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Parsing JSON with PowerShell

Q: I try to parse my JSON with the handy dandy “ConvertFrom-JSON” cmdlet but it only works in PowerShell 7, not in my good old PowerShell 5.1. How do I get it to work everywhere? A: PS 7 parses JSON ... continue reading

3 trends shaping identity as the center of modern security

I recently returned from Kenya, where I visited our Microsoft Nairobi development center. Like many of you, I’ve mostly worked from home for the past year and more, so it was refreshing to meet members of our global team and ... continue reading
AZ-800 Study Guide: Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure

AZ-800 Study Guide: Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure

In this exam guide you’ll see which MS Learn modules map against exam functional groups and which docs.microsoft.com articles map against specific exam objective items for the AZ-800 Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure exam. This exam is required for ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: Query Azure Role Based Access Control Assignments

PowerShell Basics: Query Azure Role Based Access Control Assignments

A great way to learn PowerShell is to set up a scenario in the Azure portal, then try different PowerShell commands to see if you can get the same results. In this article, we'll use Azure Role Based Access control, ... continue reading
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Azure & Desired State Configuration Part 4/4

Index Part 1 : Focus on Desired State Configuration in PowerShell Part 2 : Focus on Deploying with DevOps Pipeline Part 3 : Focus on Azure Automation Account Part 4 : Focus on DSC in Automation Account Scenario Until now ... continue reading
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Azure & Desired State Configuration Part 3/4

Scenario In Part 1 and Part 2 we saw how we could deploy a web server on a new VM in using a Desired State Configuration file using Azure Devops and even The Azure Portal. The next section will describe ... continue reading

Migrate your apps to access the license managements APIs from Microsoft Graph

Howdy folks! In June, I reminded you to update your apps to use Microsoft Graph due to the end of support for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Graph on June 30, 2022. Apps using Azure AD Graph after this time ... continue reading
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Azure & Desired State Configuration Part 2/4

Scenario In Part 1 Azure & Desired State Configuration Part 1/4 - Microsoft Tech Community we saw how we could deploy a web server on a new VM in using a Desired State Configuration file and the Azure Portal. Now ... continue reading
Attack flow for Mozi botnet.

How to proactively defend against Mozi IoT botnet

Mozi is a peer-to-peer (P2P) botnet that uses a BitTorrent-like network to infect IoT devices such as network gateways and digital video records (DVRs). It works by exploiting weak telnet passwords1 and nearly a dozen unpatched IoT vulnerabilities2 and it’s ... continue reading

Migrating content from traditional SIEMs to Azure Sentinel

In part two of this three-part series, we covered the five types of side-by-side security information and event management (SIEM) configurations commonly used during a long-term migration to Microsoft Azure Sentinel. For part three, we’ll be looking at best practices ... continue reading