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AzUpdate: Azure portal updates, ARM Template support for file share backup and more

It might be snowing in parts of the Northern Hemisphere, but we won't let that stop us from sharing Azure news with you. News covered this week includes: New Azure Portal updates for November 2020, Azure Resource Manager template support ... continue reading
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Demystifying Ransomware Attacks Against Microsoft Defender Solution

Hi IT Pros, As you have known it, Ransomware is in aggravated assault mode at this time of year 2020, the joint cybersecurity advisory comes from the Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and ... continue reading
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Advancing global network reliability through intelligent software—part 2 of 2

“Microsoft’s global network connects over 60 Azure regions, over 220 Azure data centers, over 170 edge sites, and spans the globe with more than 165,000 miles of terrestrial and subsea fiber. The global network connects to the rest of the ... continue reading
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Best practices for defending Azure Virtual Machines

One of the things that our Detection and Response Team (DART) and Customer Service and Support (CSS) security teams see frequently during investigation of customer incidents are attacks on virtual machines from the internet. This is one area in the ... continue reading
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3 ways Microsoft helps build cyber safety awareness for all

This tumultuous year has brought paradigm shifts across every facet of daily life. A global pandemic has pushed much of our lives online—work, school, entertainment, shopping, and socializing. But one thing remains unchanged: people everywhere share a common need for ... continue reading
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The Case of a Compromised Exchange Online User

  Hi Everyone,   Zoheb here again with my colleague Simon Woolley from the beautiful city of Dubai and today we will be sharing some details on how we helped one of our SMC customer find a compromised user and ... continue reading

Microsoft Digital Defense Report 2020: Cyber Threat Sophistication on the Rise

Today, Microsoft is releasing a new annual report, called the Digital Defense Report, covering cybersecurity trends from the past year. This report makes it clear that threat actors have rapidly increased in sophistication over the past year, using techniques that ... continue reading

Hosting SSRS databases in Azure SQL Managed Instance

Hosting SSRS databases in Azure SQL Managed Instance   This article outlines the spectrum of options available for migrating your solutions based on the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) to Microsoft cloud, with focus on the newly-introduced support for hosting ... continue reading

Configuring backup storage redundancy in Azure SQL

Database backups are an essential part of any business continuity and disaster recovery strategy, because they protect your data from corruption or deletion. In Azure SQL there are two types of automated backups that customers can use for restoring their ... continue reading
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Azure Blob Versioning and AzCopy

Azure Blob Versioning when enabled is a feature that will automatically maintain previous versions of an object.  This allows you to restore an earlier version to recover your data if it was modified or deleted by mistake.   Which is a ... continue reading