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Securing a Windows Server VM in Azure

If you've built and managed Windows Servers in an on-premises environment, you may have a set of configuration steps as well as regular process and monitoring alerts, to ensure that server is as secure as possible. But if you run ... continue reading
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Using Windows Admin Center on-premises to manage Azure Windows Server VMs

Contributed by @Orin Thomas Currently the Windows Admin Center (WAC) add-in for the Azure Portal is in preview. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, the preview is oversubscribed, and you might be waiting for a while before the feature becomes ... continue reading
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Modernize secure access for your on-premises resources with Zero Trust

Change came quickly in 2020. More likely than not, a big chunk of your workforce has been forced into remote access. And with remote work came an explosion of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) scenarios, requiring your organization to extend the bounds of ... continue reading
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Advancing global network reliability through intelligent software—part 2 of 2

“Microsoft’s global network connects over 60 Azure regions, over 220 Azure data centers, over 170 edge sites, and spans the globe with more than 165,000 miles of terrestrial and subsea fiber. The global network connects to the rest of the ... continue reading
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How to setup and run Azure Cloud Shell locally

Hello folks, Lately I’ve been building and tearing down complete environments in Azure to test and record demos. To do that I’ve been using a combination of PowerShell scripts, ARM templates and AzureCLI scripts in the Azure Cloud Shell. Some ... continue reading
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Microsoft unlocks the full potential of the smart building ecosystem

It is impossible to understate the profound impacts the events of 2020 have had on the real estate industry. Buildings of all kinds, from commercial offices to retail, hospitals, manufacturing plants, and more, remain in need of transformative solutions that ... continue reading
Simplified Microsoft Account Security page is live!

Simplified Microsoft Account Security page is live!

Hi all, More and more, your digital identity represents the gateway to all the things you care about – from your email to your bank to your favorite TV show (or XBox game – my fave is currently Sea of ... continue reading
Stopping Attacks by using MFA

Dharma Ransomware: Recovery and Preventative Measures

  This is John Barbare and I am a Sr Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on all things in the Cybersecurity space. In the last several months, I have been getting a lot of requests around certain Ransomware that steals credentials through targeting phishing campaigns, extracting credentials to get Domain Admin access, and then ... continue reading
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Cloud Attach Your Future – Part II – “The Big 3”

When the global pandemic started, we were all thrust into the new (and very lightly explored) area of managing devices remotely 100% of the time. Of course, everyone rushed to their VPN solution only to uncover new obstacles and even ... continue reading
Design a hybrid Domain Name System solution with Azure

Design a hybrid Domain Name System solution with Azure

Domain Name System (DNS) has a bad reputation for always being at fault if there are any issues with system connectivity and availability. This critical service translates "friendly" system names to network IP addresses, much like looking up a physical ... continue reading