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XLM + AMSI: New runtime defense against Excel 4.0 macro malware

We have recently expanded the integration of Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) with Office 365 to include the runtime scanning of Excel 4.0 (XLM) macros, to help antivirus solutions tackle the increase in attacks that use malicious XLM macros. This integration, ... continue reading
Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack HCI Parity with AKS PowerShell

Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack HCI Parity with AKS PowerShell

AksHci PowerShell February Release If you were one of many people who gave us feedback on our December release, we have exciting news for you! In our February release, we’ve delivered one of the most requested features, additional networking options! ... continue reading

10 Reasons to Love Passwordless #9: Onboard without a password

In this series, Microsoft identity team members share their reasons for loving passwordless authentication (and why you should too!). Alex Weinert continues the series with this post in which he describes how much customers are going to benefit from Temporary ... continue reading

Compliance joins Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA)

Like many of you, I’m thrilled to have my 2020 calendar safely in the recycling pile. During that time though, you too might have noticed how, perhaps unknowingly, you were able to turn some of last year’s lemons into lemonade ... continue reading
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Microsoft 365 Defender Incident Overview

Introduction  This is John Barbare and I am a Sr. Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on all things in the Cybersecurity space. In this blog I will go over the Microsoft 365 Defender Security Portal and go into detail of the incident ... continue reading

PowerShell Team 2021 Investments

PowerShell Team 2021 Investments The PowerShell Team plans engineering work per semester (6 months at a time). However, PowerShell itself follows the .NET schedule of release every year. In this blog post, we’ll cover the year long plan for PowerShell ... continue reading
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Identity at Microsoft Ignite: Strengthening Zero Trust defenses in the era of hybrid work

We’re now a year into our new reality, and two trends stand out. First, people need even more flexibility as we work, learn, and collaborate in a world without perimeters. And second, bad actors are getting even more sophisticated. They’re ... continue reading

PowerShell for Visual Studio Code Updates – February 2021

We are excited to announce that updates to our PowerShell extension and PowerShell Preview extension are now available on the Visual Studio Code marketplace. This blog will explain what is new in these releases as well as what you can expect from the extension in ... continue reading

Wipro streamlines guest-user access with Azure AD External Identities – Microsoft

Hello! In today’s “Voice of the Partner” blog, Prakash Narayanamoorthy, Principal Microsoft Security Architect for Wipro, explains how his company transformed their identity and access management (IAM) offer while delivering an elevated level of governance and secure access across external ... continue reading
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Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – February 2021

Whether you’re a new student, thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints, and you need to know what you’re spending, where, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to the ... continue reading