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Hosting PowerShell in a Python script

Yes Virginia, languages other than PowerShell do exist. I was working with a partner group here at Microsoft and they explained that they wanted to parse PowerShell scripts from Python. Their natural approach was to invoke the PowerShell executable and ... continue reading
WSL2 now available on Windows Server 2022

WSL2 now available on Windows Server 2022

Hello folks! If you’re one of those Devs/ITPros using the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) you know how useful and powerful it can be. We announced during Microsoft Build last week that WSL2 will be broadly available in June. But ... continue reading
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Microsoft finds new elevation of privilege Linux vulnerability, Nimbuspwn

Microsoft has discovered several vulnerabilities, collectively referred to as Nimbuspwn, that could allow an attacker to elevate privileges to root on many Linux desktop endpoints. The vulnerabilities can be chained together to gain root privileges on Linux systems, allowing attackers ... continue reading
Deploy Bicep files by using GitHub Actions

Deploy Bicep files by using GitHub Actions

Recently, I did a live streaming session for the New York City Microsoft Reactor in which I took concepts from the Quickstart: Deploy Bicep files by using GitHub Actions doc and put them into action. In this session I create ... continue reading
Bastion 101 - Connections with Confidence

Bastion 101 – Connections with Confidence

Lately, I have been spending a lot of time working with Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) debugging some ways to deploy applications. Sometimes when troubleshooting a problem, it helps to have administrative access directly to the server. Finding solutions to avoid ... continue reading

System Center 2022

Datacenters are complex with multiple components across compute, storage and networking – components that are used to store and manage the most critical resources, vital for continuous operations of an organization. These IT environments quickly grew out of control, along ... continue reading
Step-by-Step: How to update an Azure Linux VM using Update management

Step-by-Step: How to update an Azure Linux VM using Update management

Operating system updates include feature updates, bug fixes, and security improvements and are important to update periodically. This applies to desktop computers as well as servers. There are many tools available to manage the Windows update process. When it comes ... continue reading

Announcement: Adding Support for Latest Linux OS in SCOM 2019 UR3

With SCOM 2019 UR3 onwards, Ubuntu 20.04, Debian 10, and Oracle Linux 8 are also supported via the Universal Linux MPs! The latest support matrix can be seen HERE. This support is in response to requests for supporting the latest ... continue reading
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Upload Custom Linux Hyper-V Image for Gen 2 VM in Azure

Introduction This is Andrew Coughlin and I am a Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on Azure IaaS. In this blog I will focus on how to upload a custom linux Hyper-V image for generation 2 virtual machines in Azure. Support ... continue reading
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Deploying Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on Linux Servers.

Hi IT Pro, The following is step-by-step document for Defender for Endpoint Linux (MD ATP for Linux) deployment. Let's start your MD for Endpoint Linux deployment! ________________________________ Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Linux (MD ATP) support for Linux with kernel version ... continue reading