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Azure File Sync: Integration with DFS Namespaces

Hello everyone, this is Andrew Coughlin and I am a Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on Azure IaaS. In this blog I will focus on a couple of questions I get quite often around Azure File Sync, does Azure File ... continue reading

Code to Cloud with Docker and Azure Container Instances

Chad Metcalf from Docker joins Scott Hanselman to show how to use the Docker CLI to deploy a container to Azure Container Instances (ACI). Using only the Docker CLI, Chad deploys a Minecraft image to ACI and then shares the ... continue reading
The “Create policy” screen in the Azure portal for an Azure AD access package, showing the lifecycle tab in which quarterly reviewing access reviews are required.

Best practices to simplify governing employee access across your applications, groups and teams

In the modern workforce, the emergence of hybrid cloud deployments and collaborative applications make it easy for employees to share information, data, and files with other internal as well as external users, helping them collaborate easily with vendors, business partners, ... continue reading
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Azure Advanced Threat Protection Deployment and Troubleshooting

    Hi IT Pros,   Recently, I searched the internet and could not find the document for Azure ATP Setup and Troubleshooting. So, I prepared this document for our convenient reference and deployment in the future.   Please check ... continue reading

Azure SQL digital event: Transform your applications with Azure SQL

The impact of COVID-19 has accelerated several trends that already existed in the database world. Overnight, many companies have seen traffic on external and internal applications skyrocket as people adjust to the new normal. The urgency to move from on-premises ... continue reading

How to Shut Off Public Connectivity to Azure SQL Database | Data Exposed

In this episode with Rohit Nayak, we cover how to deny public network access settings for Azure SQL Database. Customers can use this setting to block all public access via firewall rules and exclusively rely on private endpoint connections. Watch ... continue reading

SecretManagement Preview 3

Microsoft.PowerShell.SecretManagement preview3 Microsoft.PowerShell.SecretStore preview1 To install the modules, and register the SecretStore vault, open any PowerShell console and run: Install-Module Microsoft.PowerShell.SecretManagement -AllowPrerelease Install-Module Microsoft.PowerShell.SecretStore -AllowPrerelease Register-SecretVault -Name SecretStore -ModuleName Microsoft.PowerShell.SecretStore -DefaultVault NOTE: This version of the module has a major breaking ... continue reading

Industry-wide partnership on threat-informed defense improves security for all

MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat-Informed Defense has published a library of detailed plans for emulating the threat actor FIN6 (which Microsoft tracks as TAAL), a collection of threat intelligence, MITRE ATT&CK data, supporting scripts, and utilities designed to enable red ... continue reading
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Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series – Knowledge Park

Together with the Azure Stack Hub team, we are starting a journey to explore the ways our customers and partners use, deploy, manage, and build solutions on the Azure Stack Hub platform. Together with the Tiberiu Radu (Azure Stack Hub ... continue reading
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Azure Container Instances – Docker integration now in Docker Desktop stable release

We’re happy to announce the new stable release of Docker Desktop includes the Azure Container Instances - Docker integration. Install or update to the latest release and get started deploying containers to Azure Container Instances (ACI) today. The Azure Docker ... continue reading

Build a scalable security practice with Azure Lighthouse and Azure Sentinel

The Microsoft Azure Lighthouse product group is excited to launch a blog series covering areas in Azure Lighthouse where we are investing to make our service provider partners and enterprise customers successful with Azure. Our first blog in this series ... continue reading

Microsoft announces new Project OneFuzz framework, an open source developer tool to find and fix bugs at scale

Microsoft is dedicated to working with the community and our customers to continuously improve and tune our platform and products to help defend against the dynamic and sophisticated threat landscape. Earlier this year, we announced that we would replace the ... continue reading

An Introduction to Microsoft Hybrid SQL Server Solutions | Data Exposed

In the first episode of this two-part series with Allan Hirt, learn how to leverage on premises infrastructure for Microsoft SQL Server deployments while also taking advantage of the benefits of Azure at the same time. Using cloud-based resources does ... continue reading

ARM Series #10: Template for Resource X

The ARM templates are very powerful and useful, we can agree on that. However, something it could be hard to get started. In this tutorial you will learn tips and tricks to start from scratch with existing template or export ... continue reading

Preparing for what’s next: Building landing zones for successful cloud migrations

As businesses look to the cloud to ensure business resiliency and to spur innovation, we continue to see customer migrations to Azure accelerate. Increasingly, we’ve heard from business leaders preparing to migrate that they could learn from our best practices and ... continue reading
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How to manage existing Azure Resource Groups using Terraform

