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Step-by-Step: iSCSI Target Server Cluster in Azure

Step-by-Step: iSCSI Target Server Cluster in Azure

I recently helped someone build an iSCSI target server cluster in Azure and realized that I never wrote a step-by-step guide for that particular configuration. So to remedy that, here are the step-by-step instructions in case you need to do ... continue reading
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Azure SQL Auditing to a storage account destination behind a Virtual Network or a Firewall

We are pleased to announce that Auditing for Azure SQL Database and Azure Synapse Analytics supports writing database events to an Azure Storage account behind a virtual network and firewall. We have been listening to customers around the need to ... continue reading
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Use Azure Firewall for secure and cost-effective Windows Virtual Desktop protection

This post was co-authored by Pavithra Thiruvengadam, Program Manager, Windows Virtual Desktop Work from home policies require many IT organizations to address fundamental changes in capacity, network, security, and governance. Many employees aren't protected by the layered security policies associated ... continue reading
Protect your accounts with smarter ways to sign in on World Passwordless Day

Protect your accounts with smarter ways to sign in on World Passwordless Day

As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, our lives have become increasingly dependent on digital interactions. Operating at home, we’ve had to rely on e-commerce, telehealth, and e-government to manage the everyday business of life. Our daily online usage ... continue reading
Remote work using Azure VPN Gateway.

How Azure VPN helps organizations scale remote work

In the weeks and months we have all been grappling with the global pandemic, there’s no doubt about the impact it has had on the lives of people everywhere. A shift to remote work is one of the widespread effects ... continue reading
Troubleshooting Azure Arc for Servers - Status Offline

Troubleshooting Azure Arc for Servers – Status Offline

While trying out the capabilities of Azure Arc for Servers, I came across a couple of times when the on-premises virtual machine showed as ‘Offline’ in the Azure Portal. To help troubleshoot this, there’s a command line tool that can ... continue reading
Secure Channel/Expired Machine Account Password Concerns – Revisited

Secure Channel/Expired Machine Account Password Concerns – Revisited

Greetings! – I hope you and yours are as safe and as healthy as possible. Due to the huge up-tick in remote workers, there has been a surge in questions/concerns around ‘stale’ device passwords/secure channel issues. Many people were simply ... continue reading
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Defending the power grid against supply chain attacks: Part 3 – Risk management strategies for the utilities industry

Over the last fifteen years, attacks against critical infrastructure (figure1) have steadily increased in both volume and sophistication. Because of the strategic importance of this industry to national security and economic stability, these organizations are targeted by sophisticated, patient, and ... continue reading
Security guidance for remote desktop adoption

Security guidance for remote desktop adoption

As the volume of remote workers quickly increased over the past two to three months, the IT teams in many companies scrambled to figure out how their infrastructures and technologies would be able to handle the increase in remote connections ... continue reading

Microsoft works with healthcare organizations to protect from popular ransomware during COVID-19 crisis: Here’s what to do

True to form, human-operated ransomware campaigns are always on prowl for any path of least resistance to gain initial access to target organizations. During this time of crisis, as organizations have moved to a remote workforce, ransomware operators have found ... continue reading