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Author: Simon Angling

Microsoft Defender Products and Licensing Demystified

“If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention.”

Tom Peters, Thriving on Chaos: Handbook for a Management Revolution

Over the last couple of years there has been more than a few name changes for the Microsoft 365 and Azure security products.

In this article we will look at the name changes, give a brief overview of each product and discuss the required licencing.

As I’m sure you have noticed, Microsoft is unifying their security offerings under the Microsoft Defender brand which is delivered as two product suites:

The new Microsoft Defender is the most comprehensive XDR in the market today and prevents, detects, and responds to threats across identities, endpoints, applications, email, IoT, infrastructure, and cloud platforms.

In addition to the Microsoft Defender products, Microsoft Sentinel is Microsoft’s cloud-native SIEM that not only unifies the XDR data from the Microsoft Defender products, but can also consume data from other security solutions such as firewalls and other security tools, to gain visibility across the entire environment.

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Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900) Study Guide

Whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned professional, mastering the basics in Microsoft Azure can help you jump-start your career and prepare you to dive deeper into the many technical opportunities Azure offers.

The certification validates your basic knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Azure. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of cloud concepts, along with Azure services, workloads, security, privacy, pricing, and support.

CertificationMicrosoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
Required ExamAZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

This study guide steps through the exam objectives; directs you to Microsoft and third-party documentation; on and off-line training courses to help you prepare. If you have a must have resource that you think should be added please add a comment below.

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Managing References, Citations and Bibliographies in Microsoft Word

The Citations & Bibliography group on the References tab in Word provides tools that let you build a list of sources using the requirements of various citation systems such as Harvard, the Chicago Manual of Style, the American Psychological Association’s (APA) style guide, and the Modern Language Association (MLA).

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Transformation in the oil & gas industry: data analysis and visualization

Data! There’s a lot of it, and it’s everywhere. With improved technological tools, you’re likely accumulating more data than ever. If you’re wondering how to manage it, you’re not alone. Microsoft understands that most businesses are experiencing a significant increase in data and need help. Azure cloud services helps organizations…

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The City of Houston Success Story: Video teaser

A city is prone to all sorts of unexpected events that can drastically change the quality of life for everyone, better and worse. And well-prepared governments are those that leverage the latest #digital technology to be ready for anything. Watch this video to learn about the City of Houston, Texas’ vision for an #integrated city that uses #data to prepare for the future.

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