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Microsoft Azure FinOps and Best Practices

Financial operations, commonly known as FinOps, combines traditional principles of cloud financial management with cloud computing, cloud infrastructure, and cloud operations. Its goal is to provide organizations with a better understanding of their cloud spending, thus helping them make better decisions on allocating costs and to keep dynamic costs under control. FinOps is key when using cloud services to increase business value.

This article discusses the alignment of FinOps with Azure, the FinOps Framework specifically, Microsoft’s best practices for reducing costs in Azure, and also provides insights into cost reduction based on news from Microsoft Ignite 2023.

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Microsoft Security Copilot, AI, and Cybersecurity

In the ever-evolving landscape of Azure security, the integration of AI and Machine Learning is reshaping how organizations can defend against cyber threats. Microsoft has now taken a significant leap forward with the introduction of the Microsoft Security Copilot at Ignite 2023. This innovation promises to empower security engineers and security analysts through a seamless integration within the Microsoft Defender portal and XDR (eXtended Detection and Response) and Sentinel SIEM.

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