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Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News (January, 2019)

Hi there! Stanislav Belov here, and you are reading the next issue of the Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News series! As a reminder, the Noteworthy News series covers various areas, to include interesting news, announcements, links, tips and tricks from ... continue reading

Test the latest features with SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition

Are you curious how new capabilities in SQL Server will impact your applications? Download and test SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition, a full-featured free edition, licensed for use as a development and test database in a non-production environment. You can ... continue reading

Recreate dropped database on Azure SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Database – Managed Instance is fully-managed PaaS service that provides advanced disaster-recovery capabilities. Even if you accidentally drop the database or someone drops your database as part of security attack, Managed Instance will enable you to easily recover ... continue reading
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Export data in near real-time from Azure IoT Central

We are happy to share that you can now export data to Azure Event Hubs and Azure Service Bus in near real-time from your Azure IoT Central app! Previously, Continuous Data Export enabled exporting your IoT Central measurements, devices, and ... continue reading
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Azure.Source – Volume 66

Now in preview Azure Monitor logs in Grafana - now in public preview Grafana offers great dashboarding capabilities, rich visualizations, and integrations with over 40 data sources. Grafana integration is now available in preview for Microsoft Azure Monitor logs. This ... continue reading

Azure Cognitive Services adds important certifications, greater availability, and new unified key

One of the most important considerations when choosing an AI service is security and regulatory compliance. Can you trust that the AI is being processed with the high standards and safeguards that you come to expect with hardened, durable software ... continue reading

Parsing Text with PowerShell (1/3)

This is the first post in a three part series. Part 1: Useful methods on the String class Introduction to Regular Expressions The Select-String cmdlet Part 2: The -split operator The -match operator The switch statement The Regex class Part ... continue reading
Windows Defender ATP integrates with Microsoft Information Protection to discover, protect, and monitor sensitive data on Windows devices

Windows Defender ATP integrates with Microsoft Information Protection to discover, protect, and monitor sensitive data on Windows devices

Digital transformation and the transition to a modern workplace encourage employee engagement, productivity, and collaboration. This transition poses major challenges in protecting sensitive information. In the modern workplace, the perimeter between the corporate network and the cloud are fading. Sensitive ... continue reading
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Understanding The Azure Stack Operator Toolset

As you might know, Azure Stack is bringing Azure services to your datacenter, or a location closer to you. It is delivered as an integrated system, meaning that it comes predesigned and preinstalled, so customers have a faster go to ... continue reading
Windows Server 2016/2019 Cluster Resource / Resource Types

Windows Server 2016/2019 Cluster Resource / Resource Types

Over the years, we have been asked about what some of the Failover Cluster resources/resource types are and what they do. There are several resources that have been asked about on multiple occasions and we haven’t really had a good ... continue reading
Step 3. Protect your identities: top 10 actions to secure your environment

Step 3. Protect your identities: 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 3. Protect your identities, youll learn how to define security policies to protect individual user ... continue reading

Hardening Windows Server 101: Understanding Third Party Security Configuration Baselines

Windows Server 2016 comes reasonably secure “out of the box”. But it’s important to remember that while the server is reasonably secure, not every security control that is can be configured for Windows Server 2016 (and the more recently released ... continue reading
Secure Credentials with Self-Signed Certificates for PowerShell Scripts

Secure Credentials with Self-Signed Certificates for PowerShell Scripts

Hello everyone, I’m Preston K. Parsard, specializing in Platforms, Azure Infrastructure and Automation topics, and I’d like to share some insights for securing PowerShell credentials using certificates. This post is based on a recent customer project, but we’ll also wrap ... continue reading
Creating new alert rule in Azure Data Factory

Create alerts to proactively monitor your data factory pipelines

Data integration is complex and helps organizations combine data and business processes in hybrid data environments. The increase in volume, variety, and velocity of data has led to delays in monitoring and reacting to issues. Organizations want to reduce the ... continue reading
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Azure.Source – Volume 65

Now generally available Announcing the general availability of Azure Data Box Disk Azure Data Box Disk, an SSD-based solution for offline data transfer to Azure, is now generally available in the US, EU, Canada, and Australia, with more country/regions to ... continue reading
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Azure Backup for virtual machines behind an Azure Firewall

This blog post primarily talks about how Azure Firewall and Azure Backup can be leveraged to provide comprehensive protection to your data. The former protects your network, while the latter backs up your data to the cloud. Azure Firewall, now ... continue reading

