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PowerShell Extension for Visual Studio Code Spring 2023 Update

We are excited to announce that an update to the PowerShell Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available in the extension marketplace. In recent updates, we include a new “attach .NET debugger” debug configuration for binary PowerShell modules, better handling of start-up failures when the PowerShell version is unsupported, and have merged the PowerShell […]

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Azure Policy Recommended Practices

Azure Policy has multiple uses including general governance, monitoring setup, security, and compliance. It should not be used to deal with items better handled with role-based access control (RBAC). The following rules codify this: Prohibit anybody and any service from doing something: Azure Policy. Prohibit specific users and service principals from doing something: RBAC. Note:

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Manage your APIs with Azure API Management’s self-hosted gateway v2

Our industry has seen an evolution in how we run software. Traditionally, platforms were running in on-premises datacenters but started to transition to the cloud. However, not all workloads can move or customers want to have resiliency across clouds and edge which introduced multi-cloud scenarios. With our self-hosted gateway capabilities, customers can use our existing

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How To Automate The Hybrid World Part Two Of Two

Hi, Jonas here! Or as we say in the north of Germany: “Moin Moin!”I’m a Microsoft Senior Cloud Solution Architect – Engineering (or short Sr. CSA-E) and in this article I want to talk about how to automate the hybrid world. Over the years Microsoft has developed more and more automation tools such as Power Automate, Azure

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Azure Data Studio 1.41 release

We are less than one month into 2023 and already have a new release of Azure Data Studio to shareintroducing 1.41! With this release, we migrated to a new authentication library, made improvements based on user requests and feedback, and addressed a slew of existing issues that had been logged by usersincluding some that were

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Recovering from Attack Surface Reduction rule shortcut deletions

Updated 1/23/2023 @ 1:10pm PST On January 13th, Windows Security and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint customers may have experienced a series of false positive detections for the Attack Surface Reduction (ASR) rule “Block Win32 API calls from Office macro” after updating to security intelligence builds between 1.381.2134.0 and 1.381.2163.0. These detections resulted in the deletion

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IIS modules: The evolution of web shells and how to detect them 

Web exploitation and web shells are some of the most common entry points in the current threat landscape. Web servers provide an external avenue directly into your corporate network, which often results in web servers being an initial intrusion vector or mechanism of persistence. Monitoring for exploitation and web shells should be a high priority

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PowerShell 7 – Latest Features, Roadmap and a chat with the PowerShell Product Group

Many of us use PowerShell every day and we each use various versions in our personal and corporate environments. PowerShell 7 has some awesome features that many of us don’t even know about. Thomas Maurer and I took some time to speak to the PowerShell Team to find out all about PowerShell 7. We were

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Right Size/Recommend Azure SQL Managed Instance

Introduction When doing SQL Migrations we have some wonderful tools at Microsoft that will assist you with the migration from On-Premise to Azure. But What happens down the line when you need to decide if you made the correct choice from the start? Or has your use case changed? Maybe a service costs more than

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