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How to get better outbound connectivity using Azure NAT Gateway

When your private virtual networks in Azure need to talk to the Internet, a network translation is needed for your applications to talk to endpoints on the Internet. Christian Kuhtz joins Scott Hanselman to show how it works and why ... continue reading

A playbook for modernizing security operations

The security community is continuously changing, growing, and learning from each other to better position the world against cyber threats. In the latest post from our new Voice of the Community blog series, Microsoft Product Marketing Manager Natalia Godyla talks ... continue reading
Figure 1. Sample of an Azure Defender alert raised in response to a Dangle DNS record has been detected.

Azure Defender for App Service introduces dangling DNS protection

Resources hosted on Azure App Service are at the forefront as attackers are constantly on the lookout for vulnerabilities in web applications. Dormant domains are a permanent resident on the checklist of both opportunistic and target-oriented attackers. To reduce potential ... continue reading

Dynamic ARM Templates with Copy Variable

Intro Brad Watts here to talk about how we can elevate our ARM Templates to the next level using the “copy” option within our variables. When you’re starting your journey on building ARM Templates we make them more dynamic by ... continue reading
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Configuring Azure virtual network subnets with CIDR notation

For people new to networking, creating Azure Virtual Network subnets can be tricky. Learn how CIDR notation works to segment ranges of IP addresses. When you create an Azure virtual network, you'll get default IP addresses that look something like ... continue reading
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Introduction to Microsoft Azure Government Secret

Disclaimer: The purpose of this article is only to call attention to Microsoft’s new cloud service (Azure Government Secret), highlight its public features/services, and provide general guidance for those Microsoft customers who are eligible to use these new services. For ... continue reading
Protecting Microsoft 365 from on-premises attacks

Protecting Microsoft 365 from on-premises attacks

Many customers connect their private corporate networks to Microsoft 365 to benefit their users, devices, and applications. However, there are many well-documented ways these private networks can be compromised. As we have seen in recent events related to the SolarWinds ... continue reading

Microsoft introduces steps to improve internet routing security

The internet runs on the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). A network or autonomous system (AS) is bound to trust, accept, and propagate the routes advertised by its peers without questioning its provenance. That is the strength of BGP and allows ... continue reading
Protect your SQL Server on-premises, in Azure, and in multicloud

Protect your SQL Server on-premises, in Azure, and in multicloud

Azure Defender for SQL is now generally available for use with SQL Server on premises, in multicloud deployments on Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and in virtual machines on Azure. Azure Defender for SQL constantly monitors ... continue reading
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Automate user provisioning for more applications with our new partnership with Aquera

Today we’re announcing a partnership with Aquera to support more of your user provisioning needs. Through our partnership with Aquera, Azure AD or on-premises AD users can be mastered and continually synchronized from over 25 HR applications, and users can ... continue reading