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Azure Offline Backup with Azure Data Box now in preview

Great post on doing Azure Offline Backup with Azure Data Box.

Issues and lessons learned

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An ever-increasing number of enterprises, even as they adopt a hybrid IT strategy, continue to retain mission-critical data on-premises and look towards the public cloud as an effective offsite for their backups. Azure Backup?Azure?s built-in data-protection solution, provides a simple, secure, and cost-effective mechanism to backup these data-assets over the network to Azure, while eliminating on-premises backup infrastructure. After the initial full backup of data, Azure Backup transfers only incremental changes in the data, thereby delivering continued savings on both network and storage.

With the exponential growth in critical enterprise data, the initial full backups are reaching terabyte scale. Transferring these large full-backups over the network, especially in high-latency network environments or remote offices, may take weeks or even months. Our customers are looking for more efficient ways beyond fast networks to transfer these large initial backups to Azure. Microsoft Azure Data Box solves the problem of transferring…

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Azure Advent Calendar – Azure Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)

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Salaam, Namaste, Ola and Hello! My name is Shabaz Darr and this is the 6th day of the Azure Advent Calendar ( https://azureadventcalendar.com ). One of my main focuses in my role is Security, which is why I have chosen Azure Multi Factor Authentication as my topic for this blog.

Account passwords are historically one of the easiest security measures to hack, be it via ‘Brute Force attacks’ or users have simple passwords that are easy to guess. Attacks on organizations have become more complex over the years, however basic attacks, such as email phishing, that can be done by almost anyone are still a rather effective way of gaining access to an organizations most sensitive information.Multi-factor authentication is the process of identifying users by validating two of more characteristics that are unique to that users

Multi-factor authentication has evolved as the single most effective control to insulate an organization…

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#Windows10 – Mouse without borders, a #MustHave if you work with 2 or more computers

#Windows10 – Mouse without borders, a #MustHave if you work with 2 or more computers

#Windows10 – Mouse without borders, a #MustHave if you work with 2 or more computers
— Read on elbruno.com/2019/10/30/windows10-mouse-without-borders-a-musthave-if-you-work-with-2-or-more-computers/

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Prairie.Code() 2019 – SQL Server DevOps

Great presentation on SQL Server DevOps!

Scott Sauber

Note: Slides do not tell the whole story of the talk, so take the stand alone slides with a grain of salt. Things may be taken out of context.

Slides: PPTX or PDF

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Prairie.Code() 2019 – Building Large, Yet Maintainable, ASP.NET Core Applications

Great post on building and maintaining ASP.NET / ASP.NET Core applications.

Scott Sauber

Note: Slides do not tell the whole story of the talk, so take the stand alone slides with a grain of salt. Things may be taken out of context.

Slides: PDF or PPTX

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Azure Icon Update is Coming

New Azure icons are coming. Read more about this at

Azure Icon Update Coming (New Icon Images)

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Microsoft Learn is the new Microsoft Virtual Academy — Build Azure

Over the last few months I’ve seen a lot of comments about Microsoft Virtual Academy being retired, in addition to a fair amount of traffic going to an article I posted about Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) being retired January 31, 2019. It’s important to note that Microsoft hasn’t abandoned the learning community. They’ve actually been…

Microsoft Learn is the new Microsoft Virtual Academy — Build Azure