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SMB alternative ports now supported in Windows Insider

Heya folks, Ned here again. Starting with Windows 11 Insider preview Build 25992 (Canary) and Windows Server Preview Build 25997, the SMB client now supports connecting to an SMB server over TCP, QUIC, or RDMA using alternative network ports. Today I’ll explain how to configure this and talk about the near future of this in Windows and Windows Server Insiders a […]

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SMB alternative ports now supported in Windows Insiders

Heya folks, Ned here again. Starting with Windows 11 Insider preview Build 25992 (Canary), the SMB client now supports connecting to an SMB server over TCP, QUIC, or RDMA using alternative network ports. Today I’ll explain how to configure this and talk about the near future of this in Windows and Windows Server Insiders a bit. Previous port behaviors

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DR 2.0: Migrating from DFSR to Storage Replica

Heya folks, Ned here again. Today I’m sharing advice on migrating from Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) to Storage Replica. This includes deciding when SR is a good replacement, inventorying your DFSR and DFS Namespaces, backing up your existing configuration, validating your existing replication and converging it, migrating to SR, then updating your disaster recovery

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Protect your web apps from modern threats with Microsoft Defender for Cloud

This blog was co-written with Loren Lachapelle, Dotan Patrich, and Assaf Berenson. In this era of AI-driven competition, enterprises of all sizes have prioritized the value of migrating their app development from on-premises to the cloud. As developers rapidly publish new cloud applications, bad actors are equally relentless in seeking new ways to exploit misconfigured

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Introducing DNR support for Windows Insiders

>A huge thank you to Alex Jercaianu, Justin Sapp, Kosi Nwabueze, and Milan Justel for implementing this feature! Discovery of Network-designated Resolvers (DNR) is an upcoming IETF standard to discover encrypted DNS servers. Before DNR, devices getting DNS server from their local network would not be able to use encrypted DNS without manually finding out

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Octo Tempest crosses boundaries to facilitate extortion, encryption, and destruction

Microsoft has been tracking activity related to the financially motivated threat actor Octo Tempest, whose evolving campaigns represent a growing concern for organizations across multiple industries. Octo Tempest leverages broad social engineering campaigns to compromise organizations across the globe with the goal of financial extortion. With their extensive range of tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs),

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Service Endpoints vs Private Endpoints

For a long time, if you were using the multi-tenant, PaaS version on many Azure services, then you had to access them over the internet with no way to restrict access just to your resources. This restriction was primarily down to the complexity of doing this sort of restrictions with a multi-tenant service. At that

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Wired for Hybrid What’s New in Azure Networking September 2023 Edition

Hello Folks, Azure Networking is the foundation of your infrastructure in Azure. Each month we bring you an update on What’s new in Azure Networking. In this blog post, we’ll cover what’s new with Azure Networking in September 2023.  In this blog post, we will cover the following announcements and how they can help you. Gateway Load

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Quick-Start Guide to Azure Private Endpoints with AKS & Storage

Introduction Azure Private Endpoints (PE) offer a robust and secure method for establishing connections via a private link. This blog focuses on utilizing PEs to link a Private Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster with a Storage account, aiming to assist in quick Proof-of-Concept setups. Although we spotlight the Storage service, the insights can be seamlessly

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What’s New: Introducing Microsoft Sentinel Web Session Essentials Solution.

Thank you for liking and using both our ASIM based domain solutions, Network session and DNS essentials. Today, we are announcing the new web session Essentials solution in Public Preview. This is a domain solution and third Microsoft Sentinel solution to leverage Advanced Security Information Model (ASIM). This solution provides a set of generic OOTB

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