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    Phishing Report Highlights Need for Sophisticated Anti-Malware Software

    by Tony Redmond

    A recent report by a security vendor says that 25% of phishing messages get by Exchange Online Protection (EOP) and arrive into Office 365 user mailboxes. This highlights the need to configure EOP properly and run multiple lines of defense. Microsoft would like you to use Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) alongside EOP. Offerings from other security vendors are also available. For better protection against phishing, you should consider something like ATP.

    Disaster Recovery with Azure Backup for SQL Server VMs

    by Michael Otey

    Running VMs in the cloud has become a big part of the modernization of IT infrastructure for most businesses. However, even though those VMs that are in the cloud, the backup mechanisms that they use to provide disaster recovery (DR) capabilities are essentially the same as they would use for on-premise VMs. They often use legacy technologies that require a lot of resources and are difficult to scale.

    Exchange’s EHLO Blog Moves to The Microsoft Technical Community

    by Tony Redmond

    Microsoft has moved the venerable EHLO blog maintained by the Exchange product group to the Microsoft Technical Community (MTC) platform. The first post is about the Exchange 2019 sizing calculator. Hopefully the changeover won't affect the great content published in EHLO over the years. What's of more concern is the lack of participation in the MTC by Microsoft product engineers and MVPs.

    Patch Tuesday – May 2019

    by Russell Smith

    This month’s quality update for Windows 10 is so good that it installs itself twice, Microsoft releases patches for Intel Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) attacks, and there’s a fix for a zero-day flaw in Windows Error Reporting.