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Exam review: AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Exam review: AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

When did you last sit an official industry exam? For me, it's been more years than I care to count! But recently, a group of staff at my local Microsoft office planned to sit the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam ... continue reading
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Microsoft Azure portal May 2019 update

This month is packed with updates on the Azure portal, including enhancements to the user experience, resource configuration, management tools and more. Sign in to the Azure portal now and see for yourself everything that’s new. Download the Azure mobile ... continue reading

Migrating SAP applications to Azure: Introduction and our partnership with SAP

Just over 25 years ago, Bill Gates and Hasso Plattner met to form an alliance between Microsoft and SAP that has become one of our industry’s longest lasting alliances. At the time their conversation was focused on how Windows could ... continue reading

Detecting threats targeting containers with Azure Security Center

More and more services are moving to the cloud and bringing their security challenges with them. In this blog post, we will focus on the security concerns of container environments. In a previous blog post Azure Security Center announced new ... continue reading

Azure resources to assess risk and compliance

This blog post was co-authored by Lucy Raikova, Senior Program Manager, Azure Global – Financial Services. It is vital for our customers in the Financial Services Industry to deliver innovation and value to their customers while adhering to strict security ... continue reading
Azure Security Center alert on a file downloaded and executed.

Azure Security Center exposes crypto miner campaign

Azure Security Center discovered a new cryptocurrency mining operation on Azure customer resources. This operation takes advantage of an old version of known open source CMS, with a known RCE vulnerability (CVE-2018-7600) as the entry point, and then after using ... continue reading
Infographic showing a Shadow IT discovery lifecycle. Phase one: discover and identify. Phase two: evaluate and analyze. Phase three: manage and continuous monitoring.

Step 7. Discover shadow IT and take control of your cloud apps: Top 10 actions to secure your environment

This series outlines the most fundamental steps you can take with your investment in Microsoft 365 security solutions. In “Step 7. Discover shadow IT and take control of cloud apps,” you’ll learn how to set up Microsoft Cloud App Security ... continue reading
The evolution of Microsoft Threat Protection, RSA edition part 2

The evolution of Microsoft Threat Protection, RSA edition part 2

In part 1, we provided a timeline of the Microsoft Threat Protection journey to date, an overview of Microsoft Azure Sentinel (our next-gen SIEM), and details of Microsoft Threat Experts, which combines the power of human and artificial intelligence to ... continue reading
The evolution of Microsoft Threat Protection, RSA edition part 1

The evolution of Microsoft Threat Protection, RSA edition part 1

Last week, the Microsoft Security team attended the RSA conference in San Francisco, California. We made several key announcements about Microsoft Threat Protection, the solution which provides end users optimal security from the moment they log in, use email, work ... continue reading

Helping security professionals do more, better

I’m on my way to the RSA Conference in San Francisco, California, and am looking forward to connecting with our customers and partners there. We have a lot to talk about. Last week, Ann Johnson announced two new services that ... continue reading