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Recurring Active Directory Checks

Q: I just had an Active Directory (AD) or Active Directory Security health assessment from Microsoft, and they found some stuff I didn’t know about, or they found other items I knew to check for but forgot about. While I ... continue reading
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Updates to Azure Files: NFS v4.1, higher performance limits, and reserved instance pricing

Azure Files offers fully managed, simple, secure, and serverless enterprise-grade cloud file shares. On the Azure Files team, our mission is to expand Azure Files to more platforms and workloads. We recently took a huge step in workload expansion by ... continue reading
Azure Virtual WAN is a unified hub and spoke based architecture providing Network-as-a-Service for connectivity, security, and routing using the Microsoft Global Backbone

Simplify connectivity, routing, and security with Azure Virtual WAN

Over the past few months, we added several new capabilities to Azure Virtual WAN which customers can embrace to significantly simplify routing design and management in Azure, and secure traffic flows. Before we introduce these new capabilities, let us revisit ... 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
Step-by-Step Guide: Active Directory Migration from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2022

Step-by-Step Guide: Active Directory Migration from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2022

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Operating system reached the end of their support cycle on the 14th of January 2020. Because of this many organizations wanted to migrate away from these legacy operating systems. End-of-life operating systems ... continue reading

Discover what’s new to Microsoft database services—recap from Microsoft Ignite

Whether it’s SQL Server, Azure SQL, open source, or NoSQL, Microsoft’s database services are here to help you build cloud-native applications or modernize existing applications with fully managed, flexible databases. Last week at Microsoft Ignite, there were many announcements to ... continue reading
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Understanding Get-ACL and AD Drive Output

Understanding Active Directory ACL using PowerShell can be a bit tricky. There are no out-of-the-box cmdlets with ActiveDirectory PowerShell module to help in settings the permission quickly. While there are no cmdlets, you can nevertheless manage AD permissions using the ... continue reading

Enable industrial device connectivity with thousands of partner-provided Azure IoT Plug and Play device profiles

Simplifying industrial IoT device connectivity has been top of mind for many of us at Microsoft. Recently we dramatically expanded our ability to support faster operational technology (OT) to cloud connectivity for up to 80 percent of all industrial equipment ... continue reading
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A guide to combatting human-operated ransomware: Part 1

This blog is part one 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