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Using PSScriptAnalyzer to check PowerShell version compatibility

PSScriptAnalyzer version 1.18 was released recently, and ships with powerful new rules that can check PowerShell scripts for incompatibilities with other PowerShell versions and environments. In this blog post, the first in a series, we’ll see how to use these ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: Connecting to VMs with Azure PSRemoting

PowerShell Basics: Connecting to VMs with Azure PSRemoting

If you use PowerShell on-premises, chances are good you use PSRemoting (or PowerShell Remoting). It allows you to manage systems using remoting tools like Enter-PSSession and Invoke-Command. When you move to Azure, you have similar tooling available when you enable ... continue reading
How NOT to test the Windows Time Service

How NOT to test the Windows Time Service

Hi Everybody, Dan Cuomo back to talk about testing the Windows Time service for High Accuracy time. The Windows Time service has grown exponentially during our last couple releases. In “the old days” time was merely an enabler to Active ... continue reading
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Azure Security Center exposes crypto miner campaign

Azure Security Center discovered a new cryptocurrency mining operation on Azure customer resources. This operation takes advantage of an old version of known open source CMS, with a known RCE vulnerability (CVE-2018-7600) as the entry point, and then after using ... continue reading
Windows Subsystem for Linux for testing Windows 10 PTP Client

Windows Subsystem for Linux for testing Windows 10 PTP Client

Hi Folks, Program Manager Dan Cuomo here to chat about setting up one of the most important new features outlined in #10 on our Top 10 Networking features in Windows Server 2019, Precision Time Protocol (PTP). As a quick refresher, ... continue reading

High-Throughput with Azure Blob Storage

I am happy to announce that High-Throughput Block Blob (HTBB) is globally enabled in Azure Blob Storage. HTBB provides significantly improved and instantaneous write throughput when ingesting larger block blobs, up to the storage account limits for a single blob ... continue reading
How to access Azure Linux virtual machines with Azure Active Directory

How to access Azure Linux virtual machines with Azure Active Directory

Using Azure AD credentials for accessing Azure Linux Virtual Machines improves security by: Centrally controlling and enforcing access policies on Azure AD credentials Reducing the reliance on local access accounts Integration with multi-factor authentication In this blog post, I will ... continue reading

DART: the Microsoft cybersecurity team we hope you never meet

If you spent 270 days away from home, not on vacation, you’d want it to be for a good reason. When boarding a plane, sometimes having been pulled out of bed to leave family for weeks on end, I know ... continue reading

The Cloud Database Administrator—Tech success at scale

As a database administrator (DBA), Ive always known what the role involved. Developers swing by my desk requesting a new database, a data refresh, or help with challenges theyre facing. They sometimes get frustrated with me when their database or ... continue reading

Copying Files into a Hyper-V VM with Vagrant

First published on TECHNET on Jul 18, 2017 A couple of weeks ago, I published a blog with tips and tricks for getting started with Vagrant on Hyper-V. My fifth tip was to "Enable Nifty Hyper-V Features," where I briefly ... continue reading