Introduction Many Ops teams are looking at adopting Infrastructure as Code (IaC) but are encountering the dilemma of not being able to start from a green field perspective. In most cases organizations have existing resources deployed into Azure, and IaC ... continue reading
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Microsoft Security: Use baseline default tools to accelerate your security career

I wrote a series of blogs last year on how gamified learning through cyber ranges can create more realistic and impactful cybersecurity learning experiences and help attract tomorrow’s security workforce. With the global talent shortage in this field, we need ... continue reading

Prepare your cloud environments using Azure landing zones

Brian Blanchard joins Scott Hanselman to discuss Azure landing zones and how you can prepare your destination Azure environment—not only to receive migrating applications, but also to balance agility, governance, and security considerations.[0:00:00]- Overview[0:00:38]- What is an Azure landing zone?[0:05:05]- ... continue reading
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Upload Custom Windows Hyper-V Image for Gen 2 VM in Azure

This is Andrew Coughlin and I am a Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on Azure IaaS. In this blog I will focus on how to upload a custom windows Hyper-V image for generation 2 virtual machines in Azure. Support for ... continue reading
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Better outcomes with AI: Frost & Sullivan names Microsoft the leading AI platform for healthcare IT

In early 2020, Frost & Sullivan recognized Microsoft as the “undisputed leader” in global Artificial Intelligence (AI) platforms for the Healthcare IT (HCIT) sector on the Frost Radar™. In a field of more than 200 global industry participants, Frost & ... continue reading
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Do I Have Weak Passwords In My Organization…?

Hi Everyone,   Zoheb here again with my colleague Peter Chaukura from Microsoft South Africa and today we will be sharing some details on how we helped one of our SMC customers reduce the attack vector by enabling Azure AD ... continue reading
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AzUpdate: Automatic guest VM patching, Availability Zones in Migrate, Universal Print integration

The seasons are changing as we crawl through 2020 - while the Northern Hemisphere says goodbye to summer and many students return to school, the Southern Hemisphere is shrugging off winter jackets and watching gardens come back to life. Wherever ... continue reading
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STRONTIUM: Detecting new patterns in credential harvesting

Microsoft has tied STRONTIUM to a newly uncovered pattern of Office365 credential harvesting activity aimed at US and UK organizations directly involved in political elections. Analysts from Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) and Microsoft Identity Security have been tracking this ... continue reading

Azure SQL Edge: Demo, Renewable Energy | Data Exposed

In the last part of this three-part series, Vasiya Krishnan walks us through a demo that shows us how to use Azure SQL Edge to build smarter renewable resources. For an introduction to Azure SQL Edge, watch part one. To see how ... continue reading
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Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series – Eversource

Together with the Azure Stack Hub team, we are starting a journey to explore the ways our customers and partners use, deploy, manage, and build solutions on the Azure Stack Hub platform. Together with the Tiberiu Radu (Azure Stack Hub ... continue reading
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Az Update: New Windows Virtual Desktop capabilities, NFS support for Azure Blob Storage, and more!

This week some important Windows Virtual Desktop features moved to be generally available (hello audio and video redirection!), the Android Remote Desktop client now also supports WVD and Azure AD App Proxy now supports the Remote Desktop Services web client, ... continue reading
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Import Azure DevOps Test Plans from One Environment to Another

Summary Standardization of Azure DevOps Test Plans and Reusing Them Between Different Organizations Today we introduce Claudia Ferguson and Mike Stiers to the Scripting Blog. Claudia is a Senior Consultant with the Microsoft Active Directory Migration Services Engineer team, and ... continue reading
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Durham County enhances security across a hybrid environment with Azure AD and F5 BIG-IP APM

Hello! In today’s “Voice of the Customer” blog, Lyvon Garth, CISO, Durham County, Aaron Stone, Assistant Director and members of his team provide details about how they use Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and F5 BIG-IP APM to apply consistent ... continue reading
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Troubleshooting Windows 10 Update for Business by Using Azure Update Compliance and Log Analytics

TROUBLESHOOTING WINDOWS 10 UPDATE for BUSINESS                                                             With AZURE UPDATE COMPLIANCE            ... continue reading

Accelerate your adoption of SIEM using Azure Sentinel and a new offer from Microsoft

Today, security needs are evolving faster than ever—and the importance of being agile and cost-effective has never been clearer. Security teams need to get more done, faster, with less budget. On-premises security information and event management (SIEM) solutions can’t keep ... continue reading