Dynamic Data Masking in Azure SQL Database

February 26, 2015

Hey Microsoft announce that this week  for made a Dynamic Data Masking available for preview on the new service version of SQL Database (V12).   Dynamic Data Masking is a policy-based security feature that helps limit the exposure of data in a database by returning masked data to non-privileged users who run queries over designated database fields, like credit card numbers, without changing data on the database. Read More at the link below: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/azuresecurity/archive/2015/02/25/dynamic-data-masking-in-azure-sql-database.aspx    
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New Azure AD Application Proxy features are now available

February 25, 2015

Hey Microsoft found out that many customers were replacing their Forefront UAG and Forefront TMG with Azure AD Application Proxy. These products had this option turned on by default and therefore, many backend applications in such organizations accepted this type of requests. By adding this control to Azure AD Application Proxy Microsoft allow these organization to upgrade without making any change to backend applications. Microsoft are happy to provide smoother installation and UAG/TMG migration enablement options and looking for more cases like that. For more Details follow the link below: http://blogs.technet.com/b/applicationproxyblog/archive/2015/02/23/new-azure-ad-application-proxy-features-are-now-available.aspx
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Azure AD automated password roll-over Feature

February 21, 2015

Hey Microsoft announce a preview of automatic password rollover and management for Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn in Azure AD. This capability helps to further protect these social media accounts by automatically updating them with new strong complex passwords at an interval you define. For more details : http://blogs.technet.com/b/ad/archive/2015/02/20/azure-ad-automated-password-roll-over-for-facebook-twitter-and-linkedin-now-in-preview.aspx
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Resetting Azure VM user Account Password through PowerShell ISE

February 20, 2015

Hey , Last week I was asking for reset azure user account password in a specific VM, the following describes how to implements it in azure PowerShell ISE: Connect PowerShell to your Windows Azure subscription 1. Set the Windows PowerShell script execution policy to RemoteSigned: Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned 2. Import the Windows Azure PowerShell module: Import-Module Azure 3. Download the Windows Azure Publish Settings file for your Windows Azure subscription. When you run this cmdlet, a web browser launches and asks you to sign in. Sign in with the same user name and password credentials that you used when you activated your Windows Azure subscription. Get-AzurePublishSettingsFile   4. Import the downloaded...
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The first cloud computing platform, privacy controls in the Azure

February 18, 2015

Hey Microsoft's Principal Group Manager, Compliance & Trust LORI WOEHLER , Announced this week for a number of new compliance milestones at Microsoft Azure.   For more details follow the link below: http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2015/02/16/azure-first-cloud-computing-platform-to-conform-to-isoiec-27018-only-international-set-of-privacy-controls-in-the-cloud/  
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