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Cloud Access Security – A Quick Guide to the Most Important Insights in Security

For 10 years, Microsoft has been studying and analysing the threat landscape of exploits, vulnerabilities and malware. We’ve used data gathered from more than 600 million computers worldwide to develop one of the most complete security data sets in the world.

Our year-round research is then collected and published in The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, a globally accredited, 160-page report that comprehensively addresses the security landscape. This year, in an effort to drive awareness of key insights and trends, we’ve also developed A Quick Guide to the Most Important Insights in Security, an abridged, to-the-point resource that readers can use to learn the important factors in the complex matrix of Cybersecurity. Read more

Microsoft Azure – SaaS ebook

E-book: What you need to know about Shadow IT

Shadow IT is on the rise. More than 80 percent of employees admit to using non-approved SaaS apps in their jobs, and Gartner estimates that by 2020, a third of successful attacks experienced by corporations will be on their shadow IT resources. While the urge to eliminate all shadow IT applications is understandable, it’s rarely the best solution. Read more

Provision Desktops in the Cloud

Learn how to provision, manage, and access Amazon WorkSpaces

Welcome

In this project, you’ll learn how to deploy cloud desktops using Amazon WorkSpaces and the AWS Directory Service. Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully managed, secure desktop computing service which runs on the AWS cloud. Amazon WorkSpaces allows you to easily provision cloud-based virtual desktops and provide your users access to the documents, applications, and resources they need. The AWS Directory Service makes it easy to setup and run Microsoft Active Directory (AD) in the AWS cloud, or connect your AWS resources with an existing on-premises Microsoft Active Directory.

What you’ll accomplish:

  • Provision Cloud Desktops using Amazon WorkSpaces, and access them using the Amazon WorkSpaces client application, available for Windows and Mac computers, Chromebooks, iPads, Fire tablets, and Android
  • Create a new directory using Microsoft AD and add As part of the project, you’ll learn how to assign Amazon WorkSpaces to users in your Microsoft AD.
  • Perform basic administrative tasks using the AWS Management Console. You’ll learn how to reboot and rebuilt Amazon WorkSpaces, create your own custom image which you can use for provisioning new Amazon WorkSpaces, and remove Amazon

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