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Application Security Groups now generally available in Azure Government
4/25/2018 | Microsoft Azure Government | 5
We are pleased to announce general availability of Application Security Groups (ASG) in all Azure regions including Azure Government. This feature provides security micro-segmentation for your virtual networks in Azure. The detailed announcement can be viewed here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/applicationsecuritygroups/


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Putting the “Soft” in “Software”: How Social IT Takes Human Resource Management Beyond the Physical Office
10/15/2013 | Office 365 Advisors | 25
Microsoft Surface The post Putting the “Soft” in “Software”: How Social IT Takes Human Resource Management Beyond the Physical Office appeared first on Office 365.


Deep-dive on New Azure FastTrack VM image (FTDW)
10/11/2013 | Rumors about Azure, SQL Server & Data in the Cloud.... | 27
If you are a regular Azure VM Image Gallery visitor like me, probably you noticed that we recently introduced a new image called “SQL Server 2012 SP1 for data warehousing on WS 2012”: That’s really nice, I can deploy in few minutes a fully configured Azure VM as dictated by “Fast Track” architecture


Windows Intune Endpoint Protection (WIEP) Agent Update coming on Nov. 12th
10/10/2013 | Windows Intune Team | 29
Introduction: The Windows Intune service will be releasing an update to our Windows Intune Endpoint Protection (WIEP) agent beginning on 11/12/2013. Microsoft regularly releases anti-malware platform updates to guarantee consistency in protection, performance, robustness, and usability in a malware landscape


The Garage Series: Extreme Office 365 Mobility and Off-Road Rally Challenge using iPhone, Android, and Windows Devices
10/9/2013 | Office Blogs - Garage Series | 29
In this week's episode, host Jeremy Chapman is joined by Office Mobile expert Guy Gilbert to round-up the latest in Office experiences across Windows, iOS, and Android platforms. Besides highlighting all the Office coverage on these devices, they show everything in action, including what may be the first


The Garage Series: Extreme Office 365 Mobility and Off-Road Rally Challenge using iPhone, Android, and Windows Devices
10/9/2013 | Office Blogs - Garage Series | 29
In this week's episode, host Jeremy Chapman is joined by Office Mobile expert Guy Gilbert to round-up the latest in Office experiences across Windows, iOS, and Android platforms. Besides highlighting all the Office coverage on these devices, they show everything in action, including what may be the first


Autodiscover and rich Outlook configuration fails but SSO for OWA/Lync/Portal works (“The AD FS 2.0 Windows Service service failed to start due to the following error: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.” ExRCA: “A network error occurred while communicating with the remote host. “) – CRL check in ADFS is failing
9/30/2013 | Jesper Stahle's Notes From the Field | 25
BACKGROUND The following works: You have successfully deployed ADFS and Single Sign-on  with Office 365 You can successfully log on to the Office 365 Portal, Outlook Web App and the rich Lync client using SSO (Active Directory credentials) both from the inside and outside (through ADFS Proxy) You have


The Direction of Microsoft Surface
9/26/2013 | Office 365 Advisors | 27
Microsoft Surface The post The Direction of Microsoft Surface appeared first on Office 365.


The Direction of Microsoft Surface
9/26/2013 | Office 365 Advisors | 31
Microsoft Surface The post The Direction of Microsoft Surface appeared first on Office 365.


Windows Azure: New Virtual Machine, Active Directory, Multi-Factor Auth, Storage, Web Site and Spending Limit Improvements
9/26/2013 | ScottGu's Blog | 30
This week we released some great updates to Windows Azure.  These new capabilities include: Compute: New 2-CPU Core 14 GB RAM instance option Virtual Machines: Support for Oracle Software Images, Management Operations on Stopped VMs Active Directory: Richer Directory Management and General Availability


SQL Server VM Disaster Recovery between AZURE and AMAZON
9/25/2013 | Rumors about Azure, SQL Server & Data in the Cloud.... | 30
Some days ago, a recent article from former Microsoft employee Michael Washam (http://michaelwasham.com) captured my attention: Connecting Clouds – Creating a site-to-site Network with Amazon Web Services and Windows Azure http://michaelwasham.com/2013/09/03/connecting-clouds-site-to-site-aws-azure Wow!


