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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
Business Continuity with Azure - Backup

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

LumApps builds identity solutions faster with Microsoft Graph API

Hello! With Microsoft Build 2020 happening this week, I invited LumApps, a partner who builds solutions with our developer platform, to author today’s Voice of the ISV blog. LumApps was founded to address a problem most of us confront every ... continue reading

Success in security: reining in entropy

Your network is unique. It’s a living, breathing system evolving over time. Data is created. Data is processed. Data is accessed. Data is manipulated. Data can be forgotten. The applications and users performing these actions are all unique parts of ... continue reading

Cybersecurity best practices to implement highly secured devices

Almost three years ago, we published The Seven Properties of Highly Secured Devices, which introduced a new standard for IoT security and argued, based on an analysis of best-in-class devices, that seven properties must be present on every standalone device ... continue reading
Understanding static MAC address licensing in Azure

Understanding static MAC address licensing in Azure

Many established software companies have tied their licensing to the MAC ADD of your server/computer. This causes a slew of issues such as: replacing hardware in your servers, running multiple network cards (think redundancy), virtualizing your environment, or even just ... continue reading

Microsoft Build brings new innovations and capabilities to keep developers and customers secure

As both organizations and developers adapt to the new reality of working and collaborating in a remote environment, it’s more important than ever to ensure that their experiences are secure and trusted. As part of this week’s Build virtual event, ... continue reading
Build 2020: Fostering a secure and trustworthy app ecosystem for all users

Build 2020: Fostering a secure and trustworthy app ecosystem for all users

Howdy folks, Build 2020 is this week and we have a great lineup of free, virtual sessions for developers to hear of all the work we are doing on the Microsoft identity platform. With organizations rapidly adjusting to remote work, ... continue reading

Improving Productivity With Devops And Microsoft Teams

Find out how to integrate Microsoft Teams and Azure DevOps to stay up to date as well as complete your workflows right in the ambience of Teams.Jump To: [04:31] Demo Start Learn More: Workplace Messaging AppsDevOps Lab Favorite Links: Create ... continue reading

Operational resilience in a remote work world

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently said, “We have seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months.” This is a result of many organizations having to adapt to the new world of document sharing and video conferencing as they ... continue reading
Tracking the Source of ADFS Account Lockouts

Tracking the Source of ADFS Account Lockouts

I am Eunice Chinchilla, and I am a Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft focusing in the Identity space. In this guide you will find a description of the task at hand and the journey I went on to deliver a ... continue reading

Preventing Leaked Azure Secrets in GitHub!

Hello Everyone! Today I would like to share with you a very important security topic. Did you ever push password or secrets creds to GitHub by accident? Did you ever wish if there is a way to block your commit ... continue reading
One Ops Question: I’m a system administrator, and DevOps seems scary, how do I get started?

One Ops Question: I’m a system administrator, and DevOps seems scary, how do I get started?

Our friend Jay Gordon (@jaydestro) joins us this week to answer the “On Ops Question.” I’m a system administrator, and DevOps seems scary, how do I get started? In his words... “You’ve been manually deploying from that bash script for ... continue reading
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Learning from Microsoft Advertising Platform on Azure SQL

Thriving on Azure SQL Microsoft Advertising is a powerful advertising platform designed to get your ads in front of the right customers. In the fiscal year 2019, search advertising revenue generated $7.6 billion for Microsoft. We have been on a ... continue reading
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Monitoring options available for Azure SQL Managed Instance

For production workloads running on your Azure SQL Managed Instance it is very important to continuously understand the resource consumption and any potential performance issues such that you can react in time and have your business running smoothly. There exist ... continue reading

Fine tuning backup storage costs on Managed Instance

In the previous article, we have explained how automated backups on Managed Instance work, how are backups piling up, how you can cause backup pile up and associated costs for excess backup storage. In this article you will learn how ... continue reading

AzUrlShortener: An open source, budget-friendly URL shortener

AzUrlShortener is an open source, budget-friendly URL shortener you can deploy directly from GitHub with one click into your Azure subscription. In this episode, Frank Boucher joins Scott Hanselman to explain how to get it, why it's inexpensive, and explores ... continue reading

Data Exposed | Private Link for Azure SQL Database (Part 1)

In the first part of this two-part video segment, Rohit Nayak explains what Private Endpoint for Azure SQL Database is and how it relates to the overall connectivity story for Azure SQL. Watch on Data Exposed Additional Resources: Learn more ... continue reading
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Open-sourcing new COVID-19 threat intelligence

A global threat requires a global response. While the world faces the common threat of COVID-19, defenders are working overtime to protect users all over the globe from cybercriminals using COVID-19 as a lure to mount attacks. As a security ... continue reading
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Azure SQL Auditing to a storage account destination behind a Virtual Network or a Firewall

We are pleased to announce that Auditing for Azure SQL Database and Azure Synapse Analytics supports writing database events to an Azure Storage account behind a virtual network and firewall. We have been listening to customers around the need to ... continue reading
What is Azure Front Door?

What is Azure Front Door?

For a Web Site or Web Application, the goal is pretty simple, provide the content and power interactions with users. Seems simple, a little HTML here, a little CSS there, splash some JavaScript BAM you have web magic. Then it ... continue reading