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Virtual desktop infrastructure security best practices

It’s no longer a matter of organizations deciding whether to embrace remote and hybrid work but finding the best way to do so. A recent study showed most employees are happier having the option to work from home, and 80 ... continue reading
Expansion of FIDO standard and new updates for Microsoft passwordless solutions

Expansion of FIDO standard and new updates for Microsoft passwordless solutions

Howdy folks, Happy World Password Day! Today, I’m super excited to share some great news with you: Together, with the FIDO Alliance and other major platforms, Microsoft has announced support for the expansion of a common passwordless standard created by ... continue reading
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DEV-0537 criminal actor targeting organizations for data exfiltration and destruction

In recent weeks, Microsoft Security teams have been actively tracking a large-scale social engineering and extortion campaign against multiple organizations with some seeing evidence of destructive elements. As this campaign has accelerated, our teams have been focused on detection, customer ... continue reading

Destructive malware targeting Ukrainian organizations

Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) has identified evidence of a destructive malware operation targeting multiple organizations in Ukraine. This malware first appeared on victim systems in Ukraine on January 13, 2022. Microsoft is aware of the ongoing geopolitical events in ... continue reading

Know your options for SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 End of Support

Customers trust Windows Server and SQL Server for their business-critical workloads. With SQL Server 2022, customers like Ita Unibanco are taking advantage of the built-in intelligence, industry-leading performance, and security across both structured and unstructured data. Similarly, customers like CadDo ... continue reading
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Azure Virtual Desktop: The flexible cloud VDI platform for the hybrid workplace

When we launched Windows Virtual Desktop nearly two years ago, no one predicted a global pandemic would force millions of workers to leave the office and work from home. Organizations around the world migrated important apps and data to the ... continue reading
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Have Your Company's Systems Passed All Security Tests?

Dear IT Pros, Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas! I would like to make this article more fluid and less dry, with the hope that not all my blog articles’ contents are too serious and too long to read. Let me ... continue reading
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Have Your Company's Systems Passed All the Security Tests?

Dear IT Pros, Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas! I would like to make this article more fluid and less dry, with the hope that not all my blog articles’ contents are too serious and too long to read. Let me ... continue reading
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The Short and Sweet for Remote Work: Cached Passwords and Device Provisioning

In recent months, we have many changes at architecture design and security, with users, services, and devices. This article attempts to describe the scenarios that could be driven by remote work and could identify possible configurations based on the business requirements.  Keep in mind that for these scenarios the users' accounts must ... continue reading
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Protecting Windows Virtual Desktop environments with Azure Security Center

With massive workforces now remote, IT admins and security professionals are under increased pressure to keep everyone productive and connected while combatting evolving threats. Windows Virtual Desktop is a comprehensive desktop and application virtualization service running in Azure, delivering simplified ... continue reading