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Key layers for developing a Smarter SOC with CyberProof-managed Microsoft Azure security services

This blog post is part of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) guest blog series. Learn more about MISA here.   Security teams are struggling to reduce the time to detect and respond to threats due to the complexity and volume ... continue reading

Monitoring AKS with Azure Sentinel

Sarah and Damien discuss Azure Sentinel – Microsoft's cloud SIEM solution – and how you can use this to implement security monitoring for your AKS clusters.Learn More:Monitoring AKS with Azure SentinelTop 10 Best Practices for Azure Security Microsoft Cybersecurity Reference ... continue reading
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Boost your client performance with Azure Files SMB Multichannel

Lower your deployment cost, while improving client performance with Server Message Block (SMB) Multichannel on premium tier. Today, we are announcing the preview of Azure Files SMB Multichannel on premium tier. SMB 3.0 introduced the SMB Multichannel technology in Windows ... continue reading
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HOW TO: Create a Windows Server 2019 NAS / FileServer from the command line

My old Synology NAS for home use had started to show signs of wear and was in need of replacement. It had plenty of disk space and performed well enough - but the version I had lacked any real power ... continue reading
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Set up Azure Shell locally – part 2

Hello Folks, In my last post I discussed how you can run the managed image that the Azure Cloud Shell is based on locally. It allows you to leverage the Azure Shell managed environment without being subject to the limitations ... continue reading

SecretManagement preview 6 and SecretStore preview 4

SecretManagement preview6 SecretStore preview4 For more information on these modules check out these previous blog posts: SecretManagement preview 3/SecretStore preview 1 SecretManagement preview 4/SecretStore preview 2 SecretManagement preview 5/SecretStore preview 3 Before installing these modules, please uninstall the current preview ... continue reading
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Building and sharing Jupyter Books in Azure Data Studio

The notebook experience in Azure Data Studio allows users to create and share documents containing live code, execution results, and narrative text. Potential usage includes data cleaning and transformation, statistical modeling, troubleshooting guides, data visualization, and machine learning. Jupyter books ... continue reading
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Setup Azure Shell locally of on a local network – part 2

Hello Folks, In my last post I discussed how you can run the managed image that the Azure Cloud Shell is based on locally. It allows you to leverage the Azure Shell managed environment without being subject to the limitations ... continue reading
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Azure SQL with Managed Service Identity Sandbox

Are you moving from OnPremises to Azure SQL? Using Managed Identity may help with your legacy applications authentication. In a previous post, we saw how to use SSO with your current domain by leveraging AD Connect synchronization of your Active ... continue reading
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Advancing global network reliability through intelligent software—part 2 of 2

“Microsoft’s global network connects over 60 Azure regions, over 220 Azure data centers, over 170 edge sites, and spans the globe with more than 165,000 miles of terrestrial and subsea fiber. The global network connects to the rest of the ... continue reading
Connecting urban environments with IoT and Digital Twins

Connecting urban environments with IoT and Digital Twins

As urbanization continues to take hold and cities face challenges to become more sustainable and livable, urban planning and operations strategies must adapt. The current pandemic has changed the way we live, accelerating cities’ future vision as a necessity of ... continue reading

Migrate and modernize your .NET applications on Azure

Azure App Service hosts over 2M web apps with a fully-managed app hosting platform for .NET, Node, Python, and Java web apps. In this episode, Gaurav Seth shows Scott Hanselman what's new in Azure App Service. Gaurav demos the new ... continue reading
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AzUpdate: PowerShell and Azure Migrate, Managing User Authentication Updates and more

It's been sometime since we connected last so lots of news to cover this week. News this week includes: PowerShell support for Server Migration with Azure Migrate is now generally available, Updates to managing user authentication methods, New recommendations from ... continue reading
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Making Azure Data Explorer Queries More Efficient – Part 2

Hello readers, Bruno Gabrielli here again and today I want to welcome you on the Making Azure Data Explorer Queries More Efficient – Part 2. In Making Log Analytics Queries More Efficient – Part 1 I started discussing about one ... continue reading
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System Management Mode deep dive: How SMM isolation hardens the platform

Ensuring that the platform firmware is healthy and trustworthy is fundamental to guaranteeing that powerful platform security features like Hypervisor-protected code integrity (HVCI) and Windows Defender Credential Guard are functioning as expected. Windows 10 achieves this by leveraging a hardware-based ... continue reading

SMS “HRESULT E_FAIL from COM component” workaround coming

Heya, Ned here again. Storage Migration Service admins: if you're seeing "Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component" during transfer validation after installing the November cumulative update, we have a workaround coming to WAC, ... continue reading

