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New capabilities that empower you to migrate more of your apps on AD FS to Azure AD

New capabilities that empower you to migrate more of your apps on AD FS to Azure AD

Howdy folks! My name is Samuel Devasahayam and I’m a Group Product Manager at Microsoft, focused on our Authentication platform. Over the past few years, we’ve seen thousands of customers migrate millions of apps and users from Active Directory Federation ... continue reading

F5 builds value with easy identity management via Conditional Access

Sue Bohn, Vice President of Program Management, Identity and Network Access Division, Microsoft Jay Kelley, Senior Manager of BIG-IP Security Product Marketing, F5 Erin Verna, Principal Product Marketing Manager, F5 Namita Singh, Senior Product Manager, F5 Hello! I’m Sue Bohn, ... continue reading
SMB Authentication Rate Limiter in Insider builds

SMB Authentication Rate Limiter in Insider builds

Heya folks, Ned here again. I've got a new SMB preview feature to share: the SMB authentication rate limiter. It's available in Windows Server Insider build 25075. In a few weeks it will also appear in Windows Server Azure Edition ... continue reading
Deep dive: How Azure AD Kerberos works

Deep dive: How Azure AD Kerberos works

If you have ever explored the differences between Active Directory (AD DS) and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), you would have found that Azure Active Directory doesn't support the Kerberos authentication protocol, but Active Directory does. Kerberos is used to ... 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
Individual TCP-DS 10TB query runtimes between Spark 2.4 and Spark 3.1. Chart shows that average runtimes across all queries are 30 lower, highlighting the benefits of using Spark 3.1 with CU13.

What’s new with SQL Server Big Data Clusters—CU13 Release

SQL Server Big Data Clusters (BDC) is a capability brought to market as part of the SQL Server 2019 release. Big Data Clusters extends SQL Server's analytical capabilities beyond in-database processing of transactional and analytical workloads by uniting the SQL ... continue reading
Graphic outlines DART’s containment steps, which cover assessing the scope of the situation and preserving existing systems.

A guide to combatting human-operated ransomware: Part 2

This blog is part two of a two-part series focused on how Microsoft DART helps customers with human-operated ransomware. For more guidance on human-operated ransomware and how to defend against these extortion-based attacks, refer to our human-operated ransomware docs page ... 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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Windows Server 2022 is full of new file services!

Heya folks, Ned here again. As you’ve heard by now, Windows Server 2022 is available and supported for production deployments. This new OS brings many new features around security, storage, networking, web, containers, applications, virtualization, edge, and Azure hybrid. Today ... continue reading
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Configure SMB Signing with Confidence

Heya folks, Ned here again. Many years ago, we made configuring SMB signing in Windows pretty complicated. Then, years later, we made it even more complicated in an attempt to be less complicated. Today I'm here to explain the SMB ... continue reading