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Windows Package Manager can help you export and import a collection of software!

Windows Package Manager can help you export and import a collection of software!

Have you ever got your PC to the state where it has all the settings and software installed and configured that you need to use and it’s just in the right state for your daily tasks and then bam something ... continue reading

How to build a privacy program the right way

The security community is continuously changing, growing, and learning from each other to better position the world against cyber threats. In the latest Voice of the Community blog series post, Microsoft Product Marketing Manager Natalia Godyla talks with attorney Whitney Merrill, ... continue reading
Azure Sentinel incident opened on a mobile device.

Accessibility and usability for all in Azure Sentinel

As a father of a child on the Autism spectrum who relies completely on digital media for his learning, I fully appreciate the impact that digital accessibility can have on people with disabilities. Designing with accessibility in mind greatly expands ... continue reading
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Azure Monitor – Restrict Log Analytics Query Results to Business Days and Business Hours

Hello readers, Today I am back with another post to discuss one of the common needs that customers have: retrieving data in a given business interval. The interval could one or more days, one or more hours as well as ... continue reading
Azure Arc Overview

Azure Arc for Cloud Solutions Architects

Azure Arc and the Azure control plane enables Cloud Solutions Architects to build hybrid and mutlicloud architectures. Taking advantage of the Azure control plane to manage infrastructure and allows to deploy Azure services anywhere. This allows customers to build cloud ... continue reading

Advancing resiliency threat modeling for large distributed systems

“All service engineering teams in Azure are already familiar with postmortems as a tool for better understanding what went wrong, how it went wrong, and the customer impact of the related outage. An important part of our postmortem process is ... continue reading
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Power your genomic data analysis on Azure with Azure CycleCloud

Researchers around the world have access to a greater variety and volume of genomics data than ever before. Genomics is now available to a vast majority of researchers, pushing forward the discovery at a tremendous pace and changing people’s lives ... continue reading
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Preparing for your migration from on-premises SIEM to Azure Sentinel

The pandemic of 2020 has reshaped how we engage in work, education, healthcare, and more, accelerating the widespread adoption of cloud and remote-access solutions. In today’s workplace, the security perimeter extends to the home, airports, the gym—wherever you are. To ... continue reading
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Azure Monitor – Alert notification via Teams

Hi there, Bruno Gabrielli here again to talk about how to get alert notification using a Teams channel. I apologize because this s is going to be a long post with all the steps to achieve the notification goals, so ... continue reading
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Diagnosing Network Isolation Issues

Hi all, Will Aftring here from Windows Networking Support. I wanted to chat about how Network Isolation interacts with Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications and how / why you may want to alter some of these settings in respect to ... continue reading

New ways to get started with Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Claire Giordano joins Scott Hanselman to show how the new Free account for Flexible Server & the new Basic tier for Hyperscale (Citus) in Azure Database for PostgreSQL makes it easier and cheaper to get started with Postgres on Azure.[0:00:00]– ... continue reading
Provision users into apps using SQL as a user store, more easily build complex expressions, and more

Provision users into apps using SQL as a user store, more easily build complex expressions, and more

Howdy folks, I'm excited to share the latest Active Azure Directory provisioning capabilities to help you with your user lifecycle and directory management needs. Automate provisioning users from Azure AD into on-premises applications Azure AD now supports provisioning into on-premises ... continue reading

Looking to the future for R in Azure SQL and SQL Server

Data science, machine learning, and analytics have re-defined how we look at the world. The R community plays a vital role in that transformation and the R language continues to be the de-facto choice for statistical computing, data analysis, and ... continue reading
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Microsoft finds new NETGEAR firmware vulnerabilities that could lead to identity theft and full system compromise

The continuous improvement of security solutions has forced attackers to explore alternative ways to compromise systems. The rising number of firmware attacks and ransomware attacks via VPN devices and other internet-facing systems are examples of attacks initiated outside and below ... continue reading
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The Case of Azure AD Quota Exhaustion

Hello everyone, my name is Zoheb Shaikh and I’m a Solution Engineer working with Microsoft Mission Critical team (SfMC). Today I’ll share with you about an interesting issue related to Azure AD Quota limitation we came across recently. I had ... continue reading
Microsoft Security's three Zero Trust principles: verify explicitly, use least privileged access, and assume breach.

