Jobs is a feature of Azure SQL Database that lets you run a set of T-SQL scripts against a collection of servers or databases, as a one-time job, in an ad-hoc manner, or according to a pre-defined schedule. This ... continue reading

Defending the power grid against supply chain attacks—Part 1: The risk defined

Most people don’t think about electricity. If the internet works, their food is refrigerated, and their debit card is approved, why should they? Its ubiquity and reliability render it invisible—a bit of magic that powers much of modern life. That ... continue reading
Tuesdays with Corey: Microsoft Ignite DATA announcements with Priya Vijayarajendran

Tuesdays with Corey: Microsoft Ignite DATA announcements with Priya Vijayarajendran

In the past - "Tuesdays with Corey" was a light hearted take on cool Azure technologies that were brought to you by Corey Sanders - VP of Azure Compute. A while back - Corey took on a new role as ... continue reading