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Microsoft’s 4 principals for an effective security operations center

The Microsoft Cyber Defense Operations Center (CDOC) fields trillions of security signals every day. How do we identify and respond to the right threats? One thing that won’t surprise you: we leverage artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and automation to ... continue reading
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Getting Started with Git

shared his six Git commands for beginners in a blog post, in this post I share my journey of learning Git, the commands I use and how you get involved further. It’s one of those tools, products that I always ... continue reading

Azure Monitor adds Worker Service SDK, new ASP.NET core metrics

Application Insights from Azure Monitor empowers developers and IT professionals to observe, debug, diagnose, and improve their distributed services hosted on the cloud, on-premises, and through hybrid solutions. The release of the Application Insights for ASP.NET Core 2.8.0 for web ... continue reading
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Azure SQL Database: Continuous innovation and limitless scale at an unbeatable price

More companies are choosing Azure for their SQL workloads, and it is easy to see why. Azure SQL Database is evergreen, meaning it does not need to be patched or upgraded, and it has a strong track record of innovation ... continue reading
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SQL Server Migration to Azure Live Show

You’re invited to join the SQL Server Migration to Azure Live Show on October 14th (Part 1) and October 15th (Part 2) from 8-10AM PST. Click here to register! Part 1: Why migrate, migration options and tools Part 2: Best ... continue reading

How to stream big data with Data Accelerator for Apache Spark

Geoff Staneff joins Donovan Brown to show how Data Accelerator for Apache Spark simplifies everything from onboarding to streaming of big data. It offers a rich, easy-to-use experience for creating, editing, and managing Apache Spark jobs on Azure HDInsight while ... continue reading

How to execute Azure Machine Learning service pipelines in Azure Data Factory

Gaurav Malhotra joins Scott Hanselman to show how you can run your Azure Machine Learning (AML) service pipelines as a step in your Azure Data Factory (ADF) pipelines. This enables you to run your machine learning models with data from ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: It’s just SQL: Restoring a database to Azure SQL DB from backup

In this video, Jeroen ter Heerdt shows how to restore a database to Azure SQL from a BACPAC file. Read more about importing an Azure SQL Database from BACPAC ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: How to manage R packages in Azure SQL Database with sqlmlutils

Currently, Azure SQL Database has ML Services with R available in preview. In this video, Anna Hoffman gives a brief overview of how you can use an open source package called sqlmlutils to easily connect and add/remove packages to Azure ... continue reading
Azure Security Foundations Benchmark Recommendations table

CIS Azure Security Foundations Benchmark open for comment

One of the best ways to speed up securing your cloud deployments is to focus on the most impactful security best practices. Best practices for securing any service begins with a fundamental understanding of cybersecurity risk and how to manage ... continue reading
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Leveraging Cognitive Services to simplify inventory tracking

Who spends their summer at the Microsoft Garage New England Research & Development Center (or “NERD”)? The Microsoft Garage internship seeks out students who are hungry to learn, not afraid to try new things, and able to step out of ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: How to Force a Full Password Sync in AzureAD Connect

PowerShell Basics: How to Force a Full Password Sync in AzureAD Connect

Before starting this post, the team would like to thank all the contributions shared by the PowerShell community found on Reddit for their support on exploring PowerShell automation capabilities. The outpouring of suggestions and sharing of scripts was awesome and ... continue reading
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PowerTip: Show all Installed Capabilities on Windows 10

Summary: Identify if capabilities like OpenSSH are installed in your Windows 10 Operating System Hey, Doctor Scripto. I was curious if there was a way to see if a workstation has a capability installed on it like OpenSSH. I’m trying ... continue reading
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PowerTip: Show all Installed Capabilities on Windows 10

Summary: Identify if capabilities like OpenSSH are installed in your Windows 10 Operating System Hey, Doctor Scripto. I was curious if there was a way to see if a workstation has a capability installed on it like OpenSSH. I’m trying ... continue reading

Patching as a social responsibility

In the wake of the devastating (Not)Petya attack, Microsoft set out to understand why some customers weren’t applying cybersecurity hygiene, such as security patches, which would have helped mitigate this threat. We were particularly concerned with why patches hadn’t been ... continue reading
Using PowerShell to View and Remove Wireless Profiles in Windows 10 – Part 3

