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Lessons learned from the Microsoft SOC—Part 2: Organizing people

In the second post in our series, we focus on the most valuable resource in the security operations center (SOC)—our people. This series is designed to share our approach and experience with operations, so you can use what we learned ... continue reading
Gain insights into your Azure AD resources with Log Analytics Workbooks

Gain insights into your Azure AD resources with Log Analytics Workbooks

Today, I am excited to announce that the integration of Azure AD Activity Logs with Azure Monitor is now generally available in the public cloud. This is one of our customers top requested features and when we announced the public ... continue reading
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AI for Good: Developer challenge!

Do you have an idea that could improve and empower the lives of everyone in a more accessible way? Or perhaps you have an idea that would help create a sustainable balance between modern society and the environment? Even if ... continue reading
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Customize your Azure best practice recommendations in Azure Advisor

Cloud optimization is critical to ensuring you get the most out of your Azure investment, especially in complex environments with many Azure subscriptions and resource groups. Azure Advisor helps you optimize your Azure resources for high availability, security, performance, and ... continue reading
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Best practices in migrating SAP applications to Azure – part 1

This is the first blog in a three-part blog post series on best practices for migrating SAP to Azure. Designing a great SAP on Azure architecture In this blog post we will touch upon the principles outlined in “Pillars of ... continue reading

Migrating SAP applications to Azure: Introduction and our partnership with SAP

Just over 25 years ago, Bill Gates and Hasso Plattner met to form an alliance between Microsoft and SAP that has become one of our industry’s longest lasting alliances. At the time their conversation was focused on how Windows could ... continue reading
Video Tutorial: ConfigMgr cloud integration Part 10 – Autopilot and Modern Management

Video Tutorial: ConfigMgr cloud integration Part 10 – Autopilot and Modern Management

Hello everyone, here is part 10 of a series discussing the integration options between Configuration Manager and the Microsoft cloud platform. This series based on Configuration Manager 1810 is recorded by @Steve Rachui, a Microsoft principal premier field engineer. This ... continue reading
A graphic showing critical manufacturing stages where the software provides connections and insights. These include productivity, quality, traceability, maintenance, and energy.

Connect IIoT data from disparate systems to unlock manufacturing insights

Extracting insights from multiple data sources is a new goal for manufacturers. Industrial IoT (IIoT) data is the starting point for new solutions, with the potential for giving manufacturers a competitive edge. But tracking data is often relegated to more ... continue reading
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Detecting threats targeting containers with Azure Security Center

More and more services are moving to the cloud and bringing their security challenges with them. In this blog post, we will focus on the security concerns of container environments. In a previous blog post Azure Security Center announced new ... continue reading
Video Tutorial: ConfigMgr cloud integration Part 9 – Management options

Video Tutorial: ConfigMgr cloud integration Part 9 – Management options

Hello everyone, here is part 9 of a series discussing the integration options between ConfigMgr and the Microsoft cloud platform. This series based on ConfigMgr 1810 is recorded by @Steve Rachui, a Microsoft principal premier field engineer. This session focuses ... continue reading
STEP-BY-STEP: HOW TO CONFIGURE A SQL SERVER 2008 R2 FAILOVER CLUSTER INSTANCE ON WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 IN AZURE

STEP-BY-STEP: HOW TO CONFIGURE A SQL SERVER 2008 R2 FAILOVER CLUSTER INSTANCE ON WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 IN AZURE

Intro On July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. That means the end of regular security updates. However, if you move those SQL Server instances to Azure, Microsoft will give you three years of ... continue reading
Getting started with Azure App Configuration

Getting started with Azure App Configuration

Azure App Configuration is a service that enables you to centralize your application configuration. Built on the simple concept of key-value pairs, this service provides manageability, availability, and ease-of-use. You can use Azure App Configuration to store and retrieve settings ... continue reading
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Using PSScriptAnalyzer to check PowerShell version compatibility

PSScriptAnalyzer version 1.18 was released recently, and ships with powerful new rules that can check PowerShell scripts for incompatibilities with other PowerShell versions and environments. In this blog post, the first in a series, we’ll see how to use these ... continue reading

It’s that time again: Windows Server Summit 2019!

