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Azure Arc: – How To Update Arc Agent Using Azure Automation

Hi there , in my previous post named Maintain Your Microsoft Monitoring Agent Up To Date With Azure Automation, I discussed a possible method for updating the Microsoft Monitoring Agent (MMA) at scale. Today I would like to talk to ... continue reading

How to Update or Add a Registry Key Value with PowerShell

Q: I am having a problem trying to update the registry. I am using the New-ItemProperty cmdlet, but it fails if the registry key does not exist. I added the –Force parameter, but it still does not create the registry ... continue reading
Diagram showing chain of attacks from the LemonDuck and LemonCat infrastructure, detailing specific attacker behavior common to both and highlight behavior unique to each infra

When coin miners evolve, Part 2: Hunting down LemonDuck and LemonCat attacks

[Note: In this two-part blog series, we expose a modern malware infrastructure and provide guidance for protecting against the wide range of threats it enables. Part 1 covered the evolution of the threat, how it spreads, and how it impacts ... continue reading
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Azure Kubernetes Services – Start & Stop Your AKS Cluster on Schedule using Azure Automation

Hi everybody, here I am again to show you a possible way to start and stop your AKS cluster on schedule. This could be something important if you’re aiming at saving money and are in the middle of a Microsoft ... continue reading

Announcing PowerShell Crescendo Preview.3

We are pleased to announce the third preview of PowerShell Crescendo, a framework to rapidly develop PowerShell cmdlets for native commands, regardless of platform. Warning Preview.3 includes a change to the schema to support multiple command configurations. This is a ... continue reading
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Log Sensor & Telemetry Services in Isolated Network

Dear IT Pros, We knew that it is normal for Domain Controller and critical servers to be in isolated network without internet access. How could we provide the cloud-based, Azure log analytic services for these objects? The services could originate ... continue reading
When coin miners evolve, Part 1: Exposing LemonDuck and LemonCat, modern mining malware infrastructure

When coin miners evolve, Part 1: Exposing LemonDuck and LemonCat, modern mining malware infrastructure

[Note: In this two-part blog series, we expose a modern malware infrastructure and provide guidance for protecting against the wide range of threats it enables. Part 1 covers the evolution of the threat, how it spreads, and how it impacts ... continue reading
Step-by-Step: How to update an Azure Linux VM using Update management

Step-by-Step: How to update an Azure Linux VM using Update management

Operating system updates include feature updates, bug fixes, and security improvements and are important to update periodically. This applies to desktop computers as well as servers. There are many tools available to manage the Windows update process. When it comes ... continue reading
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Register the Azure AD Connect Health for ADDS Agent via Service Principal

Hi everyone! Graeme Bray back with you for a new journey.  Today's adventure is to leverage an Azure AD Service Principal to register  the Azure AD Connect Health agent (ADDS or ADFS) with the portal, rather than utilizing a Cloud-only MFA exempt account (specifically ... continue reading
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Azure Sentinel – How to Audit Management Groups

Hi folks!! Simone is back to you. Probably, most of you know that when you enable Azure Activity connector in Azure Sentinel Connector’ s blade almost every audit log generated from Azure resources is saved in the AzureActivity Table. Well, ... continue reading