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TLS version enforcement capabilities now available per certificate binding on Windows Server 2019

At Microsoft, we often develop new security features to meet the specific needs of our own products and online services. This is a story about how we solved a very important problem and are sharing the solution with customers. As ... continue reading
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Establishing Linked Server to SQL Server using MSOLEDB Driver

Technical Reviewer: Krishnakumar Rukmangathan - Support Escalation Engineer, SQL Server BI Developer team, Microsoft Troy Moen - Sr. Escalation Engineer Linked server enable the SQL Server Database Engine to read data from remote data sources and execute commands against remote ... continue reading

Updating Help for older versions of PowerShell

PowerShell’s Updatable Help system was introduced in PowerShell 3.0. It was designed to assure that you always have the newest help topics on your local computer so that you can read them at the command line. Help was updated with ... continue reading
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SAP on Azure Architecture – Designing for security

This blog post was contributed to by Chin Lai The, Technical Specialist, SAP on Azure. This is the first in a four-part blog series on designing a great SAP on Azure Architecture, and will focus on designing for security. Great ... continue reading

SCOM – It’s Time to Migrate

This blog post has been originally authored by Scott Mathemeier, Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft So, it’s *that* time… You’ve used SCOM since it was MOM. Maybe you even know of its SeNTry ELM roots ;) Maybe you are brand new ... continue reading
Chart showing vulnerability, patch release, and outbreak. Vulnerability: MS08-067; Patch release: October 23, 2008; Outbreak: late December 2008. Vulnerability: MS17-010; Patch release: March 14, 2017; Outbreak: May 12, 2017. Vulnerability: CVE-2019-0708; Patch release: May 13, 2019; Outbreak column shows three question marks.

Protect against BlueKeep

Worms are the cause of many cyber headaches. They can easily replicate themselves to spread malicious malware to other computers in your network. As the field responders providing Microsoft enterprise customers with onsite assistance to serious cybersecurity threats, our Detection ... continue reading

What is built-in intelligence in Azure SQL Database?

First published on MSDN on Sep 12, 2018 Azure SQL Database is a fully managed latest stable version of SQL Server Database Engine hosted in Azure cloud that has several built-in features that protect and manage your data. These features ... continue reading

How Azure SQL Database makes database management easier?

First published on MSDN on Apr 26, 2018 Azure SQL database is a platform as a service SQL Server Database Engine hosted in Azure cloud and managed by Azure. Azure automates many management activities and enables you to focus on ... continue reading
Table of different Web Application hosting options (On-Prem, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS) and the balance of responsibility split between the customer and Microsoft.

Making it easier to bring your Linux based web apps to Azure App Service

Application development has radically changed over the years. From having to host all the physical hardware hosting the app and its dependences on-premises, to moving to a model where the hardware is hosted by external companies yet still managed by ... continue reading
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Direct Server Return (DSR) in a nutshell

TL;DR; A question we get asked quite a bit is. But what does that mean in detail? That is why we have today’s blog post which is about load balancing performance enhancements in SDN networks for Windows Containers and Kubernetes ... continue reading