This blog post was authored by Dianna Marks, Product Marketing Manager, Azure Marketing. Its that time of the year again! Spring is in the air and Windows Server Summit is right around the corner. On May 22nd at Windows Server ... continue reading
ICYMI – All the cool new ways Azure AD is helping you secure and manage access to your apps

ICYMI – All the cool new ways Azure AD is helping you secure and manage access to your apps

Hey folks, We often hear from our customers that in an effort to keep up with a demand for increased productivity and IT modernization, more and more organizations are faced with an avalanche of applications to manage for their users ... continue reading
Get Azure Pipeline Build Status with the Azure CLI

Get Azure Pipeline Build Status with the Azure CLI

I spend a majority of my day working in Visual Studio Code editing files, committing these changes to a git repository, and in some cases triggering Azure Pipeline builds .via the commit and continuous integration. I use the Visual Studio ... continue reading

Microsoft open sources Data Accelerator, an easy-to-configure pipeline for streaming at scale

This blog post was co-authored by Dinesh Chandnani, Principal Group Engineering Manager​, Microsoft. Standing up a data pipeline for the first time can be a challenge and decisions you make at the start of a project can limit your choices ... continue reading
IoT in Action webinar: IoT and the New Safety Net.

Put IoT in action to overcome public building safety challenges

Transparency is an important part of public safety projects. Officials must know what is happening in real time, as well as be able to collaborate with others involved in the project. To create a collaborative and transparent environment, security officials ... continue reading

Manage Azure HDInsight clusters using .NET, Python, or Java

We are pleased to announce the general availability of the new Azure HDInsight management SDKs for .NET, Python, and Java. Highlights of this release More languages: In addition to .NET, you can now easily manage your HDInsight clusters using Python ... continue reading

Azure resources to assess risk and compliance

This blog post was co-authored by Lucy Raikova, Senior Program Manager, Azure Global – Financial Services. It is vital for our customers in the Financial Services Industry to deliver innovation and value to their customers while adhering to strict security ... continue reading
Manufacturing decision makers aligning processes and data for better ROI.

How to develop an IoT strategy that yields desired ROI

This article is the second in a four-part series designed to help companies maximize their ROI on the Internet of Things (IoT). In the first post, we discussed how IoT can transform businesses. In this post, we share insights into ... continue reading
Video Tutorial: ConfigMgr cloud integration Part 8 – Imaging and Provisioning in Azure

Video Tutorial: ConfigMgr cloud integration Part 8 – Imaging and Provisioning in Azure

Hello everyone, here is part 8 of a series discussing the integration options between ConfigMgr and the Microsoft cloud platform. This series based on ConfigMgr 1810 is recorded by @Steve Rachui, a Microsoft principal premier field engineer. This session discusses ... continue reading
Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2012

Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2012

Hi Folks, Dan Cuomo here to talk about the state of synthetic accelerations (sometimes synonymous with VMQ) on Windows Server. This is the first in a series of posts covering synthetic accelerations on 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, and 2019. We ... continue reading
Five tips to improve the migration process to Azure Active Directory

Five tips to improve the migration process to Azure Active Directory

Hello! This is Sue Bohn, director of program management for Identity and Access Management. I’m thrilled to announce the first post in our Voice of the Partner blog series. Today we’ve invited Joe Stocker of Patriot Consulting to share five ... continue reading

Defend your digital landscape with Microsoft 365

What is it about the middle of the night that brings our fears to the surface? For me, it’s the unknown dangers that may confront my young daughter and how I will protect her. Fear of the unknown can also ... continue reading
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Microsoft driving standards for the token economy with the Token Taxonomy Framework.

Today’s announcement of the Token Taxonomy Initiative (TTI) is a milestone in the maturity of the blockchain industry. The initiative brings together some of the most important blockchain platforms from the Ethereum ecosystem, Hyperledger and IBM, Intel, R3, and Digital ... continue reading
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Automated machine learning from SQL Server with Azure Machine Learning

This post was co-authored by Jeff Shepherd, Deepak Mukunthu, and Vijay Aski. Recently, we blogged about performing automated machine learning on SQL Server 2019 big data clusters. In todays post, we will present a complementary automated machine learning approach leveraging ... continue reading
A diagram showing how X-Forwarded_For affects  how the client interacts with the application gateway and backend application.

Rewrite HTTP headers with Azure Application Gateway

We are pleased to share the capability to rewrite HTTP headers in Azure Application Gateway. With this, you can add, remove, or update HTTP request and response headers while the request and response packets move between the client and backend ... continue reading
AzCopy moving a 50GB file from AWS in 8 seconds.

Move your data from AWS S3 to Azure Storage using AzCopy

AzCopy v10 (Preview) now supports Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 as a data source. You can now copy an entire AWS S3 bucket, or even multiple buckets, to Azure Blob Storage using AzCopy. Customers who wanted to migrate their data ... continue reading
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Machine Learning powered detections with Kusto query language in Azure Sentinel

This post is co-authored by Tim Burrell, Principal Security Engineering Manager and Dotan Patrich, Principal Software Engineer. As cyberattacks become more complex and harder to detect. The traditional correlation rules of a SIEM are not enough, they are lacking the ... continue reading
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