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How to Defend Users from Interception Attacks via SMB Client Defense

How to Defend Users from Interception Attacks via SMB Client Defense

Hey folks, Ned here again with another guest post. Today we discuss hardening the SMB protocol in Windows against interception attacks, previously referred to as “Man-in-the-Middle” attacks. As you know, interception attacks involve manipulating communications between client and server. An ... continue reading
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Endpoint Configuration Manager – Site Server High Availability

Overview Endpoint Configuration Manager (Current Branch), supports high availability configurations through various options, which include but are not limited to the following: Any standalone primary site can now have an additional passive mode.* site server Remote content library* SQL Server ... continue reading
Desired State Configuration code: How to troubleshoot the extension

Desired State Configuration code: How to troubleshoot the extension

Hello folks! If you have made it this far, know I think you’re amazing and one of a kind! If you are just tuning in now and would like to see the full blog series daisy chained together, take note ... continue reading
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How-to: Password-less FIDO2 Security Key Sign-in to Windows 10 HAADJ Devices

Hello everyone, my name is Liju and I am a Premier Field Engineer specializing in Active Directory and Azure AD. Fido2 support for single sign-on (SSO) was introduced first for cloud resources, and then expanded to include both cloud and ... continue reading
Installing SQL 2016 for Configuration Manager in a PubSec Environment

Installing SQL 2016 for Configuration Manager in a PubSec Environment

Hello, my name is Chris Vetter and I am a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft. I am here to discuss Installing SQL Server 2016 for Configuration Manager in a PubSec Environment. The intent of this guide is to install SQL ... continue reading
Using Azure Update Management to Automate On-Premises Server Patching

Using Azure Update Management to Automate On-Premises Server Patching

Hello everyone, my name is Daniel Metzger and I am a Senior Premier Field Engineer for Secure Infrastructure based in Switzerland. Lately, when delivering an Active Directory Risk Assessment, it turned out the public sector customer had never patched his ... continue reading
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Disaster Recovery in the next version of Azure Stack HCI

Disaster can hit at any time. When thinking about disaster and recovery, I think of 3 things Be prepared Plan on not involving humans Automatic, not automated Having a good strategy is a must. You want to be able to ... continue reading
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Use SQL Server 2019 PolyBase to Virtualize a Sybase IQ Database

Introduced with SQL Server 2016, the PolyBase feature enabled access to non-relational data stores, namely Hadoop and Azure Blob Storage all while using the familiar and popular Transact-SQL language. SQL Server 2019 builds upon that foundation by unlocking the ability ... continue reading
Storage Replica & Azure VMs: Hybrid Cloud DR on the Fly

Storage Replica & Azure VMs: Hybrid Cloud DR on the Fly

Hi folks, Ned Pyle guest-posting today about Storage Replica and Windows Admin Center’s new ability to create partnerships to Azure on the fly, a great option for customers who don’t have a secondary disaster protection site. This is available right ... continue reading
How to manage Windows Server 2019 like a boss

How to manage Windows Server 2019 like a boss

I traveled to a couple of Microsoft Ignite The Tour stops and was not just presenting but also speaking to a lot of IT admins around the globe. I was surprised at how many didn't know about our new Windows ... continue reading