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Azure Nginx Cloud Service Customers Traffic
- Continuing Microsoft Azure's commitment to empower our ISV partners and customers to adopt and modernize their application of choice and run in the cloud, we are excited to announce general availability (GA) of the NGINXaaS offering on Azure. In facilitating the cloud transformation journey for cloud architects, developers, IT professionals, and business decision makers who are all working towards their digital transformations, we are expanding on our more than a decade of partnership with F5, ... [Read More]

Openai Service Chatgpt Models Azure Access
- Microsoft has announced the expansion of its OpenAI Service on Azure, allowing enterprises to bring the power of advanced AI models such as GPT-3.5 (language generation), Codex (programming aid), and DALL-E 2 (image generation) to its cloud service. The OpenAI Service on Azure started as a limited preview back in November of 2021. Though the tech juggernaut couched the service as being generally available, businesses have to apply for access to the AI models, which limits access to a select ... [Read More]

Load Testing Azure Load Testing Test Azure Metrics
- This blog has been coauthored by Ashish Shah, Partner Director of Engineering, Azure Developer Experience. We are announcing the general availability of Azure Load Testing. Azure Load Testing is a fully managed load-testing service that enables you to generate high-scale load, gain-actionable insights, and ensure the resiliency of your applications and services regardless of where they're hosted. Developers, testers, and engineering teams can use it to optimize application performance, ... [Read More]

Microsoft Apps Consent Publisher Oauth Phishing
- Microsoft has warned that fraudulent Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) accounts were used in a phishing campaign that featured bogus apps that tricked victims into granting them permissions to access their email accounts.  The attackers used the fraudulent MPN accounts to register fake versions of legitimate-sounding apps, such as "Single Sign On (SSO)" and "Meeting" that were dressed up with convincing visual indicators, including Zoom's older video icon and and Zoom-like URLs, according to ... [Read More]


Cost Preview Microsoft Management Analysis Views
- Microsoft Cost Management updates—January 2023 Whether you're a new student, a thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints and you need to know what you're spending, where it's being spent, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to the bill, and this is where Microsoft Cost Management comes in. We're always looking for ways to learn more about your challenges and how Microsoft Cost Management can help you better understand ... [Read More]

Microsoft Google Drive Chromeos Google Integration Products
- Microsoft and Google balance working together and competing with one another. Google and Microsoft don't always take pains to make sure their products work great together—Google originally declared Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser " not supported " by the Google Drive web apps; Microsoft is always trying to make you use Bing —but it looks like Google's ChromeOS will start working a bit better with the Microsoft 365 service later this year. Google says ChromeOS will add a "new ... [Read More]

Security Certificates Ad Certificate Infrastructure Fido Security Keys
- With Azure AD and FIDO security keys, you can make MFA more secure and avoid having to provision certificates on everyone's phones. Passwords are a mess, MFA can be more of a stopgap than a solution to phishing and running your own public key infrastructure for certificates is a lot of work. The long-term goal is to move to passwordless credentials that can't be phished. "Passwords are a huge problem: A huge usability problem, and a huge management problem," Alex Weinert, vice president of ... [Read More]

Microsoft Microsoft Office Microsoft 365 Apps Office Month
- Microsoft 365 , the most recent version of the Microsoft Office set of tools includes programs that you already use at home, school or work. Buying a Microsoft 365 membership is still the most popular way to access them.  On Jan. 11, Microsoft announced the release of  Microsoft 365 Basic which costs $2 a month, or $20 for a yearly subscription. However, you can snag  Microsoft 365  at no cost under some circumstances. Microsoft's suite of productivity software consists of ... [Read More]


Data Kql Sentinel Log Query Queries
- Microsoft's cloud-hosted SIEM software comes with a suite of powerful analytics tools designed to read logs and find anomalies in the data haystack. Microsoft's cloud-based security information and event management software, Sentinel, is built on top of Azure's data management tooling, including Azure Monitor and its built-in Log Analytics. One key part of this suite is Azure Data Explorer, a tool used to explore and analyze data with queries across multiple stores, mixing structured and ... [Read More]

Windows Version Microsoft Windows 11 Devices Support
- Windows 11 21H2 doesn't reach end-of-support until October 10, but Microsoft will start automatically upgrading devices on it to Windows 11 22H2, a version it says has delivered a "positive experience". It will start with PCs that upgraded to 21H2 the earliest.  The company will now gradually start updating consumer and non-managed PCs running the Home and Pro editions to Windows 11, version 21H2. This has been standard practice since Windows 10, but this timeline marks an earlier than ... [Read More]


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