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Step-By-Step: Connect your AWS and Azure environments with a VPN tunnel - Updated

Step-By-Step: Connect your AWS and Azure environments with a VPN tunnel – Updated

Hello Folks, Three years ago, I was working with a customer that wanted to connect their VPC on AWS to their virtual network in Azure so they could move data around and migrate some workloads. Lately I’ve been receiving some ... continue reading
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Step 5. Set up mobile device management: top 10 actions to secure your environment

The Top 10 actions to secure your environment series outlines fundamental steps you can take with your investment in Microsoft 365 security solutions. In Step 5. Set up mobile device management, youll learn how to plan your Microsoft Intune deployment ... continue reading

How Azure Security Center helps you protect your environment from new vulnerabilities

Recently the disclosure of a vulnerability (CVE-2019-5736) was announced in the open-source software (OSS) container runtime, runc. This vulnerability can allow an attacker to gain root-level code execution on a host. Runc is the underlying container runtime underneath many popular ... continue reading
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Learn how to build with Azure IoT: Upcoming IoT Deep Dive events

Microsoft IoT Show, the place to go to hear about the latest announcements, tech talks, and technical demos, is starting a new interactive, live-streaming event and technical video series called IoT Deep Dive! Each IoT Deep Dive will bring in ... continue reading
Setting up a multi-resource metric alert rule

Monitor at scale in Azure Monitor with multi-resource metric alerts

Our customers rely on Azure to run large scale applications and services critical to their business. To run services at scale, you need to setup alerts to proactively detect, notify, and remediate issues before it affects your customers. However, configuring ... continue reading
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Protect Azure Virtual Machines using storage spaces direct with Azure Site Recovery

Storage spaces direct (S2D) lets you host a guest cluster on Microsoft Azure which is especially useful in scenarios where virtual machines (VMs) are hosting a critical application like SQL, Scale out file server, or SAP ASCS. You can learn ... continue reading
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The evolution of Microsoft Threat Protection, February update

February is an exciting month of enhancements for Microsoft Threat Protection. For those who have followed our monthly updates (November, December, and January), youre aware that Microsoft Threat Protection helps provide users optimal security from the moment they sign in, ... continue reading
Anomaly detection using machine learning in Azure Stream Analytics

Anomaly detection using machine learning in Azure Stream Analytics

Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed serverless offering on Azure. With the new Anomaly Detection functions in Stream Analytics, the whole complexity associated with building and training custom machine learning (ML) models is reduced to a simple function call ... continue reading

Anomaly detection using built-in machine learning models in Azure Stream Analytics

Built-in machine learning (ML) models for anomaly detection in Azure Stream Analytics significantly reduces the complexity and costs associated with building and training machine learning models. This feature is now available for public preview worldwide both in the cloud and ... continue reading
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Moving your Azure Virtual Machines has never been easier!

To meet customer demand, Azure is continuously expanding. We’ve been adding new Azure regions and introducing new capabilities. As a result, customers want to move their existing virtual machines (VMs) to new regions while adopting the latest capabilities. There are ... continue reading
Using HashiCorp Vault with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Using HashiCorp Vault with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

As the adoption of Kubernetes grows, secret management tools must integrate well with Kubernetes so that the sensitive data can be protected in the containerized world. On this episode, Yoko Hakuna demonstrates the HashiCorp Vault's Kubernetes auth method for identifying ... continue reading
HashiCorp Vault on Azure

HashiCorp Vault on Azure

Working with Microsoft, HashiCorp launched Vault with a number of features to make secret management easier to automate in Azure cloud. Yoko Hyakuna from HashiCorp joins Donovan Brown to show how Azure Key Vault can auto-unseal the HashiCorp Vault server, ... continue reading
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Maximize throughput with repartitioning in Azure Stream Analytics

Customers love Azure Stream Analytics for its ease of analyzing streams of data in movement, with the ability to set up a running pipeline within five minutes. Optimizing throughput has always been a challenge when trying to achieve high performance ... continue reading
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Benefits of using Azure API Management with microservices

The IT industry is experiencing a shift from monolithic applications to microservices-based architectures. The benefits of this new approach include: Independent development and freedom to choose technology – Developers can work on different microservices at the same time and choose ... continue reading
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How to avoid overstocks and understocks with better demand forecasting

Promotional planning and demand forecasting are incredibly complex processes. Take something seemingly straight-forward, like planning the weekly flyer, and there are thousands of questions involving a multitude of teams just to decide what products to promote, and where to position ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: How to Troubleshoot Active Directory Replication Issues

