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If you are actively using Azure VM workloads, you should probably enable Security Center now


With being able to bring up and tear down VMs in a matter of minutes in Azure, it’s easy to lose visibility of our VM workloads. This is where¬†Azure Security…


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Microsoft targets the High Performance Computing (HPC) market with the introduction of the H series VM SKUs

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