Automation

Protecting Tier 0 the Modern Way

How should your Tier 0 Protection look like? Almost every attack on Active Directory you hear about today – no matter if ransomware is involved or not – (ab)uses credential theft techniques as the key factor for successful compromise. Microsoft’s State of Cybercrime report confirms this statement: “The top finding among ransomware incident response engagements […]

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Test your Patches! A Staged Patching Solution with Azure Update Manager

A common challenge faced by most enterprise organizations who, hopefully, automate their operating systems patching cycles is to ensure that only the Windows and Linux packages updates that were tested in dev/test pre-production environments reach production machines. This article is for those readers who have been implementing automated, scheduled patching with Azure Update Manager and

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PowerShell and OpenSSH team investments for 2024

Steve Lee PowerShell 7.5 We continue to follow our yearly release schedule for PowerShell 7 and the next version will align with .NET 9. Pseudo-terminal support PowerShell currently has a design limitation that prevents full capture of output from native commands by PowerShell itself. Native commands (meaning executables you run directly) will write output to

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3 new ways the Microsoft Intune Suite offers security, simplification, and savings

Today, we are taking a significant step in completing the delivery of functionality we promised when we first unveiled the vision for the Microsoft Intune Suite.1 We are launching three new solutions: Microsoft Intune Enterprise Application Management, Microsoft Intune Advanced Analytics, and Microsoft Cloud PKI. With these additions, the Intune Suite now goes beyond unified

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Harmonizing AI-enhanced physical and cloud operations 

Azure’s adaptive cloud approach builds on our work with Azure Arc to make it easier for customers to accelerate their adoption of cloud innovation throughout their entire IT estate. In my last blog, I talked about how our adaptive cloud approach unifies siloed teams, distributed sites, and sprawling systems with a collaborative innovation and operations

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Why Azure Image Builder – Getting Started

You might be familiar with building golden images or templates for use on-premises.  Back in the olden days we used to “ghost” machines and now you may use a VM template with sysprep.  Azure offers the managed service Azure Image Builder so you can configure your image as a template for reuse within your cloud

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Reflecting on 2023—Azure Storage

The beginning of a new year often prompts reflection along with planning for the future. At the forefront of our priorities lies the commitment to enhance the Azure platform and its ecosystem, fuel groundbreaking AI solutions, and facilitate seamless migrations to the cloud. We achieve this through purpose-built storage solutions tailored to meet the unique

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Achieve generative AI operational excellence with the LLMOps maturity model

This is the fourth blog in our series on LLMOps for business leaders. Read the first, second, and third articles to learn more about LLMOps on Azure AI. In our LLMOps blog series, we’ve explored various dimensions of Large Language Models (LLMs) and their responsible use in AI operations. Elevating our discussion, we now introduce the LLMOps

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Become a Microsoft Unified SOC Platform Ninja

(Last updated January 2024) ** The integration of Microsoft Sentinel into the Defender portal is currently in private preview, with the eventual goal of a fully integrated and aligned user experience.  The early preview, specific feature information mentioned here is under development and therefore subject to change. Our recommendation is to regularly check for new

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Best practices in moving to cloud native endpoint management

This blog is the second of three that details our recommendation to adopt cloud native device management. In the first post, we shared three stories explaining why large organizations moved to a cloud-native management stance. A common thread through the customer stories was how they achieved greater security, cost savings, and readiness for the future

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