KB: “Cannot obtain the value from this computer 0x80041002" error message after the Windows Intune service is upgraded to a new release
9/24/2013 | Windows Intune Team | 25
After the Windows Intune service is upgraded to a new release, you may receive the following error message in the Windows Intune administrator console as the error message relates to the Endpoint Protection agent: Status Cannot obtain the value from the computer. 0x80041002 This problem


MSDN Subscribers: Windows Azure Aston Martin Sweepstakes through Sept 30th
9/20/2013 | ScottGu's Blog | 31
Earlier this summer we announced a number of great changes to Windows Azure that make it a fantastic cloud environment to use for Dev/Test scenarios.  These Dev/Test capabilities work great even for scenarios where you are building apps that ultimately will still be deployed using on-premises servers. Some


The Garage Series: 365 Days Later – Office 365 vs. Office 2013 on the Desktop Review
9/18/2013 | Office Blogs - Garage Series | 27
This week Jeremy Chapman and Tal Krzypow return to the Garage in Redmond to kick off season two. They try to answer common questions, "Which version of Office should I buy?" and "Are the Office apps in Office 365 the 'full' Office?" while recapping the events and new client side features of the last


The Garage Series: 365 Days Later – Office 365 vs. Office 2013 on the Desktop Review
9/18/2013 | Office Blogs - Garage Series | 29
This week Jeremy Chapman and Tal Krzypow return to the Garage in Redmond to kick off season two. They try to answer common questions, "Which version of Office should I buy?" and "Are the Office apps in Office 365 the 'full' Office?" while recapping the events and new client side features of the last


What is Yammer? Social Networking for Enterprise Changes Business
9/12/2013 | Office 365 Advisors | 29
Yammer Social Networking The post What is Yammer? Social Networking for Enterprise Changes Business appeared first on Office 365.


Intune Service Upgrades Begin September 23rd
9/10/2013 | Windows Intune Team | 33
Just a few short weeks ago, Microsoft announced that the latest update to the Windows Intune service will be available on October 18th. Existing customers will be upgraded ahead of that date! This post provides our upgrade schedule, along with highlighting some of the new features that will be available


Windows Intune Maintenance on September 9th
9/6/2013 | Windows Intune Team | 28
The Windows Intune service is performing scheduled maintenance beginning on Monday, September 9th 2013, at 3:00 PM UTC. The duration of this maintenance is scheduled for eight hours. During this maintenance period, we will be moving a portion of our back-end service over to new hardware and as a result,


New Identity Federation Debug Tools for Office 365
9/6/2013 | Paul Andrew | 32
The Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer tool was updated today. It now includes tooling for testing an Office 365 federated identity provider. This can be used with an Office 365 tenant which is configured for federation with either ADFS or another WS-* based Security Token Service. It can help you to debug


New Identity Federation Debug Tools for Office 365
9/5/2013 | Paul Andrew | 26
The Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer tool was updated today. It now includes tooling for testing an Office 365 federated identity provider. This can be used with an Office 365 tenant which is configured for federation with either ADFS or another WS-* based Security Token Service. It can help you to debug


Windows Azure: New Distributed, Dedicated, High Performance Cache Service + More Cool Improvements
9/3/2013 | ScottGu's Blog | 31
This morning we released some great updates to Windows Azure.  These new capabilities include: Dedicated Cache Service: Announcing the preview of our new distributed, dedicated, high performance cache service AutoScale: Schedule-based auto-scaling for Web Sites and Virtual Machines and richer AutoScale


SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Group and Listener in Azure VMs: Notes, Details and Recommendations
9/2/2013 | Rumors about Azure, SQL Server & Data in the Cloud.... | 40
If you are running, or going to run in the future, SQL Server inside Azure Virtual Machines, your favorite high availability solution (HA) is AlwaysOn Availability Groups (AG). Focusing on SQL Server 2012, why AG is or should be your favorite solution? Well, at least for these reasons: AG provides the


The Garage Series: Understanding the new world of Apps for Office and SharePoint
8/28/2013 | Office Blogs - Garage Series | 31
Video 18:07. A lost episode of the Garage Series filmed in New Orleans, host Jeremy Chapman is joined by MTC Architect, Richard diZerega, to discuss the new app model for Office and SharePoint. Richard also takes on the challenge to help navigate the culinary options of New Orleans by integrating Web


The Garage Series: Understanding the new world of Apps for Office and SharePoint
8/28/2013 | Office Blogs - Garage Series | 34
Video 18:07. A lost episode of the Garage Series filmed in New Orleans, host Jeremy Chapman is joined by MTC Architect, Richard diZerega, to discuss the new app model for Office and SharePoint. Richard also takes on the challenge to help navigate the culinary options of New Orleans by integrating Web


Windows 8.1 Is Making Its Way to Your Business
8/27/2013 | Office 365 Advisors | 31
Windows 8.1 Released The post Windows 8.1 Is Making Its Way to Your Business appeared first on Office 365.


Manually adding a VPN Gateway to Azure Virtual Network
8/27/2013 | Rumors about Azure, SQL Server & Data in the Cloud.... | 25
In this blog post, I’m going to show you how is possible to add a VPN Gateway, to an existing Azure Virtual Network, that is already used by some Virtual Machines. The entire procedure is not so complex, but due to the limitations of the Azure Portal GUI and Power Shell cmdlet, a specific procedure is