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Deploying 100s of Production Clusters in minutes!

Deploying 100s of Production Clusters in minutes!

You're an Azure Stack HCI Administrator and you've worked tirelessly to test your clusters and get them ready for production; you've filled out the necessary paperwork, you've gotten sign-off from all the stakeholders; and now it's time to implement your ... continue reading
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Azure Native Qumulo Scalable File Service provides seamless, secure data storage

The amount of data created and consumed is expected to grow exponentially over the next decade. This proliferation has radically changed enterprise data storage requirements. Today, enterprises are in search of storage solutions with unlimited capacity and performance scaling capabilities ... continue reading
Chart showing the data that 43 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses and 60 percent of small businesses close within 6 months of cyber breach.

Secure your business like you secure your home: 5 steps to protect against cybercrime

Running a business requires a lot of determination and sometimes a leap of faith. Every day brings a new challenge, and many times it can feel like the stress and uncertainty are too much. That’s when you remind yourself why ... continue reading

SMB insecure guest auth now off by default in Windows Insider Pro editions

Heya folks, Ned here again. Starting in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25276, the Pro editions of Windows now disable SMB insecure guest authentication fallbacks by default.    Guest logons don't require passwords & don't support standard security features like signing and encryption. Allowing ... continue reading
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Windows 10 or Windows 11 GPO ADMX – An Update

Hi community,   I am Helmut Wagensonner, a Cloud Solution Architect – Engineer at Microsoft. In a former blog (https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/core-infrastructure-and-security/windows-10-or-windows-11-gpo-admx-which-one-to-use-for-your/ba-p/3063322), where I did a comparison between Windows 10 and Windows 11 ADMX files, I promised in my comments to do ... continue reading
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Empowering ISVs to build and sell with the Microsoft Cloud

Today, we are hosting our first-ever Marketplace Summit and giving every ISV and software as a service (SaaS) provider a virtual front-row seat to learn how to maximize marketplace opportunity and do more with less. While we enter uncertain economic ... continue reading
DEV-0832 (Vice Society) opportunistic ransomware campaigns impacting US education sector

DEV-0832 (Vice Society) opportunistic ransomware campaigns impacting US education sector

In recent months, Microsoft has detected active ransomware and extortion campaigns impacting the global education sector, particularly in the US, by a threat actor we track as DEV-0832, also known as Vice Society. Shifting ransomware payloads over time from BlackCat, ... continue reading
Timeline of events for a recent ransomware incident.

Defenders beware: A case for post-ransomware investigations

Ransomware is one of the most pervasive threats that Microsoft Detection and Response Team (DART) responds to today. The groups behind these attacks continue to add sophistication to their tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) as most network security postures increase ... continue reading
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Introduction to Network Trace Analysis 2: Jumping into TCP Connectivity

Introduction to Network Trace Analysis 2: Jumping into TCP Connectivity  Howdy everyone, I hope you're hungry we have a feast of information we will be going through today. Our topic will be the transmission control protocol (TCP) and what you ... continue reading
Connect with the Modern Infrastructure team at Microsoft Ignite 2022

Connect with the Modern Infrastructure team at Microsoft Ignite 2022

I’m drafting this offline at 35,000 feet, somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. After more than 2.5 years since my last international flight, I’m heading to Seattle for Microsoft Ignite. I feel out of practice! But many little travel things are ... continue reading