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Turning to a new chapter of Windows Server innovation

Today, January 14, 2020, marks the end of support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Customers loved these releases, which introduced advancements such as the shift from 32-bit to 64-bit computing and server virtualization. While support for ... continue reading
Data science for cybersecurity: A probabilistic time series model for detecting RDP inbound brute force attacks

Data science for cybersecurity: A probabilistic time series model for detecting RDP inbound brute force attacks

Computers with Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) exposed to the internet are an attractive target for adversaries because they present a simple and effective way to gain access to a network. Brute forcing RDP, a secure network communications protocol that ... continue reading

FedRAMP Moderate Blueprints helps automate US federal agency compliance

We’ve just released our newest Azure Blueprints for the important US Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) certification at the moderate level. FedRAMP is a key certification because cloud providers seeking to sell services to US federal government agencies ... continue reading

Windows Containers and Rancher 2.3

By Mike Kostersitz, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Container technology is transforming the face of business and application development. 70% of on-premises workloads today are running on the Windows Server operating system and enterprise customers are looking to modernize these workloads ... continue reading
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CISO series: Lessons learned from the Microsoft SOC—Part 3a: Choosing SOC tools

The Lessons learned from the Microsoft SOC blog series is designed to share our approach and experience with security operations center (SOC) operations. Our learnings in the series come primarily from Microsoft’s corporate IT security operation team, one of several ... continue reading
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Reducing SAP implementations from months to minutes with Azure Logic Apps

It's always been a tricky business to handle mission-critical processes. Much of the technical debt that companies assume comes from having to architect systems that have multiple layers of redundancy, to mitigate the chance of outages that may severely impact ... continue reading

Cloud providers unite on frictionless health data exchange

This post was co-authored by Heather Jordan Cartwright, General Manager, Microsoft Healthcare Cloud computing is rapidly becoming a bigger and more central part of the infrastructure of healthcare. We see this as a historic shift that motivates us to think ... continue reading
Zscaler drives identity management into its security cloud with Azure AD

Zscaler drives identity management into its security cloud with Azure AD

Today’s post was written by Sue Bohn, Director of Program Management at Microsoft, Luis Mendoza, Senior Director of Business Development at Zscaler, and Dhawal Sharma, Senior Director of Product Management at Zscaler. Greetings! I’m Sue Bohn, director of program management ... continue reading
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Using Azure Search custom skills to create personalized job recommendations

This blog post was co-authored by Kabir Khan, Software Engineer II , Learning Engineering Research and Developement. The Microsoft Worldwide Learning Innovation lab is an idea incubation lab within Microsoft that focuses on developing personalized learning and career experiences. One ... continue reading

UK launches cyberstrategy with long-term relevance

Like most major global economies, the United Kingdom continues to place cybersecurity issues front and center. The National Cyber Security Strategy: 2016-2021 document—published by the UK Government and released nearly two years ago—describes the plan to make the UK secure ... continue reading