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A pie chart from S A P insider benchmark report. Survey finds that Azure remains the primary platform respondents look at when deploying S A P S 4 hana at 47 percent. A W S is preferred at 18 percent, Google Cloud is preferred at 21 percent, and other is preferred at 14 percent.

Why customers, including SAP, choose Azure for their SAP solutions

For over three years, I have had the privilege of leading the SAP solutions on Azure business at Microsoft and of partnering with outstanding leaders at SAP and with many of our global partners to ensure that our joint customers ... continue reading
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Windows 10 Controlled Folder Access Event Search

Dear IT Pros, Ransomware acts with accessing to the files, folders and encrypting them, to respond against it, we need to enable the Windows Defender feature named “Controlled Folder Access” – WDCFA and monitor the Windows Defender Guard Events in ... continue reading
Adding a dynamic membership rule to a group in the Azure Portal

Dynamic Groups in Azure AD and Microsoft 365

When I first started in IT, my large organization had an entirely separate "Data Security" team who were responsible for user management - adds/moves/deletes and password resets. They were a small but busy team, handling both calls from users via ... continue reading

5 reasons Databricks runs best on Azure

For any organization running big data workloads in the cloud, exceptional scale, performance, and optimization are essential. Databricks customers have multiple choices for their cloud destination. Azure Databricks is the only first-party service offering for Databricks, which provides customers with ... continue reading
Diagram for delivering a continuum of compute from cloud to edge

Do more for the National Security mission with Azure

As we continue to deliver on our commitment to providing the broadest range of commercial innovation for government, we’re rapidly advancing new capabilities for the National Security mission. Azure helps mission teams gain insight from data—at any security level—anywhere. For ... continue reading
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Gain real-time insights on SAP ERP data with Azure and Qlik Data Integration

For companies worldwide, SAP is at the core of their business applications—housing critical information on sales, manufacturing, and financial processes. Organizations increasingly need granular, real-time visibility about their business by combining SAP ERP data with other data from their different ... continue reading

Configuration Manager Current Branch Antivirus Exclusions

Hey everybody! My name is Brandon McMillan and I am a Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) CE at Microsoft. ConfigMgr Current Branch has been the standard service-based model since December 2015 with the release of version 1511. You may have ... continue reading
The Power Platform multi-step governance strategy

Recent enhancements for Microsoft Power Platform governance

An emerging trend in digital transformation efforts has been the rise of low-code development platforms. Of course, these low-code platforms must be grounded in best-of-breed governance capabilities which include security and compliance features. Without strong governance, the full benefits of ... continue reading
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Secrets from the Deep – The DNS Analytical Log – Part 4

Hi Team, it's Eric Jansen again, here today to continue where we left off in Part 3 of the series. In the last episode, we discussed how to parse the DNS Analytical Log using a sample scenario where I've deployed ... continue reading
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4 common analytics scenarios to build business agility

Azure Synapse Analytics is a limitless analytics service that is designed to bring the two worlds of big data and data warehousing into a unified, enterprise-grade, powerful platform. In this blog post, we look at four real-world use cases where ... continue reading