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Deploying a Suspicious Activity Bot in Azure Commercial or Azure Government
5/24/2017 | Microsoft Azure Government | 4
Having spent many years in the Public Sector space, I have made a lot of friends on both the contractor and government employee sides of the aisle. So we are always having conversations about how Azure is making the world better both commercially as well as in the Public Sector space. Because of that,

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Virtual Machines:New Features
5/18/2017 | Azure Notes | 2
Windows VMs in the Azure Marketplace have been expanded to include 30GB OS disk entries (instead of the normal 127GB OS disks) to help save you some dollars on your VMs while using Managed Disks. More

Wisdom Wednesday: The Hidden Costs Of Malware
5/17/2017 | Office 365 Advisors | 24
Ransomware is malware that either freezes your computer or locks it so you cannot access data and programs that your company normally uses. The criminal that is holding your system hostage, demands a ransom that is usually paid in Bitcoin. Imagine opening your business one morning, turning your computer

Office 365 Update: New Profile Experience coming to Outlook Web Access
5/17/2017 | Jasper Oosterveld | 23
We’re rolling out a major update to the Office 365 profile card experience. This is already available in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint. You’ll begin seeing this change in Outlook on the web. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 15090. How does this affect me? We’re overhauling

Office 365 Update: Add Mail Contacts as Guests in O365 Groups
5/17/2017 | Jasper Oosterveld | 17
We’re supporting the addition of Mail Contacts as Guests in Office 365 Groups. We’ll begin rolling this feature out in the next few days. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 15043. How does this affect me? This feature will only affect your tenant if you have Groups & Guest access enabled.

Office 365 Update: Distribution list owners can upgrade the DLs they own to Office 365 Groups
5/17/2017 | Jasper Oosterveld | 15
The ability of distribution list owners to upgrade the DLs they own to Office 365 Groups is a new Office 365 feature. You’ll begin seeing this new feature today. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 15044. How does this affect me? In Outlook on the web, distribution list owners will

Office 365 Update: Yammer Dynamic Groups
5/17/2017 | Jasper Oosterveld | 11
Today, we are launching Yammer Dynamic groups which will allow you to manage Yammer groups dynamically through Azure AD. How does this affect me? You will be able to manage a group based on the following criteria: Role Geography Department Other attributes (role, geography, department, etc.) Dynamic

Office 365 Update: Yammer Connectors
5/17/2017 | Jasper Oosterveld | 9
Today, we are launching Yammer Connectors, which will allow you to connect your group to services (such as Bing, News, Dynamics, Twitter, Trello, and more) via a link in the right rail Group Actions module. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 15106. How does this affect me? Feature

Office 365 Update: Microsoft Stream general availability
5/17/2017 | Jasper Oosterveld | 10
A few months ago, in MC74630, we announced the preview of a new enterprise video service: Microsoft Stream. Stream will reach general availability this spring and is included in Office 365 subscriptions with Office 365 Video today, including Enterprise, Education, and Kiosk subscriptions. Stream is a

Petri article: SharePoint Virtual Summit – Continuing the Rebirth of SharePoint
5/17/2017 | Jasper Oosterveld | 10
I wrote an article for about the SharePoint Virtual Summit. Read all about it by clicking here.

Mark Rackley on the SharePoint Framework In His Own Words
5/17/2017 | Andrew Connell | 9
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How to prepare for one – The CJIS Security Audit
5/17/2017 | Microsoft Azure Government | 34
In Microsoft;s continuous effort to provide resources and guidance to agencies to help them meet their CJIS regulatory requirements, Microsoft collaborated with Alan Ferretti, CJIS Security Analyst and Subject Matter Expert of the CJIS ACE Division at Diverse Computing and former CJIS Information Security

More than just an ocean separates American and European approaches to cybersecurity
5/17/2017 | Microsoft secure | 3
The recent revision of the National Standards and Technology Institute’s (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework and the publication of European Network and Security Agency’s (ENISA) proposals on implementation of the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive have made me pause and ponder the progress

WannaCrypt attacks: guidance for Azure customers
5/17/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 2
Over the last couple days there has been a lot of public discussion about a current ransomware attack known as WannaCrypt.  This malware has caused customer pain and concern.  The malware…

In-Memory OLTP Update
5/17/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 2
In November 2016, we announced the general availability (GA) of In-Memory OLTP technology in Azure SQL Database worldwide. From then on we have been working towards…

Application Insights support for Microservices and Containers
5/17/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 2
We’ve recently made it much easier to monitor microservices and containerized applications using Azure Application Insights. A single Application Insights resource can be used for all the components…

Dear DocumentDB customers, welcome to Azure Cosmos DB!
5/17/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 2
Azure Cosmos DB, announced at the Microsoft Build 2017 conference, is the first globally distributed, multi-model database service for building planet scale apps. You can easily build globally-distributed applications without the hassle of complex, multiple-datacenter configurations.

Azure #CosmosDB: Introducing Per Minute (RU/m) provisioning to lower your cost, increase your performance
5/17/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 2
Last week at our annual Build conference, we’ve announced Azure Cosmos DB – our globally-distributed, multi-model database service and a set of new capabilities to enable developers to build apps…

Log Analytics:General Availability
5/17/2017 | Azure Notes | 2
We are excited to announce the general availability of the Nutanix Monitoring Solution from Comtrade Software for Operations Management Suite (OMS). It enables monitoring, event analytics, and log analytics for on-premises Nutanix Enterprise Clouds. It extends OMS by: More

CDN:New Features
5/17/2017 | Azure Notes | 2
When delivering content to a large global audience, it is critical to ensure optimized delivery of your content. This new capability is targeted to accelerate and optimize performance based on the scenarios you may use Azure CDN to deliver. These scenarios can include general website or web application

Service Fabric:Updated Features
5/17/2017 | Azure Notes | 2
Version 2.6.204 of the Azure Service Fabric SDK is now available, along with the 5.6.204 runtime that rolled out to Azure clusters worldwide. An update to Visual Studio 2017 tooling for Service Fabric is also available in the Visual Studio 2017 15.3 Preview 1 release, which can be installed side-by-side

Service Fabric:General Availability
5/17/2017 | Azure Notes | 2
Windows Server Container support on Azure Service Fabric is now generally available with the Service Fabric runtime 5.6 and SDK 2.6 release. This release includes a number of new features targeted at container orchestration, including a DNS service, resource governance, Operations Management Suite integration,

SQL Database:Updated Features
5/17/2017 | Azure Notes | 2
We’ve made improvements to SQL Data Sync including PowerShell programmability, better security and resilience, enhanced monitoring and troubleshooting, and availability in more regions. As part of these changes, SQL Data Sync will only be available in the Azure portal beginning July 1, 2017. More

Application Insights:Updated Features
5/17/2017 | Azure Notes | 2
We’re happy to introduce two enhancements to Smart Detection in Application Insights, which automatically notifies you if your live web app shows performance issues. You will now get an automatic notification if your live web app dependencies slow down - for example, a database or REST API that your

Virtual Machines:New Features
5/17/2017 | Azure Notes | 2
To power SAP HANA and other high-end database workloads, we’re introducing M-Series virtual machines powered by Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8890 v3 that support single node configurations up to 3.5TB memory. This will allow customers to quickly spin up a new virtual machine to test a new business process

Search:General Availability
5/17/2017 | Azure Notes | 2
Today, we are happy to announce general availability for JSON parsing with Azure Search’s Blob Storage indexer. More