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5 identity priorities for 2020

Today, Joy Chik, Corporate Vice President of Identity, shared five priorities central to security that organizations should prioritize in 2020 as they digitally transform. These priorities are based on many conversations with our customers, including: Connect all applications and cloud ... continue reading

Data privacy is about more than compliance—it’s about being a good world citizen

Happy Data Privacy Day! Begun in 2007 in the European Union (E.U.) and adopted by the U.S. in 2008, Data Privacy Day is an international effort to encourage better protection of data and respect for privacy. It’s a timely topic ... continue reading
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Azure IoT improves pharmaceutical sample management and medication adherence

For the recent IoT Signals report, commissioned by our Azure IoT team and conducted by Hypothesis Group, more than 3,000 decision makers at enterprise companies across the US, UK, Germany, France, China, and Japan who were currently involved in IoT, ... continue reading
Onboarding to Azure Lighthouse using a template

Onboarding to Azure Lighthouse using a template

Azure Lighthouse enables you to see and manage Azure resources from different tenancies, in the one place, with the power of delegated administration. That tenancy may be a customer (for example, if you're a managed services provider with a support ... continue reading
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Assess your servers with a CSV import into Azure Migrate

At Microsoft Ignite, we announced new Azure Migrate assessment capabilities that further simplify migration planning. In this post, we will demonstrate how to import servers into Azure Migrate Server Assessment through a CSV upload. Virtual servers of any hypervisor or ... continue reading

New privacy assessments now included in Microsoft Compliance Score

Keeping up with rapidly changing regulatory requirements has become one of the biggest challenge’s organizations face today. Just as companies finished preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California’s privacy regulation—California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)—went into effect on January ... continue reading
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Six things to consider when using Video Indexer at scale

Your large archive of videos to index is ever-expanding, thus you have been evaluating Microsoft Video Indexer and decided that you want to take your relationship with it to the next level by scaling up. In general, scaling shouldn’t be ... continue reading
IoT Central Energy Solutions

Fueling intelligent energy with IoT

At Microsoft, building a future that we can all thrive in is at the center of everything we do. On January 16, as part of the announcement that Microsoft will be carbon negative by 2030, we discussed how advances in ... continue reading

Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure, Part 2

The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure guides customers through their cloud journey, to use and adopt cloud services with confidence and in control. In this episode, Scott Bockheim shows Lara Rubbelke the tools, templates, assessments, and resources to implement ... continue reading

Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure, Part 1

The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure guides customers through their cloud journey, to use and adopt cloud services with confidence and in control. In this episode, Scott Bockheim explores the guidance and documentation of the framework with Lara Rubbelke ... continue reading
What's New with Apps in Azure AD | Jan 2020

What's New with Apps in Azure AD | Jan 2020

Azure AD simplifies the way you secure and manage your entire application estate - whether apps are on-premises, SaaS or hosted in your public cloud of choice. No matter where you are in your cloud and digital modernization journey, Azure ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: It’s just SQL: CLR in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

With the Common Language Runtime (CLR) hosted in Microsoft SQL Server (called CLR integration), you can author stored procedures, triggers, user-defined functions, user-defined types, and user-defined aggregates in managed code. CLR is also available in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance ... continue reading
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Azure Security Benchmark—90 security and compliance best practices for your workloads in Azure

The Azure security team is pleased to announce that the Azure Security Benchmark v1 (ASB) is now available. ASB is a collection of over 90 security best practices recommendations you can employ to increase the overall security and compliance of ... continue reading
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Microsoft and Zscaler help organizations implement the Zero Trust model

While digital transformation is critical to business innovation, delivering security to cloud-first, mobile-first architectures requires rethinking traditional network security solutions. Some businesses have been successful in doing so, while others still remain at risk of very costly breaches. MAN Energy ... continue reading
LDAP Channel Binding and LDAP Signing Requirements - March update default behavior

LDAP Channel Binding and LDAP Signing Requirements – March update default behavior

Hi All, Alan here again, this time trying to give some details on these two settings that will become active from March 2020 and they are creating some misunderstandings. Let’s start saying that since Windows Server 2008 we have events ... continue reading
How to use GitHub Actions to deploy an Azure Virtual Machine

