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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
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What’s new in Azure Firewall

This post was co-authored by Anitha Adusumilli, Principal Program Manager, Azure Networking. Today we are happy to share several key Azure Firewall capabilities as well as update on recent important releases into general availability (GA) and preview. Multiple public IPs ... continue reading
Azure Bastion - Access your Azure virtual servers without a public open RDP port

Azure Bastion – Access your Azure virtual servers without a public open RDP port

There may be a valid reason why you need Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) or Secure Shell (SSH) access to a virtual machine hosted in Microsoft Azure. Unfortunately, this means you either need to have ports like 3389 open on a ... continue reading
Azure Resource Manager (ARM) - Automate Installation of VM Extensions using PowerShell and JSON

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) – Automate Installation of VM Extensions using PowerShell and JSON

#> ########################################################################################################## ############################### ## SCRIPT OPTIONS & PARAMETERS ############################### #Requires -Version 3 #Requires -Modules AzureRM # Version: 1.1 <# - 28/07/2017 * added progress bar and confirmation prompt. * added "-ProcessAllVMs" switch, without this script only processes 3 x VMs ... continue reading
Let me Count the Ways: Determining Why the System Process Consumes 100% of a Single CPU Core

Let me Count the Ways: Determining Why the System Process Consumes 100% of a Single CPU Core

First published on TECHNET on Mar 26, 2019NOTE: This blog is going through a specific issue in order to help show the steps involved in troubleshooting this type of issue. The process name(s) referenced in this content, except for System, ... continue reading

It’s that time again: Windows Server Summit 2019!

This blog post was authored by Dianna Marks, Product Marketing Manager, Windows Server Product Marketing.Its that time of the year again! Spring is in the air and Windows Server Summit is right around the corner. On May 22nd at Windows ... continue reading

It’s that time again: Windows Server Summit 2019!

This blog post was authored by Dianna Marks, Product Marketing Manager, Windows Server Product Marketing.Its that time of the year again! Spring is in the air and Windows Server Summit is right around the corner. On May 22nd at Windows ... continue reading