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Partial screenshot of a code-level analysis of a Hive sample.

Hive ransomware gets upgrades in Rust

Hive ransomware is only about one year old, having been first observed in June 2021, but it has grown into one of the most prevalent ransomware payloads in the ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) ecosystem. With its latest variant carrying several major upgrades, ... continue reading
Figure 1: Comparison of A or B (fixed mindset) thinking vs. A+B (modular) thinking when it comes to choosing the best apps in Azure for modernization.

How to choose the right Azure services for your applications—It’s not A or B

This post was co-authored by Ajai Peddapanga, Principal Cloud Solution Architect. If you have been working with Azure for any period, you might have grappled with the question—which Azure service is best to run my apps on? This is an ... continue reading
Connect to your on-prem server from anywhere!

Connect to your on-prem server from anywhere!

Hello Folks, A few weeks ago, I wrote about upgrading my local network edge device with one capable of connecting to my Azure virtual network using a site-to-site VPN. I also mentioned that I would cover many other services and ... continue reading
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Accessing Key Vault from another Subscription over public endpoint

Introduction Hello everyone, it has been a while, Andrew Coughlin here and I am a Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on Azure IaaS. I recently received questions from a few of my customers about access a key vault from a ... continue reading

System Center 2022 Orchestrator Integration Packs

System Center 2022 Orchestrator Integration Packs are now available for customers. These Integration packs expand the functionality and ability of Orchestrator to integrate with System Center 2022 components and other Microsoft products for datacenter automation. Follow the steps mentioned here ... continue reading

CIS Tech Community – Check This Out! (CTO!) Guide (June 2022)

Hi everyone! Brandon Wilson here to introduce you to a new series of posts, called the “Check This Out!” series (or “CTO!” for short). These posts are only intended to be a guide to lead you to some content of ... continue reading
Azure mobile app showing details for a subscription with a cost of $641.86 for the month of June.

Microsoft Cost Management updates – June 2022

Whether you're a new student, a thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints, and you need to know what you're spending, where, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to ... continue reading
Apply Azure Policy to Azure Arc-enabled Servers in a Hybrid environment

Apply Azure Policy to Azure Arc-enabled Servers in a Hybrid environment

If you have connected your non-Azure Servers with Azure Arc, and you can now see them via the Azure portal and other management tools (like Azure PowerShell), a good next step is to apply some Azure Policies to them. This ... continue reading

VM Backup Tiering with Azure Automation

Hi folks! My name is Felipe Binotto, Senior Azure Customer Engineer, based in Australia. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how you can have different Backup Tiers for your VMs and how you can automate the backup configuration ... continue reading
Network ATC on Azure Stack HCI

Network ATC on Azure Stack HCI

Update: Network ATC is now publicly available with Azure Stack HCI 21H2 As you may be aware, Microsoft announced the general availability of the Azure-connected Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Azure Stack HCI. Previously Azure Stack HCI was built off Windows Server which ... continue reading