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Afternoon Cyber Tea: Peak, Plateau, or Plummet? Cyber security trends that are here to stay and how to detect and recover from ransomware attacks

The rapidity of change in the cyberthreat landscape can be daunting for today’s cyber defense teams. Just as they perfect the ability to block one attack method, adversaries change their approach. Tools like artificial intelligence and machine learning allow us ... continue reading
Video Tutorial: App-V Overview - Application Deployment Part 12

Video Tutorial: App-V Overview – Application Deployment Part 12

Hello everyone, here is part 12 of a series focusing on Application Deployment in Configuration Manager. This series is recorded by @Steve Rachui , a Microsoft principal premier field engineer. These tutorials are from our library and uses Configuration Manager ... continue reading

Azure SQL – Automated Backups (Part 1) | Data Exposed

In part one of this two-part series, Shreya Verma discusses the different backups options (point-in-time restore, long-term retention) Azure SQL provides and how to effectively manage them. Watch on Data Exposed Additional Resources:Overview of Business ContinuityAutomated BackupsBackup Cost ManagementPiTR and ... continue reading
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Seeing the big picture: Deep learning-based fusion of behavior signals for threat detection

The application of deep learning and other machine learning methods to threat detection on endpoints, email and docs, apps, and identities drives a significant piece of the coordinated defense delivered by Microsoft Threat Protection. Within each domain as well as ... continue reading

Changing default MAXDOP in Azure SQL Database

To improve customer workload performance and reduce unnecessary resource utilization, the default MAXDOP setting for new databases in Azure SQL Database is changing from the previous default of 0 (unlimited) to 8. The “max degree of parallelism” (a.k.a. MAXDOP) SQL ... continue reading
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Azure Mini Fun Bytes: How to setup Azure Blob Storage

If you need to store many objects in the cloud, like pictures, videos, logs, or any other kinds of unstructured data, using a storage blob on Azure is a perfect option. In this post, I walk through the steps of ... continue reading

Windows Server Insiders getting gRPC support in Http.sys

We keep hearing many of you are eager to host gRPC-enabled services on IIS in Azure, such as here on GitHub. However, the lack of support for several HTTP features in the platform components is blocking you. We listened, and ... continue reading

ARM Series #4: Template Functions

So now you are happy about all the things you learn in those first chapters. But their good chance is that if try to execute the PowerShell or Bash command on your side you will end up with: ____ with ... continue reading
Building better identity solutions with our partners at Microsoft Inspire

Building better identity solutions with our partners at Microsoft Inspire

Hello Everyone - This week is Microsoft Inspire where we celebrate our partners that have helped us innovate and accelerate growth over the last year. Whether businesses are starting their journey to cloud identity, migrating applications to modern authentication, or ... continue reading

Benchmarking SQL Server and Azure SQL with WorkloadTools | Data Exposed: MVP Edition

Lifting and shifting your application to the cloud is extremely easy, on paper. The hard truth is that the only way to know for sure how it is going to perform is to test it. Benchmarking on-premises is hard enough, ... continue reading
Preventing data loss and mitigating risk in today’s remote work environment

Preventing data loss and mitigating risk in today’s remote work environment

The shift to remote work over the past few months has increased the need for organizations to re-evaluate their security and risk management practices. With employees accessing corporate data at times on home computers or sharing and collaborating in new ... continue reading
What is shutting down my Azure Virtual Machine?

What is shutting down my Azure Virtual Machine?

Recently I came across a scenario where someone had changed the time on a scheduled Azure virtual machine shut down, but the VM was not adhering to the shut down new time.. Learn how asking the wrong question can cause ... continue reading
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Build safer, more resilient workplaces with IoT solutions

We are coming together as a global community, looking for opportunities to act or perform small steps that drive change for the better. Many parts of the world are still in the first stage of responding, actively working through the ... continue reading

Hello open source security! Managing risk with software composition analysis

When first learning to code many people start with a rudimentary “Hello World” program. Building the program teaches developers the basics of a language as they write the code required to display “Hello World” on a screen. As developers get ... continue reading
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Why is Update Installation Failing: Eliminating the Usual Suspects

Hi all – Jeremy here with an interesting case where Windows Server 2016 systems in one of my customer’s enterprise environments couldn’t complete installation of the Latest Cumulative Update (LCU). As a Premier Field Engineer, it’s my responsibility to troubleshoot/diagnose ... continue reading
Video Tutorial: Task Squences - Application Deployment Part 11

