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New PCI DSS Azure Blueprint makes compliance simpler

I’m excited to announce our second Azure Blueprint for an important compliance standard with the release of the PCI-DSS v3.2.1 blueprint. The new blueprint maps a core set of policies for Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) compliance ... continue reading

Security baseline (FINAL) for Windows 10 v1903 and Windows Server v1903

Microsoft is pleased to announce the final release of the security configuration baseline settings for Windows 10 version 1903 (a.k.a., “19H1”), and for Windows Server version 1903. Download the content from the Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit (click Download and select ... continue reading
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How to develop and submit Spark jobs to SQL Server Big Data Clusters in IntelliJ

Were delighted to release the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ support for SQL Server Big Data Cluster Spark job development and submission. For first-time Spark developers, it can often be hard to get started and build their first application, with long ... continue reading
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Reducing security alert fatigue using machine learning in Azure Sentinel

Last week we launched Azure Sentinel, a cloud native SIEM tool. Machine learning (ML) in Azure Sentinel is built-in right from the beginning. We have thoughtfully designed the system with ML innovations aimed to make security analysts, security data scientists, ... continue reading
PAW deployment guide

PAW deployment guide

First published on TECHNET on Apr 30, 2018 After running the PAW TAP program on the solution explained in this blogpost , I received tons of interests and great feedback. While the team is investigating on a plan, a lot ... continue reading
MSIX - The MSIX Packaging Tool (Preview) available for Windows 10 insiders

MSIX – The MSIX Packaging Tool (Preview) available for Windows 10 insiders

First published on MSDN on Aug 06, 2018The preview of the MSIX Packaging Tool has now been released and made it into the Store. Windows 10 Insiders both Slow and Fast Ring can download the package from the store and ... continue reading
Windows Server 101: Understanding Third Party Security Configuration Baselines

Windows Server 101: Understanding Third Party Security Configuration Baselines

Windows Server 2016 comes reasonably secure “out of the box”. But it’s important to remember that while the server is reasonably secure, not every security control that is can be configured for Windows Server 2016 (and the more recently released ... continue reading

Hardening Windows Server 101: Understanding Third Party Security Configuration Baselines

Windows Server 2016 comes reasonably secure “out of the box”. But it’s important to remember that while the server is reasonably secure, not every security control that is can be configured for Windows Server 2016 (and the more recently released ... continue reading
Learning Azure: Part 2—Architecture and interactive APIs for .NET and REST APIs

Learning Azure: Part 2—Architecture and interactive APIs for .NET and REST APIs

Whether you're trying to wrap your head around architectural concepts, or you need to get down into the nitty gritty of understanding a particular API, Dan Fernandez joins Donovan Brown to show how Azure Docs has you covered.Azure Architecture CenterInteractive ... continue reading

Get up to speed with Azure HDInsight: The comprehensive guide

Azure HDInsight is an easy, cost-effective, enterprise-grade service for open source analytics. With HDInsight, you get managed clusters for various Apache big data technologies, such as Spark, MapReduce, Kafka, Hive, HBase, Storm and ML Services backed by a 99.9% SLA ... continue reading