PowerShell Basics: How to Troubleshoot Active Directory Replication Issues

There are certain windows cmdlets and utilities which we can use for replication issues troubleshooting purpose. Among those, Repadmin.exe is most commonly used Microsoft utility. This is available in servers which have AD DS or AD LDS role installed. It ... continue reading

Solving the TLS 1.0 problem

The use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption for data in transit is a common way to help ensure the confidentiality and integrity of data transmitted between devices, such as a web server and a computer. However, in recent years ... continue reading
Quickly build data integration pipelines using templates in Azure Data Factory

Quickly build data integration pipelines using templates in Azure Data Factory

Gaurav Malhotra joins Lara Rubbelke (@sqlgal) to show how to use predefined Azure Data Factory pipeline templates to get started quickly with Azure Data Factory thereby reducing the development time for building data integration projects.Overview of templates for Azure Data ... continue reading
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PyTorch on Azure: Deep learning in the oil and gas industry

This blog post was co-authored by Jürgen Weichenberger, Chief Data Scientist, Accenture and Mathew Salvaris, Senior Data Scientist, Microsoft Drilling for oil and gas is one of the most dangerous jobs on Earth. Workers are exposed to the risk of ... continue reading
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Azure Stack IaaS – part one

This blog post was co-authored by Daniel Savage, Principal Program Manager, Azure Stack and Tiberiu Radu, Senior Program Manager, Azure Stack. Azure Stack at its core is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform When we discuss Azure Stack with our customers, they ... continue reading
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Azure IoT Edge runtime available for Ubuntu virtual machines

Azure IoT Edge is a fully managed service that allows you to deploy Azure and third-party services—edge modules—to run directly on IoT devices, whether they are cloud-connected or offline. These edge modules are container-based and offer functionality ranging from connectivity ... continue reading
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Controlling costs in Azure Data Explorer using down-sampling and aggregation

Azure Data Explorer (ADX) is an outstanding service for continuous ingestion and storage of high velocity telemetry data from cloud services and IoT devices. Leveraging its first-rate performance for querying billions of records, the telemetry data can be further analyzed ... continue reading

Azure IoT Hub Java SDK officially supports Android Things platform

Connectivity is often the first challenge in the Internet of Things (IoT) world, that’s why more than three years ago we released Azure IoT SDKs. Azure IoT SDKs enable developers to build IoT applications that interact with IoT Hub and ... continue reading
An overview of Azure Blueprints

An overview of Azure Blueprints

Alex Frankel (@sonofdiesel) joins Scott Hanselman (@shanselman) to discuss Azure Blueprints. Environment creation can be a long and error prone process. Azure Blueprints helps you deploy and update cloud environments in a repeatable manner using composable artifacts such as policies, ... continue reading

Securing the future of AI and machine learning at Microsoft

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are making a big impact on how people work, socialize, and live their lives. As consumption of products and services built around AI and machine learning increases, specialized actions must be undertaken to safeguard ... continue reading
An overview of Azure Data Explorer (ADX)

An overview of Azure Data Explorer (ADX)

Manoj Raheja joins Lara Rubbelke to demonstrate Azure Data Explorer (ADX) and provide an overview of the service from provisioning to querying. ADX is a fast, fully managed data analytics service for real-time analysis on large volumes of streaming data ... continue reading
Code-free data transformation at scale using Azure Data Factory

Code-free data transformation at scale using Azure Data Factory

Learn about the new code-free visual data transformation capabilities in Azure Data Factory as Gaurav Malhotra joins Lara Rubbelke to demonstrate how you can visually design, build, and manage data transformation processes without learning Spark or having a deep understanding ... continue reading

Simplify Always On availability group deployments on Azure VM with SQL VM CLI

Always On availability groups (AG) provide high availability and disaster recovery capabilities to your SQL Server database, whether on-premises, in the cloud, or a combination of both. Manually deploying an availability group for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines (VM) ... continue reading
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Colfax amplifies the power of its ESAB product portfolio with IoT

If you’ve welded two pieces of metal together, chances are you’ve used equipment from ESAB, a business unit of Colfax Corporation. Started in Sweden in 1904, ESAB was acquired by Colfax in 2012, and offers a broad portfolio of welding, ... continue reading
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Step-By-Step: Getting Started with Azure Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence (AI) study and use is on the rise. Tools to enable AI are becoming more readily available, simpler to use and easier to implement. What's more is that the definition of AI itself has been broken down into ... continue reading
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