The critical role of Zero Trust in securing our world

We are operating in the most complex cybersecurity landscape that we’ve ever seen. While our current ability to detect and respond to attacks has matured incredibly quickly in recent years, bad actors haven’t been standing still. Large-scale attacks like those ... continue reading
MITRE ATT&CK® mappings released for built-in Azure security controls

MITRE ATT&CK® mappings released for built-in Azure security controls

The Security Stack Mappings for Azure research project was published today, introducing a library of mappings that link built-in Azure security controls to the MITRE ATT&CK® techniques they mitigate against. Microsoft once again worked with the Center for Threat-Informed Defense ... continue reading
Windows Insiders gain new DNS over HTTPS controls

Windows Insiders gain new DNS over HTTPS controls

Credit and thanks to Alexandru Jercaianu and Vladimir Cernov for implementation work Over the last year, we have been improving the DNS over HTTPS (DoH) functionality in the Windows DNS client. Now we are pleased to introduce you to the ... continue reading
Contribute to Windows Package Manager

Contribute to Windows Package Manager

Windows Package Manager was announced at Build 2020 and has been in preview since. At Build 2021 the team announced version 1.0, you can see the Roadmap journey the team have been on over the past year and where they ... continue reading
Azure Arc extends Azure services across on-premises, multicloud and edge environments

Bring cloud experiences to data workloads anywhere with Azure SQL enabled by Azure Arc

From edge to cloud, companies are eager to find innovative solutions that meet them where they are. Today’s business environment is increasingly complex, and customers tell us they need solutions that are multi-cloud, platform-agnostic, and offer integrated apps and services ... continue reading
Video Tutorial: ConfigMgr cloud integration Part 12 – Collections and groups

Video Tutorial: ConfigMgr cloud integration Part 12 – Collections and groups

Hello everyone, we are adding on to the Configuration Manager and the Microsoft cloud platform integration video series. Here is part 12 of the series. This series is recorded by Steve Rachui, a Microsoft principal customer engineer. This session focuses ... continue reading
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Deploying Windows 10 Application Control Policy

Dear IT Pros, Today we discuss about All things about WDAC – Windows Defender Application Control. WDAC was introduced with Windows 10 and could be applied to Windows server 2016 and later, its older name is Configurable Code Integrity (CCI) ... continue reading

Encouraging women to embrace their cybersecurity superpowers

The cybersecurity challenges of today require a diversity of skills, perspectives, and experiences, yet women remain underrepresented in this field. On International Women’s Day, some Microsoft Security women leaders penned a powerful blog highlighting the underrepresentation of women in cybersecurity ... continue reading

Windows 11 enables security by design from the chip to the cloud

Over the last year, PCs have kept us connected to family, friends, and enabled businesses to continue to run. This new hybrid work paradigm has got us thinking about how we will continue to deliver the best possible quality, experience, ... continue reading

An introduction to the Microsoft identity platform

Christos Matskas joins Scott Hanselman to show how the Microsoft identity platform enables you to add identity authentication and authorization to your solution in a few easy steps.[0:00:00]– Introduction[0:03:19]– Overview of the Microsoft identity platform[0:10:50]– Demo: ASP.NET Core Web App ... continue reading
SMB Compression in Windows Server 2022 and Windows Insider

SMB Compression in Windows Server 2022 and Windows Insider

Heya folks, Ned here again. Today I announced the new SMB compression feature for Windows Server 2022 and Windows Insider at the Windows Server 2022, Best on Azure webinar. A proper article will be on docs.microsoft.com in the next 24 ... continue reading
You just need to manage the image configuration and the images you’d like to have, Azure VM Image Builder service will take care of the rest for you

Streamline your custom image building process with Azure VM Image Builder service

Today we are announcing the general availability of the Azure VM Image Builder service, a managed service for you to build custom Linux or Windows virtual machine (VM) images with ease, and be compliant with your company’s security policy across ... continue reading
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TLS and SQL Server Reporting Services: An Interesting Interaction

Our guest blogger, Lex Thomas, writes about ASCENT cases that are escalated and require networking expertise, usually with tracing. He joins us today to hopefully save everyone some troubleshooting time. Edited with added context by Jarred Mooney, Customer Engineer. Today ... continue reading

Guidance on using Azure AD to meet Zero Trust Architecture and MFA requirements

Hello, With the recent Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity mandating Zero Trust Architecture and multifactor authentication, you may be wondering what those requirements are and how you can use the tools you have in Azure AD to meet ... continue reading
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Manage your digital transformation at scale for retail with Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure

Retail organizations are embracing digital transformation and cloud technologies to be more agile and achieve strategic goals. The cloud enables them to drive innovation, make more informed decisions with data analytics, outpace competitors, and deliver products, services, and applications faster ... continue reading