Empowering employees to securely work from anywhere with an internet-first model and Zero Trust

Like many this year, our Microsoft workforce had to quickly transition to a work from the home model in response to COVID-19. While nobody could have predicted the world’s current state, it has provided a very real-world test of the ... continue reading
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Secrets from the Deep – The DNS Analytical Log – Part 1

Hi Team, it's Eric Jansen again, here in part one of a series of discussions revolving around the extremely exciting topic of the DNS Analytical Log. Alright, maybe it's not that exciting, so crack open your favorite energy drink and ... continue reading
Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series - RFC

Azure Stack Hub Partner Solutions Series – RFC

This week in our Azure Stack Hub Partner solution video series, I am going to introduce you to Azure Stack Hub Partner RFC. RFC is a strong partner focusing on offering a range of hosted services, managed services, and consultancy ... continue reading

It's Time to Hang Up on Phone Transports for Authentication

In my blog Your Pa$$word doesn't matter, I laid out the key password vulnerabilities, and in response to a gazillion “but other creds can be compromised, too” DMs and emails, I wrote All our creds are belong to us, where ... continue reading
Extend data loss prevention to your devices with Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention, now generally available

Extend data loss prevention to your devices with Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention, now generally available

Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention Endpoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP) | What it is and how to set it up in Microsoft 365. Watch today Managing and protecting data is critical to any organization. Data is growing exponentially, and remote ... continue reading
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How to setup and run Azure Cloud Shell locally

Hello folks, Lately I’ve been building and tearing down complete environments in Azure to test and record demos. To do that I’ve been using a combination of PowerShell scripts, ARM templates and AzureCLI scripts in the Azure Cloud Shell. Some ... continue reading
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Open Azure Day: A VIP Linux and OSS speaker line-up in one event

The Linux and open-source landscapes are changing rapidly. With so many companies embracing remote work and operations this year, we’re seeing more organizations running large-scale, mission-critical Linux and open-source workloads than ever before. IT teams need technical resources that can ... continue reading
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How to build an audit Azure Policy with multiple parameters

It's recommended that you plan and implement a governance strategy before you start deploying cloud resources, but in reality it doesn't always work out like that. How can we find which existing resources don't meet our new standards? There's a ... continue reading
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Advancing global network reliability through intelligent software—part 1 of 2

“Microsoft’s global network connects over 60 Azure regions, over 220 Azure data centers, over 170 edge sites, and spans the globe with more than 165,000 miles of terrestrial and subsea fiber. The global network connects to the rest of the ... continue reading
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Automating Continuous Optimization with the Azure Optimization Engine

Hello, dear readers! Here is Hélder Pinto again, writing the last post of a series dedicated to the implementation of automated Continuous Optimization with Azure Advisor recommendations. For a contextualization of the solution here described, please read the introductory post ... continue reading
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Domain Could Not Be Contacted…On SDN Virtual Network…It’s Not Your DNS

I ran into a problem that I would like to share with everyone in hopes that this will save you some time if you ever run into it. PROBLEM: I have recently been working with virtualized SDNv2 networks. I create ... continue reading
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Why Is It So Ridiculously Slow To Remove My Query Resolution Policies!?

Hi Team, Eric Jansen here - I'm a Platforms Customer Engineer with some interesting scenarios that I'll be sharing over the coming months, mostly revolving around the topic of On-Premises DNS. Today's topic will be a very specific scenario regarding ... continue reading
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Microsoft Endpoint Manager: Enable Endpoint Protection

Introduction This is John Barbare and I am a Sr. Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on all things in the Cybersecurity space. In this tutorial I will walk you through the steps of configuring and enabling Microsoft Defender for Endpoint ... continue reading
SAP measurement and sizing metrics, called SAPS, define100 SAPS = 2000 order lines items processed per hour. With the latest SAP HANA-certified Edsv4 VMs, you are now able to further  the costs associated with your SAP environment. As you can see in the chart below, the latest generation smaller memory VMs can achieve the same number of SAPS with up to 50% cost reduction compared to the previous Azure VM families. Additionally, larger memory VM sizes can provide up to 75 percent cost savings compared to previous VMs.

Reduce costs with new memory-optimized Azure Virtual Machines certified for SAP HANA

In June 2020, we announced general availability of Azure general purpose and memory optimized Virtual Machines based on the 2nd generation Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL (Cascade Lake) to deliver up to ~20 percent CPU performance improvement compared to their predecessors, ... continue reading