How to use GitHub Actions to deploy an Azure Virtual Machine

Hands up if you are used to deploy servers either by unpacking them from a box or using a graphical user interface (GUI)? Yip, that’s me and it's where I’ve built my career. However, over the last few years I’ve ... continue reading

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company on Azure Site Recovery

Today’s Q&A post covers an interview between Siddharth Deekshit, Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Site Recovery engineering and Quentin Drion, IT Director of Infrastructure and Operations, MSC. MSC is a global shipping and logistics business, our conversation focused on their organization’s ... continue reading

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company on Azure Site Recovery, “ASR worked like magic”

Today’s Q&A post covers an interview between Siddharth Deekshit, Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Site Recovery engineering and Quentin Drion, IT Director of Infrastructure and Operations, MSC. MSC is a global shipping and logistics business, our conversation focused on their organization’s ... continue reading
sLoad launches version 2.0, Starslord

sLoad launches version 2.0, Starslord

sLoad, the PowerShell-based Trojan downloader notable for its almost exclusive use of the Windows BITS service for malicious activities, has launched version 2.0. The new version comes on the heels of a comprehensive blog we published detailing the malware’s multi-stage ... continue reading
Tuesdays with Corey: How to Integrate GitHub Actions into Workflows

Tuesdays with Corey: How to Integrate GitHub Actions into Workflows

In the past - "Tuesdays with Corey" was a light hearted take on cool Azure technologies that were brought to you by Corey Sanders - VP of Azure Compute. A while back - Corey took on a new role as ... continue reading
Building MLOps maturity

MLOps—the path to building a competitive edge

Enterprises today are transforming their businesses using Machine Learning (ML) to develop a lasting competitive advantage. From healthcare to transportation, supply chain to risk management, machine learning is becoming pervasive across industries, disrupting markets and reshaping business models. Organizations need ... continue reading

How companies can prepare for a heightened threat environment

With high levels of political unrest in various parts of the world, it’s no surprise we’re also in a period of increased cyber threats. In the past, a company’s name, political affiliations, or religious affiliations might push the risk needle ... continue reading

How to do Bulk and Transactional Batch operations with the Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK

Matías Quaranta (@ealsur) shows Donovan Brown (@donovanbrown) how to do bulk operations with the Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK to maximize throughput, and how to use the new Transactional Batch support to create atomic groups of operations.[0:02:21] - Demo: Batch ... continue reading

How to set up a direct interconnection between Azure and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)

Romit Girdhar, Microsoft (@romitgirdhar) and Chinmay Joshi,Oracle join Lara Rubbelke to explain how to interconnect Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud interoperability partnership enables you to migrate and run mission-critical enterprise workloads across both ... continue reading
Windows Server 2008 End of Support - Active Directory and DNS Migration

Windows Server 2008 End of Support – Active Directory and DNS Migration

January 14th 2020 has come and gone which means unless you have either migrated your 2008 servers and their workloads to Azure (to get free security updates) or you have purchased an extended support agreement - you now have the ... continue reading
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Changing the monolith—Part 2: Whose support do you need?

In Changing the monolith—Part 1: Building alliances for a secure culture, I explored how security leaders can build alliances and why a commitment to change must be signaled from the top. But whose support should you recruit in the first ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: How to connect to Azure SQL Database from Azure Data Studio

Want to get started with Azure Data Studio but don't know where to begin? In this video, Anna Hoffman shows you how to get connected to Azure SQL Database for the first time using Azure Data Studio ... continue reading
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Introducing Microsoft Application Inspector

Modern software development practices often involve building applications from hundreds of existing components, whether they’re written by another team in your organization, an external vendor, or someone in the open source community. Reuse has great benefits, including time-to-market, quality, and ... continue reading
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Azure Data Explorer and Stream Analytics for anomaly detection

Anomaly detection plays a vital role in many industries across the globe, such as fraud detection for the financial industry, health monitoring in hospitals, fault detection and operating environment monitoring in the manufacturing, oil and gas, utility, transportation, aviation, and ... continue reading
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Creating a more accessible world with Azure AI

At Microsoft, we are inspired by how artificial intelligence is transforming organizations of all sizes, empowering them to reimagine what’s possible. AI has immense potential to unlock solutions to some of society’s most pressing challenges. One challenge is that according ... continue reading