Icinga for Windows - RC available

During the past years we made plenty of contributions to improve the current state of the Windows monitoring. We tried to improve the actual installation with the Icinga 2 Powershell Module, allowing users to easier automate installation and configuration of Icinga 2. On a long term we however wanted to improve the monitoring of Windows infrastructures entirely, by not only providing new plugins but also to increase the contribution by the community.


Modernise Windows 2008 Apps, Automatically!

With support for Windows 2008 shrinking, most enterprises are looking for options to move their apps onto newer versions of Windows (2016 or 2019). Some enterprises are okay paying through their nose for extended support, the majority cannot afford it! Some enterprises started migrating these apps ahead of time, however, some are stuck on which option to choose (re-write or re-platform).


Build faster, error-free Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps with Raygun

With 900 billion devices running on Windows 10, the future is bright for the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). UWP’s strength lies in its ability to adapt itself completely to the native user interface - whether that’s a computer, tablet, Xbox or IoT device. It’s a win-win; users get a consistent experience as they consume across devices, while developers get easier deployments.


Up and Running: Windows Containers With Rancher 2.3 and Terraform

Windows Support went GA for Kubernetes in version 1.14 and represented years of work. This has been the effort of excellent engineers from companies including Microsoft, Pivotal, VMWare, RedHat, and the now-defunct Apprenda, among others. I’ve been a lurker and occasional contributor to the sig-windows community going back to my days with Apprenda, and I’ve continued to follow it in my current role with Rancher Labs.


How To Guarantee Your Windows 10 Updates Are Actually Working

Skip ahead to see how we solve a typical Windows 10 update problem (Windows Defender) It hasn’t been the easiest of weeks for Windows 10 users and support staff. And if we’re being honest, the previous months haven’t been all sunshine and rainbows either. For many, Patch Tuesday is starting to look less like a welcomed milestone for Windows 10 updates and fixes, and more like a doomsday for new malware and computing defects.


WSUS: The outdated way of staying updated?

WSUS (Windows Server Update Service) is an add-on provided by Microsoft for patching Windows applications. Along with being free, the basic functionalities that WSUS provides makes it an easy choice for major SMBs. However, in reality, WSUS falls short in a number of ways; because of this, many teams that rely on WSUS for their patching needs end up investing in additional tools that usually come at an additional cost.

CloudHedge Windows IIS App Modernization

Have age-old Windows applications eating away tons of resources every month? Here is a sneak-peek on how Windows IIS based applications can be transformed to a container platform of your choice by using CloudHedge's patented tools - Discover, Transform and Cruize. CloudHedge leverages these tools in a sequence to perform automated app modernization to enable enterprises with the benefit of deploying their apps on the choice of cloud - AWS, Azure, GCP, and ICP.

Research Finds Almost 20% of Orgs Still Running Windows 7

Support for Microsoft's 10-year-old operating system, Windows 7, will officially end in six months, yet research shows 18% of larger enterprises still have not migrated to Windows 10. At the beginning of the year, researchers found that 43% of organizations were still running Windows 7, 17% of which had no clue when the official end of life date was for the operating system.


Enhanced Security Capabilities for Windows Hosts and Containers

This technical deep dive highlights key capabilities released as part of Twistlock 19.07. To learn more about what’s included with Twistlock 19.07, check out our full release blog post. In a previous blog post, we demonstrated Twistlock security capabilities for Windows containers and hosts. The last year has continued exponential growth in the adoption of Microsoft Azure and microservices.


Hunting for Linux library injection with Osquery

When analyzing malware and adversary activity in Windows environments, DLL injection techniques are commonly used, and there are plenty of resources on how to detect these activities. When it comes to Linux, this is less commonly seen in the wild. I recently came across a great blog from TrustedSec that describes a few techniques and tools that can be used to do library injection in Linux.