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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
Learn Live: Azure Hybrid Cloud Study Hall

Learn Live: Azure Hybrid Cloud Study Hall

Join us for the new Azure Hybrid study hall series. This fourteen-party weekly series will answer your questions live, walk through how to configure, deploy, manage your hybrid cloud resources using services and hybrid cloud technologies, and walk-through Microsoft Learn ... continue reading
The top technical skills for the modern IT Pro

The top technical skills for the modern IT Pro

There are many niche areas within infrastructure and security, but we find that most IT Pros have a very broad set of responsibilities, touching different products and tasks. If you’re working in a Microsoft-focussed environment, especially one that is using ... continue reading
The Microsoft vulnerable driver blocklist feature enabled in the Core isolation page within the Windows Security app.

New security features for Windows 11 will help protect hybrid work

Attackers haven’t wasted any time capitalizing on the rapid move to hybrid work. Every day cybercriminals and nation-states alike have improved their targeting, speed, and accuracy as the world adapted to working outside the office. These changes have put “cybersecurity ... continue reading
Hardware setup of the live demonstration of carrier-grade cloud-managed Open RAN platform at MWC 2022.

Diversifying the telecommunications supply chain with Open RAN

Over the past few years, there has been an increasingly steady drumbeat for the need to diversify and open the telecommunications supply chain. This has been driven both by security concerns and by the need to improve the negotiating power ... continue reading
Microsoft Defender for Cloud Dashboard featuring security posture chart, Firewall manage, regulatory compliance status, and workload protections.

3 steps to secure your multicloud and hybrid infrastructure with Azure Arc

As businesses around the world grapple with the growth of an industrialized, organized attacker ecosystem, the need for customers to secure multicloud and hybrid infrastructure and workloads is increasingly urgent. Today, organizations face an attacker ecosystem that is highly economically ... continue reading

Accelerate graphics-heavy workloads using NVads A10 v5 Azure

Back in 2019 when Azure launched the first GPU-partitioned (GPU-P) virtual machine (VM) offerings in the public cloud, our customers loved it and asked for a similar offering on NVIDIA GPUs. Our customers wanted the flexibility to choose the GPU ... continue reading
Confidential Virtual Machine in Azure Portal.

Meet PCI compliance with credit card tokenization

In building and running a business, the safety and security of your and your customers' sensitive information and data is a top priority, especially when storing financial information and processing payments are concerned. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard ... continue reading

The path forward for SQL Server analytics

Today, we are announcing changes to SQL Server analytics which includes:Customer feedbackRetirement of SQL Server 2019 Big Data ClustersRetirement of PolyBase scale-out groupsPath forwardCustomer feedbackWe continue to see increased migration to the cloud, with analytical workloads leading that charge.Customers have ... continue reading
Azure VMware Solution (AVS) for VMware Admins Primer

Azure VMware Solution (AVS) for VMware Admins Primer

It’s funny to think there was such a pushback on virtualization when it first came out versus being the norm for most of us now. As a VMware admin myself, I remember all the discussions with application teams trying to ... continue reading