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Becoming resilient by understanding cybersecurity risks: Part 3—a security pro’s perspective

In part two of this blog series on aligning security with business objectives and risk, we explored the importance of thinking and acting holistically, using the example of human-operated ransomware, which threatens every organization in every industry. As we exited ... continue reading
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New Resource Reporting

Intro One of the common ask I get from customers is to alert on new resources when they are created. I typically hesitate to alert every time a single resource is created because I think the better approach is to ... continue reading
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Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – February 2021

Whether you’re a new student, thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints, and you need to know what you’re spending, where, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to the ... continue reading
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Manage your Azure resources using automation tasks

There are different ways to manage your Azure resources depending on your specific needs. With automation tasks, Azure offers a simple way to manage a specific resource or resource group using automation task templates. These templates depend on the Azure ... continue reading
Automating quota management with Quota API.

Automating quota management with Azure Quota REST API

Enterprises are increasingly defined by the applications they use and build to run their core business processes, including the customer experiences they provide. Across all sectors, we see how companies like challenger banks, online healthcare providers, e-commerce providers, and other ... continue reading

On Prem To The Cloud: Getting Started (Ep 1)

Our customers have been wanting some more basic, getting started material on taking their on prem applications and moving them to the cloud. This video series does just that. Starting with a simple on prem solution, lifting and shifting and ... continue reading

Accelerating Department of Defense mission workloads with Azure

As the Azure engineering team continues to deliver a rapid pace of innovation for defense customers, we’re also continuing to support Department of Defense (DoD) customers and partners in delivering new capabilities to serve mission needs. In many cases, accelerating ... continue reading
Real people. IT professionals build and maintain the LinkedIn server farm which operates on 100% renewable energy. Power is hydro-generated and managed efficiently on-site with minimum new draw from external grid. State-of-the-art facility uses eco-friendly solutions such as using reclaimed water to cool the data center.

Securing Azure datacenters with continuous IoT/OT monitoring

As more intelligent devices and machinery become connected to the internet, Operational Technology (OT) and the Internet of Things (IoT) have become part of your enterprise network infrastructure—and a growing security risk. With every new factory sensor, wind turbine monitoring ... continue reading

What we like about Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

This blog post is part of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association guest blog series. Learn more about MISA.   It’s no secret that the security industry generally likes Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. After a few months of using and integrating it with our ... continue reading
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Importance of Browser Updates and Browser Based Security Controls

Introduction   This is John Barbare and I am a Sr. Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on all things in the Cybersecurity space. It has been a while since I have had time to sit down and write a security blog due to studying and making sure I ... continue reading
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What's the difference between Azure Security Center, Azure Defender and Azure Sentinel?

It's common to have a pre-defined perspective when you hear the word "security". Some people think of applications being configured correctly or insecure coding practices. Some people think of identity concepts like password spray attacks, phishing or multi factor authentication ... continue reading

A deep dive into serverless applications on Power Apps and Azure

In 2021, each month we will be releasing a monthly blog covering the webinar of the month for the low-code application development (LCAD) on Azure solution. LCAD on Azure is a new solution to demonstrate the robust development capabilities of ... continue reading

Make the most of your Azure portal experience

The Azure portal is the single pane of glass where you can create, monitor, manage and operate hundreds of Azure services. In this episode, Leon Welicki shows Scott Hanselman some of the core interactions in the portal that enable you ... continue reading

Managing Azure from your phone with the Azure mobile app

Ilse Terrazas Ortega joins Scott Hanselman to show you how to take advantage of the Azure mobile app to monitor and manage your Azure environment. From Azure alerts to Cloud Shell, this powerful tool will help you take control of ... continue reading

Turning the page on Solorigate and opening the next chapter for the security community

The recent Solar Winds attack is a moment of reckoning. Today, as we close our own internal investigation of the incident, we continue to see an urgent opportunity for defenders everywhere to unify and protect the world in a more concerted ... continue reading
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Azure Front Door enhances secure cloud CDN with intelligent threat protection

