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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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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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Microsoft Defender for Identity – Azure ATP Deployment and Troubleshooting

Hi IT Pros, Recently, I searched the internet and could not find the document for Microsoft Defender for Identity (Azure ATP) Setup and Troubleshooting. So, I prepared this document for our convenient reference and deployment in the future. Please check ... continue reading
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Microsoft Defender for Identity – Azure ATP Daily Operation

Hi IT Pros, I would like to continue the blog about Microsoft Defender for Identity with topic related to the daily operation of SecOp Team who traces all attacks against Identities stored in your on-prem Active Directory domain controllers. Please ... continue reading
Back to the future: What the Jericho Forum taught us about modern security

Back to the future: What the Jericho Forum taught us about modern security

Some of the earliest formal work on what we now call Zero Trust started around in a security consortium known as the Jericho Forum (which later merged into The Open Group Security Forum). This started as a group of like-minded ... continue reading
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How to Manage SharePoint and Microsoft Teams with PowerShell Core

If you're as addicted as I am with SharePoint, you might be glad to know that managing SharePoint is now possible with PowerShell Core! What is PowerShell Core? PowerShell is an automation scripting language from Microsoft, which was originally only ... continue reading
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Advancing Password Spray Attack Detection

Hey folks, In this blog, I am going to tell you about an amazing addition to our family of credential compromise detection capabilities – this one uses our machine learning technology and global signal to create incredibly accurate detection of ... continue reading
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Azure File Share: Integrating DFS-N with AD DS Over SMB

Introduction Hello everyone, this is Andrew Coughlin again and I am a Customer Engineer at Microsoft. A question I get asked is can you use Distribute File System Namespaces (DFS-N) with an Azure File Share. In this blog I will ... continue reading
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Conditional Access Adoption

Quick recap on the blog series & high-level challenges: This blog forms part of a series showcasing the impact SMC has had in securing our customer’s cloud-based identities. If you haven’t read the 1st blog, which covers the background to ... continue reading

GitHub for Your Octopus Deploy

With so many CI and CD tools in the wild, how do you know which one to use? Well, why choose just 1? In this episode, we're going to discuss how to interact with GitHub Actions and Octopus Deploy together ... continue reading