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  • Trustworthy Computing | February 2015 Microsoft Security Newsletter

    In the Trustworthy Computing | February 2015 there is a article I wrote about “Simplify secure infrastructure management with System Center” This article can be found here

     This is the starting point for some future post that I will be adding to my blog around the use of automation to help secure IT infrastructure. Using tools from different suppliers, to maintain baselines and reduce risk by automating processes

    The focus of these articles will be on the SMB to Midsize companies. who need a simple way to reduce work loads while protecting company data and systems.

    This article can be found here

     

  • How vulnerable Is Windows compared to others operating system

    Most people think that Windows, which is often referred to as the most vulnerable operating system in the world and also an easy pie for hackers, is not even listed on the top three vulnerable OS. According to an analysis by the network and security solutions provider GFI, the top three most vulnerable operating system are:

    · Apple’s Mac OS X

    · Apple iOS

    · Linux kernel

    see the details here

     

  • What's in a App–or how to steal information from a IPHONE

    This is a great piece about security of applications that one can install on a phone in this case a IPHONE…

    Look at the video

  • Boston SECUREWORLD

    I will be presenting at Boston SECUREWORLD March 4-5, 2015. I will be talking about,

    The Hidden Risk – Social Engineering

    This session will open up the eyes of the participants’ hidden danger in the work place. Security technology spending is up protecting data, but have we looked at our employees processes? We will discuss issues of social engineering and you will leave with ways to reduce this risk.

    If you coming to the conference come by and say hi.

     

  • Windows 10 Command Prompt New Features

    I have been a CMD prompt user for years and now Microsoft has add some very cool features

    1st Cut and Paste !!!!

    2nd The old command prompt window in the properties section has some new bits

    lets look at the tabs – under options -  the edit mode

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    look at the color tab

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    And the check out the experimental Tab

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  • Why Company Exec do not get it when it comes to Security

     

    From the Desk
    of Joseph R. Swedish

    President and CEO Anthem, Inc.

    To Our Members,

    Safeguarding your personal, financial and medical information is one of our top priorities, and because of that, we have state-of-the-art information security systems to protect your data. However, despite our efforts, Anthem was the target of a very sophisticated external cyber attack. These attackers gained unauthorized access to Anthem’s IT system and have obtained personal information from our current and former members such as their names, birthdays, medical IDs/social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data. Based on what we know now, there is no evidence that credit card or medical information, such as claims, test results or diagnostic codes were targeted or compromised.

    My Comments on this Issue

    • Based on what we know now, there is no evidence that credit card or medical information (such as claims, test results or diagnostic codes) were targeted or compromised.
    • Considering they have “birthdays, medical IDs/social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data”

    If they have all of this, they can just open their own accounts, using your income & employment info…….

    They will offer at a future date members will receive free credit repair and ID protection services and you can  call if you have questions related to this incident. That number is: 1-877-263-7995

    The Anthem’s  security breach web site is http://www.anthemfacts.com/

     

  • Azure Product Map

    The Cloud Platform roadmap provides a snapshot of what Microsoft is working on in the Cloud Platform business. Use the roadmap to find out what has recently made generally available, released into public preview, are still developing and testing, or are no longer developing. Learn more about the types of updates you can expect to find on the Cloud Platform roadmap here.

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  • Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 10 Technical Preview

    The tools are now out! The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) is a collection of tools that you can use to customize, assess, and deploy Windows operating systems to new computers.

     

    Go Here

     

  • The Microsoft Ignite Session Catalog

    Hundreds of newly released sessions to spark your Ignite planning

    The Microsoft Ignite Session Catalog is here! Be sure to take a look at the hundreds of sessions covering cloud infrastructure and management, big data and analytics, productivity, unified communications, operating systems, and mobile devices at the biggest enterprise technology event of the year! You'll find sessions that provide deep technical detail on specific products, as well sessions that provide strategy, guidance and best practices on security and topics including deployment, operations and usage. We will be adding more sessions and labs in the coming weeks, so please check back often for updates.

    Get more out of Ignite with a Pre-Day Session

    For an additional investment of $500, Pre-Day Sessions on Sunday, May 3, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. offer a unique opportunity to extend your learning experience with a full day of focused training the day before the conference opens. These sessions are designed to provide you with a deep knowledge base and skills that you can apply as soon as you're back in the office. You'll be able to tap into the knowledge and insights of the people who, in many cases, literally wrote the book on their subject.

