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Introducing kernel sanitizers on Microsoft platforms

As part of Microsoft’s commitment to continuously raise security baselines, we have been introducing innovations to the foundation of the chip-to-cloud security outlined in the Windows 11 Security Book. Strong foundational security enables us to build defenses from the ground ... continue reading
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Unraveling the techniques of Mac ransomware

Ransomware continues to be one of the most prevalent and impactful threats affecting organizations, with attackers constantly evolving their techniques and expanding their tradecraft to cast a wider net of potential targets. This is evident in the range of industries, ... continue reading
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Windows 10 or Windows 11 GPO ADMX – An Update

Hi community,   I am Helmut Wagensonner, a Cloud Solution Architect – Engineer at Microsoft. In a former blog (https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/core-infrastructure-and-security/windows-10-or-windows-11-gpo-admx-which-one-to-use-for-your/ba-p/3063322), where I did a comparison between Windows 10 and Windows 11 ADMX files, I promised in my comments to do ... continue reading
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Microsoft Azure CLX: A personalized program to learn Azure

The rise of cloud computing has created demand for proven cloud experts. That’s why we’ve launched the Microsoft Azure Connected Learning Experience (CLX) program, designed to help aspiring learners and IT professionals become Microsoft Azure cloud pros. CLX is a ... continue reading
5 tips for IIS on containers: #3 Hardcoded configuration

5 tips for IIS on containers: #3 Hardcoded configuration

We’re getting into the third topic of our blog post series about IIS on Windows containers. In case you missed, check out the blog on SSL certificate lifecycle management and IIS app pools and websites. Today, we’re covering hardcoded configurations ... continue reading
Examples of S3-compliant object storage providers compatible with SQL Server 2022.

Data Virtualization with PolyBase for SQL Server 2022

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Microsoft SQL Server 2022 introduces the newest version of PolyBase, and with it the capability to query data where it lives, virtualize data, and use REST APIs. REST APIs enable SQL Server to be ... continue reading
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Scalable management of virtualized RAN with Kubernetes

Among the many important reasons why telecommunication companies should be attracted to Microsoft Azure are our network and system management tools. Azure has invested many intellectual and engineering cycles in the development of a sophisticated, robust framework that manages millions ... continue reading

New Windows 11 security features are designed for hybrid work

Attackers are constantly evolving, becoming increasingly sophisticated and destructive—the median time for an attacker to access your private data if you fall victim to a phishing email is 1 hour, 12 minutes.1 Microsoft tracks more than 35 ransomware families and ... continue reading
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New Azure Space products enable digital resiliency and empower the industry

Since the launch of Azure Space two years ago, we’ve announced partnerships, products, and tools that have focused on how we can bring together the power of the cloud with the possibilities of space. Today, we are introducing the next ... continue reading
NIC Certification updates in the Windows Server Catalog

NIC Certification updates in the Windows Server Catalog

Hi Everybody - Dan Cuomo, Principal PM on the Azure Edge and Platform, Core Networking team, here to talk about some changes we're making to NIC certification in the Windows Server Catalog. During OS deployment (and periodically after that), you ... continue reading