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Azure Policies for Automating Azure Governance - Automating Policies

Azure Policies for Automating Azure Governance – Automating Policies

In my earlier Azure Policy post, I covered issues and concerns organizations may face and how many built in Azure policies can address these problems.  Now we are going to take it a step further and discuss how to enforce policies ... continue reading
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Microsoft Cost Management updates—January 2023

Whether you're a new student, a thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints and you need to know what you're spending, where it’s being spent, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when ... continue reading
Graph showcasing the gradual increase in the number of Microsoft Security customers, the number of password attacks per second, the number of suspicious emails blocked per year, and the number of signals analyzed daily spanning from 2021 to January 2023.

Microsoft Security reaches another milestone—Comprehensive, customer-centric solutions drive results

Yesterday, we shared some exciting news about the momentum we’re seeing in the security industry. Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella announced that Microsoft Security has surpassed USD20 billion in revenue. I’m grateful to all our customers and partners who ... continue reading
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Azure Native Qumulo Scalable File Service provides seamless, secure data storage

The amount of data created and consumed is expected to grow exponentially over the next decade. This proliferation has radically changed enterprise data storage requirements. Today, enterprises are in search of storage solutions with unlimited capacity and performance scaling capabilities ... continue reading
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Start learning Azure today with new role-based skill guides

It’s crucial to keep learning the latest cloud technology skills if you want to stay competitive in your field. Whether it’s a network at risk from an outside threat, data being improperly backed up, or a problem debugging an app, ... continue reading
When running SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines using Azure Hybrid Benefit, you are entitled to license one additional passive secondary instance of SQL Server for High Availability for free and one additional passive instance of SQL Server for Disaster Recovery for free.

New SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines and Azure SQL Managed Instance DR benefits

Customers who are running their SQL Server workloads using SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines and Azure SQL Managed Instance are now eligible for new high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) benefits. These are in addition to existing HA/DR ... continue reading
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Link feature for Azure SQL Managed Instance: Connecting SQL Server 2022 to the cloud, reimagined

Part of theSQL Server 2022 blog series.We are excited to announce general availability (GA) of the link feature for Managed Instance for SQL Server 2022the most Azure-enabled release of SQL Server yet. We are also excited to announce a limited ... continue reading
Bar chart showing the number of DDoS attacks and duration distribution from March 2021-May 2022.

2022 holiday DDoS protection guide

The holiday season is an exciting time for many people as they get to relax, connect with friends and family, and celebrate traditions. Organizations also have much to rejoice about during the holidays (for example, more sales for retailers and ... continue reading
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Create Emergency Access Accounts for Azure AD and Use Log Analytics to Monitor Sign-ins from Them

Happy Halloween!  It's my favorite holiday, because candy is my favorite food.  In my last post, I covered some Business Continuity Disaster Recovery (BCDR) thoughts on exporting critical configurations for some of your Microsoft 365 cloud services.  That got me ... continue reading
This diagram shows the linear progression of earlier Raspberry Robin infections.

Raspberry Robin worm part of larger ecosystem facilitating pre-ransomware activity

Microsoft has discovered recent activity indicating that the Raspberry Robin worm is part of a complex and interconnected malware ecosystem, with links to other malware families and alternate infection methods beyond its original USB drive spread. These infections lead to ... continue reading