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Analysing Web Shell Attacks with Azure Defender data in Azure Sentinel

Analysing Web Shell Attacks with Azure Defender data in Azure Sentinel

Tom McElroy, Rob Mead - Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center Thanks to Stefan Sellmer, Elia Florio, Ram Pliskin, Dotan Patrich & Yossi Weizman for making this blog possible.   On the 22nd September 2020 as part of IGNITE, we released a video demo showing how to use Microsoft 365 Defender and Azure Defender (AD) in combination [...]

Protect your web applications from all attack vectors with Barracuda and Microsoft Azure

Protect your web applications from all attack vectors with Barracuda and Microsoft Azure

Organizations are increasingly moving to Microsoft Azure, and the recent rise in distributed workforces has accelerated the pace. Just a few years ago, most applications were lifted and shifted from on-premises to the cloud before companies started to favor deploying cloud-native applications. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing more employees to work from home, the [...]

Announcing Tamper Protection for Configuration Manager Tenant Attach clients

Announcing Tamper Protection for Configuration Manager Tenant Attach clients

Matt Shadbolt (@ConfigMgrDogs) - Principal Program Manager | Microsoft Endpoint Manager   Last year, the Defender for Endpoint team and Microsoft Endpoint Manager team collaborated on a new feature called Tamper Protection.   Tamper Protection protects against malicious actors modifying the configuration of Microsoft Defender on Windows 10 clients to disable AV protection, real-time protection, [...]

New Meeting and Calling Experience in Microsoft Teams in GCC

New Meeting and Calling Experience in Microsoft Teams in GCC

New Meeting and Calling Experience in Microsoft Teams in GCC   Today, we’re pleased to share that we’re making several of the new features announced in Reimagining virtual collaboration for the future of work and learning available to users of Teams in Gov Cloud. We’re gradually rolling the features out for Teams desktop app on [...]

Level up with the DevOps Engineer Expert certification

Level up with the DevOps Engineer Expert certification

Originally posted May 2020 and updated September 29, 2020   Modern IT emphasizes working with people, processes, and technologies to continuously deliver business value. If you have these skills, DevOps Engineer Expert is the role-based certification for you.   As a prerequisite for this expert-level certification, earn either the Azure Administrator Associate or the Azure [...]

How Outlook for Windows connected to Exchange Online utilizes Microsoft Search

Microsoft Search In Microsoft 365, Microsoft Search returns search results based on the context of the application that you are searching from. When searching in Outlook, Microsoft Search is used to search email messages that are in your mailbox. There are plans for later builds to also query the Calendar, files, and other items within [...]

Security Controls in Azure Security Center: Manage Access and Permissions

Security Controls in Azure Security Center: Manage Access and Permissions

Continuing our Secure Score series of blog posts, this post will discuss how to manage access and permissions from an Azure Security Center perspective and walk through the respective recommendations. Access management for cloud resources is a critical function for any organization that is using the cloud. Using Role-based access control (RBAC), an authorization system [...]

How to Change collation for production Azure SQL databases

How to Change collation for production Azure SQL databases

In this article I will explain how to change the collation for your production Azure SQL Databases without loosing data/updates on the database with a minimum downtime.   Steps in brief:   Take a copy of the production database to a higher service tier ex: P11 on the same server. Export the database to bacpac [...]

Design a hybrid Domain Name System solution with Azure

Domain Name System (DNS) has a bad reputation for always being at fault if there are any issues with system connectivity and availability. This critical service translates "friendly" system names to network IP addresses, much like looking up a physical address or phone number in a phone book, by using the person's name. We use [...]

Experiencing Alerting Latency for Activity Log Alerts – 09/29 – Investigating

Initial Update: Tuesday, 29 September 2020 06:47 UTCWe are aware of issues within Activity Log Alerts and are actively investigating. Some customers may experience delayed Activity Log Alerts. Alerts would have eventually fired. Work Around: None Next Update: Before 09/29 09:00 UTC We are working hard to resolve this issue and apologize for any inconvenience.-Vamshi

Cumulative Update #15 for SQL Server 2016 SP2

The 15th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2016 SP2 is now available for download at the Microsoft Downloads site. Please note that registration is no longer required to download Cumulative updates. To learn more about the release or servicing model, please visit: • CU15 KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4577775 • Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 SP2 Latest Cumulative [...]