Mitigate speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities

Seems the new year bring us some bad surprises in terms of security. There has been some rumors and now turned out to be truth that certain processors are vulnerable to certain attacks. Yes processors. That means that affects a wide variety of Operating Systems. As Microsoft puts it:

Microsoft is aware of a new publicly disclosed class of vulnerabilities referred to as “speculative execution side-channel attacks” that affect many modern processors and operating systems including Intel, AMD, and ARM. Note: this issue will affect other systems such as Android, Chrome, iOS, MacOS, so we advise customers to seek out guidance from those vendors.

Source: ADV180002 | Guidance to mitigate speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities

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ARM Templates for Service Map Dependency Agent Deployment

Yesterday Dave announced that there is a new Azure VM extension that deploys the Service Map Dependency Agent. The example provided was only for PowerShell so it was natural that we need ARM template as well. Continue reading “ARM Templates for Service Map Dependency Agent Deployment”

Moving OMS Workspace between Resource Groups

This will be a short one. Azure Resource Manager is a powerful beast and Operations Management Suite is gaining more of its functionality every day. And by that statement I do not mean OMS features specific to Azure. I mean the API, management and  orchestration stuff of Azure Resource Manager. Continue reading “Moving OMS Workspace between Resource Groups”

OMSSearch PowerShell Module 6.1.0 Release

There is a new version of the OMSSearch module which mainly includes two new cmdlets.

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OMSSearch PowerShell Module 6.0.0 Release

I’ve just updated the OMSSearch PowerShell module. New version is 6.0.0. Here are the changes: Continue reading “OMSSearch PowerShell Module 6.0.0 Release”

Cloud Consistency with Azure Resource Manager Whitepaper

I was a little bit busy these days so I’ve forgot to blog about something very important. We’ve released Cloud Consistency with Azure Resource Manager Whitepaper. The whitepaper is authored by Kristian Nese and Flemming Riis.

My participation in it is as contributor. Think for this whitepaper as a service. With time we will update it and add new things. I hope you will like it. Now go and grab it.