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Stay ahead of attacks with Azure Security Center

With massive workforces now remote, the stress of IT admins and security professionals is compounded by the increased pressure to keep everyone productive and connected while combatting evolving threats. Now more than ever, organizations need to reduce costs, keep up ... continue reading

Stay ahead of multi-cloud attacks with Azure Security Center

The COVID-19 crisis has challenged just about every business on the planet to quickly adapt and transform. With massive workforces now remote, IT administrators and security professionals are under increased pressure to keep these workers connected and productive while combating ... continue reading
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Town of Cary innovates flood prediction with IoT

This post was co-authored by Daniel Sumner, Worldwide Industry Director, Government—Smart Infrastructure at Microsoft. According to Flood Safety, flooding is the most common type of natural disaster worldwide. It affects tens of millions of people around the world each year ... continue reading
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Configuration Manager Phased Deployments with PowerShell

With the release of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager version came several new PowerShell cmdlets, including those that relate to phased deployments. The phased deployments feature has been out of pre-release since version , with the ability to use them for ... continue reading
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Monitoring options available for Azure SQL Managed Instance

For production workloads running on your Azure SQL Managed Instance it is very important to continuously understand the resource consumption and any potential performance issues such that you can react in time and have your business running smoothly. There exist ... continue reading
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SCOM Management pack for Azure gets new dashboards !

Ask and you shall receive! Many of you have expressed that you’d like to modernize the way in which you monitor your workloads. Well, now you can use SCOM to do just that with a modern UI similar to that ... continue reading

Free edition of SquaredUp SCOM dashboards to support business continuity during COVID-19 crisis

We know many of you are now working fully remotely and depending on SCOM more than ever to ensure critical systems remain stable and available to end-users. So we are pleased to let you know that our friends at SquaredUp, ... continue reading
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Changes in Alert Management of SCOM 2019

Usage of SCOM2019 has been surging since its inception and we really appreciate all the feedback that we have been getting. As the product evolves to accommodate new features, there were few issues which needed immediate attention and we have ... continue reading
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Dynamic Monitoring with Azure Monitor Workbooks and Resource Tags

Azure Resource Tags are a powerful tool to help organize your Azure Resources. You may have seen Microsoft's Thomas Mauer recent post on resource tagging, or fellow MVP Tao Yang's post on using Azure Policy to apply tags. Those are ... continue reading
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Update on Active Directory Integration with SCOM

System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) uses scripts in Management Packs as part of discovery process. For example, Discover Windows Computer Properties is a discovery process which triggers a PowerShell script that does the discovery. Earlier to SCOM 2016, these scripts ... continue reading