Month: May 2019

Security – The Microsoft Attack Surface Analyzer, version 2.0, is now available

For those working in securing Windows environment, from both configuration and development side, you should already know the Attack Surface Analyzer (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24487). Well, good news, after quite some waiting (about 7 years since this has been first released), a new version of the Attack Surface Analyzer has been released and is available now on GitHub …

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Azure – Better troubleshooting tools for Azure Web Apps (preview)

As you know, you can host web applications on Azure using Azure Application Services (also called Azure Web Apps). From time to time, something may goes wrong and the web application stops servicing request in a way or another. This has always been a difficult troubleshooting task as there are so many different components and …

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Azure – You can now consolidate your cost management for AWS in Azure (preview)

Good news if you are using both Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to host your workloads in cloud services: you can now have both your Azure and AWS cost reporting in the Azure Cost Management blade. You need to know this is free during the preview and then a 1% fee will incur at …

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Exchange Online – You can now also use Azure Cloud Shell to connect to Exchange Online with PowerShell

A new capability has been added to Azure Cloud Shell, you can now use it to also connect to Exchange Online with PowerShell. To remind you as there are maybe few (lot?) of Exchange administrator who do not know what is Azure Cloud Shell, this is the ability to connect to cloud resources (in this …

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Azure – You can now get the operating system and the SKU/size of a VM directly from the portal

An update which is going to make few things easier when working with virtual machine in the Azure portal has been deployed. You can now get the operating system running on the VM directly from the portal. Connect to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com) and reach out the Virtual Machines blade to select the VM you …

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Teams – You can connect to Azure pipelines using Teams

You can now connect to your Azure Pipelines from Microsoft Teams. To do so, add the Azure Pipelines application in your Teams by accessing the Teams app catalog and search for Azure Pipelines (or Azure, or Pipelines) – you can also browse the Productivity category Then select the Teams where the Pipelines app will be …

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Windows 10 – The new Windows 10 version, 1903, is now available

  This is a rap, Windows 10 1903 is now officially available.   You can get it either using through WindowsUpdate server, Windows Update for Business, Visual  Studio subscription (aka MSDN), Software Center (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10) and Volume License.   As part of this availability, you also have the Windows Assessment Toolkit (ADK) used for OS deployment …

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Microsoft Defender – Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection is now available in public preview for MacOS

After a limited preview earlier in March, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is now available in public preview for MacOS devices. To get this preview, you need to have first turn the preview feature in your Security Center portal (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/microsoft-defender-atp/preview) All the documentation is available here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/windows-defender-antivirus/microsoft-defender-atp-mac You can on-board Mac devices from …

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