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MSIX – Batch Conversion of Your App-V 5 Packages

Hello everyone, this is Ingmar Oosterhoff, a Customer Engineer at Microsoft. In an earlier post I described how to set up an environment for a bulk conversion of .msi and .exe installers. But what about App-V? In this blog I ... continue reading
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Zerologon is now detected by Microsoft Defender for Identity

There has been a huge focus on the recently patched CVE-2020-1472 Netlogon Elevation of Privilege vulnerability, widely known as ZeroLogon. While Microsoft strongly recommends that you deploy the latest security updates to your servers and devices, we also want to ... continue reading

Securing a Windows Server VM in Azure

If you've built and managed Windows Servers in an on-premises environment, you may have a set of configuration steps as well as regular process and monitoring alerts, to ensure that server is as secure as possible. But if you run ... continue reading
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Microsoft Endpoint DLP Lightning-Round

Season’s greetings, my fellow IT Pros of the world! As you know, M365 is a set of services for business productivity, security and compliance. Across those services, Microsoft has interwoven an information protection ‘platform,’ which is referred to as Microsoft ... continue reading
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Are Your IaaS Domain Controllers Secured in Azure?

Hi Everyone, Zoheb here again with my colleague Tim Beasley. Today, we will be sharing some best practices to help ensure that your VMs (virtual machines) (including Domain Controllers) are secure in your Azure/Cloud environment. I would like to start ... continue reading
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AzUpdate: Azure portal updates, ARM Template support for file share backup and more

It might be snowing in parts of the Northern Hemisphere, but we won't let that stop us from sharing Azure news with you. News covered this week includes: New Azure Portal updates for November 2020, Azure Resource Manager template support ... continue reading
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Are your IaaS DC's Secured in Azure ?

Hi Everyone, Zoheb here again with my colleague Tim Beasley. Today, we will be sharing some best practices to help ensure that your VMs (virtual machines) (including Domain Controllers) are secure in your Azure/Cloud environment. I would like to start ... continue reading
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Working with Git Branches!

Now Git is something I never thought I’d have to learn, a few years ago if you’d suggest I learn Git I would have laughed and said I wasn’t a developer, however I probably use Git at least once a ... continue reading

Implement serverless APIs with Azure Functions and Azure API Management

Jeff Hollan joins Scott Hanselman to show how you can quickly deploy and manage your Serverless API's using OpenAPI and API Management.[0:00:00]– Overview[0:00:40]– OpenAPI definition (fka Swagger)[0:02:15]– Using API Management to build an OpenAPI definition[0:03:48]– Reviewing the generated OpenAPI definition ... continue reading

Build serverless APIs with Azure Functions

Jeff Hollan joins Scott Hanselman to show how you can build highly scalable serverless APIs with Azure Functions.[0:00:00]– Overview[0:01:09]– What "serverless" really means[0:04:00]– A closer look at Azure Functions[0:07:29]– Azure Functions Live Metrics[0:10:45]– Thinking downstream of Azure Functions[0:13:52]– Using deployment ... continue reading
Purdue Model traversal in TRITON attack

Go inside the new Azure Defender for IoT including CyberX

In 2020, the move toward digital transformation and Industry 4.0 took on new urgency with manufacturing and other critical infrastructure sectors under pressure to increase operational efficiency and reduce costs. But the cybersecurity model for operational technology (OT) was already ... continue reading
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Demystifying Ransomware Attacks Against Microsoft Defender Solution

Hi IT Pros, As you have known it, Ransomware is in aggravated assault mode at this time of year 2020, the joint cybersecurity advisory comes from the Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and ... continue reading
Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series – BORDONARO IT

Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series – BORDONARO IT

This week, Tiberiu Radu (Azure Stack Hub PM) and I, had the chance to speak with Microsoft MVP Dino Bordonaro from Azure Stack Hub Partner BORDONARO IT. BORDONARO IT is an Azure Stack Hub partner and Preferred SI that focuses ... continue reading
Microsoft Azure Active Directory again a “Leader” in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management

Microsoft Azure Active Directory again a “Leader” in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management

Howdy folks, I’m proud to announce that for the fourth year in a row, Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) has been recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide. Earlier this year, my boss, Joy ... continue reading
Simple and secure customization with B2C user flows

