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Ransomware groups continue to target healthcare, critical services; here’s how to reduce risk

At a time when remote work is becoming universal and the strain on SecOps, especially in healthcare and critical industries, has never been higher, ransomware actors are unrelenting, continuing their normal operations. Multiple ransomware groups that have been accumulating access ... continue reading

Microsoft works with healthcare organizations to protect from popular ransomware during COVID-19 crisis: Here’s what to do

True to form, human-operated ransomware campaigns are always on prowl for any path of least resistance to gain initial access to target organizations. During this time of crisis, as organizations have moved to a remote workforce, ransomware operators have found ... continue reading
SMB Compression: Deflate your IO

SMB Compression: Deflate your IO

Hi folks, Ned Pyle guest-posting today about SMB Compression, a long-awaited option coming to Windows, Windows Server, and Azure. As you know, the growth of cheap storage and plentiful network bandwidth over the past decade had an immediate effect: files ... continue reading
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How to Guide for SC- Virtual Machine Manager 2019 UR1 features

The very first update roll up for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2019 is now available. The update release contains several features requested by customers on VMM user voice and other forums. Thanks for engaging with us and helping us ... continue reading
The NVv4 VM sizes mapped to different VDI user profiles to guide customers to pick the right sized VM

Power your Azure GPU workstations with flexible GPU partitioning

Today we're sharing the general availability of NVv4 virtual machines in South Central US, East US, and West Europe regions, with additional regions planned in the coming months. With NVv4, Azure is the first public cloud to offer GPU partitioning ... continue reading
Containers Basics: Providing Persistent Storage to Containers

Containers Basics: Providing Persistent Storage to Containers

One of the main differences you will notice when comparing containers with Virtual Machines (VMs) is that containers use an ephemeral storage by default. What that means is that containers use what we call as “scratch space” and this data ... continue reading
Celebrating International Women's Day - Meet the ITOpsTalk women

Celebrating International Women's Day – Meet the ITOpsTalk women

International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on March 8, so our team is stealing today’s blog post to highlight our Women IT Pros. The 2020 theme is “Each for equal” and every member on our team makes a significant ... continue reading

Become a security focused CSP with Microsoft 365 Business

In this blog, Kevin Gritsch and Nick Ross at Pax8 discuss how to defend your company against risks and why you should offer Microsoft 365 Business to your customers. If your New Year’s resolution is to take advantage of the ... continue reading
How to use Azure Data Box for Migrations

How to use Azure Data Box for Migrations

Data is something we all have, at home I have about 2TB of data stored on various hard drives, some of it’s duplicated, some of its backups, some of its super important while the rest is just random stuff I ... continue reading

SMB over QUIC

Heya folks, Ned here again. I wrote a new blog post, SMB over QUIC: Files Without the VPN. Learn about this new optional feature coming to replace TCP/IP for scenarios like hybrid computing and mobile workers - VPN'less SMB 3.1.1 ... continue reading