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Am I billed for an Azure Virtual Machine if it's shut down?

Am I billed for an Azure Virtual Machine if it's shut down?

Come to the cloud, it has consumption-based billing! But what does that mean, exactly? Is my virtual machine free if it is shut down? Let's explore the billing components of an Azure Virtual Machine. Resources in Azure all have particular ... continue reading

FAQs from the Field on KRBTGT Reset

Hello Everyone, my name is Zoheb Shaikh and I’m a Solution Engineer working with Microsoft Mission Critical team (SfMC). Today I’ll share with you some FAQs on KRBTGT reset. Introduction Recently I had couple of customers asking many questions on ... continue reading
Visual chart depicting the four stages of the life cycle of an incident: Before, during, and after an incident and the lessons learned.

Becoming resilient by understanding cybersecurity risks: Part 4—navigating current threats

In part three of this blog series on aligning security with business objectives and risk, we explored what it takes for security leaders to shift from looking at their mission as purely defending against technical attacks, to one that focuses ... continue reading
Automation in Azure Backup for management-at-scale

Automation in Azure Backup for management-at-scale

As you manage your operations in Azure, your backup estate might expand by including new diverse set of workloads or scale-up in volume. At small-scale, actions such as identifying the right machines to be backed up, configuring backup, monitoring their ... continue reading

How to extend your existing SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance to the Cloud for Disaster Recovery

I get asked this question all the time, so I figured it was time to write a blog post, record a video and write some code to automate the process so that it completes in under a minute. First, some ... continue reading
World map showing global distribution of Phorpiex botnet ativity

Phorpiex morphs: How a longstanding botnet persists and thrives in the current threat environment

Phorpiex, an enduring botnet known for extortion campaigns and for using old-fashioned worms that spread via removable USB drives and instant messaging apps, began diversifying its infrastructure in recent years to become more resilient and to deliver more dangerous payloads ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Migrating Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2019

Step-By-Step: Migrating Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2019

Windows Server 2008 R2 achieved end of support via Microsoft on January 14th 2020. In a previous post, steps were detailed on Active Directory Certificate Service migration from 2008 R2 to 2019 but required the new Windows Server 2019 server ... continue reading
Azure Backup Center - Backups and Good Governance

Azure Backup Center – Backups and Good Governance

Hello folks, Today, there is increased scrutiny and demand for oversight on your data. Furthermore, the requirements dictated by laws and regulations present a growing set of challenges to your organisation. For example, the ISO/IEC 27001:2013(E) Information technology — Security ... continue reading
Azure Backup Center: Monitor and operate

Azure Backup Center: Monitor and operate

Hello Folks, We are ITPro, Operation Specialist, Cloud Architects, backup admins…. Regardless of what label we tie ourselves to, we have a responsibility to ensure the proper operation and protection of the environments we are charged with. Included in those ... continue reading
Azure Backup Center – Report on and Optimize your Backup environment.

Azure Backup Center – Report on and Optimize your Backup environment.

Hello folks, In the first post in this series, we explored the overall capabilities ABC is the one single place for all simplified backup needs. As mentioned before, everything in one interface one place to discover and configure, to operate ... continue reading