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PowerTip: Identify Drives Encrypted with Bitlocker

Summary: Using the Get-Bitlocker Cmdlet to show the status of drives on your Windows 10 computer Hey, Doctor Scripto. Is there a nice simple way to see if drives are Bitlocker encrypted? A most excellent question! You can the Get-BitlockerVolume ... continue reading

Updating Help for older versions of PowerShell

PowerShell’s Updatable Help system was introduced in PowerShell 3.0. It was designed to assure that you always have the newest help topics on your local computer so that you can read them at the command line. Help was updated with ... continue reading
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SAP on Azure Architecture – Designing for security

This blog post was contributed to by Chin Lai The, Technical Specialist, SAP on Azure. This is the first in a four-part blog series on designing a great SAP on Azure Architecture, and will focus on designing for security. Great ... continue reading
The Mysterious Case of the $ (a.k.a. Dollar Sign) Character in Hybrid Azure AD Joined Devices

The Mysterious Case of the $ (a.k.a. Dollar Sign) Character in Hybrid Azure AD Joined Devices

Hi Everyone, Jorge Lopez here. I’m a Hybrid Identity Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft. Today I’ll be sharing with you an interesting scenario with a customer and their hybrid Azure AD joined devices. For this scenario , I won’t go ... continue reading
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Your Pa$$word doesn’t matter

Every week I have at least one conversation with a security decision maker explaining why a lot of the hyperbole about passwords – “never use a password that has ever been seen in a breach,” “use really long passwords”, “passphrases-will-save-us”, ... continue reading

Security baseline (FINAL) for Windows 10 v1903 and Windows Server v1903

Microsoft is pleased to announce the final release of the security configuration baseline settings for Windows 10 version 1903 (a.k.a., “19H1”), and for Windows Server version 1903. Download the content from the Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit (click Download and select ... continue reading

Security baseline (DRAFT) for Windows 10 v1903 and Windows Server v1903

Microsoft is pleased to announce the draft release of the security configuration baseline settings for Windows 10 version 1903 (a.k.a., “19H1”), and for Windows Server version 1903. Please evaluate these proposed baselines and send us your feedback via blog comments ... continue reading

Allowing an additional host to run a VM with virtual TPM

First published on TECHNET on Oct 25, 2016 Recently a colleague got a new PC and asked me how he could migrate his existing virtual machines to his new system. Because he had enabled a virtual Trusted Platform Module (TPM) ... continue reading

Shielded VMs – additional considerations when running a guarded fabric

First published on TECHNET on Apr 21, 2017 So you’ve deployed a guarded fabric and your VMs are running happily. Having now reached that perfect steady state, let's have a look at the operational and administrative differences relative to a ... continue reading

Step by step – Creating Shielded VMs without VMM

First published on TECHNET on Jun 06, 2016 Hi, I’m Jane, one of the newest members of the Windows Server Security Product Team. My very first hands-on experience is to deploy Shielded VMs with the minimum amount of hardware. It ... continue reading