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SMB and Null Sessions: Why Your Pen Test is Probably Wrong

Hi everyone, James Kehr here with a guest post. One of the SMB cases we get regularly at Microsoft Support is, “my pen test says you allow Null sessions!” Followed by a string of CVE numbers; like, CVE-1999-0519 and CVE-1999-0520 ... continue reading

Afternoon Cyber Tea—From threat intelligence to chatbots: A look at AI in cybersecurity

I’ve often said our teams should be as diverse as the problems we are trying to solve. Hiring a diverse security team isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s also good business. This is a topic I’m very passionate ... continue reading
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Configuring Azure Linux VM to work with VPN Client

As we move towards a more secure world Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) has become more popular as people try to protect their data going over the internet. But installing a VPN client on the OS level of an Azure Linux ... continue reading
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Fueling intelligent energy with IoT

At Microsoft, building a future that we can all thrive in is at the center of everything we do. On January 16, as part of the announcement that Microsoft will be carbon negative by 2030, we discussed how advances in ... continue reading
Updated: Step by Step Guide to Setting Up System Center Configuration Manager to Support  Management and Installation of the ConfigMgr Client on Mac OS Computers

Updated: Step by Step Guide to Setting Up System Center Configuration Manager to Support Management and Installation of the ConfigMgr Client on Mac OS Computers

First published on TECHNET on Oct 04, 2014Authored by Clifton HughesI have recently had several requests asking about the support for managing Mac OSx computers in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, so I went to work in my lab ... continue reading
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Installing System Center 2012 Configuration Manager RC2 with SQL Server 2008 R2 Cluster

First published on TECHNET on Feb 05, 2012 Authored by Santos Martinez During the past couple of months I have been working with ConfigMgr 2012 RC2 in many ways. Now on in the past couple of days I decide to ... continue reading
Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #10 Accurate Network Time

Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #10 Accurate Network Time

First published on TECHNET on Jul 18, 2018This blog is part of a series for the Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019!-- Due to the move of blog locations, if you find a broken link, please check https://aka.ms/W32Time ... continue reading

Azure Sphere’s customized Linux-based OS

Security and resource constraints are often at odds with each other. While some security measures involve making code smaller by removing attack surfaces, others require adding new features, which consume precious flash and RAM. How did Microsoft manage to create ... continue reading

Key causes of performance differences between SQL managed instance and SQL Server

Migrating to a Microsoft Azure SQL Database managed instance provides a host of operational and financial benefits you can only get from a fully managed and intelligent cloud database service. Some of these benefits come from features that optimize or ... continue reading
A SQL Server tale of two cities

A SQL Server tale of two cities

No one disputes that data is critical to the lifeblood of business, applications, and the computer industry. SQL Server sits at the forefront of any discussion about data these days. So its no coincidence that SQL Server is seen, heard, ... continue reading