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Part 4 – SQL Server TDE and Extensible Key Management Using Azure Key Vault

This is Part: 4 of a 4-part blog series: After setting up Azure Active Directory and registering the AAD Application and additionally creating an Azure Key Vault, the next step is to put it all together in SQL Server where ... continue reading
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Part 2 (PowerShell) – SQL Server TDE and Extensible Key Management Using Azure Key Vault

This is Part: PS2 (PowerShell) of a 4-part blog series: This blog in the series provides the step-by-step instructions to configure Azure Active Directory using PowerShell. To grant SQL Server access permissions to your Azure Key Vault (AKV), you will ... continue reading
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Part 3 (Portal) – SQL Server TDE and Extensible Key Management Using Azure Key Vault

This is Part: AP3 (Azure Portal) of a 4-part blog series: This blog in the series provides the step-by-step instructions to create an Azure Key Vault using the Azure Portal. To grant SQL Server access permissions to your Azure Key ... continue reading
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Part 2 (Portal) – SQL Server TDE and Extensible Key Management Using Azure Key Vault

This is Part: AP2 (Azure Portal) of a 4-part blog series: This blog in the series provides the step-by-step instructions to configure Azure Active Directory using the Azure Portal. To grant SQL Server access permissions to your Azure Key Vault, ... continue reading
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Part 1 – SQL Server TDE and Extensible Key Management Using Azure Key Vault

This is Part:1 of a 4-part blog series: This blog in the series installs the SQL Server Connector for Microsoft Azure Key Vault. This DLL is the provider that allows SQL Server to talk to Azure Key Vault. Download the ... continue reading
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Save money and improve agility and scale by modernizing your SQL Server to Azure SQL

We’re all adapting to uncertain times. As employees shift to more remote ways of working and consumer behavior changes to meet the new normal, businesses are faced with a challenging choice: slow down operations to operate more cost-effectively, lean into ... continue reading
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Intro – SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption and Extensible Key Management Using Azure Key Vault

Welcome to my blog series on setting up SQL Server TDE to use Azure Key Vault. I’m a Program Manager with the Azure SQL Security Team / Product Group and I will walk you through the process of configuring the ... continue reading
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SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption and Extensible Key Management Using Azure Key Vault – Intro

Welcome to my blog series on setting up SQL Server TDE to use Azure Key Vault. I’m a Program Manager with the Azure SQL Security Team / Product Group and I will walk you through the process of configuring the ... continue reading
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SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption and Extensible Key Management Using Azure Key Vault – Part 4

This is Part: 4 of a 4-part blog series: After setting up Azure Active Directory and registering the AAD Application and additionally creating an Azure Key Vault, the next step is to put it all together in SQL Server where ... continue reading
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SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption and Extensible Key Management Using Azure Key Vault-Part:PS2

This is Part: PS2 (PowerShell) of a 4-part blog series: This blog in the series provides the step-by-step instructions to configure Azure Active Directory using PowerShell. To grant SQL Server access permissions to your Azure Key Vault (AKV), you will ... continue reading
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SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption and Extensible Key Management Using Azure Key Vault-Part:AP3

This is Part: AP3 (Azure Portal) of a 4-part blog series: This blog in the series provides the step-by-step instructions to create an Azure Key Vault using the Azure Portal. To grant SQL Server access permissions to your Azure Key ... continue reading
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SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption and Extensible Key Management Using Azure Key Vault–Part:AP2

This is Part: AP2 (Azure Portal) of a 4-part blog series: This blog in the series provides the step-by-step instructions to configure Azure Active Directory using the Azure Portal. To grant SQL Server access permissions to your Azure Key Vault, ... continue reading
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SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption and Extensible Key Management Using Azure Key Vault – Part 1

This is Part:1 of a 4-part blog series: This blog in the series installs the SQL Server Connector for Microsoft Azure Key Vault. This DLL is the provider that allows SQL Server to talk to Azure Key Vault. Download the ... continue reading
Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Zero Trust Deployment Guide for devices

The modern enterprise has an incredible diversity of endpoints accessing their data. This creates a massive attack surface, and as a result, endpoints can easily become the weakest link in your Zero Trust security strategy. Whether a device is a ... continue reading

Biometrics – Keep Your Fingers Close

Here’s a common customer question, especially in manufacturing, government-to-citizen, and kiosk scenarios: “ I want a system where my user can walk up to any system, then scan a fingerprint (or look at a camera, or speak into a mic, ... continue reading

