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Support for more apps with Azure AD Application Proxy

Support for more apps with Azure AD Application Proxy

Howdy folks, Today, I have the privilege to tell you about the public preview of two new features for Azure AD Application Proxy that make it even easier to provide secure remote access to on-premises applications: Support for SAML single ... continue reading

Solving the TLS 1.0 problem

The use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption for data in transit is a common way to help ensure the confidentiality and integrity of data transmitted between devices, such as a web server and a computer. However, in recent years ... continue reading
Windows Server 101: Hardening IIS via Security Control Configuration

Windows Server 101: Hardening IIS via Security Control Configuration

IIS, the web server that’s available as a role in Windows Server, is also one of the most used web server platforms on the internet. Hardening IIS involves applying a certain configuration steps above and beyond the default settings. The ... continue reading
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Best practices for alerting on metrics with Azure Database for MariaDB monitoring

On December 4, 2018 Microsoft’s Azure Database for open sources announced the general availability of MariaDB. This blog intends to share some guidance and best practices for alerting on the most commonly monitored metrics for MariaDB. Whether you are a ... continue reading
Application approval improvements in ConfigMgr 1810

Application approval improvements in ConfigMgr 1810

Thank you for all the feedback on the improvements to application approvals and faster software installation in Configuration Manager 1806. We have added several new improvements in Configuration Manager current branch 1810. Machine-based pre-approved requests Beginning with the Configuration Manager ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Setting up AD FS and Enabling Single Sign-On to Office 365

Step-By-Step: Setting up AD FS and Enabling Single Sign-On to Office 365

This post will walk you through a typical highly available setup into Office 365. Ideally this server will be installed as virtual servers on multiple Hyper-V hosts. Think about redundancy, not only in the virtual servers, but in the Hyper-V ... continue reading
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Modernize your Java Spring Boot application with Azure Database for MySQL

This blog post is co-authored by Parikshit Savjani, Senior Program Manager, Azure OSS Database service. Spring is a well-known Java-based framework for building web and enterprise applications addressing the modern business needs. One of the advantages of using the Spring ... continue reading
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Step-by-Step: How to Trigger an Email Alert when a Windows Service Starts or Stops on Windows Server 2016

Introduction In my last post. Step-by-Step: How to Trigger an Email Alert from a Windows Event that Includes the Event Details using Windows Server 2016, I showed you how to send an email alert based upon specific Windows EventIDs being ... continue reading
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Step-by-Step: How to Trigger an Email Alert from a Windows Event that Includes the Event Details using Windows Server 2016

Introduction Setting up an email alert is as simple as creating a Windows Task that is triggered by an Event. You then must specify the action that will occur when that Task is triggered. Since Microsoft has decided to deprecate ... continue reading
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Step-by-Step: How to Trigger an Email Alert from Windows Performance Monitor

Windows Performance Counter Alerts can be configured to be triggered on any Performance Monitor (Perfmon) Counter through the use of a User Defined Data Collector Set. However, if you wish to be notified via email when an Alert is triggered ... continue reading
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