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Protecting Your Browser Session with Isolated Sessions

October 26 2020

What is Microsoft Defender Application Guard?

Attackers often hijack browser sessions to steal and/or manipulate data. In addition, they run malicious code to steal passwords, plant trojans, ransomware, and other activities to penetrate your network.

How-to Read Office Documents with PowerShell

October 22 2020


Modern Microsoft Office documents are created with Open XML formatting. PowerPoint, Word, and Excel documents are mostly created with an Open format that is widely documented with SDK available. There are a couple of ways to install the SDK, but with Windows 10, this process is even easier.

Auditing role assignments with Privileged Identity Manager (PIM)

October 19 2020

Auditing PIM

As a best practice, most security professionals recommend administrative users have two accounts - one for administrative tasks and a second account for all other tasks. This ensures that things like email that can be a vector for malware are kept separate from the account with administrative rights. Unfortunately, this creates a hurdle for many environments, in that the additional time and effort taken to manage and use two accounts for all administrative users becomes problematic.

Is Microsoft’s new Edge the right choice for your organization?

October 14 2020

Microsoft’s new Edge and Enterprise Mode

The new Microsoft Edge is a browser built for business. This Chromium-based browser offers many advantages over its predecessors and other browsers in the market today. So, is it the right choice for your organization?

Data Wrangling Series: Major League Baseball Play by Play Data in Azure Data Lake Gen2

October 2 2020

Azure / Power BI

This is a continuation of our series on “weird data wrangling” scenarios. In this blog post, I will tackle some interesting data on Major League Baseball play by play data.

Getting Started with Power BI Series: The Best Tools to Make You Successful

September 30 2020

Power BI

Are you new to Power BI? Have you always wanted to know how to use the tool, but never knew where to start? This is the blog post for you! My colleagues suggested that I create a blog post series highlighting the important pieces to learn when getting started with Power BI-- based on my own experiences. This will be the first of several blog posts that will demonstrate the steps you should take to get started on the right foot with Power BI.

Score Sentiment of Amazon Reviews in Power BI Premium Dataflows

September 7 2020

Power BI

In this blog post, I will demonstrate how to consume cognitive services in Power BI Premium, using a publicly available dataset of Amazon music instrument reviews. I want to score the sentiment of the review text and compare that with the number of stars given to any given product. The main purpose of this post is to show at a high-level how to use Azure Cognitive Services in Power BI Premium inside dataflows. A basic working knowledge of Power BI Desktop and the Power BI service is assumed, and access to Power BI Premium with a functioning gateway is required.

5 Things you are Doing Wrong in Power BI

September 1 2020


Power BI


Consuming XML web service data in Power BI

August 25 2020


Power BI