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Step-By-Step: Building a Hyper-V Lab in Azure with Windows Server 2019

Step-By-Step: Building a Hyper-V Lab in Azure with Windows Server 2019

I was recently challenged with having to create technical demos for a Microsoft Ignite the tour session called “Migrating to Windows Server 2019” (watch the recording here - awesome session). The demos for this talk centered around taking a bunch ... continue reading
Microsoft works with researchers to detect and protect against new RDP exploits

Microsoft works with researchers to detect and protect against new RDP exploits

On November 2, 2019, security researcher Kevin Beaumont reported that his BlueKeep honeypot experienced crashes and was likely being exploited. Microsoft security researchers collaborated with Beaumont as well as another researcher, Marcus Hutchins, to investigate and analyze the crashes and ... continue reading
How to use Azure Bastion to connect securely to your Azure VMs

How to use Azure Bastion to connect securely to your Azure VMs

Using a bastion host can help limit threats such as port scanning and other types of malware targeting your VMs. Ashish Jain joins Scott Hanselman to show how Azure Bastion gives you secure and seamless RDP and SSH access to ... continue reading

All you need to know about Windows Server at Ignite 2019

Ready, set, go! The Windows Server team is ready to make sure you are set up for success at Microsoft Ignite 2019. Our experts are busy preparing technical content for breakout sessions, theater sessions and hands-on-workshops. You'll find the schedule ... continue reading

Executing SQL Server Assessments from PowerShell

Summary: Using the SQLServer module cmdlets to review and monitor SQL Server instance and database configuration Q: Hey, Doctor Scripto! I have loads of SQL Servers in my area of responsibility and I know they all need certain configuration settings ... continue reading
The Adventure Continues … Azure AD Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) with AD Writeback

The Adventure Continues … Azure AD Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) with AD Writeback

Welcome (back) to Part 3 in my series about the modern Microsoft productivity platform. The previous two posts are here: As you all know, password resets are a pretty costly and time-consuming endeavor for your users and your helpdesk folks, ... continue reading
Chart showing vulnerability, patch release, and outbreak. Vulnerability: MS08-067; Patch release: October 23, 2008; Outbreak: late December 2008. Vulnerability: MS17-010; Patch release: March 14, 2017; Outbreak: May 12, 2017. Vulnerability: CVE-2019-0708; Patch release: May 13, 2019; Outbreak column shows three question marks.

Protect against BlueKeep

Worms are the cause of many cyber headaches. They can easily replicate themselves to spread malicious malware to other computers in your network. As the field responders providing Microsoft enterprise customers with onsite assistance to serious cybersecurity threats, our Detection ... continue reading
A case study in industry collaboration: Poisoned RDP vulnerability disclosure and response

A case study in industry collaboration: Poisoned RDP vulnerability disclosure and response

Earlier this year, I reached out to Check Point researcher Eyal Itkin, who had published multiple flaws in several Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) clients, including a vulnerability in mstsc.exe, the built-in RDP client application in Windows. While there were no ... continue reading
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Understanding and leveraging Azure SQL Database’s SLA

When data is the lifeblood of your business, you want to ensure your databases are reliable, secure, and available when called upon to perform. Service level agreements (SLA) set an expectation for uptime and performance, and are a key input ... continue reading
Azure Bastion architecture

Accessing virtual machines behind Azure Firewall with Azure Bastion

Azure Virtual Network enables a flexible foundation for building advanced networking architectures. Managing heterogeneous environments with various types of filtering components, such as Azure Firewall or your favorite network virtual appliance (NVA), requires a little bit of planning. Azure Bastion, ... continue reading