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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

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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

Microsoft releases Threat Experts to connect customers with security pros

Organizations face increasingly sophisticated attacks, whether that’s supply chain attacks, highly targeted campaigns or hands-on keyboard attacks. To address the issue, Microsoft launched Threat Experts within Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to send targeted attack notifications and experts on demand. Defender ATP customers can now directly engage with Microsoft security analysts to understand how … continue reading

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Microsoft greatly expands capabilities for creating and deploying IoT solutions

Microsoft is hoping to make it easier for companies to create and deploy IoT solutions. The company announced new capabilities that will help them fulfill that goal. Microsoft will help customers embrace IoT as a strategy for driving better business outcomes, improving safety by predicting and preventing equipment failures, optimizing smart building for space utilization … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: NVIDIA and Microsoft partnership, FogHorn’s low-code OT platform, and HPE joins the IoT Community

NVIDIA and Microsoft have announced a new technology collaboration that is focused on intelligent edge computing. Together the companies will work to help industries better manage and derive insights from data created by retail stores, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, connected buildings, urban infrastructure, and other environments, the companies explained. As part of the partnership, NVIDIA has … continue reading

Rancher 2.3 released with Microsoft Windows container support

Rancher Labs has announced the latest release of its Kubernetes management platform. Rancher 2.3 features support for Windows containers, integration with the Istio service mesh, and new cluster templates.  According to the company, 70% of on-premise workloads are running on Windows Server operating systems, and support for Windows containers has been a highly wanted feature … continue reading

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Report: Companies are struggling to migrate to Windows 10 before Windows 7 End of Life

Microsoft will be ending its support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. But despite Windows 7 End of Life approaching, many companies still haven’t moved off of the 10 year old operating system. According to a report from 1E, an average of 68 percent of an organization’s machines have been migrated to Windows 10. … continue reading

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