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Az Update: Azure Dedicated Host News, Azure Stack Edge with GPU and govern your hybrid servers

Az Update: Azure Dedicated Host News, Azure Stack Edge with GPU and govern your hybrid servers

With all the changes in Azure, it is sometimes hard to keep track, that's why I thought I would give you a quick update on two exciting things I learned this week. In this update, I want to share a ... continue reading
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How to Manage and Govern Hybrid Servers with Azure Arc

A couple of days ago, I wrote a blog post on how you can onboard a server to Azure Arc. Azure Arc for servers extends Azure Resource Manager to allow you to manage machines that are outside of Azure, using ... continue reading
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Azure DSC for Zero Trust Windows 10 Devices Managed by Intune

Introduction Zero Trust is defined by Microsoft as model that “assumes breach and verifies each request as though it originates from an open network. Regardless of where the request originates or what resource it accesses, Zero Trust teaches us to ... continue reading

Configure Ansible to use a Managed Identity with Azure Dynamic Inventory

Hello again, Chris Wallen here and in this post, I’m going to show you how to configure the Ansible Azure Dynamic Inventory plugin to use a managed identity. If you’re not familiar with managed identities, see this overview of managed ... continue reading
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How to build globally distributed applications with Azure Cosmos DB and Pulumi

This post was co-authored by Mikhail Shilkov, Software Engineer, Pulumi. Pulumi is reinventing how people build modern cloud applications, with a unique platform that combines deep systems and infrastructure innovation with elegant programming models and developer tools. We live in ... continue reading
Disable SMBv1 in your environments with Configuration Manager Compliance Settings

Disable SMBv1 in your environments with Configuration Manager Compliance Settings

First published on TECHNET on May 22, 2017Authored by Cameron CoxNOTE: I have updated this blog to remove SMB1 LanmanServer from 2012/8+.There has been lots of buzz over the recent ransomware attacks. One of the mitigations to keep the attack ... continue reading
Azure Policy Guest Configuration – Service

Azure Policy Guest Configuration – Service

This post builds upon the introduction published earlier to the PowerShell blog. In this post we are going to explore the Azure Policy Guest Configuration service. The full documentation for this service is available at the following short url. https://aka.ms/gcpol ... continue reading
Windows Server 101: Understanding Third Party Security Configuration Baselines

Windows Server 101: Understanding Third Party Security Configuration Baselines

Windows Server 2016 comes reasonably secure “out of the box”. But it’s important to remember that while the server is reasonably secure, not every security control that is can be configured for Windows Server 2016 (and the more recently released ... continue reading

Hardening Windows Server 101: Understanding Third Party Security Configuration Baselines

Windows Server 2016 comes reasonably secure “out of the box”. But it’s important to remember that while the server is reasonably secure, not every security control that is can be configured for Windows Server 2016 (and the more recently released ... continue reading
Secure Credentials with Self-Signed Certificates for PowerShell Scripts

Secure Credentials with Self-Signed Certificates for PowerShell Scripts

Hello everyone, I’m Preston K. Parsard, specializing in Platforms, Azure Infrastructure and Automation topics, and I’d like to share some insights for securing PowerShell credentials using certificates. This post is based on a recent customer project, but we’ll also wrap ... continue reading