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Check This Out! (CTO!) Guide (December 2022)

  Hi everyone! Brandon Wilson here once again with this month’s “Check This Out!” (CTO!) guide. These posts are only intended to be your guide, to lead you to some content of interest, and are just a way we are ... continue reading
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Software Installation Using Machine Configuration and Azure Policy

I did a post a while ago on installing software onto virtual machines using policy state change events as the trigger. Now with the general availability of Azure Automanage Machine Configuration (formerly Azure Policy Guest Configuration) it’s time for a ... continue reading
Illustrating a source NFS share migrated through an Azure Storage Mover agent VM to an Azure Storage blob container.

Azure Storage Mover–A managed migration service for Azure Storage

File storage is a critical part of any organization’s on-premises IT infrastructure. As organizations migrate more of their applications and user shares to the cloud, they often face challenges in migrating the associated file data. Having the right tools and ... continue reading
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Private endpoint DNS resolution with Azure Private Resolver for multi-region

Introduction Hello everyone, Andrew Coughlin here and I am a Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft focusing on Azure IaaS. I frequently get asked questions about how to set up private endpoints from my customers that have presence in multi regions.  ... continue reading
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Data Virtualization with PolyBase for SQL Server 2022

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Microsoft SQL Server 2022 introduces the newest version of PolyBase, and with it the capability to query data where it lives, virtualize data, and use REST APIs. REST APIs enable SQL Server to be ... continue reading
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Domain Join a Storage Account Leveraging Azure Automation

Are you looking to take the next step in your cloud journey and pivot away from managing file servers? Why not look at Azure Files! In short; Azure Files offers fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible ... continue reading
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Securely Manage my On-prem Server Using Cloud services.

Hello folks, Lately, I had to replace my home network’s edge devicefirewall with one that would allow me to connect to my Azure cloud environment using a site-to-site VPN. I set up an Azure Bastion host to enable remote access ... continue reading
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CIS Tech Community-Check This Out! (CTO!) Guide (July 2022)

Hi everyone! Brandon Wilson here once again with this month’s “Check This Out!” (CTO!) guide. These posts are only intended to be your guide, to lead you to some content of interest, and are just a way we are trying ... continue reading
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How Microsoft Purview and Priva support the partner ecosystem

Today, many enterprise organizations are multicloud and multiplatform. Critical enterprise data is located across clouds and platforms, requiring security and compliance no matter where it lives. To solve the complexity that comes with these environments, organizations have invested in multiple ... continue reading
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A Light Overview of Microsoft Security Products

Hi, Alan here today to lightly cover something I have been asked by customers in regard to Microsoft’s security products....and that is “what defender products does Microsoft have and what are they used for?”. Well, it’s a good question, so ... continue reading