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Diagram of high-level Solorigate attack chain

Increasing resilience against Solorigate and other sophisticated attacks with Microsoft Defender

­Even as investigations into the sophisticated attack known as Solorigate are still underway, details and insights about the tools, patterns, and methods used by the attackers point to steps that organizations can take to improve their defenses against similar attacks ... continue reading

Ten things you can implement to save costs in your Azure environment

Managing costs is a skillset that we need to learn when managing resources in the cloud, it is a change from running your resources on-premises. Managing costs can feel a bit overwhelming but it should be a team job, folks ... continue reading
Azure Arc Hybrid Cloud Management Control Plane

How to manage your Hybrid Cloud environment with Azure Arc (Video)

In this Azure Arc video, I want to share the latest Azure Arc hybrid cloud management capabilities. Hybrid Cloud management becomes more and more important for many customers. We are seeing the customers taking advantage of cloud computing, but at ... continue reading
Azure Virtual Networks add dialog

Configuring Azure virtual network subnets with CIDR notation

For people new to networking, creating Azure Virtual Network subnets can be tricky. Learn how CIDR notation works to segment ranges of IP addresses. When you create an Azure virtual network, you'll get default IP addresses that look something like ... continue reading

Preparing to Manage Windows Virtual Desktops (WVD)

Introduction Technologies such as Intune and Endpoint Configuration Manager (used manage enterprise devices) are becoming more robust, and these tools can also now be used for virtual devices such as those used by Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop service in Azure ... continue reading
Availability Zone

Understanding Availability Sets and Availability Zones

When learning something new there are a lot of phrases, terms and theory to learn and when learning Azure the same is true. One of the things you should be aware of within Azure is the difference and use cases ... continue reading
GigaOM Cost and Benefits of >NET Application Migration to the Cloud

5 ways to save costs by running .NET apps on Azure

Digital transformation is accelerating at an incredible rate for consumers and employees alike, and the way we live and work has drastically changed. As a result, digital demand is surging, often past the capacity of existing infrastructure due to online ... continue reading
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WAC-Active Directory trust not established or broken. …

PROBLEM: I began configuring a Windows Server 2019 Storage Space Direct (S2D) cluster using 3 virtual machines running on a physical Windows 2019 Hyper-V server. I started the installation using Windows Admin Center (v2009 Bld: 1.2.2009.21002) Cluster Creation wizard. I ... continue reading
Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure

Defining roles and responsibilities for cloud cost optimization

Today’s challenging economic climate has driven many IT organizations to launch cost optimization initiatives. If you’re participating in one such initiative, you’ve discovered that cloud cost management is a journey, with many factors to consider and steps to take to ... continue reading
Azure Defender for Resource Manager monitors resource management operations to protect your Azure environment.

New cloud-native breadth threat protection capabilities in Azure Defender

As the world adapts to working remotely, the threat landscape is constantly evolving, and security teams struggle to protect workloads with multiple solutions that are often not well integrated nor comprehensive enough. This results in serious threats avoiding detection, as ... continue reading