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New Data Exposed episode: SQL Database Connectivity Explained

This session explains the basics of how connectivity works for SQL Database and how you can use network access controls to securely access SQL Database. Read more at the following links: Connectivity Architecture: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-connectivity-architecture Impact of removing Allow Access to ... continue reading
Countdown to End of Support 2020!

Countdown to End of Support 2020!

All good things come to end and the end is nearing. What am I talking about you ask? That is end of support for several Microsoft server products in just 5 short months. Yes friends, in 5 short months there ... continue reading
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PowerTip: Identify Synchronized AzureAD accounts with a License assigned

Summary: Using PowerShell to identify users who are Synchronized to AzureAD but not yet licensed Hey, Doctor Scripto! I’d love to be able to identify users Synchronized to AzureAD that haven’t yet had their licenses assigned. Help a friend out? ... continue reading
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Out-GridView Returns

It’s been almost 3 years since PowerShell Core debuted for Linux and Mac, and as we’ve increased our cmdlet coverage more and more, one cmdlet has always stood out as a top, cross-platform request. Today, we are excited to announce ... continue reading
monday.com jumpstarts onboarding enterprise clients with Azure AD Single Sign-On

monday.com jumpstarts onboarding enterprise clients with Azure AD Single Sign-On

Hello! This is Sue Bohn, Director of Program Management for Identity and Access Management. I’m delighted to introduce this post for our new Voice of the ISV blog series. In this series, our Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partners share best ... continue reading
Azure AD Application Proxy enables access to on-premises reports from Power BI Mobile application

Azure AD Application Proxy enables access to on-premises reports from Power BI Mobile application

Howdy folks, I'm happy to share the news from the Power BI team that you can now use Azure AD Application Proxy to access reports in the Power BI Report Server hosted on-premises from the Power BI mobile application. You ... continue reading
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Better together, synergistic results from digital transformation

Intelligent manufacturing transformation can bring great changes, such as connecting the sales organization with field services. Moving to the cloud also provides benefits such as an intelligent supply chain and innovations enabled by connected products. As such, digital transformation is ... continue reading
Reporting on Microsoft 365 Licensing using PowerShell – Part 3

Reporting on Microsoft 365 Licensing using PowerShell – Part 3

Summary: Will Martin finalizes his discussion on how to report on Microsoft 365 licensing in the cloud. Previous Posts on this article can be found here for continuity Reporting on Microsoft 365 Licensing using PowerShell – Part 1 Reporting on ... continue reading
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Improving Azure Virtual Machines resiliency with Project Tardigrade

"Our goal is to empower organizations to run their workloads reliably on Azure. With this as our guiding principle, we are continuously investing in evolving the Azure platform to become fault resilient, not only to boost business productivity but also ... continue reading
How Axonius integrates with Microsoft to help customers solve the cybersecurity asset management challenge

How Axonius integrates with Microsoft to help customers solve the cybersecurity asset management challenge

Despite the amazing and futuristic progression of technologies in cybersecurity, it’s still incredibly hard to answer the most basic of questions like: how many assets do I have, and do they adhere to my security policy? Somewhere along the line, ... continue reading
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Your single source for Azure best practices

Optimizing your Azure workloads can feel like a time-consuming task. With so many services that are constantly evolving it’s challenging to stay on top of, let alone implement, the latest best practices and ensure you’re operating in a cost-efficient manner ... continue reading
Connecting Azure Shell in the new Windows Terminal (Preview)

Connecting Azure Shell in the new Windows Terminal (Preview)

Lately, I’ve been a real fan of 2 ways of managing my Azure resources: number one, the new Window Terminal (Preview) and number 2, the Azure Cloud Shell. Now there is a way to combine the two. Last weekend (August ... continue reading
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Meet the SQL Product Team at Data Platform Summit 2019

Several members of the SQL Team represented by Product Managers from Azure SQL Database (@azuresqldb) and SQL Server (@mssqltiger) Engineering will be speaking at Data Platform Summit 2019 (#DPS10), Asia’s Premier Data & Analytics Conference taking place on August 22-24 ... continue reading
Azure AD provisioning, now with more apps and better insights

Azure AD provisioning, now with more apps and better insights

Howdy folks, Building on our recent Azure AD provisioning blog, I’m excited to share that we now have provisioning support for more apps, including apps that use OpenID Connect (OIDC). In addition, we made it easier to operationalize your deployment ... continue reading
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Rapidly develop blockchain solutions, but avoid the complexities

After first emerging as the basis for the Bitcoin protocol, blockchain has since gained momentum as a way to digitize business processes that extend beyond the boundaries of a single organization. While digital currencies use the shared ledger to track ... continue reading

