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Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) – Certificate Warnings

Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) – Certificate Warnings

Hello everyone! Tim Beasley, Platforms PFE here again from the gorgeous state of Missouri. Here in the fall, in the Ozark Mountains area the colors of the trees are just amazing! But hey, I’m sure wherever you are it’s nice ... continue reading
System Center Visual Studio Authoring Extension(VSAE) support for Visual Studio 2017 

System Center Visual Studio Authoring Extension(VSAE) support for Visual Studio 2017 

Visual Studio Authoring Extension(VSAE) is now updated to be compatible with Visual Studio(VS) 2017. VSAE is the most commonly used authoring extension by the Management Pack(MP) development community. The MP developers want to use it with the latest Visual Studio ... continue reading

Building VM template using Assigned Access

Since it took me a couple of attempts to create VM templates for Azure portal management and Remote Desktop (in order to make them available for the TAP evaluation), I thought it best to share the process, so you can ... continue reading
Why use shielded VMs for your privileged access workstation (PAW) solution?

Why use shielded VMs for your privileged access workstation (PAW) solution?

It’s great to see customers trying out PAWs and it’s generating a lot of great questions. Many questions are related to shielded VMs so I’d like to focus this blog post on sharing our reasoning for building the PAW solution ... continue reading
New tech support scam launches communication or phone call app

New tech support scam launches communication or phone call app

A new tech support scam technique streamlines the entire scam experience, leaving potential victims only one click or tap away from speaking with a scammer. We recently found a new tech support scam website that opens your default communication or ... continue reading
Demystifying Schannel

Demystifying Schannel

Hello all! Nathan Penn here to help with some of those pesky security questions that have lingered for years. Recently I have been fielding several questions on “How do I make sure that I am only using the TLS 1.2 ... continue reading
Microsoft Azure #CloudShell Overview with #Bash CLI 2.0 and #Powershell #Azure #DevOps

Microsoft Azure #CloudShell Overview with #Bash CLI 2.0 and #Powershell #Azure #DevOps

Azure Powershell in the Portal Azure Cloud Shell is an interactive, browser-accessible shell for managing Azure resources. It gives you the flexibility of choosing the shell experience that best suits the way you work. Linux users can opt for a ... continue reading

How to create a VM template for PAW

Continuing with the PAW series, after you followed the previous blog to build the PAW device, you can now deploy PAW VMs on it. There are two types of VMs you can create: Desktop VM: this is a standard VM, ... continue reading
Diagram of schedule for updates

Azure Log Analytics workspace upgrades in progress

Many of you are currently using Azure Log Analytics to monitor your environments for availability and performance. We want to let you know that we're rolling out new enhancements and changes for Log Analytics, including a new query language. To ... continue reading
Privileged Access Workstation (PAW)

Privileged Access Workstation (PAW)

At Ignite conference last month, Dean and I presented a session on PAW. Originally we were planning to just talk about the concept of PAW and how it is deployed in Microsoft. A week before the conference, we decide to ... continue reading