Azure Arc: Simplifying Multicloud Management with the new Multicloud Connector
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by Warren Kahn
1d ago
As organizations increasingly adopt multicloud strategies, managing resources across different cloud providers becomes a critical challenge. Microsoft’s Azure Arc offers a powerful solution by providing a centralized platform for managing workloads across Azure and AWS seamlessly. Let’s dive into the key features and benefits: Centralized Platform for Multicloud Management: Azure Arc acts as a control plane that extends Azure management capabilities to resources running outside of Azure. It allows you to manage servers, Kubernetes clusters, and data services across on-premises, edge ..read more
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Introducing System Center 2025: A New Era of Datacenter Management
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by Warren Kahn
1M ago
It’s always exciting when a new version of SCOM is on the horizon and managing IT datacenters just got easier with the upcoming release of Microsoft System Center 2025. This new version, set for General Availability in fall 2024, promises to enhance your datacenter management experience with a focus on infrastructure modernization and heterogenous infrastructure management. What’s New? Day 0 Support: System Center 2025 will launch alongside Windows Server 2025, ensuring immediate management support for the latest server version. Azure Stack HCI 23H2: Enhanced manageme ..read more
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SCOM 2022: Update Rollup 2 is now available!
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by Warren Kahn
1M ago
A decent update with a few good fixes for issues that will improve the quality of life for SCOM users. Of course a really nice new feature is the ability to do an Azure migrate assessment via the SCOM console. I for one think that’s fantastic! Get it here What’s new? Discover Azure Migrate, generate Business Case & Assessment through Operations Console. What’s fixed? Fixed an issue which was causing hang in SCXOM modules because of infinite loop due to incorrect usage of GetExitCodeThread in the Thread::Thread class Updated documentation mentioning that domain accounts are not supported ..read more
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Kusto Detective Agency Season 2: Case 8 – Catchy Run
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by Warren Kahn
1M ago
Challenges Click for challenges Onboarding: Here Challenge 1: Here Challenge 2: Here Challenge 3: Here Challenge 4: Here Challenge 5: Here Challenge 6: Here Challenge 7: Here Challenge 8: This article Challenge 9: Coming soon Challenge 10: Coming soon While I did find this challenge to be quite fun there was a minor issue with the answer submission which prevented me from solving the case until much later in the day. Initially you had to get the right location to within 25cm which is a little difficult while running around Barcelona. General advice The clues for this case are decent, ev ..read more
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Kusto Detective Agency Season 2: Case 7 – Mission ‘Connect’
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by Warren Kahn
1M ago
Challenges Click for challenges Onboarding: Here Challenge 1: Here Challenge 2: Here Challenge 3: Here Challenge 4: Here Challenge 5: Here Challenge 6: Here Challenge 7: This article Challenge 8: Here Challenge 9: Coming soon Challenge 10: Coming soon I really enjoyed this week’s challenge, it has a fun story element and works well with some of the more interesting KQL features. I definitely get to keep my Kusto card after this one! General advice This time arounds the clues are not only crucial but also pretty cool, this case also has some similarities to case 4 from season 1 but if yo ..read more
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Kusto Detective Agency Season 2: Case 6 – Hack this rack!
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by Warren Kahn
1M ago
Challenges Click for challenges Onboarding: Here Challenge 1: Here Challenge 2: Here Challenge 3: Here Challenge 4: Here Challenge 5: Here Challenge 6: This article Challenge 7: Here Challenge 8: Here Challenge 9: Coming soon Challenge 10: Coming soon I must say I enjoy a good puzzle as much as the next Kusto Detective, but this week was a real head scratcher. General advice For this challenge I found the clues to be of almost no help at all, the “train me” though is critical as is having a lot of patience for the final riddle. Challenge: Case 6 Case 6 challenge text Hey there! I’ve g ..read more
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Kusto Detective Agency Season 2: Case 5 – Blast into the past
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by Warren Kahn
1M ago
Challenges Click for challenges Onboarding: Here Challenge 1: Here Challenge 2: Here Challenge 3: Here Challenge 4: Here Challenge 5: This article Challenge 6: Here Challenge 7: Here Challenge 8: Here Challenge 9: Coming soon Challenge 10: Coming soon Prof. Smoke is back and so is the mysterious El Puente but an interview on a new secret KQL technology has gone missing! Luckily we have all the tools to track down the missing file. General advice I must say the clues this time around felt very fluffy, it seems that they are intended to be vague, and the meat of the tips will be presented ..read more
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Kusto Detective Agency Season 2: Case 4 – Triple trouble!
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by Warren Kahn
1M ago
Challenges Click for challenges Onboarding: Here Challenge 1: Here Challenge 2: Here Challenge 3: Here Challenge 4: This article Challenge 5: Here Challenge 6: Here Challenge 7: Here Challenge 8: Here Challenge 9: Coming soon Challenge 10: Coming soon Uh oh, the mayor is in trouble, and it seems like there’s a mastermind behind all of the nefarious ongoings. These cases are getting more interesting, and the difficulty is starting to ramp up significantly. General advice The training helps significantly with this case, there is only one thing that I would change, which I will mention in ..read more
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Kusto Detective Agency Season 2: Case 3 – Return Stolen cars!
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by Warren Kahn
1M ago
Challenges Click for challenges Onboarding: Here Challenge 1: Here Challenge 2: Here Challenge 3: This article Challenge 4: Here Challenge 5: Here Challenge 6: Here Challenge 7: Here Challenge 8: Here Challenge 9: Coming soon Challenge 10: Coming soon There sure is a lot of strange things happening in Digitown at the moment. This time cars are being stolen and it’s up to us to try and catch the thieves! This was an enjoyable case and requires a great spread of KQL and puzzle solving to catch those crooks. General advice If you have completed season 1 this case may seem familiar to you ..read more
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Kusto Detective Agency Season 2: Case 2 – Catch the Phishermen!
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by Warren Kahn
1M ago
Challenges Click for challenges Onboarding: Here Challenge 1: Here Challenge 2: This article Challenge 3: Here Challenge 4: Here Challenge 5: Here Challenge 6: Here Challenge 7: Here Challenge 8: Here Challenge 9: Coming soon Challenge 10: Coming soon Time to catch some phishermen! I’m sure we have a special dislike for unsolicited phone calls, worse if it’s a potential scammer! Yet another great real-world use case for the power of KQL, I’m sure my Cybersecurity colleagues had a great time with this one. General advice For this case there are some assumptions that have to be made about ..read more
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