Using PowerShell to View and Remove Wireless Profiles in Windows 10 – Part 3

Summary: Using Regular Expressions to cleanup string data from NetSh.exe. Let’s remember the last two discussions. The first time we looked at using PowerShell to identify wireless profiles with some simple regular expressions. We followed up the next week with ... continue reading
Using PowerShell to View and Remove Wireless Profiles in Windows 10 – Part 3

Using PowerShell to View and Remove Wireless Profiles in Windows 10 – Part 3

Summary: Using Regular Expressions to cleanup string data from NetSh.exe. Let’s remember the last two discussions. The first time we looked at using PowerShell to identify wireless profiles with some simple regular expressions. We followed up the next week with ... continue reading
Windows Containers and Rancher 2.3

Windows Containers and Rancher 2.3

By Mike Kostersitz, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Container technology is transforming the face of business and application development. 70% of on-premises workloads today are running on the Windows Server operating system and enterprise customers are looking to modernize these workloads ... continue reading

How to avoid getting caught in a “Groundhog Day” loop of security issues

It’s Cyber Security Awareness Month and it made me think about one of my favorite movies, called Groundhog Day. Have you ever seen it? Bill Murray is the cynical weatherman, Phil Connors, who gets stuck in an endless loop where ... continue reading
In hot pursuit of elusive threats: AI-driven behavior-based blocking stops attacks in their tracks

In hot pursuit of elusive threats: AI-driven behavior-based blocking stops attacks in their tracks

Our experience in detecting and blocking threats on millions of endpoints tells us that attackers will stop at nothing to circumvent protections. Even one gap in security can be disastrous to an organization. At Microsoft, we don’t stop finding new ... continue reading
How does the PXE boot process work?

How does the PXE boot process work?

Within the IT department imaging devices for end users is something that we’ve probably all had to do at some point, either manually or with an automation product such as Windows Deployment Services (WDS), Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) or System ... continue reading
Extended Security Updates and Configuration Manager

Extended Security Updates and Configuration Manager

Support for Windows 7 comes to an end on January 14, 2020, and to remain current and supported, customers need to make the shift to Windows 10. For help planning and deploying Windows 10, Microsoft offers guidance and other resources ... continue reading
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CISO series: Lessons learned from the Microsoft SOC—Part 3a: Choosing SOC tools

The Lessons learned from the Microsoft SOC blog series is designed to share our approach and experience with security operations center (SOC) operations. Our learnings in the series come primarily from Microsoft’s corporate IT security operation team, one of several ... continue reading

Windows Server 2019 adds support for Office 365 ProPlus

Today were introducing Office 365 ProPlus support for Windows Server 2019 customers with on-premises and Azure deployments. Weve also enabled customers to immediately download and leverage FSLogix functionality, including the Office 365 Container, to enhance the speed and performance around ... continue reading
New capability simplifies bulk management for users and groups

New capability simplifies bulk management for users and groups

Howdy folks, I’m excited to announce the public preview of a capability to help you easily perform bulk management activities on users and groups in the Azure AD administration portal by uploading a CSV file. In addition, you can download ... continue reading
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SAP on Azure–Designing for availability and recoverability

This is the third in a four-part blog series on Designing a great SAP on Azure Architecture. Robust SAP on Azure Architectures are built on the pillars of security, performance and scalability, availability and recoverability, efficiency and operations. We covered ... continue reading
Rename DC to preserve OLD Name and IP address

Rename DC to preserve OLD Name and IP address

One of the needs that arise during an Active Directory upgrade is to have to rename the new Domain Controllers with the Name and IP of the old ones. This should be avoided, application owners should be advised about the ... continue reading
Microsoft Azure is helping organizations manage regulatory challenges more effectively

Measuring your return on investment of Azure as a compliance platform

Today we’re pleased to introduce the release of Microsoft Azure is Helping Organizations Manage Regulatory Challenges More Effectively, a new International Data Corporation (IDC) white paper based on original research by IDC and sponsored by Microsoft. IDC studied Azure customers ... continue reading

How to modernize Windows Server File Shares with Azure File Sync

Orin Thomas joins Donovan Brown to show how you can use Azure File Sync to tier unused files from file shares to the cloud, and to simplify replication of files and folders to different file servers in your organization.[00:01:32] - ... continue reading
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Windows Admin Center unleashes Server Core adoption

Since the general availability of Windows Server 2019, we have seen the fastest adoption rate of Windows Server Core in history. If you havent heard of Windows Server Core, then youre really missing out! Windows Server Core is the lightest ... continue reading
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