(RDS) Tip of the Day: Azure Post Exploitation Techniques

Today’s tip… The Cloud and Enterprise Red Team introduced how to apply traditional network attack techniques to the cloud along with mindset trends seen in Azure to address them. The presentation was given at the Infiltrate 2017 conference and is now available online. Presentation Cloud Post Exploitation Technique References: Azure Post Exploitation Techniques – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-post-exploitation-techniques/…

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Tip of the Day: Azure Reverse DNS

In the beginning of June, the Azure team published new and updated documentation for reverse DNS. There are 3 new pages: Overview, explaining what reverse DNS is, why it’s used, how it works, and the high-level scenarios supported in Azure Detailed guidance on hosting reverse DNS zones in Azure Detailed guidance on managing reverse DNS…

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Tip of the Day: Introducing Public Preview of 'DR for Azure VMs using ASR'

On June 1st, the public preview of Disaster Recovery (DR) for Azure VMs using Azure Site Recovery (ASR) was announced. This has been one of the most asked features from customers running production workloads on Azure. Given the increase in the willingness of customers to host mission critical production workloads on Azure in the recent past,…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Create metric alerts in Azure Monitor for Azure services

Today’s tip… You can receive an alert based on monitoring metrics for, or events on, your Azure services. Metric values – The alert triggers when the value of a specified metric crosses a threshold you assign in either direction. That is, it triggers both when the condition is first met and then afterwards when that…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Virtual Machine Assessment Tools

Today’s tip… Virtual Machine Assessment Tools Virtual Machine Readiness Assessment – Automatically inspect your on-premises environment, whether it is physical or virtualized, and provide you with a check list and detailed report on steps you need to take to move your environment to the cloud. Automated Assessment This tool will provide a high level checklist and…

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Tip of the Day: SMT in Azure will be retired on June 30, 2017

Today’s tip… The Server Management Tools (SMT) preview service will be discontinued on June 30, 2017. For more information, check out the below blog post by Samuel Li. Reference: “SMT preview service is being retired on June 30, 2017″ – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/servermanagement/2017/05/17/smt-preview-service-is-being-retired-on-june-30-2017/

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF) Generally Available

Today’s Tip… Azure Application Gateway is our Application Delivery Controller (ADC) layer 7 network service offering capabilities including SSL termination, true round robin load distribution, cookie-based session affinity, multi-site hosting, and URL path based routing. Application Gateway provides SSL policy control and end to end SSL encryption to provide better application security hardening. These capabilities…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Azure Information Protection Documentation Update for March 2017

Today’s Tip… Azure Information Protection: Control and help secure email, documents, and sensitive data that you share outside your company walls. From easy classification to embedded labels and permissions, enhance data protection at all times, no matter where it’s stored or who it’s shared with. The documentation has been updated on the web and the…

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Tip of the Day: Reduce running costs for your RDS Deployment in Azure using Auto-Scaling

Today’s Tip… The most significant cost is the RDSH server VMs, so a great way to reduce cost is to shut down and de-allocate your RDSH VMs during off hours and then start them back up again as usage increases.  The Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) auto-scaling sample script uses Azure Resource Management (ARM) PowerShell….

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Tip of the Day: Azure MFA cloud based protection for on-premises VPNs is now in public preview!

Today’s Tip… Azure MFA provides a hybrid multifactor authentication solution for Windows 10 VPN. Using a first-party auth extension, an on-premises NPS server provides the primary auth, forwarding RADIUS-encrusted REST calls to an Azure MFA tenant for the secondary authentication. Read More At: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2017/02/06/azure-ad-news-azure-mfa-cloud-based-protection-for-on-premises-vpns-is-now-in-public-preview/

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