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Getting started with Azure Bicep

Getting started with Azure Bicep

As technology has evolved, so have the tools we can use to build (or rebuild!) standard, repeatable system configurations. I remember building my first Windows-based computer systems using an "answer file" to populate and bypass the "out of the box" ... continue reading

What does “open” really mean to you?

In the world we live in today, almost every announcement has the word “open” in it. Unfortunately, it feels like there are as many definitions of what “open” means as there are announcements mentioning it. Sometimes it means “we have ... continue reading
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Delivering the connected shopping experience: How Microsoft and Avanade are reimagining retail

This blog post has been co-authored by Charlie Lagervik, Principal Program Manager. Consumers today demand flexibility and convenience in how they purchase everything from groceries to home goods. In addition to shopping online, they are increasingly using mobile devices and ... continue reading
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Windows 10 or Windows 11 GPO ADMX – Which one to use for your central store?

Hi community, My name is Helmut Wagensonner. I’m a Customer Engineer at Microsoft and this blog should help you to understand, which Administrative Templates (admx) to choose for your Windows 11 / Windows 10 mixed environment. Remember how it was ... continue reading

Destructive malware targeting Ukrainian organizations

Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) has identified evidence of a destructive malware operation targeting multiple organizations in Ukraine. This malware first appeared on victim systems in Ukraine on January 13, 2022. Microsoft is aware of the ongoing geopolitical events in ... continue reading
Zero Trust Adoption Report bar chart showcasing the varying levels of Zero Trust adoption across Microsoft Exchange, Zoom Credentials, SolarWinds, Robinhood, Intel, and Fireye.

Learn about 4 approaches to comprehensive security that help leaders be fearless

The last 18 months have put unprecedented pressure on organizations to speed up their digital transformation as remote and hybrid work continue to become the new normal. Yet even with all the change and uncertainty, having the right security support ... continue reading

5 reasons to attend the Azure Virtual Desktop Master Class

There’s still time to register for the Azure Virtual Desktop Master Class on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Time. Join us to expand your cloud desktop virtualization skillset and learn how to deliver secure ... continue reading
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SCOM Microsoft 365 V2

-----Update on Jan 13, 2022----- M365 V2 is GA which can be downloaded here. For users who are already on CTP, no further steps are needed. P.S: There is a known issue with “M365 Connection State Monitor” which is generating ... continue reading
Total Economic Impact of implementing Zero Trust with Microsoft shows 92 percent R O I and $11.6 million N P V.

Microsoft Zero Trust solutions deliver 92 percent return on investment, says new Forrester study

In the last two years, we’ve seen a staggering increase in the adoption of cloud-based services, remote work solutions, bring your own device (BYOD), and IoT devices as organizations digitally transform themselves to enable a hybrid workforce.1 Zero Trust has ... continue reading
From the RoK to the Cloud - Azure Stack HCI

From the RoK to the Cloud – Azure Stack HCI

Welcome to ‘From the RoK to the Cloud'. In this series, Tom Hall chats with some amazing people from around the Microsoft universe, about anything to do with Windows Server. In today’s episode, were joined by Sven Langenfeld Senior Azure ... continue reading
Azure Container Apps - CI/CD deployments (Video Demo)

Azure Container Apps – CI/CD deployments (Video Demo)

Azure Container Apps is a container orchestration platform for deploying modern applications and microservices. With Azure Container Apps you can deploy your containerized apps without the need to take on the overhead of managing the infrastructure of the underlying systems ... continue reading
Join us to build solutions using Decentralized Identities

Join us to build solutions using Decentralized Identities

Each day cybersecurity attacks put organizations and customer data at risk, causing companies to think differently about how they manage data and the level of risk involved. Users want to know that their digital transactions will be both seamless and ... continue reading

Align your security and network teams to Zero Trust security demands

The security community is continuously changing, growing, and learning from each other to better position the world against cyber threats. In the latest Voice of the Community blog series post, Microsoft Security Product Marketing Manager Natalia Godyla talks with Jennifer ... continue reading
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New macOS vulnerability, “powerdir,” could lead to unauthorized user data access

Following our discovery of the “Shrootless” vulnerability, Microsoft uncovered a new macOS vulnerability, “powerdir,” that could allow an attacker to bypass the operating system’s Transparency, Consent, and Control (TCC) technology, thereby gaining unauthorized access to a user’s protected data. We ... continue reading
Azure Stack HCI and Windows Server 2022

