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Patching as a social responsibility

In the wake of the devastating (Not)Petya attack, Microsoft set out to understand why some customers weren’t applying cybersecurity hygiene, such as security patches, which would have helped mitigate this threat. We were particularly concerned with why patches hadn’t been ... continue reading

How to avoid getting caught in a “Groundhog Day” loop of security issues

It’s Cyber Security Awareness Month and it made me think about one of my favorite movies, called Groundhog Day. Have you ever seen it? Bill Murray is the cynical weatherman, Phil Connors, who gets stuck in an endless loop where ... continue reading
In hot pursuit of elusive threats: AI-driven behavior-based blocking stops attacks in their tracks

In hot pursuit of elusive threats: AI-driven behavior-based blocking stops attacks in their tracks

Our experience in detecting and blocking threats on millions of endpoints tells us that attackers will stop at nothing to circumvent protections. Even one gap in security can be disastrous to an organization. At Microsoft, we don’t stop finding new ... continue reading
How does the PXE boot process work?

How does the PXE boot process work?

Within the IT department imaging devices for end users is something that we’ve probably all had to do at some point, either manually or with an automation product such as Windows Deployment Services (WDS), Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) or System ... continue reading
Extended Security Updates and Configuration Manager

Extended Security Updates and Configuration Manager

Support for Windows 7 comes to an end on January 14, 2020, and to remain current and supported, customers need to make the shift to Windows 10. For help planning and deploying Windows 10, Microsoft offers guidance and other resources ... continue reading

Windows Server 2019 adds support for Office 365 ProPlus

Today were introducing Office 365 ProPlus support for Windows Server 2019 customers with on-premises and Azure deployments. Weve also enabled customers to immediately download and leverage FSLogix functionality, including the Office 365 Container, to enhance the speed and performance around ... continue reading
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SAP on Azure–Designing for availability and recoverability

This is the third in a four-part blog series on Designing a great SAP on Azure Architecture. Robust SAP on Azure Architectures are built on the pillars of security, performance and scalability, availability and recoverability, efficiency and operations. We covered ... continue reading
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Windows Admin Center unleashes Server Core adoption

Since the general availability of Windows Server 2019, we have seen the fastest adoption rate of Windows Server Core in history. If you havent heard of Windows Server Core, then youre really missing out! Windows Server Core is the lightest ... continue reading

Deploying to on-premises Windows machines with Azure DevOps – Part 3

In this series, Abel and Zachary Deptawa walk through deploying to on premises Windows servers behind firewalls using Azure DevOps.In part 3, we bring it all together. We've shown you how to set up a .Net Build and custom Deployment ... continue reading
Enhanced Audit Status Message Queries

Enhanced Audit Status Message Queries

First published on TECHNET on Mar 18, 2019Authored by Brandon McMillanHello everyone! My name is Brandon McMillan and I am a System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) PFE. I have found that Status Message Queries can be one of the more ... continue reading