Video Tutorial: Task Squences – Application Deployment Part 11

Hello everyone, here is part 11 of a series focusing on Application Deployment in Configuration Manager. This series is recorded by @Steve Rachui, a Microsoft principal premier field engineer. These tutorials are from our library and uses Configuration Manager 2012 ... continue reading
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Installation of SCOM Reporting 2019 after UR1

Lately, we have observed a strange issue with users unable to install SCOM reporting 2019 when Update Rollup 1 is installed in the environment. Below are the steps to successfully install the component. Please make sure that you are using ... continue reading
Az Update: Azure Site Recovery updates, Citrix Future of Work, Azure Maps Power BI Visual and more

Az Update: Azure Site Recovery updates, Citrix Future of Work, Azure Maps Power BI Visual and more

Who says summertime marks a slowdown in new service announcements in tech? Lots to cover in this week's Az Update including: Azure Site Recovery now supports replication with private links, Citrix and Microsoft partner to accelerate the future of work, ... continue reading
Video Tutorial: Clients and Applications Behind the Scenes - Application Deployment Part 10

Video Tutorial: Clients and Applications Behind the Scenes – Application Deployment Part 10

Hello everyone, here is part 10 of a series focusing on Application Deployment in Configuration Manager. This series is recorded by @Steve Rachui, a Microsoft principal premier field engineer. These tutorials are from our library and uses Configuration Manager 2012 ... continue reading
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5 cybersecurity paradigm shifts that will lead to more inclusive digital experiences

Whether responding to a natural disaster, defending against a cyberattack, or meeting the unprecedented demands to enable the largest workforce in history to work remotely, we amplify our human capacity through technology. At Microsoft, cybersecurity is the underpinning to helping ... continue reading

Azure SQL and IoT | Data Exposed

IoT is almost always associated with NoSQL database. This is quite understandable as its flexibility and specialization are great for ingesting IoT data. But what if that flexibility and performance are also available in Azure SQL? That would make Azure ... continue reading
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Preparing for what’s next: Financial considerations for cloud migration

Co-authored by Jorge Magana, Director, Azure Finance (Financial Planning and Analysis). In the kick off blog of this series, I shared our top recommendations to accelerate your cloud migration journey, one of which was around aligning key stakeholders across your ... continue reading

Backup Compression, TDE, and MaxTransferSize

This blog describes enhancement in SQL 2019 for TDE enabled databases in which MaxTransferSize is no longer required. Backup Compression and Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) have been two valuable features for customers using SQL Server. In version of SQL Server ... continue reading
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Protecting Windows Virtual Desktop environments with Azure Security Center

With massive workforces now remote, IT admins and security professionals are under increased pressure to keep everyone productive and connected while combatting evolving threats. Windows Virtual Desktop is a comprehensive desktop and application virtualization service running in Azure, delivering simplified ... continue reading

Prevent and detect more identity-based attacks with Azure Active Directory

Security incidents often start with just one compromised account. Once an attacker gets their foot in the door, they can escalate privileges or gather intelligence that helps them reach their goals. This is why we say that identity is the ... continue reading

CISO Stressbusters Post #3: 3 ways to share accountability for security risk management

Jim Eckart, former Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of The Coca-Cola Company and current Chief Security Advisor at Microsoft shares his advice for relieving stress in today’s CISO Stressbuster post. If you are a CISO, it can feel like the ... continue reading

Introducing Azure Monitor for SAP Solutions

Azure Monitor for SAP Solutions is an Azure-native monitoring solution for customers running their SAP landscapes on Azure. Syeda Persia Aziz joins Scott Hanselman to show how it collects and consolidates telemetry data from Azure infrastructure and databases at one ... continue reading
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Run high scale workloads on Blob storage with new 200 TB object sizes

Azure Blob storage is a massively scalable object storage solution that serves from small amounts to hundreds of petabytes of data per customer across a diverse set of data types, including logging, documents, media, genomics, seismic processing, and more. Read ... continue reading
Manage Hyper-V VMs using PowerShell Direct

Manage Hyper-V VMs using PowerShell Direct

PowerShell Direct lets you remotely connect to a Virtual Machine running on a Hyper-V host, without any network connection inside the Virtual Machine. PowerShell Direct uses the Hyper-V VMBus to connect inside the Virtual Machine. This feature is convenient if ... continue reading

The Benefits of Advanced Threat Detection in Azure SQL Database | Data Exposed: MVP Edition

One of the major benefits of Azure SQL Database is that the Azure platform provides additional protection for your database against SQL Injection attacks and Data Exfiltration, amongst other threats. In this episode, MVP Joseph D'Antoni teaches you how to ... continue reading