Microsoft Security Summit Greece

Microsoft Security Summit Greece

Given the recent events in Europe, cybersecurity has become imperative as a national and a business priority. Furthermore, governments and organizations are looking to harden their digital networks and protect their critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks. Microsoft’s Security Summit aims to provide key insights on current and future cybersecurity trends, uncover Microsoft’s security strategy and internal … Read more

Microsoft Solution Partner Designations

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Microsoft recently announced that the Microsoft Partner Gold and Silver competencies will be retired on Sep 30, 2022. The recently announced ‘Solution partner designations’ will take effect starting Oct 3, 2022. You should visit the Microsoft Partner portal at https://partner.microsoft.com/en-us/dashboard/mpn/program/solutionspartner/solutionareas/overview to check if you qualify for the new Microsoft Solution Partner designations. Solution Partner Designations … Read more

FSLogix 2201 hotfix 2 (2.9.8228.50276) release

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Last month, the FSLogix 2201 hotfix 2 (2.9.8228.50276) release was made generally available. The fix can be downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=104396. The following changes are included in this fix: Resolved an issue that would cause a system crash while reading from meta tracking files in a Cloud Cache configuration. Resolved an issue where a logon would … Read more

Apache Cloudstack 4.17 LTS release announcement

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Apache Cloudstack 4.17 LTS release announcement Apache CloudStack 4.17.0.0 is a 4.17 LTS release with 383 new features, improvements and bug fixes since 4.16, including 16 major new features. Some of the most important features are the following. IPv6 with Static Routing Zero Downtime Upgrades Virtual Router Live Patching CloudStack Status & management User Shared … Read more

Free Microsoft certification exam vouchers

Microsoft free exam vouchers

Free Microsoft certification exam vouchers In the framework of a new Microsoft fiscal year skilling initiative, Microsoft is offering free exam vouchers to be used in Microsoft certification exams by CEE MPN partners. Any company in the CEE region which is a member of the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) can apply. The requirements of this … Read more

New Azure region in China

Azure region overview

New Azure region in China On March 1st, 2022, a new Azure region in North China was established by Microsoft. This new data center adds the fifth Azure region to the China market and doubles the capacity of Microsoft’s intelligent cloud portfolio in China. Announced in 2012, and officially launched in March 2014 with two … Read more

Azure AD Graph retirement date

Microsoft Graph API

Microsoft had announced that on 30 June 2022, they would retire Azure AD Graph. The Azure AD Graph retirement date has now changed. On April 7th 2022, Microsoft published the following update about Azure AD Graph retirement date: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/update-your-apps-to-use-microsoft-graph-before-30-june-2022/. Before that date, you’ll need to update your apps that use it to instead use Microsoft … Read more

PCI DSS 4.0 has been released

PCI DSS 4.0

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a global standard that provides a baseline of technical and operational requirements designed to protect account data. It is a multi-layered set of specifications which target at acceptable security and privacy levels for all organizations which process any type of payment cards in their transactions … Read more

OCSP SHA-1 support ending 30 May 2022

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OCSP SHA-1 support ending 30 May 2022 Microsoft has announced the sunset for SHA-1 Online Certificate Standard Protocol signing. Microsoft is updating the Online Certificate Standard Protocol (OCSP) service to comply with a recent change to the Certificate Authority / Browser Forum (CA/B Forum) Baseline Requirements. This change requires that all publicly-trusted Public Key Infrastructures … Read more

New Azure region in India

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New Azure region in India On March 7th 2022, Microsoft announced its intent to establish a new Azure region in India and more specifically in Hyderabad, Telangana. This adds to the ever growing number of Azure data centers around the globe. This strategic investment is aligned with Microsoft’s commitment to help customers thrive in a … Read more

FSLogix 2201 release is generally available

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FSLogix 2201 release is generally available Following the public preview release, the FSLogix 2201 release is now generally available for all Microsoft customers. As part of the GA release, Microsoft provides a new build that you can download here:https://aka.ms/fslogix/download. Bug fixes The following items have been fixed in this release. Fixed issue where the FSLogix … Read more

Citrix to Be Acquired by Affiliates of Vista Equity Partners and Evergreen Coast Capital for 16.5 Billion USD

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Citrix to Be Acquired by Affiliates of Vista Equity Partners Citrix has announced to its investors that they are going to be acquired by private equity firm “Vista Equity Partners and Evergreen Coast Capital” for the amount of 16.5 billion USD. Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) (“Citrix”), today announced that it has entered into a … Read more

The Microsoft Cloud Society

Microsoft Cloud Society is an online community featuring Cloud computing courses, learning challenges, Microsoft Cloud learning events and a group of Cloud-skilled professionals, among other things. If you are interested in participating in the community, you will first have to register with Microsoft Cloud Society using your Microsoft (MSA) Account. By joining the Microsoft Cloud … Read more

Free Microsoft certification exam voucher at Ignite 2021

Microsoft certification exam voucher at Ignite 2021 Microsoft Ignite 2021 is starting soon in early November 2021. Among other things you can register for the Microsoft Ignite Cloud Challenge and upon completion of the challenge you will be eligible to receive a free Microsoft certification exam voucher. Follow the instructions below to receiver your certification … Read more