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MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company on Azure Site Recovery, “ASR worked like magic”

Today’s Q&A post covers an interview between Siddharth Deekshit, Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Site Recovery engineering and Quentin Drion, IT Director of Infrastructure and Operations, MSC. MSC is a global shipping and logistics business, our conversation focused on their organization’s ... continue reading

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company on Azure Site Recovery

Today’s Q&A post covers an interview between Siddharth Deekshit, Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Site Recovery engineering and Quentin Drion, IT Director of Infrastructure and Operations, MSC. MSC is a global shipping and logistics business, our conversation focused on their organization’s ... continue reading
Windows Server 2008 End of Support - Active Directory and DNS Migration

Windows Server 2008 End of Support – Active Directory and DNS Migration

January 14th 2020 has come and gone which means unless you have either migrated your 2008 servers and their workloads to Azure (to get free security updates) or you have purchased an extended support agreement - you now have the ... continue reading
Threat hunting in Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)

Threat hunting in Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)

As members of Microsoft’s Detection and Response Team (DART), we’ve seen a significant increase in adversaries “living off the land” and using compromised account credentials for malicious purposes. From an investigation standpoint, tracking adversaries using this method is quite difficult ... continue reading
How To Install Log Analytics Gateway Using Load Balancers In Azure

How To Install Log Analytics Gateway Using Load Balancers In Azure

Hello everyone, after a long time, I am back with a new post. Today I will drive you through the configuration of a load balanced Log Analytics Gateway (formerly OMS Gateway and briefly referred below as LAGW) installed on Azure ... continue reading
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Integrate Microsoft cloud services with your Azure SQL Database managed instance

When you migrate your SQL Server data estate to Azure SQL Database managed instance, what you get is not just a good old SQL Server, secured and enriched with the newest features, and without a burden of managing backups, patching, ... continue reading
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GALLIUM: Targeting global telecom

Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) is raising awareness of the ongoing activity by a group we call GALLIUM, targeting telecommunication providers. When Microsoft customers have been targeted by this activity, we notified them directly with the relevant information they need ... continue reading
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The RC4 Removal Files Part 2: In AES We Trust

Background Flash back to the late 80's...mullets for all, Polo drenched teens, big hair, and RC4 in all it's glory. Life was good. Flash forward to now and all of these things are out of style. In the case of ... continue reading
Best of Both Worlds - Viewing DNS Analytic Logs Without Disabling Them

Best of Both Worlds – Viewing DNS Analytic Logs Without Disabling Them

The Problem When attempting to view an enabled Analytical Log, you receive the following error: Query Error - The requested operation cannot be performed over an enabled direct channel. The channel must first be disabled before performing the requested operation ... continue reading
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Build a SQL Cluster Lab Part 4

You are going to create a SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance in Part 4 of our series on how to build a SQL Cluster Lab. The FCI will only be installed on Node1 and Node2. FCIs require shared storage so ... continue reading