    Network and network, then network some more

    There is something special about the connections you make at events. That's why we're making it easy for you to find and connect with others interested in similar topics. There will be meet ups in lounges; fire-starter and birds-of-a-feather community-led sessions in theaters; regional, industry and technology-focused meal-time mashups; and after hour networking events with Microsoft tech and business leaders to add to your agenda to unwind, kick back, and truly enjoy the scene. You can talk tech all day and night.

    Mark your calendars for #IgniteJam on Twitter

    On February 3rd at 9:00 am PT, we'll have the whole event team and lots of speakers ready to chat with you on Twitter. We'll be ready to answer your questions about the event and hear what you're excited about in terms of community experiences and things to do in Chicago. Add the event to your calendar with this link.

    To participate in this #IgniteJam

    1. Log in to Twitter at 9:00 AM PT on February 3rd. For easier real-time participation, use Twubs and join us at:  http://twubs.com/ignitejam.
    2. Introduce yourself and include the hashtag #ignitejam and tag us at @MS_Ignite.
    3. Watch for questions coming from @MS_Ignite and chime in with your answers and commentary, using the hashtag #ignitejam.

    Feeling fired up? See where technology is headed and meet who's fueling it—at Ignite. Register today, and add a Pre-Day Session to your Ignite agenda.

     

    I be at Ignite Session will you..

     

  • Azure IaaS for IT Pros Event Recordings: Free on Microsoft Virtual Academy

    Did you miss the Azure IaaS for IT Pros Online Event or do you want to watch specific sessions for a second time to deep dive with Azure experts into topics like Core IaaS, Cloud Infrastructure Fabric, or Open Source Software on Azure? All of the technical sessions from the event are now available as on-demand courses at Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA).

    Watch the Azure IaaS for IT Pros courses and earn MVA points!

    Become an IaaS go-to guru

    Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Azure Chief Technology Officer, kicks off the courses with his keynote on Core IaaS Infrastructure Technical Fundamentals, followed by deep technical training in the technologies critical for IT Pro Implementers, like you. Experts share their technical insights on topics including Core IaaS, Cloud Infrastructure Fabric, Open Source Software on Azure, and Workloads on Azure IaaS.

    Be recognized for your skills

    Test your knowledge and earn MVA points when you complete the courses. You’ll gain the technical insights you need to prepare for Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions on your way toward Microsoft Azure Specialist Certification.

    Azure IaaS for IT Pros on-demand course topics:

    • Course 1: Establish the Foundation: Core IaaS Infrastructure Technical Fundamentals
    • Course 2: Dive Deep into Networking, Storage, and Disaster Recovery Scenarios
    • Course 3: Embrace Open Source Technologies (Chef and Puppet Configurations, Containerization with Docker and Linux) to Accelerate and Scale Solutions
    • Course 4: Optimize Windows Workload Architecture and Administration Capabilities Within Azure
  • Microsoft Second Shot Exams are Back

     

    Between January 5 and May 31, 2015, take any Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) or Microsoft Dynamics exam, and get a free Second Shot if you fail the first take.

    With our full transition to Pearson VUE as our sole exam delivery provider this year, there's a slight difference in the Second Shot process. Please note:

    • You must complete a Microsoft certification exam between January 5, 2015 and May 31, 2015. Simply go to https://www.microsoft.com/learning, log in, and schedule your exam.
    • After your exam, log in to check your personal dashboard at https://www.microsoft.com/learning to verify testing results. Please allow up to 24 hours for results to show up on the dashboard.
    • If you need a Second Shot, select “retake” for your exam within 30 days from your first take.
    • Please review the Pearson VUE testing center availability for your specifc exam and then schedule your retake. 
    • For complete terms and conditions of this offer, visit the Second Shot page on our website.

    Good luck on your road to a new Microsoft certification title.

     

  • Enterprise Mode and use a site list

    Tool for  create and manage the Enterprise Mode site list for Enterprise Mode IE.This tool lets IT Professionals create and update the Enterprise Mode site list for their company, without directly editing the XML. The Enterprise Mode site list only works with Enterprise Mode IE.

