This topic is not new and quite frankly, it is hard to believe this is still not integrated yet, but at some point, during your cloud journey, you probably want to send monitoring alerts to a certain Teams channel. Even though this is functionality is available for plenty of other services, Azure Monitor still lacks this.

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The Alert policies in O365 are an often overlooked or underestimated security feature for indicators of compromise (IOC). They enable especially administrators for smaller tenants to supervise their environments on a critical level in terms of security events. As part of a multilevel defense the O365 Alerts add a lot value, as they are easy to setup and part of every O365 and therefore free of additional costs.

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How you do implement basic security policies for your company’s Office 365 system? As mail systems are usually the main target for your average cyber criminals, a quick strategy was needed to harden the first line of defense against this attack vector. The measures I came up with are luckily not any kind of rocket science and easy to implement even by not so experienced O365 admins, as they are well established and around for quite a while by now. But they are a great way to harden your network and protect your users against cyber criminals with just a few hours of work. This is a three part series, starting with how to implement DMARC for your Office 365 Exchange Server.

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I’ve been waiting a long time for this and its finally here - PowerShell Support for Azure Functions v2 is generally available and ready for production! On the 4th of November at Ignite 2019, the general availability has been announced. This alone is a big step for automating tasks in Azure, but there is more, the Product Group also announced the general availability of the Premium Plan for Azure Functions! With this, Azure Function Apps can seamlessly be integrated within your VNet.

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PowerShell 7 Overview

in PowerShell by Christoph Burmeister
1.1k words · 7 min to read

On the 5th of April 2019, Steve Lee announced two things, the general availability of PowerShell Core 6.2 and the the next major version, PowerShell 7.
In this post we will keep track of the changes in PowerShell 7 and will provide an overview of the new lifecycle management.

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Azure Maintenance Functions - Part 1

in PowerShell by Christoph Burmeister
1.1k words · 6 min to read

In almost every Azure Tenant I use, I have one Azure Function App that helps me to be more productive. Since the first day of the introduction Azure Functions, I used them to
automate different tasks. Over the time, the collection of functions became quite big and I would love to share them with you so you can benefit from them as well 🙂

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