Testing in production with Azure App Service

Byron Tardif joins Scott Hanselman to show how to leverage Azure App Service features to empower your DevOps to achieve sophisticated scenarios like testing in production using deployment slots with just a few clicks.Azure App Service overviewSet up staging environments ... continue reading

Debugging and optimizing Azure Cosmos DB performance

Deborah Chen joins Scott Hanselman to share some best practices on how to debug and optimize Azure Cosmos DB for better performance. Watch as they go through the common issues newcomers to Azure Cosmos DB run into with respect to ... continue reading
From unstructured data to actionable intelligence: Using machine learning for threat intelligence

From unstructured data to actionable intelligence: Using machine learning for threat intelligence

The security community has become proficient in using indicators of compromise (IoC) feeds for threat intelligence. Automated feeds have simplified the task of extracting and sharing IoCs. However, IoCs like IP addresses, domain names, and file hashes are in the ... continue reading
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Protect against BlueKeep

Worms are the cause of many cyber headaches. They can easily replicate themselves to spread malicious malware to other computers in your network. As the field responders providing Microsoft enterprise customers with onsite assistance to serious cybersecurity threats, our Detection ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: A conversation about SLA for Azure SQL Database

When data is the lifeblood of your business, you want to ensure your databases are reliable, secure and available when called upon to perform. Service level agreements (SLA) set an expectation for uptime and performance and are a key input ... continue reading
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Building Resilient ExpressRoute Connectivity for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

As more and more organizations adopt Azure for their business-critical workloads, the connectivity between organizations’ on-premises networks and Microsoft becomes crucial. ExpressRoute provides the private connectivity between on-premises networks and Microsoft. By default, an ExpressRoute circuit provides redundant network connections ... continue reading
How to create a Custom Hyper-V Quick Create VM Gallery

How to create a Custom Hyper-V Quick Create VM Gallery

You might have seen that Hyper-V in Windows 10 got a new Quick Create Feature. This will open up a virtual machine gallery, which allows you to download different virtual machine images, like Windows 10 or Ubuntu. For example, the ... continue reading

Azure Stream Analytics now supports MATCH_RECOGNIZE

MATCH_RECOGNIZE in Azure Stream Analytics significantly reduces the complexity and cost associated with building, modifying, and maintaining queries that match sequence of events for alerts or further data computation. Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed serverless PaaS offering on ... continue reading
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Overcoming language difficulties with AI and Azure services

Ever hear the Abbot and Costello routine, “Who’s on first?” It’s a masterpiece of American English humor. But what if it we translated it into another language? With a word-by-word translation, most of what English speakers laugh at, would be ... continue reading
IT Governance: Everyone needs it even when they think they don’t

IT Governance: Everyone needs it even when they think they don’t

Accelerate. Speed. Velocity. Businesses need to be agile. They need to quickly adopt to new business trends or else they are behind the game. What does everyone do? They start running… Accelerating your business to achieve success is a must ... continue reading
A case study in industry collaboration: Poisoned RDP vulnerability disclosure and response

A case study in industry collaboration: Poisoned RDP vulnerability disclosure and response

Earlier this year, I reached out to Check Point researcher Eyal Itkin, who had published multiple flaws in several Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) clients, including a vulnerability in mstsc.exe, the built-in RDP client application in Windows. While there were no ... continue reading
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PowerTip: Identify the last time Users changed passwords in AzureAD

Summary: Using PowerShell to report on Users and the last time Passwords were changed Hey, Doctor Scripto! I need to report on users and when they updated their passwords In AzureAD. Could you show me how ? Most certainly, I ... continue reading
Reporting on Microsoft 365 Licensing using PowerShell – Part 2

Reporting on Microsoft 365 Licensing using PowerShell – Part 2

Summary: Will Martin continues his discussion on how to report on Microsoft 365 licensing in the cloud. Previous Posts on this article can be found here for continuity Reporting on Microsoft 365 Licensing using PowerShell – Part 1 Remember from ... continue reading
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When to use Azure Service Health versus the status page

If you’re experiencing problems with your applications, a great place to start investigating solutions is through your Azure Service Health dashboard. In this blog post, we’ll explore the differences between the Azure status page and Azure Service Health. We’ll also ... continue reading
Azure Cloud Shell Tips for SysAdmins: Part III - Using Azure CLI

Azure Cloud Shell Tips for SysAdmins: Part III – Using Azure CLI

As an Azure Advocate, one of the things I spend my time doing is learning the easiest ways for beginners to use Microsoft Azure. Today I want to share with you a few ways to utilize some tools that are ... continue reading
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