Windows Security change affecting PowerShell

The recent (1/8/2019) Windows security patch CVE-2019-0543, has introduced a breaking change for a PowerShell remoting scenario. It is a narrowly scoped scenario that should have low impact for most users. The breaking change only affects local loopback remoting, which ... continue reading
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Best practices for alerting on metrics with Azure Database for MariaDB monitoring

On December 4, 2018 Microsoft’s Azure Database for open sources announced the general availability of MariaDB. This blog intends to share some guidance and best practices for alerting on the most commonly monitored metrics for MariaDB. Whether you are a ... continue reading

New year, newly available IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service features

We’re ringing in 2019 by announcing the general availability for the Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service features we first released back in September 2018! The following features are all generally available to you today: Symmetric key attestation support Re-provisioning ... continue reading
Predictive analysis made easy

Implement predictive analytics for manufacturing with Symphony Industrial AI

Technology allows manufacturers to generate more data than traditional systems and users can digest. Predictive analytics, enabled by big data and cloud technologies, can take advantage of this data and provide new and unique insights into the health of manufacturing ... continue reading
Achieving compliant data residency and security with azure

Questions on data residency and compliance in Microsoft Azure? We got answers!

Questions about the security of and control over customer data, and where it resides, are on the minds of cloud customers today. We’re hearing you, and in response, we published a whitepaper that gives clear answers and guidance into the ... continue reading
New features on Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Performance troubleshooting using new Azure Database for PostgreSQL features

At Ignite 2018, Microsoft’s Azure Database for PostgreSQL announced the preview of Query Store (QS), Query Performance Insight (QPI), and Performance Recommendations (PR) to help ease performance troubleshooting, in response to customer feedback. This blog intends to inspire ideas on ... continue reading

Guide to Developing a National Cybersecurity Strategy—a resource for policymakers to respond to cybersecurity challenges

Nations from every corner of the world are increasingly leveraging digital transformation to grow their economies and empower businesses to improve services, including vital services provided by critical infrastructures. This adoption of new information communications technologies (ICT) has unfortunately been ... continue reading
How to automate machine learning on SQL Server 2019 big data clusters

How to automate machine learning on SQL Server 2019 big data clusters

In this post, we will explore how to use automated machine learning (AutoML) to create new machine learning models over your data in SQL Server 2019 big data clusters. SQL Server 2019 big data clusters make it possible to use ... continue reading
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Installing and Configuring OpenSSH on Windows Server 2019

While I’ve never had a problem with PowerShell remoting for remote command line interaction with Windows Server, I’ve often found that it isn’t something that many systems administrators, especially those that work in heterogeneous environments, are entirely at ease with ... continue reading
Windows Admin Center 1809.5 GA Update and Lenovo XClarity extension are publicly available

Windows Admin Center 1809.5 GA Update and Lenovo XClarity extension are publicly available

Windows Admin Center version 1809.5, which was released to Windows Insiders last December, is now publicly available as a GA (Generally Available) update. Version 1809.5 is a cumulative update to our 1809 GA release from last September which includes various ... continue reading
Be careful of data without context: The case of malware scanning of journaled emails

Be careful of data without context: The case of malware scanning of journaled emails

Recently, we shared details on how effectiveness is measured for Office 365 Exchange Online Protection (EOP) and Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). We also followed up with a comprehensive update on Office 365s improved ability to stop phishing emails from impacting ... continue reading

Four ways to take your apps further with cloud, data, and AI solutions from Microsoft

Companies today demand the latest innovations for every solution they deliver. How can you make sure your infrastructure and data estate keep up with the demands of your business? Read the tips below, and join our upcoming webinar on transforming ... continue reading
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PowerShell Basics: Detecting if a String Ends with a Certain Character

Did you know you can detect if a string ends in a specific character or if it starts in one in PowerShell? Thomas Rayner previously shared on CANITPRO.NET how this can be easily done by using regular expressions or more ... continue reading
DataKeeper and MaxDB

How to Cluster MaxDB on Windows in the Cloud #Azure #AWS #GCP #SAP

Recently I have had a number of customers looking for a high availability solution for MaxDB on Windows in the cloud. Some customers have been in Azure and some in AWS. But regardless of the cloud platform, they all eventually ... continue reading
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