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PowerTip: Determine your version of PowerShell and host operating system

PowerTip: Determine your version of PowerShell and host operating system

Summary: Identify your PowerShell environment by making use of built-in PowerShell variables. Hey, Scripting Guy! If I’m writing a script, how can I detect if I am running on Windows, Linux, or Mac with PowerShell? Just use the built-in variable ... continue reading

Windows PowerShell and the Text-to-Speech REST API (Part 5)

Summary: Send and receive content to the Text-to-Speech API with PowerShell. Q: Hey, Scripting Guy! Could you give a buddy a hand in getting the last pieces together for the Text-to-Speech API? —SR A: Hello SR, No problem at all ... continue reading

Point-in-time restore of a database on Azure SQL Managed Instance using AzureRm.Sql PowerShell library

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is PaaS version of SQL Server hosted in Azure cloud. Managed Instance enables you to create a database as a copy of the existing database at some point in time using PowerShell. In this post ... continue reading

Quick-start script: Create Azure SQL Managed Instance using PowerShell

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is a fully managed SQL Server Database Engine hosted in Azure cloud. In this post you can find a simple PowerShell script that you can use to quickly create a new Managed Instance. As a ... continue reading

The need and opportunity for adaptive prevention in the cloud

This post is authored by Michael Bargury, Data Scientist, C+E Security. The cloud introduces new security challenges, which differ from classic ones by diversity and scale. Once a Virtual Machine (VM) is up and running with an open internet port, ... continue reading

Securing your data with Azure SQL Database

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in effect as of May 25th, 2018. GDPR has significant implications on the use and management of your customers personal data. Considerations of privacy, security, data management, and marketing practices are all ... continue reading

Quick-start script: Setup Azure network environment for Azure SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is a fully managed SQL Server Database Engine hosted in Azure cloud and placed in your Azure network. In this post will be explained how to create environment where Managed Instances can be placed using ... continue reading
PowerShell Profiles Processing Illustrated

PowerShell Profiles Processing Illustrated

Hello everyone! My name is Preston K. Parsard (Platforms PFE) here again this time for a procedural review of PowerShell profiles. Now I realize that this topic is already well documented and in fact, have included some great references at ... continue reading
A Great #Microservices E-book about Architecture for Containerized #dotnet Apps #Docker #Kubernetes #Containers

A Great #Microservices E-book about Architecture for Containerized #dotnet Apps #Docker #Kubernetes #Containers

Enterprises are increasingly realizing cost savings, solving deployment problems, and improving DevOps and production operations by using containers. Microsoft has been releasing container innovations for Windows and Linux by creating products like Azure Container Service and Azure Service Fabric, and ... continue reading
#Microsoft Azure #Security Center Standard for Hybrid Security #Azure #Cloud #SIEM

#Microsoft Azure #Security Center Standard for Hybrid Security #Azure #Cloud #SIEM

Hybrid security – Get a unified view of security across all of your on-premises and cloud workloads. Apply security policies and continuously assess the security of your hybrid cloud workloads to ensure compliance with security standards. Collect, search, and analyze ... continue reading
New management experiences for Windows Server 2019 – Storage Migration Service and System Insights

New management experiences for Windows Server 2019 – Storage Migration Service and System Insights

The Extension manager within Windows Admin Center is a vehicle for our 3rd party partners to release extensions for their products and services, but also for Microsoft to release new management capabilities for Windows Server features in preview, enabling us ... continue reading
Enhancing Microsoft #Security using Artificial Intelligence E-book #AI #Azure #MachineLearning

Enhancing Microsoft #Security using Artificial Intelligence E-book #AI #Azure #MachineLearning

At the Center of intelligent security management is the concept of working smarter, not harder. However, this is a significant undertaking when you consider the ever-evolving landscape of threats and security challenges, combined with the myriad of devices, apps, and ... continue reading

Creating remediation actions for System Insights

Quick overview System Insights enables you to configure custom remediation scripts to automatically address the issues detected by each capability. For each capability, you can set a custom PowerShell script for each prediction status. Once a capability returns a prediction ... continue reading
Driving data security is a shared responsibility, here’s how you can protect yourself

Driving data security is a shared responsibility, here’s how you can protect yourself

You’re driving a long, dark road on a rainy night. If you’re driving 20 miles over the speed limit and you don’t step on the brakes when the car in front of you comes to a sudden stop, is it ... continue reading
New FastTrack benefit: Deployment support for Co-management on Windows 10 devices

New FastTrack benefit: Deployment support for Co-management on Windows 10 devices

This blog is part of a series that responds to common questions we receive from customers about deployment of Microsoft 365 security solutions. In this series youll find context, answers, and guidance for deployment and driving adoption within your organization ... continue reading
Windows Server 2016 Reverse DNS Registration Behavior

