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From left to right: Not moving your SQL Server to Azure Virtual Machines is still possible, however you will have to purchase three more years of Extended Security Updates On premises & On Premises-Arc enabled servers. If you decide to move SQL Server to Azure Virtual Machines, you will receive the Free Extended Security updates for Azure VMs and Azure Dedicated Host, Azure VMware Solution Nutanix Clusters on Azure and on Azure Stack Hub, Edge, HCI.

Move end-of-support SQL Server 2012 to Azure Virtual Machines and save

The end of support for SQL Server 2012 is rapidly approaching on July 12, 2022. After end of support, no more security patches will be issued unless you take action to protect your SQL Server 2012 with Extended Security Updates ... continue reading
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Meet PCI compliance with credit card tokenization

In building and running a business, the safety and security of your and your customers' sensitive information and data is a top priority, especially when storing financial information and processing payments are concerned. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard ... continue reading
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Azure DDoS Protection—2021 Q3 and Q4 DDoS attack trends

This blog post was co-authored by Anupam Vij, Principal PM Manager, and Syed Pasha, Principal Network Engineer, Azure Networking In the second half of 2021, the world experienced an unprecedented level of Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) activity in both complexity and ... continue reading
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Adopting a Zero Trust approach throughout the lifecycle of data

Instead of believing everything behind the corporate firewall is safe, the Zero Trust model assumes breach and verifies each request as though it originates from an uncontrolled network. Regardless of where the request originates or what resource it accesses, Zero ... continue reading
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SMB over QUIC is GA and we have lots of news!

Heya folks, Ned here again. As you might have heard now in all the MS Ignite hullabaloo, Windows Server 2022 Datacenter: Azure Edition is now generally available and that means that SMB over QUIC is now generally available too! I ... continue reading
Video 2 of the Azure VMware Solution Zero to Hero Series!

Video 2 of the Azure VMware Solution Zero to Hero Series!

Continuing with our Azure VMware Solution (AVS) zero to hero video series, this week the next video releases! In this video, Shabaz Darr (@ShabazDarr) and I cover the high level overview for Azure VMware Solution, taking you from zero closer ... continue reading
Managing Demo environment with Managed Disk Snapshot

Managing Demo environment with Managed Disk Snapshot

Hello folks, I have been doing some setups for demos on migrating VM to Azure. In good “cooking show” fashion I needed to have my environment ready to be reset so I can run the demo again. Well, instead of ... continue reading
AZ-800 Study Guide: Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure

AZ-800 Study Guide: Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure

In this exam guide you’ll see which MS Learn modules map against exam functional groups and which docs.microsoft.com articles map against specific exam objective items for the AZ-800 Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure exam. This exam is required for ... continue reading
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Analyzing attacks that exploit the CVE-2021-40444 MSHTML vulnerability

In August, Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) identified a small number of attacks (less than 10) that attempted to exploit a remote code execution vulnerability in MSHTML using specially crafted Microsoft Office documents. These attacks used the vulnerability, tracked as ... continue reading
HashiCorp’s Azure AD Provider Migrates to Microsoft Graph, Improving Performance and User Experience

HashiCorp’s Azure AD Provider Migrates to Microsoft Graph, Improving Performance and User Experience

Hello! I’m Sue Bohn, Partner Director of Program Management for Identity and Access Management. In this Voice of the ISV blog post, we’ve invited Tom Bamford, Senior Engineer at HashiCorp, to discuss the migration of their Terraform Azure AD provider ... continue reading