(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Leverage Azure Security Center to detect when compromised Linux machines attack

Today’s tip… When an attacker compromises a machine, they typically have a goal in mind. Some attackers are looking for information residing on the victim’s machine or are looking for access to other machines on the victim’s network. Other times, attackers have plans to use the processing power of the machine itself or even use…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Get started with Power BI service (app.powerbi.com)

Today’s tip… This tutorial helps you get started with Power BI service. For an understanding of how Power BI service fits in with the other Power BI offerings, we highly recommend that you start by reading What is Power BI. In this tutorial, you complete the following steps: Find other getting started content for Power…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Simplified restore experience for Azure Virtual Machines

Today’s tip… Azure Backup now offers an improved restore experience for Azure Virtual Machines by leveraging the power of ARM templates and Azure Managed Disks. The new restore experience directly creates managed disk(s) and virtual machine (VM) templates. This eliminates the manual process of executing scripts or PowerShell commands to convert and configure the .VHD…

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(Compute) Tip of the Day: Avere vFXT for Azure for HPC workloads now generally available

Today’s tip… We are very excited to share the general availability (GA) of Avere vFXT for Azure. This culminates months of effort beginning when Microsoft welcomed Avere to the Azure family earlier this year. Customers can now leverage the Avere vFXT to run their high-performance applications in Azure.  Avere vFXT for Azure provides a cloud-based…

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Tip of the Day: Cross-channel emotion analysis in Microsoft Video Indexer

Today’s tip… Many different customers across industries want to have insights into the emotional moments that appear in different parts of their media content. For broadcasters, this can help create more impactful promotion clips and drive viewers to their content; in the sales industry it can be super useful for analyzing sales calls and improve…

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(Cloud Security) Tip of the Day: Control and improve your security posture with Azure Secure score

Today’s tip… Secure score is a security analytics tool that provides visibility of your organization’s security posture and helps to answer the most important question, “how secure is my workload?” Secure score takes into consideration the severity and the impact of the recommendation. Based on that information, it assigns a numerical value to show how…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: What’s new in PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell

Today’s tip… At Microsoft Ignite 2018, PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell became generally available Azure Cloud Shell is available through the Azure portal, the stand-alone experience, Azure documentation, the Azure Mobile App, and the Azure Account Extension for Visual Studio Code. Improvements: Faster start-up: At the beginning of PowerShell in Cloud Shell’s public preview, the…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Active Directory Integration with Azure Files in preview

Today’s tip… Azure Files Azure AD Integration for SMB access using Azure AD Domain Services is now available in preview.   Azure Files offers fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible via the industry standard SMB protocol. Integration with Azure AD enables SMB access to Azure file shares using Azure AD credentials…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Firewall now generally available

Today’s tip… Azure Firewall is a managed cloud-based network security service that protects your Azure Virtual Network resources. It’s a fully stateful firewall as a service with built-in high availability and unrestricted cloud scalability. Centrally create, enforce, and log application and network connectivity policies across subscriptions and virtual networks. Azure Firewall uses a static public…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Announcing New Module ‘Az’

Today’s tip… In August 2018 we released a new module, ‘Az’, which combines the functionality of the AzureRM and AzureRM.Netcore modules. Az runs on both PowerShell 5.1 and PowerShell Core. ‘Az’ ensures that the PowerShell and PowerShell Core cmdlets for managing Azure resources will always be in sync and up to date. In addition, Az…

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