Tag: Security

Microsoft Azure Started Patching Reboots Yesterday

Contrary to a previous email that I received, Microsoft started rebooting Azure VMs yesterday, instead of the 9th. Microsoft also confirmed that this is because of the Intel CPU security flaw. The following email was sent out to customers: Dear Azure customer, An industry-wide, hardware-based security vulnerability was disclosed today. Keeping customers secure is always…

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Intel CPU Security Bug

Gossip started to twirl in the last few days about what was driving both Azure and AWS to push out updates at relatively short notice. And news leaked over the last day that Intel has discovered a significant security flaw in the code of nearly all (or all) Intel processors manufactured in the last decade.…

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Azure Compute: New Features & Roadmap

Speaker: Corey Sanders, Director of Compute, Azure, Microsoft Lots of stuff that hasn’t been talked about yet. Compute Through The Ages Some old PCs, aa rack, a video of Monkey Boy doing developers developers developers, tablets, the cloud, and an alien (Quantum Computing). Digital Transformation Drink! Engage customers Transform products Empower employees Optimize operations What’s…

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WatchGuard Now Supported by Azure for Dynamic/Route-Based VPN

Microsoft now supports WatchGuard’s firewalls with the 11.12 firmware (fireware) for dynamic or route-based VPN. There are two kinds of VPN gateway in Azure: Static / policy-based: 1:1  connections, don’t support point-to-site VPN, or VNet-to-VNet VPN, website-to-VNet VPN, and really only good for the simplest of designs. Dynamic / route-based: Multiple simultaneous connections, supports all…

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Ignite 2016 – Discover Shielded VMs And Learn About Real World Deployments

This post is my set of notes from the Azure Backup session recording (original here) from Microsoft Ignite 2016. The presenters were: Dean Wells, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Terry Storey, Enterprise Technologist, Dell Kenny Lowe, Head of Emerging Technologies, Brightsolid This is a “how to” presentation, apparently. It actually turned out to be high level…

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Webinar Recording: Defending Today’s Threats With Tomorrow’s Security By Microsoft

MicroWarehouse has posted the recording of our last webinar, which explained why the security solutions of the 1990s that some companies are still relying on, are being easily defeated by attackers today. The post explains what is happening now, based on 2015 survey information from multiple sources. And I explain how a number of cloud-based…

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RunAsRadio Podcast – Hyper-V in Server 2016

I recently recorded an episode of the RunAsRadio podcast with Richard Campbell on the topic of Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V. We covered a number of areas, including containers, nested virtualization, networking, security, and PowerShell. Technorati Tags: Windows Server 2016,Hyper-V,Virtualisation,PowerShell,Security,Networking,Failover Clustering Please follow and like us: