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PowerShell Extension for Visual Studio Code July 2022 Update

We are excited to announce that the July update to the PowerShell Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available on the extension marketplace. This release renames the “PowerShell Integrated Console” to the “PowerShell Extension Terminal” to align with VS ... continue reading

PowerShellGet 3.0 Preview 16

We are excited to announce that an update to our preview of PowerShellGet 3.0 is now available on the PowerShell Gallery! This release includes ScriptFileInfo cmdlets, Update-ModuleManifest support, and an AuthenticodeCheck for Install. How to Install PowerShellGet 3.0 Preview 16 Prerequisites ... continue reading
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Untangling KNOTWEED: European private-sector offensive actor using 0-day exploits

The Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) and the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) found a private-sector offensive actor (PSOA) using multiple Windows and Adobe 0-day exploits, including one for the recently patched CVE-2022-22047, in limited and targeted attacks against European ... continue reading

Archive Module 2.0 Preview 1

We are excited to announce that the first preview of a rewrite of Microsoft.PowerShell.Archive, the module that lets you create and extract archives, is now available on the PowerShell Gallery. This release is the first preview release of a rewrite ... continue reading
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Malicious IIS extensions quietly open persistent backdoors into servers

Attackers are increasingly leveraging Internet Information Services (IIS) extensions as covert backdoors into servers, which hide deep in target environments and provide a durable persistence mechanism for attackers. While prior research has been published on specific incidents and variants, little ... continue reading
Graphical user interface, text, application

Malicious IIS extensions quietly open persistent backdoors into servers

Attackers are increasingly leveraging Internet Information Services (IIS) extensions as covert backdoors into servers, which hide deep in target environments and provide a durable persistence mechanism for attackers. While prior research has been published on specific incidents and variants, little ... continue reading
Hardware is unable to match 200+ times growth in AI models. DeepSpeed enables to scale AI training on thousands of nodes to achieve 4000+ times speedup.

Azure empowers easy-to-use, high-performance, and hyperscale model training using DeepSpeed

This blog was written in collaboration with the DeepSpeed team, the Azure ML team, and the Azure HPC team at Microsoft. Large-scale transformer-based deep learning models trained on large amounts of data have shown great results in recent years in ... continue reading
Hardware is unable to match 200+ times growth in AI models. DeepSpeed enables to scale AI training on thousands of nodes to achieve 4000+ times speedup.

Azure empowers easy-to-use, high-performance, and hyperscale model training using DeepSpeed

This blog was written in collaboration with the DeepSpeed team, the Azure ML team, and the Azure HPC team at Microsoft. Large-scale transformer-based deep learning models trained on large amounts of data have shown great results in recent years in ... continue reading
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Accessing Key Vault from Another Subscription Over Private Endpoint

Introduction Hello everyone, Andrew Coughlin here and I am a Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft focusing on Azure IaaS. I recently received questions from a few of my customers about access to a key vault from a different subscription. In ... continue reading
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Deprovisioning Cloud PCs in Windows 365

I am based out of the UK as a Senior Program Manager / Modern Work Architect Specialist (MWAS) within the Endpoint Management space. Today I am going to cover the hot topic which is Windows 365 and more specifically the ... continue reading