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OMS welcomes the new “Azure Analytics Query Language”

If you are a using OMS Log Analytics you know that the query language offers some powerful features to extract, aggregate, analyze and visualize collected data. However, there are times when some restrictions kick in and you have to find very creative workarounds to get the results you need. Sometimes it’s not possible at all. Now the good news: These days, all regions where Log Analytics is available are upgraded and your Log Analytics workspace now offers a new query language that is much more powerful and flexible.

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Can an Azure VM be moved between virtual networks

Q. Can I move an Azure VM between virtual networks?
A. Historically it was not possible to move a vmNIC between virtual networks, only virtual subnets however it is possible to add and remove NICs post creation and so a possible solution to this approach would seem to be as follows:

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Bringing AI to BI – Text Analytics in Azure Machine Learning

Azure Machine Learning Studio provides a Swiss-army knife of tools to operate on text datasets in a robust and efficient manner. For instance, there is a suite of built-in modules for lower-level tasks such as language detection and text pre-processing for common cleaning steps such as case normalization, stop word removal, stemming and lemmatization. Building on top of these is a collection of modules for converting pre-processed text into N-gram and skip-gram numerical features via hashing or metrics such as TF-IDF. Once a set of numerical features has been constructed, you can use any of the existing suite of learning algorithms in Azure ML to build classification, regression, recommendation or clustering models as necessary.

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Tech Support Scams

Tech support scams use scare tactics to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services that supposedly fix contrived device, platform, or software problems.
These scams can use websites to lure you into contacting fake tech support. You may be redirected to these websites automatically by malicious ads found in dubious sites (for example, download locations for fake installers and pirated music or movies). The websites typically use malware in the form of script files like JavaScript or HTML, which can display various fake error messages. The malicious scripts can also put your browser on full screen and spawn pop-up messages that won’t go away, essentially locking your browser.

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Accessing public folder favorites

Seeing that Outlook desktop and Outlook on the web (or OWA, depending on version) do not support the same types of public folders (or folders added to Favorites) we wanted to talk about what is expected behavior when public folders are used. We have seen some questions around this so – let’s clear it up!

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Azure AD Automated Expiration for Office 365 Groups is now in Public Preview

One of the coolest collaboration features in Office 365 is Office 365 groups. Your employees can create these groups on the fly and use them to collaborate with their co-workers on projects, sharing team documents, emails and calendars. These groups are easy and fast to create and judging by their usage telemetry, they are VERY popular.

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The new Azure AD Signin Experience is now in Public Preview

We’re continuing to make progress on converging the Azure AD and Microsoft account identity systems. One of the big steps on this journey is to redesign the sign-in UI so both systems look consistent. Today I’m happy to announce that this updated design is in public preview!

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Run a high availability SharePoint Server 2016 farm in Azure

This reference architecture shows a set of proven practices for setting up a high availability SharePoint Server 2016 farm on Azure, using MinRole topology and SQL Server Always On availability groups. The SharePoint farm is deployed in a secured virtual network with no Internet-facing endpoint or presence. Deploy this solution.

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New policy recommendations in Office 365 data loss prevention

We’re excited to announce the release of new DLP recommendations for unprotected sensitive information in Office 365. This insight-driven recommendation helps you keep your sensitive content secure when its stored and shared in Office 365 by informing you when there’s a possible gap in your DLP policy coverage – we even provide an “easy button” to turn on a customized DLP policy to keep that content protected.

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