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An Enterprise Design for Azure Machine Learning – An Architect’s Viewpoint

1. Problem Statement Many Organisations want to create enterprise data science capability. The goals can include unlocking value from their data assets, reducing cost, and driving customer engagement. While many organisations have an initial capability, challenges can arise while “scaling and industrialization” into an enterprise service. This Point-of-view provides an opinionated design for a “fit […]

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Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Defender for Cloud – Unique Capabilities for Robust Protection

Microsoft Defender for Cloud (MDC) is a cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP) that is made up of security measures and practices that are designed to protect cloud-based applications from various cyber threats and vulnerabilities. In this article we make a case that the unique capabilities provided by MDC will be hard to replicate with a

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Native-First Cloud Security Approach

Customers migrating to Public Cloud (Azure, AWS, Google Cloud) are often lifting and shifting existing toolsets. Some customers have the misleading notion that a best of breed approach is better than using Cloud Native solutions. As a result, their cloud workloads suffer from security and efficiency gaps.  These 3rd party solutions rely on the visibility provided by CSPs APIs. However, each solution comes

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Prepare for upcoming transitions in Defender for Servers

Last summer, within the scope of the upcoming Log Analytics agent deprecation, we announced a new agent strategy for Defender for Servers with the goal to simplify the onboarding and reduce external dependencies in our offering while improving existing and adding new capabilities. As part of that new strategy, customers should enable, agentless scanning as

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How to Set Up Sentinel Data Connectors for Kubernetes and GitHub

A guide to configure and use Sentinel Connectors to collect logs and data from your Kubernetes clusters and GitHub CI/CD pipelines. Part 2 of 3 part series about security monitoring of your Kubernetes Clusters and CI/CD pipelines by @singhabhi and @Umesh_Nagdev Link to Part 1 Introduction In part 1 of this series, we discussed the type of log sources you

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Get the most out of Microsoft Copilot for Security with good prompt engineering

The process of writing, refining, and optimizing inputs—or “prompts”—to encourage generative AI systems to create specific, high-quality outputs is called prompt engineering. It helps generative AI models organize better responses to a wide range of queries—from the simple to the highly technical. The basic rule is that good prompts equal good results. Prompt engineering is

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Defender for Cloud deployment in AWS/GCP – Agents, Resources, IAM and Cleanup options

Objective of the article The purpose of this article is to provide organizations with a comprehensive understanding of all the agents and resources deployed as part of Defender for Server, Defender for Container, Defender for SQL in their AWS/GCP environment by Defender for Cloud. The article aims to guide organizations on the impact of Defender

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Manage the latest versions of Azure Stack HCI with SCVMM

Azure Stack HCI is a hybrid cloud solution that lets you run virtualized workloads on-premises with direct access to Azure services. It combines the performance, security, and scalability of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) with the flexibility and innovation of Azure.  As a datacenter scale customer, to take full advantage of these new capabilities, you need a

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Benefits of moving to Azure Monitor SCOM managed instance

In this blog, let’s highlight the cost-benefit of moving from your existing SCOM on-prem to Azure Monitor SCOM MI. If you are using System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) to monitor on-premises and hybrid cloud environment, you might be wondering whether you should migrate to Azure Monitor SCOM managed instance or keep your SCOM on-premises deployment.

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Managing MDTI Premium licenses in Microsoft Entra Admin Center

This blog details how to assign and manage Defender Threat Intelligence (MDTI) licenses and contains links to helpful content and resources. It is intended for customers who recently purchased the MDTI Premium SKU or a SKU that enables MDTI Premium access for its user base, such as Copilot for Security. Global administrators or identity governance

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