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Deploy secret-less Conditional Access policies with Microsoft Entra ID Workload Identity Federation

Background  Many customers face challenges in managing their Conditional Access (CA) policies. Over time, they accumulate more and more policies that are created ad-hoc to solve specific business scenarios, resulting in a loss of overview and increased troubleshooting efforts. Microsoft has provided guidance on how to structure your Conditional Access policies in a way that …

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Defender for cloud’s Agentless secret scanning for virtual machines is now generally available!

Cloud cybersecurity is of paramount importance in today’s digital landscape, as organizations increasingly rely on cloud services to store and manage sensitive data, applications, and infrastructure. Attacks on cloud infrastructure pose severe risks to organizations such as data theft, ransomware attacks, crypto mining attacks, and service disruption. During a cyber-attack, after gaining initial access to …

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Defender for Cloud unified Vulnerability Assessment powered by Defender Vulnerability Management

Microsoft Defender for Cloud is a multicloud application protection platform (CNAPP) designed to protect your cloud-based applications from code-to-cloud. A key component of cloud security is continuously monitoring and managing new vulnerabilities across your cloud workloads. Vulnerability management helps organizations improve their security posture, reduce the attack surface, and prevent security breaches. We are thrilled …

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Securing your GitLab Environment with Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Introduction In the dynamic landscape of software development, developers across diverse organizations are embracing a wide variety of Source Code Management (SCM) and CI/CD pipeline systems to optimize their workloads. While this trend presents flexibility, collaboration, and speed to software development, the challenges of securing the application lifecycle become increasingly complex. As organizations strive to improve …

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Automate Text Summarization with OpenAI and PowerShell

Automating tasks is the core of PowerShell scripting. Adding artificial intelligence into the mix takes automation to a whole new level. Today, we’ll simplify the process of connecting to OpenAI’s powerful text summarization API from PowerShell. Let’s turn complex AI interaction into a straightforward script. To follow this guide, you’ll need an OpenAI API key. …

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What’s new in Azure AI Speech

Today at Microsoft Ignite, we are super excited to announce a number of new capabilities for Azure AI Speech! This article provides a summary of all the new and recent releases. We also recently released improved pricing for some of our services, including lower prices for batch transcription and Custom Speech. Please see Updates to …

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Enhancing Defender CSPM across the application lifecycle

Organizations are challenged with managing multicloud security due to the complexity of coordinating security measures across diverse cloud environments, each with its unique configurations and vulnerabilities. Visibility across cloud environments can be limited, making it challenging to effectively triage issues that arise. Additionally, ensuring consistent security policies and followed amidst a changing threat landscape can …

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Microsoft Azure AI, data, and application innovations help turn your AI ambitions into reality

Welcome to Microsoft Ignite 2023! The past year has been one of true transformation. Companies are seeing real benefits today and are eager to explore what’s next—including how they can do more with their data investments, build intelligent applications, and uncover what AI can do for their business. We recently commissioned a study through IDC …

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Empowering developers to use natural language and translator capabilities in containers

Containers allow enterprises to build applications on their own infrastructure. It enables enforcement of strong security and data governance requirements critical for regulatory-heavy industries such as financial services, healthcare and government agencies. Azure AI services let you use the same APIs that are available in Azure, on-premises. This offers developers the flexibility to bring Azure …

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