Topic: microsoft

Microsoft unveils Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes preview

Microsoft is giving its Azure users the ability to connect and configure to any Kubernetes cluster. The company announced a preview of Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes, which works across customer data centers, edge locations and multi-cloud.  Azure Arc is the company’s solution for extending Azure services and management to any infrastructure. “With Azure Arc, customers … continue reading

Microsoft announces new IT tools for remote work

Microsoft wants to help IT teams while they are working from home. The company announced the Windows Virtual Desktop, Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Azure Active Directory and the Microsoft Productivity Score.  “The challenges of the work-from-home necessitated by COVID-19 will never be forgotten by anyone, especially in our IT community where 100-hour weeks were necessary to … continue reading

Report: Microsoft has highest number of vulnerabilities, but also highest patch rate

Not all assets are created the same, and the vendor you decide to place the trust of your organization’s security in might be a risky choice. A new report from Kenna Security takes a look at the risk landscape for Microsoft, Linux, and Mac assets. The report, Prioritization to Prediction: Volume 5: In Search of … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Microsoft improves snapshot management, Infoblox integrates with Ciena, and NetApp acquires CloudJumper

Microsoft is making it easier to manage snapshots in Azure Files. With Azure Backup, users can now backup, protect, and share snapshots in a reliable way.  Key benefits of this new service include simple configuration, zero infrastructure needs, a flexible backup policy, comprehensive restore capabilities, protection against accidental deletion, on-demand snapshots, and alerts and reports. … continue reading

Azure Archive Storage now allows priority retrieval of offline data

Microsoft has announced the Azure Archive Storage is being updated with new capabilities based on user usage and feedback. Azure Archive Storage is a solution designed to store rarely accessed data.  “Since launching Azure Archive Storage, we’ve seen unprecedented interest and innovative usage from a variety of industries. Archive Storage is built as a scalable … continue reading

Locating the Microsoft Azure Backup Explorer

ITOps Times news digest: Microsoft Azure Backup Explorer, Elastic Stack 7.6, and Tufin SecureCloud

Microsoft has announced Backup Explorer for Azure is now available as a preview. According to the company, Backup Explorer is a built-in Azure Monitor Workbook that enables users to see real-time monitoring metrics across their entire backup estate.  “Up until now, you could use a Recovery Services vault to get a bird’s eye view of … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: StackRox’s Anthos support, Microsoft and Genesys expand partnership, and Microsoft completes internal investigation into database misconfiguration

StackRox has announced that the latest version of the StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform offers support for Google Anthos, which is a solution for modernizing, building, and running cloud applications. As a result, Anthos users will be able to use StackRox to manage their security and compliance. “Anthos makes it easier for customers to leverage hybrid … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Microsoft patches CVE-2020-0601, AWS Security Hub adds 4 new integrations, and Infocenter becomes ServiceNow Elite Partner

Microsoft has released a patch for the CVE-2020-0601 vulnerability, which was first reported by the NSA, ZDNet reports. CVE-2020-0601 is related to how Windows CryptoAPI validates Elliptic Curve Cryptography certificates. Attackers can exploit it by using spoofed code-signing certificates to fool the CryptoAPI into thinking the file came from a trusted, legitimate source. According to … continue reading

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Dynatrace partners with Google and Microsoft on the OpenTelemetry project

Dynatrace has announced that it is partnering with Google and Microsoft on the OpenTelemetry project.  “Our goal is to ensure the ‘run the business’ software underpinning digital enterprises works perfectly, so we feel it’s important to contribute our expertise to this open source project to improve and advance observability in a broader manner,” said Alois … continue reading

Windows 7 vs Windows 10

Microsoft to end support for Windows 7 this month

Microsoft has announced it will no longer provide free security updates, patches or technical support for Windows 7 after January 14th. Additionally, Microsoft will be retiring free support for Office 365 ProPlus on Windows 7, and the next Adobe Creative Cloud update will not support older versions of Windows. More than 38% of users and … continue reading

Standalone simulator for Azure IoT Edge development now available

Microsoft has announced new updates and features for its IoT tool offerings, including the ability to deploy the Event Grid module and a standalone simulator for Azure IoT Edge. Event Grid on IoT Edge brings the power and flexibility of Azure Event Grid to the edge for all pub/sub and event driven scenarios, the company … continue reading

SolarWinds expands Azure support

SolarWinds announced updates to its IT operations management offering (which includes the Orion Suite and its APM suite) that offer new and expanded Azure support that encompasses on-premises and cloud environments.  The company has added support for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance as the Orion database, helping customers reduce management overhead and total cost of … continue reading

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