Simple and secure customization with B2C user flows

Howdy folks, In this unusual year, organizations have doubled down on digital engagement with their customers and are prioritizing the security and customization of their user experiences. We’ve kept this top of mind as we evolve our vision for Azure ... continue reading

Get Started with Individual Dev/Test

A deep dive into understanding how you can leverage individual credits for enterprise work, and drive innovation for lasting impact. We'll look at how you can use these subscriptions, their benefits and how you can enable various security scenarios and ... continue reading
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How to design secure and convenient access to AKS clusters

API Server is a crucial component of Kubernetes that allows cluster configuration, workload management and a lot more. While this endpoint is incredibly important to secure; developers and engineers typically require regular and convenient access to that API. Striking a ... continue reading
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Achieving 100 percent renewable energy with 24/7 monitoring in Microsoft Sweden

Earlier this year, we made a commitment to shift to 100 percent renewable energy supply in our buildings and datacenters by 2025. On this journey, we recognize that how we track our progress is just as important as how we ... continue reading
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Using Windows Admin Center on-premises to manage Azure Windows Server VMs

Contributed by @Orin Thomas Currently the Windows Admin Center (WAC) add-in for the Azure Portal is in preview. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, the preview is oversubscribed, and you might be waiting for a while before the feature becomes ... continue reading
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MSIX – Using the Bulk Conversion Scripts

Hello everyone, this is Ingmar Oosterhoff, a Modern Workplace Customer Engineer at Microsoft. In an earlier series of posts we set up our environment to do batch sequencing using App-V. In this blog I will explain how we can set ... continue reading
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Customize and configure shared devices for Firstline Workers at scale

Howdy folks, Firstline Workers have been at the forefront of our economy over the past several months as they perform critical jobs like maintaining critical supply chains, serving as first responders, and caring for the most vulnerable. It is more ... continue reading
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MEM – Demystifying Edge Legacy and Edge Chromium Profiles

Hello IT Pros, When we apply different Edge Profiles in MS Endpoint Manager, we may get a little bit of confusion on what Edge types applied to what Endpoint configuration profiles. In this article, I would like to clear the ... continue reading

Code to Cloud with VS Code and Docker

After a quick demo of working with Docker images in Visual Studio, Paul Yuknewicz shows Scott Hanselman how the Docker for Visual Studio Code extension makes it easy for you to build, debug, and diagnose containerized apps. Paul will also ... continue reading
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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Linux – Configuration and Operation Command List

Hello Blog Readers, I have summarized the Linux Configuration and Operation commands in this cheat sheet for your convenient use. Enjoy your MD for Endpoint Linux run! MD for Endpoint Linux Commands Group Scenario Command Configuration Turn on/off real-time protection ... continue reading
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Deploying Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on Linux Servers.

Hi IT Pro, The following is step-by-step document for Defender for Endpoint Linux (MD ATP for Linux) deployment. Let's start your MD for Endpoint Linux deployment! ________________________________ Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Linux (MD ATP) support for Linux with kernel version ... continue reading
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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Commonly Used Queries and Examples

Hello IT Pros, I have collected the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (Microsoft Defender ATP) advanced hunting queries from my demo, Microsoft Demo and Github for your convenient reference. As we knew, you or your InfoSec Team may need to run ... continue reading
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Modernize secure access for your on-premises resources with Zero Trust

Change came quickly in 2020. More likely than not, a big chunk of your workforce has been forced into remote access. And with remote work came an explosion of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) scenarios, requiring your organization to extend the bounds of ... continue reading

Microsoft Azure at Data Platform Virtual Summit 2020

Data Platform Virtual Summit 2020 (DPS 2020) is just a couple of weeks away. A global learning event for data professionals, DPS 2020 features a keynote from Rohan Kumar, Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Azure Data, as well as 200 ... continue reading
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Secrets from the Deep – The DNS Analytical Log – Part 2

Hi Team, Eric Jansen here again, this time to add on to Joel Vickery's previous post discussing how to view the DNS Analytic Logs without having to disable them. It's a great read if you haven't already seen it…. however, ... continue reading
Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series - Cloud Assert

Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series – Cloud Assert

This week, Tiberiu Radu (Azure Stack Hub PM @rctibi) and I, had the chance to speak to Azure Stack Hub Partner Cloud Assert. Cloud Assert is an Azure Stack Hub partner that helps provide value to both Enterprises and Service ... continue reading