    Click Here for Download

     

  • Update 1 for HPC Pack 2012 R2 is available

    The installation package for HPC Pack 2012 R2 Update 1 is available for download here. The HPC Pack Image in the Azure Gallery, for both Azure Global and Azure China, is also now generally available. Together with this image, an official PowerShell script tool to deploy an HPC Pack cluster in infrastructure as a service (IaaS) VMs is now downloadable from here.

    About two months ago, we announced the release of the Preview version of the Update 1 for HPC Pack 2012 R2, We want to thank everyone who helped us tested the early releases and sent us feedback. We made some important and necessary changes to our official release as a result.

    The following are the significant new features in HPC Pack 2012 R2 Update 1:

    • A major focus in Update 1 has been to quickly and robustly create a Windows HPC cluster using Azure virtual machines (IaaS). In order to achieve this goal, we released an HPC Pack image in the Azure Virtual Machine Gallery. All customers with an Azure subscription can use The HPC Pack IaaS deployment script tools to quickly deploy an HPC cluster with just a few steps. For details about how to use these tools, you can refer to the help document here.
    • After a new cluster in Azure has been set up, you can use new tools to manage your HPC cluster in Azure. You can easily create, start, stop, or delete compute nodes as virtual machines on your cluster.Custom compute node images are supported. You can leverage this customization to make your whole deployment process much faster when installing applications and other dependencies. For more details, please see the online help document here.
    • We also continued the investment around our existing scenario for “bursting” to Azure with Platform as a Service (PaaS) compute instances. To further enhance this scenario, we added grow/shrink capabilities to the HPC Pack scheduler. Now you can configure your HPC cluster to automatically adjust the number of active VMs in Azure, whether using virtual machine compute nodes or PaaS compute nodes. For more details, see the help document here.
    • There are also several important new support and bug fixes added for HPC Pack, such as support of SQL Server 2014 and moving nodes to a different cluster. For more details, you can refer to the What's New and Release Notes documents.

    This post came from Microsoft

     

  • Azure IaaS for IT Pros Online Event (Dec 1-4)

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    Is it time to level up your skills using Infrastructure as a Service?  Want to learn from the best technical engineers and noted technology leaders around? 

    Join Mark Russinovich, Corey Sanders, and members of the Azure Engineering team for a live event delivered online over four days.  Join for one session, join for them all. You'll dive deep into technical scenarios, ask questions of the experts, and level up your own skills. 

    Azure IaaS for IT Pros Online Event, December 1-4

    Become an IaaS go-to guru

    Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Chief Technology Officer, Azure, will kick off the event, followed by deep technical training in the technologies critical for IT Pro Implementers, like you, to deepen your foundational cloud skills.  Following the keynote, experts will share their technical insights on topics including Core IaaS, Cloud Infrastructure Fabric, Open Source Software on Azure, and Workloads on Azure IaaS.

    Be recognized for your skills

    Get certified for your skills! Register for the event to receive reminder emails and obtain details for receiving a 50% off exam voucher you can use towards Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions for Microsoft Azure Specialist Certification.

    Join the live event from 9am to 1pm PST

    December 1

    Establish the Foundation: Core IaaS Infrastructure Technical Fundamentals

    December 2

    Dive Deep into Networking, Storage,
    and Disaster Recovery Scenarios

    December 3

    Embrace Open Source Technologies
    (Chef and Puppet Configurations, Containerization with Docker and
    Linux) to Accelerate and Scale Solutions

    December 4

    Optimize Windows Workload Architecture
    and Administration Capabilities Within Azure

     

    Register Here

  • KMS Client Setup Keys

    Computers that are running volume licensing editions of Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 are, by default, KMS clients with no additional configuration needed.

    To use the keys listed here (which are GVLKs), you must first have a KMS host running in your deployment. If you haven’t already configured a KMS host, see Deploy KMS Activation for steps to set one up.

    If you are converting a computer from a KMS host, MAK, or retail edition of Windows to a KMS client, install the applicable setup key (GVLK) from the following tables. To install a client setup key, open an administrative command prompt on the client, type slmgr /ipk <setup key> and then press Enter.

    if you are looking for KMS Client Setup Key 

    Go  Here

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