Automation

Enhancing protection: Updates on Microsoft’s Secure Future Initiative

At Microsoft, we’re continually evolving our cybersecurity strategy to stay ahead of threats targeting our products and customers. As part of our efforts to prioritize transparency and accountability, we’re launching a regular series on milestones and progress of the Secure Future Initiative (SFI)—a multi-year commitment advancing the way we design, build, test, and operate our […]

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​​Secure SaaS applications with Valence Security and Microsoft Security​​

This blog post is part of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association guest blog series. Learn more about MISA.   Software as a service (SaaS) adoption has accelerated at a lightning speed, enabling collaboration, automation, and innovation for businesses large and small across every industry vertical—from government, education, financial service to tech companies. Every SaaS application is

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Unlocking New Dimensions in Cybersecurity – Advanced Export for Defender for Cloud Attack Insights

Microsoft Defender for Cloud (MDC) has been instrumental in offering proactive security management through its detailed Attack Path insights, helping organizations identify and mitigate potential vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. While these insights have long provided value within the MDC portal and through one-time snapshots via Azure Resource Graph, a significant update enhances how

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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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Introducing Windows Server 2025 running in Azure #Winsrv #Azure #Security #Windowsinsiders

Microsoft’s newest iteration, Windows Server 2025, signifies a major advancement in server technology. This release is brimming with novel features and improvements, specifically designed to enhance performance in virtual settings like Hyper-V. A notable inclusion is the extension of hotpatching capabilities to servers outside of Azure, a pioneering step aimed at minimizing downtime and optimizing

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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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