Microsoft Security Updates January 2022

Microsoft Security Updates January 2022

January, Microsoft released patches today for 96 new CVEs in Microsoft Windows and Windows Components, Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based), Exchange Server, Microsoft Office and Office Components, SharePoint Server, .NET Framework, Microsoft Dynamics, Open-Source...

Detect Azure VM with a Public IP associated

Detect Azure VM with a Public IP associated

Last week a friend asked me if creating or updating a virtual machine where a public IP address was associated with was detectable. This is a very common requirement in cloud security monitoring. Having a workload (aka virtual machine) with Internet exposure is never...

Introducing Microsoft Defender for Containers

Introducing Microsoft Defender for Containers

Container adoption is booming - production deployments of Kubernetes clusters and containers continue to soar as organizations increasingly containerize applications to meet their needs for scalability, portability, and more. Since 2016, the use of containers in...

URGENT CISA Log4j Vulnerability Guidance

URGENT CISA Log4j Vulnerability Guidance

This repository provides CISA's guidance and an overview of related software regarding the Log4j vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228). CISA encourages users and administrators to review the official Apache release and upgrade to Log4j 2.15.0 or apply the recommended...

Input Variables with Terraform and Azure

Input Variables with Terraform and Azure

Variables allow us to easily modify terraform configurations with minimal changes to the code.  Variables are an essential part of making reusable code across multiple deployments or environments.  In this post and accompanying video, we will review using variables in...

How To Deploy SFTP using Azure Storage Service

How To Deploy SFTP using Azure Storage Service

In this post, we can read how to deploy an SFTP using an Azure Storage service. At the moment is in public preview and is not available in all regions but only on these. Prerequisites A valid Azure subscription Register SFTP feature to your Azure Subscription How to...

Azure Storage Roaming Profiles in Azure with FSLogix

Azure Storage Roaming Profiles in Azure with FSLogix

So, you may be thinking that first of all we need to build a cloud-based Windows file server in Azure, then stand up a federated Active Directory domain controller in there to support authentication, then set permissions and…but no, we don’t need any of that. And to...

FSLogix and High Availability

FSLogix and High Availability

When not using Azure Files or NetApp, consider the following for FSLogix Shares FSLogix Profile Containers FSLogix by Microsoft was designed to improve the virtual desktop user experience and simplify profile management for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)....

Automate PowerShell Script Creation

Automate PowerShell Script Creation

Even though I've worked extensively with PowerShell for a number of years, I still occasionally find myself using the trial-and-error technique when trying to do something new. Usually this means manually entering commands until I figure out the command syntax or...

Public Preview: Azure Load Testing

Public Preview: Azure Load Testing

Azure Load Testing is a fully managed Azure service that enables developers and testers to generate high-scale load and run simulations with custom JMeter scripts, gain actionable insights to catch and fix performance bottlenecks at scale, and shifts testing left in...

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