Azure Stack HCI and Windows Server 2022

Welcome to ‘From the RoK to the Cloud. In this series, Tom Hall chats with some amazing people from around the Microsoft universe, about anything to do with Windows Server. In today’s episode were joined by Lisa Clark Microsoft Hybrid ... continue reading
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Azure Monitor: Audit your Azure and non-Azure SQL Server

Hi everyone, time passed since my last post. Hope you missed me Today I am going to cover an interesting aspect on how to capture security audit events from both Azure and non-Azure SQL Server machines. Most of you probably ... continue reading
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Accelerate the in-vehicle digital experience with Azure Cognitive Services

Microsoft is helping to reshape the automotive industry in the way it serves its drivers with in-vehicle infotainment systems. As an example, Azure is partnering with XPeng to enable AI voice experiences for automotive brands and customers. The solution provides ... continue reading

What you need to know about how cryptography impacts your security strategy

The security community is continuously changing, growing, and learning from each other to better position the world against cyber threats. In the latest post of our Voice of the Community blog series post, Microsoft Security Product Marketing Manager Natalia Godyla ... continue reading
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Improving the cloud for telcos: Updates of Microsoft’s acquisition of AT&T’s Network Cloud

In June 2021, Microsoft and AT&T reached a major milestone when we announced an industry-first collaboration to evolve Microsoft's hybrid cloud technology to support AT&T’s 5G core network workloads. Since then, we have had requests from many operators, partners, and ... continue reading
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How to remote assist Autopilot deployments with Quick Assist

Hi, my name is Ricardo Carvalho, I am a Customer Engineer working in Modern Workplace and Security in our Customer Success Unit team. How many times do we need to support remote users when they are installing a Windows 10/11 ... continue reading
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Recurring Active Directory Checks

Q: I just had an Active Directory (AD) or Active Directory Security health assessment from Microsoft, and they found some stuff I didn’t know about, or they found other items I knew to check for but forgot about. While I ... continue reading
Top 20 most visited blog posts for IT Pros in 2021

Top 20 most visited blog posts for IT Pros in 2021

From our first post on the 17th of September 2018, where Rick Claus introduced Microsoft's "Cloud Ops Advocate" team, we've published nearly 600 articles on this ITOps Talk blog! To end the year, we wanted to highlight some of our ... continue reading
IOT Security and Addressing Hybrid Attacks

IOT Security and Addressing Hybrid Attacks

Welcome to ‘From the RoK to the Cloud'. In this series, Tom Hall chats with some amazing people from around the Microsoft universe, about anything to do with Windows Server. In today’s episode were joined by @AnthonyBartolo Principal Senior Cloud ... continue reading
How to configure automatic key rotation (preview) in Azure Key Vault

How to configure automatic key rotation (preview) in Azure Key Vault

With the news that automated rotation of keys is now available in preview in Azure Key Vault, I tested the configuration and notification options. Key rotation used to require a manual process, an API call, or an automation script using ... continue reading
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Azure Update Management (Log Analytics Agents & Automation Accounts)

Many of our customers would like to start patching servers as soon as possible using a single Update Management Solution deployed on a single Log Analytics Workspace. To achieve this goal you need to deploy the Azure Monitor Agent (newer ... continue reading
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Forward On-Premises Windows Security Event Logs to Microsoft Sentinel

Hello, It has been a while since Raven, and I have blogged on security. My little buddy Raven (miniature Schnauzer) has been dealing with genetic back problems that have made it difficult to run or jump, so her days of ... continue reading

A brand new web console for Orchestrator 2019

System Center Orchestrator is the datacenter workflow management solution that's commonly used to automate datacenter operations including creation, monitoring, and deployment of data center resources. We consistently hear feedback from customers on enhancing the user experience and support for modern ... continue reading

The final report on NOBELIUM’s unprecedented nation-state attack

This is the final post in a four-part series on the NOBELIUM nation-state cyberattack. In December 2020, Microsoft began sharing details with the world about what became known as the most sophisticated nation-state cyberattack in history. Microsoft’s four-part video series ... continue reading
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Updates to Azure Files: NFS v4.1, higher performance limits, and reserved instance pricing

Azure Files offers fully managed, simple, secure, and serverless enterprise-grade cloud file shares. On the Azure Files team, our mission is to expand Azure Files to more platforms and workloads. We recently took a huge step in workload expansion by ... continue reading
How to Harden Windows Server 2022

How to Harden Windows Server 2022

Welcome to ‘From the RoK to the Cloud'. In this series, Tom Hall chats with some amazing people from around the Microsoft universe, about anything to do with Windows Server. In today’s episode were joined by @OrinThomas Principal Hybrid Cloud ... continue reading