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Analyzing Forest Blizzard’s custom post-compromise tool for exploiting CVE-2022-38028 to obtain credentials

Microsoft Threat Intelligence is publishing results of our longstanding investigation into activity by the Russian-based threat actor Forest Blizzard (STRONTIUM) using a custom tool to elevate privileges and steal credentials in compromised networks. Since at least June 2020 and possibly … Continue Reading
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A Heuristic Method of Merging Cross-Page Tables based on Document Intelligence Layout Model

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Tables contain valuable structured information for businesses to manage, share  and analyze data, make informed decisions, and increase efficiency. Cross-page tables are common especially in lengthy or dense documents. Azure AI Document Intelligence Layout model extracts tables within each page, effectively … Continue Reading
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Become a Microsoft Unified SOC Platform Ninja

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(Last updated April 2024) ** The integration of Microsoft Sentinel into the Defender portal is currently in public preview, with the eventual goal of a fully integrated and aligned user experience.  The preview, specific feature information mentioned here is under … Continue Reading
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Setting up Sentinel for Kubernetes Monitoring

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A guide to using Microsoft Sentinel for monitoring the security of your containerized applications and orchestration platforms. Part 3 of 3 part series about security monitoring of your Kubernetes Clusters and CI/CD pipelines by @singhabhi and @Umesh_Nagdev , Security GBB … Continue Reading
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Build Intelligent RAG For Multimodality and Complex Document Structure

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The advent of Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG) models has been a significant milestone in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP). These models combine the power of information retrieval with generative language models to produce answers that are not just accurate … Continue Reading
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Introducing Meta Llama 3 Models on Azure AI Model Catalog

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In collaboration with Meta, today Microsoft is excited to introduce Meta Llama 3 models to Azure AI. Meta-Llama-3-8B-Instruct, Meta-Llama-3-70B-Instruct pretrained and instruction fine-tuned models are the next generation of Meta Llama large language models (LLMs), available now on Azure AI Model … Continue Reading
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Attackers exploiting new critical OpenMetadata vulnerabilities on Kubernetes clusters

Attackers are constantly seeking new vulnerabilities to compromise Kubernetes environments. Microsoft recently uncovered an attack that exploits new critical vulnerabilities in OpenMetadata to gain access to Kubernetes workloads and leverage them for cryptomining activity. OpenMetadata is an open-source platform designed … Continue Reading
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Azure OpenAI offering models – Explain it Like I’m 5

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It’s been almost 2 years since our Azure OpenAI service was released, an Azure AI Service enabling customers to leverage the power of State-of-the-art Generative AI models.  These models have become ubiquitous in our daily lives, from Copilots and ChatGPT … Continue Reading
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eBPF-Powered Threat Protection using Inspektor Gadget

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On February 20th, Microsoft Defender for Containers released its new sensor component, powered by Inspektor Gadget. Inspektor Gadget is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) project that aims to change the way we consume and execute eBPF programs by managing … Continue Reading
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Advanced RAG with Azure AI Search and LlamaIndex

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We’re excited to share a new collaboration between Azure AI Search and LlamaIndex, enabling developers to build better applications with advanced retrieval-augmented generation (RAG) using a comprehensive RAG framework and state-of-the-art retrieval system. RAG is a popular way to incorporate … Continue Reading
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New Microsoft guidance for the DoD Zero Trust Strategy

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The Department of Defense (DoD) Zero Trust Strategy1 and accompanying execution roadmap2 sets a path for achieving enterprise-wide target-level Zero Trust by 2027. The roadmap lays out vendor-agnostic Zero Trust activities that DoD Components and Defense Industrial Base (DIB) partners … Continue Reading
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Visionary Disruption: High-level Insights with Azure Video Indexer & GPT-4 Turbo with Vision

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Figure 1 Generated with Azure OpenAI Dall-E 3 Video analysis combined with cutting-edge natural language processing (NLP) technologies have created new opportunities for innovation in today’s fast-changing digital environment. Here are some ideas for impactful integration between Azure AI Video … Continue Reading
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Intelligent Load Balancing with APIM for OpenAI: Weight-Based Routing

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Ever Since launch of ChatGPT, demand for OpenAI GPT Models has increased exponentially.Due such vast demand in short span of time, it’s been challenging for customer to get their desired capacity in their respective region. In that case my recommendation … Continue Reading
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Ingesting Non-Microsoft Cloud Security Data into Microsoft Sentinel for Gov & DIB customers part 2

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Ingesting AWS Commercial and GovCloud data into Azure Government Sentinel This blog will be focusing on how to ingest AWS Commercial and AWS GovCloud data into a Microsoft Sentinel workspace in Azure Government. This picture provides a high-level visual of … Continue Reading
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Ingesting Non-Microsoft Cloud Security Data into Microsoft Sentinel for Government & DIB Customers