This blog post was co-authored by Jessie Jia, Senior Program Manager The Internet is the new corporate network and the fabric that connects users, devices, and data to applications of all types. It is foundational to how organizations run their businesses, engage their customers, conduct commerce, operate their supply chain, and enable their ... continue reading
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One Ops Question Video Series

A team of Cloud Advocates have created a series of videos answering questions they've received from customers and member of the IT community covering off topics from Containers to Zero Trust Architectures. Donovan Brown, Dean Byren, Jay Gordon, Sarah Lean, ... continue reading

Decentralized digital identities and blockchain: The future as we see it

First published on February 12, 2018 Howdy folks, I hope you’ll find today’s post as interesting as I do. It’s a bit of brain candy and outlines an exciting vision for the future of digital identities. Over the last 12 ... continue reading
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6 strategies to reduce cybersecurity alert fatigue in your SOC

Today, organizations are faced with the increasingly difficult task of trying to protect their expanding digital estate from sophisticated cybersecurity threats. Migration to the cloud and a mobile workforce has dissolved the network boundary and projected the digital estate beyond ... continue reading
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Manage Certificates on your Hybrid Servers using Azure Arc Key Vault Extension

Managing certificates is an important scenario when it comes to server management. You want to make sure you can roll out certificates to your servers and manage these from a central place. In a pure on-premises environment, we have done ... continue reading

Customers unify hybrid and multicloud IT operations with Azure Arc

Businesses today are building and running applications across a variety of ecosystems on-premises, in multiple clouds, and on edge. To maintain agility and ensure compliance, it’s critical to an organization’s success to effectively manage servers, applications, and data at scale—regardless ... continue reading

Afternoon Cyber Tea: Evaluating individual and organizational cyber risk in a pandemic

Cybersecurity professionals find themselves in high demand as organizations worldwide continue to grapple with how to secure millions of remote workers. James Turner is an industry analyst at CISO Lens and served as an adjudicator from 2017 to 2019 for ... continue reading

What’s new with SQL Server Big Data Clusters

SQL Server Big Data Clusters (BDC) is a new capability brought to market as part of the SQL Server 2019 release. BDC extends SQL Server's analytical capabilities beyond in-database processing of transactional and analytical workloads by uniting the SQL engine ... continue reading
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Azure Unblogged – Azure Migrate

In this latest episode of Azure Unblogged join Sarah as she talks to Bharath Sivaraman, Senior Program Manager on the Azure Migrate team. In this episode Bharath covers off how Azure Migrate can help companies with their migration projects, whether ... continue reading
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All good things must come to an end

Hello everyone! For the last 16 years, the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog was the place for the community to come for information about scripting technologies at Microsoft. Originally, the blog was focused on VBScript and Windows batch. But in 2008, ... continue reading
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Future-proof your network with Azure for Operators

Increasing competition and ever-growing demand for mobile, always-on services challenges operators to find new strategies to grow profits and gain a competitive edge. To succeed, operators also need to embrace three critical trends: Changing the economics of their service model ... continue reading
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MECM: How Site Maintenance Tasks Can Make Your Life Much Easier

Hi Everyone! My name is Fabian Scherer, Customer Engineer (CE – formerly known as PFE) at Microsoft Germany for Microsoft Endpoint Manager related topics. In some of my previous engagements I have been analysing and troubleshoot Site Maintenance Task related ... continue reading
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Leverage PowerShell History across multiple machines

Hello Folks, If you have not seen the content our team has put together for our “ITOpsTalks: All things Hybrid” online event? You can still watch all the sessions online. To the point of today’s post. During the OPS117: PowerShell ... continue reading

Building modern hybrid applications with Azure Arc and Azure Stack

Thomas Maurer joins Scott Hanselman to show how developers can be more collaborative in developing, deploying, and managing applications across multiple environments and clouds. Build and deploy a truly consistent app experience everywhere in your hybrid cloud using your existing ... continue reading
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MDE Antivirus Configuration Common Mistakes and Best Practice

_______________________________________________________ John Barbare and Tan Tran Dear IT Pros, We discuss about Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Antivirus Configuration, Policy and exclusion list in detail to avoid making the common mistakes and to apply the best practice to it. Best Practices ... continue reading