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Demo Tuesday // How to turn event logs into security intelligence

Welcome to our new Demo Tuesday series. Each week we will be highlighting a new product feature from the Hybrid Cloud Platform. Smart security with OMS and Windows Server 2016 The flood of security event logs can be enough to overwhelm an army of system administrators. In the event of a breach, what’s needed isn’t...

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Three ways to better secure your hybrid environment

As more organizations adopt a hybrid cloud model for IT, it’s no surprise they’re encountering new security challenges. With more surface area to cover, more mission-critical assets to protect, and more sophisticated threats to defend against, security issues become increasingly complex. And with the average cost of a data breach to a single company now...

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Introducing Service Map for dependency-aware monitoring, troubleshooting and workload migrations

This post was authored by Nick Burling, Principal Program Manager on the Enterprise Cloud Management Team. Managing modern business services requires visibility across the complex interdependencies of your critical applications and supporting infrastructure. Yet IT operations teams currently struggle to manage the complexity of discovering and troubleshooting the interconnected services their businesses depend on. Today,...

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FBI warning: Ransomware attacks skyrocketing

Cybercriminals collected $209 million in the first three months of 2016 by extorting businesses and institutions to unlock computer servers.1 And that estimate is probably low, considering many companies fail to report such attacks for a variety of reasons. This type of crime has grown rapidly and is quickly becoming a favorite of attackers because...

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Manage your Linux and Windows Servers with Microsoft Operations Management Suite

This post was authored by the Enterprise Cloud Management Team. On the season premiere of Microsoft Mechanics, we showcase unified management across Linux and Windows Servers in hybrid cloud environments. This includes a hands-on look at how to deliver Azure management services on-demand with Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS), by Principal Program Manager Eamon O’Reilly....

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Hybrid Cloud Management Ignite recap: Microsoft Operations Management Suite overview

Last week in Atlanta at Microsoft Ignite, we announced multiple new capabilities for Microsoft Operations Management Suite. Designed to help you gain visibility, increase control, speed response to security issues, and increase availability, the new offerings give you expanded options for managing your hybrid cloud. As you move to the cloud, one of the key...

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Can’t-miss OMS Operations Management Suite Sessions at Ignite

This post was authored by the Enterprise Cloud Management Team. If you are attending Ignite or watching the event live and are interested in maximizing the management of your on-premises, cloud, or hybrid environments, you should strongly consider attending the below sessions. Discover how Accenture and Time Warner manage hybrid environments today: This 45-minute session...

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Announcing the launch of System Center 2016 and new services for Operations Management Suite

This post was authored by Jeremy Winter, Director, Program Management, Enterprise Cloud. Navigating the transition to cloud means changes for IT operations. To manage cloud resources and across a hybrid environment, you need tools with the speed and flexibility to match the agility of the cloud. At the same time, you need specialized capabilities required...

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Deep dive on backup protection for IaaS VMs

As we continue with our discussion of backup, the next topic is backup specifically for IaaS virtual machines (VMs). An increasing number of organizations are moving their applications to the cloud with IaaS as the fabric running the apps. Although there are a number of compelling value propositions for adopting cloud IaaS, moving to the...

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Announcing the general availability of the Recovery Services Vault

In our earlier blog posts, we talked about a couple key scenarios for Backup in Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS): Cloud as Tape Replacement and Remote Office backup. Today we are announcing Recovery Services Vault in Microsoft Azure, which brings OMS Backup and OMS Site Recovery under a common management umbrella. Both these scenarios can...

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