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Fed Ramp Cloud Authorizations, AWS Ingestion Scenarios & Connector Architecture Clouds and FEDRAMP Before we dive into how to ingest data from AWS into Microsoft Sentinel, we need to understand what levels each cloud is FedRamp authorized to operate.  This … Continue Reading
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Extend Power of AutoGen with Promptflow

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Multi-agent framework is the next evolution of single agent chat bots and RAG (Retrieval Augmented Generation) applications. The Autogen framework is currently the most popular for multi-agent use cases. Promptflow is a tool that simplifies the process of building, evaluating, … Continue Reading
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An Enterprise Design for Azure Machine Learning – An Architect’s Viewpoint

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Many Organisations want to create enterprise data science capability. The goals can include unlocking value from their data assets, reducing cost, and driving customer engagement. While many organisations have an initial capability, challenges can arise while “scaling and industrialization” into … Continue Reading
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How Microsoft discovers and mitigates evolving attacks against AI guardrails

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As we continue to integrate generative AI into our daily lives, it’s important to understand the potential harms that can arise from its use. Our ongoing commitment to advance safe, secure, and trustworthy AI includes transparency about the capabilities and … Continue Reading
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Unlocking Advanced Document Insights with Azure AI Document Intelligence

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In the digital age, extracting insights from diverse documents is challenging due to their complex structure. Consider a financial analyst reviewing a company’s quarterly report, which includes detailed tables of operating expenses, revenue, and charts depicting sales growth. Traditional document processing … Continue Reading

Windows Server 2025 vs 2022: Detailed Overview

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Windows Server 2025 represents the next evolution of Microsoft’s server operating system, aiming to enhance security, performance, scalability, and IT infrastructure management. This blog post will provide a detailed comparison of Windows Server 2025 and its predecessor, Windows Server 2022 … Continue Reading

Windows Insider build 26090 brings small changes for SMB

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Heya folks, Ned here again. We continue to make SMB changes to Windows vNext and Windows Server 2025 based on customer feedback and last mile work. With the release of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26090 (Canary and Dev Channels), … Continue Reading
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Azure AI Cloud Skills Challenge is LIVE!

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Hello, my fellow Azure AI and ML enthusiasts! Usually, I’m popping up on the Azure AI Tech Community to bring you the latest and greatest AI Study Guide for Azure AI and ML. This week I want to ensure that … Continue Reading
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How to Customize an LLM: A Deep Dive to Tailoring an LLM for Your Business

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  In the world of large language models, model customization is key. It’s what transforms a standard model into a powerful tool tailored to your business needs.  Let’s explore three techniques to customize a Large Language Model (LLM) for your … Continue Reading

Leveraging Cohere Embed V3 int8 embeddings with Azure AI Search

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Last week, we announced our partnership with Cohere, enabling customers to easily leverage Cohere models via Azure AI Studio Model Catalog, including Cohere’s latest LLM – Command R+. Today, we are thrilled to announce that you can store and search … Continue Reading
Azure Firewall: Comprehensive Comparison & Best Practices

Azure Firewall: Comprehensive Comparison & Best Practices

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Azure Firewall, a managed, cloud-based network security service, is an essential component of Azure’s security offerings. It comes in three different versions – Basic, Standard, and Premium – each designed to cater to a wide range of customer use cases … Continue Reading
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Microsoft Defender for Cloud Adds Full Coverage for Azure Open-Source Relational Databases

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Microsoft Defender for Cloud now provides full threat protection coverage for all instances of Azure open-source relational databases: PostgreSQL, MySQL and MariaDB – helping customers safeguard their business-critical database against cyberattacks. In preparation for the MySQL & PostgreSQL single server … Continue Reading
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Microsoft Defender for Cloud Full Coverage for Azure Open-Source Relational Databases

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Microsoft Defender for Cloud now provides full threat protection coverage for all instances of Azure open-source relational databases: PostgreSQL, MySQL and MariaDB – helping customers safeguard their business-critical database against cyberattacks. In preparation for the MySQL & PostgreSQL single server … Continue Reading
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How to better manage cost of API calls that Defender for Cloud makes to AWS

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Introduction:   Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you enabled GuardDuty or CloudTrail on Amazon Web Service (AWS) and onboarded your AWS environment to Microsoft Defender for Cloud? Have you ever wondered how to minimize costs in AWS … Continue Reading
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Azure Cosmos DB Conf 2024: A Deep Dive for Developers and AI Enthusiasts

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What Makes This Conference Special? This free event goes beyond your typical developer conference. Here is why you should mark your calendars: A Celebration of Innovation: Forget dry lectures! Azure Cosmos DB Conf is a vibrant community event where developers and Microsoft experts … Continue Reading
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SMB client encryption mandate now supported in Windows Insider

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Heya folks, Ned here again. Beginning in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25982  (Canary Channel) and Windows Server Preview Build 25997, SMB now supports requiring encryption of all outbound SMB client connections. With this new option, administrators can mandate that all destination servers … Continue Reading