Windows Server 2016 Reverse DNS Registration Behavior

Greetings everyone! Tim Beasley (Platforms PFE) coming back at ya from the infamous Nixa, Missouri! It’s infamous since it’s the home of Jason Bourne (Bourne Identity movies). Anyways, I wanted to reach out to you all and quickly discuss the ... continue reading
#Microsoft Windows Server Summit 2018 on June 26 #Winserv #WindowsAdminCenter #Containers #WindowsServerSummit

#Microsoft Windows Server Summit 2018 on June 26 #Winserv #WindowsAdminCenter #Containers #WindowsServerSummit

Microsoft Windows Admin Center Join Microsoft on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 for a virtual experience to learn tips and tricks for modernizing your infrastructure and applications—regardless of whether you’re running Windows Server on-premises or in the cloud. Here you find ... continue reading
PowerTip: Use PowerShell to play WAV files

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to play WAV files

Summary: Make use of the native features of Windows through PowerShell to play sound. Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve got some WAV files I would love to play without launching an application. Is there a way in Windows PowerShell to do ... continue reading
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Windows PowerShell and the Text-to-Speech REST API (Part 4)

Summary: Send and receive content to the Text-to-Speech API with PowerShell. Q: Hey, Scripting Guy! I was playing with the Text-to-Speech API. I have it almost figured out, but I’m stumbling over the final steps of formatting the SSML markup ... continue reading
Building Zero Trust networks with Microsoft 365

Building Zero Trust networks with Microsoft 365

The traditional perimeter-based network defense is obsolete. Perimeter-based networks operate on the assumption that all systems within a network can be trusted. However, todays increasingly mobile workforce, the migration towards public cloud services, and the adoption of Bring Your Own ... continue reading

MP Author Version 8.2

The following is a special guest blog from Silect We are pleased to announce the General Availability of MP Author version 8.2. We’ve made lots of updates and improvements to our family of products for SCOM. Here’s a summary of ... continue reading
Updating your cybersecurity strategy to enable and accelerate digital transformation

Updating your cybersecurity strategy to enable and accelerate digital transformation

This post is authored by Cyril Voisin, Cheif Security Advisor, Enterprise Cybersecurity Group. Nowadays every company is becoming a digital company to some extent. Digital transformation changes the way business is done. For example, it puts more control into the ... continue reading
A Platforms Admin Guide to Setting up Event Rules/Monitors in SCOM

A Platforms Admin Guide to Setting up Event Rules/Monitors in SCOM

Hello to all who are reading. My name is Nathan Gau. I’m a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer and have been supporting System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) for about 4 years now. Most of my blogging is normally SCOM or Cyber ... continue reading
SQL Server Automatic Tuning around the world…

SQL Server Automatic Tuning around the world…

..and in the cloudsWhen I first saw early builds of SQL Server 2017, one of the features that caught my eye immediately was Automatic Tuning with an option called Automatic Plan Correction. SQL Server 2017 was released in October of ... continue reading

What is new in Windows 10 1803 for PAW?

In this blog post, I’ll walk you through the new features which are relevant to the PAW solution in the latest Windows 10 1803 release. Prior to 1803 release, to start a shielded VM, the host must connect to the ... continue reading

Cross-instance point-in-time restore in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

Azure SQL Managed Instance is a fully managed SQL Server instance hosted in Microsoft Azure cloud. Besides built-in management operations, Azure SQL Database Managed Instance enables you to perform some custom management actions such as restoring databases across instances from ... continue reading
Machine learning vs. social engineering

Machine learning vs. social engineering

Machine learning is a key driver in the constant evolution of security technologies at Microsoft. Machine learning allows Microsoft 365 to scale next-gen protection capabilities and enhance cloud-based, real-time blocking of new and unknown threats. Just in the last few ... continue reading
Cybersecurity Reference Architecture: Security for a Hybrid Enterprise

Cybersecurity Reference Architecture: Security for a Hybrid Enterprise

The Microsoft Cybersecurity Reference Architecture describes Microsofts cybersecurity capabilities and how they integrate with existing security architectures and capabilities. We recently updated this diagram and wanted to share a little bit about the changes and the document itself to help ... continue reading
Virtualization-based security (VBS) memory enclaves: Data protection through isolation

Virtualization-based security (VBS) memory enclaves: Data protection through isolation

The escalating sophistication of cyberattacks is marked by the increased use of kernel-level exploits that attempt to run malware with the highest privileges and evade security solutions and software sandboxes. Kernel exploits famously gave the WannaCry and Petya ransomware remote ... continue reading

Microsoft releases the latest update of Analytics Platform System

Microsoft is pleased to announce that the Analytics Platform System (APS) appliance update 7 (AU7) is now generally available. APS is Microsofts scale-out Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) system based on SQL Server for data warehouse specific workloads on-premises. Customers will ... continue reading