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Azure Security Benchmark—90 security and compliance best practices for your workloads in Azure

The Azure security team is pleased to announce that the Azure Security Benchmark v1 (ASB) is now available. ASB is a collection of over 90 security best practices recommendations you can employ to increase the overall security and compliance of ... continue reading
How to use GitHub Actions to deploy an Azure Virtual Machine

How to use GitHub Actions to deploy an Azure Virtual Machine

Hands up if you are used to deploy servers either by unpacking them from a box or using a graphical user interface (GUI)? Yip, that’s me and it's where I’ve built my career. However, over the last few years I’ve ... continue reading
Building MLOps maturity

MLOps—the path to building a competitive edge

Enterprises today are transforming their businesses using Machine Learning (ML) to develop a lasting competitive advantage. From healthcare to transportation, supply chain to risk management, machine learning is becoming pervasive across industries, disrupting markets and reshaping business models. Organizations need ... continue reading

New Azure blueprint for CIS Benchmark

We’ve released our newest Azure blueprint that maps to another key industry-standard, the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark. This follows the recent announcement of our Azure blueprint for FedRAMP moderate and adds to the growing list ... continue reading

Premier Offerings: Onboarding Accelerator – Office 365 Security and Compliance

Houston… We have a Problem… Have you ever noticed there is an awful lot of educational workshops and deliveries that teach you about all these amazing features, but ultimately leave you wondering how to actually implement them in your environment? ... continue reading
Working with Azure Service Principal Accounts

Working with Azure Service Principal Accounts

When I worked with on-prem IT infrastructure I was always keen to automate parts as much as possible, whether that was setting up a scheduled task to stop and start services on temperamental servers or automating the patching of the ... continue reading
Microsoft Azure Data Services Integration into ServiceNow

Microsoft Azure Data Services Integration into ServiceNow

ServiceNow is a SaaS based application that provides service management software via multiple offerings such as: IT services management (ITSM), IT operations management (ITOM) and IT business management (ITBM). ServiceNow is a leader within the Gartner Magic Quadrant and holds ... continue reading

Install ConfigMgr CB 1902 using PowerShell

Introduction The document outlines the steps required to install SCCM CB 1902 with SQL 2017 using PowerShell. These steps can be used on a disconnected network. The scripts included in this document can also be added to MDT to automate ... continue reading
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Premier Offerings: System Center Configuration Manager and Intune Power BI Dashboard Integration

Introduction As SCCM Engineers we have all been asked at some stage about custom dashboards and reports that are available or that can be created to monitor the SCCM environment, check the status of client activity, client health, deployments or ... continue reading
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Talking Failover Clustering and Azure Stack HCI Ignite 2019 Announcements

Microsoft Ignite 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida was a huge success with approximately 26,000 in attendance. We had a great time meeting and talking with our partners and customers. We also had a few announcements ... continue reading