Open innovation, customer choice, and reliability with SQL Server on SUSE

With nearly two decades of delivering joint innovation to meet changing business demands, Microsoft and SUSE continue to focus on enabling digital transformation for our customers, building on open source solutions, and a seamless collaborative support model for SUSE workloads ... continue reading
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Zero Trust and its role in securing the new normal

As the global crisis around COVID-19 continues, security teams have been forced to adapt to a rapidly evolving security landscape. Schools, businesses, and healthcare organizations are all getting work done from home on a variety of devices and locations, extending ... continue reading

Tracking Our Roadmaps with ProductPlan

In this episode learn how to create a product roadmap with ProductPlan, and integrate your roadmap with Azure DevOps. We show how you can easily import from Azure DevOps to create your roadmap, and save time by syncing progress and ... continue reading
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Desired State Configuration Extension and the Replica Domain Controller ARM Template

By now, you have probably examined my code (if not, please click the link). If you are familiar with ARM Templates, the code should seem relatively straightforward. There is one piece that may seem foreign though: the Desired State Configuration ... continue reading
Networking stack in traditional scenarios

Introducing Packet Monitor

Network connectivity issues are often hard to diagnose. There are multiple machines involved in a single data transfer; at least two endpoints and a complex network infrastructure in the middle. Lately, with the introduction of network virtualization, more of the ... continue reading
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Mastering Configuration Manager Patch Compliance Reporting

Hi, Jonas here! Or as we say in the north of Germany: "Moin Moin!"I am a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer (PFE) and a while back (years in fact) I was asked to analyze the update compliance status of a SCCM/ConfigMgr/MECM ... continue reading

One Ops Question: How do I integrate Azure Stack Hub in your Datacenter?

In this week's One Ops Questions, Thomas Maurer (@ThomasMaurer) is going to answer how do I integrate Azure Stack Hub in your Datacenter? How do I integrate Azure Stack Hub in your Datacenter? If you want to integrate Azure Stack ... continue reading

Azure Lighthouse: A unified control plane for managing Azure at scale

Archana Balakrishnan joins Scott Hanselman to show how Azure Lighthouse can manage thousands of customers and millions of resources from a unified control plane. Azure Lighthouse helps deliver managed services with comprehensive and robust management tooling available in Azure.[0:02:53] - ... continue reading
Az Update Build Special: Windows Package Manager, Azure Stack, Windows Terminal and much more!

Az Update Build Special: Windows Package Manager, Azure Stack, Windows Terminal and much more!

This week was Microsoft Build, and we got some extra exciting news and announcements this week! In this update, I want to share a couple of things around Windows 10, including the new Windows Terminal, Windows Package Manager, but also ... continue reading

Data Exposed | Private Link for Azure SQL Database (Part 2)

In the second part of this two-part video segment, Rohit Nayak dives deeper into the new capabilities for Azure SQL Database for Private Endpoints. Learn more about what Private Endpoint for Azure SQL Database is in the first episode. Watch ... continue reading

Build support for open source in your organization

Have you ever stared at the same lines of code for hours only to have a coworker identify a bug after just a quick glance? That’s the power of community! Open source software development is guided by the philosophy that ... continue reading
Evolving Azure AD for every user and any identity with External Identities

Evolving Azure AD for every user and any identity with External Identities

Howdy folks, Earlier this week at Microsoft Build, we announced that Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) External Identities is available in public preview. Azure AD customers have given us a ton of feedback that they want a single, integrated identity ... continue reading

SCOMathon Event on June 16th 2020

Missing your favorite tech conferences? The SCOM community has you covered! Last week, SquaredUp, Cookdown and NiCE announced the launch of the world’s biggest dedicated virtual SCOM event: SCOMathon! SCOMathon is a virtual SCOM conference for Microsoft MVPs, SCOM experts, ... continue reading
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Business Continuity with Azure – Backup

As someone who has worked in IT departments and an IT consultant for a Managed Service Provider (MSP), Business Continuity plans are something I’ve been involved in quite a lot. Either recovering from a threat or designing a solution that ... continue reading
Step-by-Step: iSCSI Target Server Cluster in Azure

Step-by-Step: iSCSI Target Server Cluster in Azure

I recently helped someone build an iSCSI target server cluster in Azure and realized that I never wrote a step-by-step guide for that particular configuration. So to remedy that, here are the step-by-step instructions in case you need to do ... continue reading