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Questions on data residency and compliance in Microsoft Azure? We got answers!

January 15th, 2019
Questions on data residency and compliance in Microsoft Azure? We got answers!

This article was originally posted in the Microsoft Azure blog.

Questions about the security of and control over customer data, and where it resides, are on the minds of cloud customers today. We’re hearing you, and in response, we published a whitepaper that gives clear answers and guidance into the security, data residency, data flows, and compliance aspects of Microsoft Azure.

Introducing new advanced security and compliance offerings for Microsoft 365

January 9th, 2019
Introducing new advanced security and compliance offerings for Microsoft 365

Originally posted in the official Microsoft Security blog.

When we first introduced Microsoft 365 bringing together Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS), our vision was two-fold: 1) deliver a great experience for customers to empower employee creativity and teamwork, and 2) provide the most secure and easy to manage platform for a modern workplace.

An easy way to bring back your Azure VM with In-Place restore

January 7th, 2019
An easy way to bring back your Azure VM with In-Place restore

This article was originally posted in the Microsoft Azure blog.

We are excited to announce In-Place restore of disks in IaaS VMs along with simplified restore improvements in Azure Backup. This feature helps roll back or fix corrupted virtual machines through in-place restore without the needs of spinning up a new VM. With the introduction of this feature, customers have multiple choices for IaaS VM restore like create new VM, Restore Disks and Replace disks.

New automated machine learning capabilities in Azure Machine Learning service

January 7th, 2019
New automated machine learning capabilities in Azure Machine Learning service

This article was originally posted in the Microsoft Azure blog.

As part of Azure Machine Learning service general availability, we are excited to announce the new automated machine learning (automated ML) capabilities. Automated ML allows you to automate model selection and hyperparameter tuning, reducing the time it takes to build machine learning models from weeks or months to days, freeing up more time for them to focus on business problems.

Microsoft Azure portal December 2018 update

December 13th, 2018
Microsoft Azure portal December 2018 update

This article was originally posted in the Microsoft Azure blog.

This month we’re bringing updates to help improve the usability of creating and managing virtual machines in Azure, updates to Security Center, and an improved experience to control access to resources.

New automated machine learning capabilities in Azure Machine Learning service

December 13th, 2018
New automated machine learning capabilities in Azure Machine Learning service

This article was originally posted in the Microsoft Azure blog.

As part of Azure Machine Learning service general availability, we are excited to announce the new automated machine learning (automated ML) capabilities. Automated ML allows you to automate model selection and hyperparameter tuning, reducing the time it takes to build machine learning models from weeks or months to days, freeing up more time for them to focus on business problems.

CISO series: Secure your privileged administrative accounts with a phased roadmap

December 4th, 2018
CISO series: Secure your privileged administrative accounts with a phased roadmap

Originally Posted on Microsoft Security Blog

Mark Simos
Lead Cybersecurity Architect, Enterprise Cybersecurity Group

in Azure Active Directory, Cybersecurity Policy, Threat Protection, Best Practices and How-Tos, CISO series

In my role, I often meet with CISOs and security architects who are updating their security strategy to meet the challenges of continuously evolving attacker techniques and cloud platforms.

Three reasons why Windows Server and SQL Server customers continue to choose Azure

December 4th, 2018
Three reasons why Windows Server and SQL Server customers continue to choose Azure

This article was originally posted in the Microsoft Azure Blog.

For the past 25 years, companies of every size have trusted Windows Server and SQL Server to run their business-critical workloads. In fact, more than 70 percent of on-premises server workloads today run on Windows Server1. As more customers use the cloud for innovation and digital transformation, the first step is often migrating existing Windows Server and SQL Server applications and data to the cloud.

How to help maintain security compliance

December 3rd, 2018
How to help maintain security compliance

Originally posted on Microsoft Security Blog

Your employees need to access, generate, and share organizational information ranging from extremely confidential to informal; you must ensure that all information and the movement of that information comply with industry standards without inhibiting workflow.