Endpoint Load Balancing Heath Probe Configuration Details

Azure load balanced endpoints enable a port to be configured on multiple role instances or virtual machines in the same hosted service. The Azure platform has the ability to add and remove role instances based upon the instance health to achieve high…(read more)


The Hierarchy of Cyber Needs

Hi, The Captain here from Microsoft Enterprise Cybersecurity Group's Global Incident Response and Recovery team.  The kind curators of the Platforms PFE blog invited me to share some thoughts about building a strong security foundation in your enterprise. It takes a lot of time, effort, expertise and money to protect an enterprise network against today’s…


Creating a Site to Site VPN Connection in ARM through the new Azure Portal

In the ever changing and improving world of Microsoft Azure, there has officially been a shift to the new Azure portal as the primary tool for interacting with Azure. On December 2, 2015 an official announcement was made that the portal located at portal.azure.comwas officially taken out of “preview” and made generally available (or “GA”)….


Does your win 8.1 /2012 R2/win10 logon hang after a password change?

Hi, Linda Taylor here, Senior Escalation Engineer from the Directory Services team in the UK. I have been working on this issue which seems to be affecting many of you globally on windows 8.1, 2012 R2 and windows 10, so I thought it would be a good idea to explain the issue and workarounds while…


AutoAdminLogon registry value reset to 0 after reboot

Recently a customer had an issue where they were setting some registry values in their Azure VM by running a script using the guest agent CustomScriptExtension. After reboot, one of the values was reset to 0, and another was completely removed. …(read more)