Microsoft Ignite 2023: Discover what’s new in cybersecurity with generative AI at the forefront

The annual Microsoft Ignite 2023 event has once again left the technology community intrigued and excited by the more than 100 innovations presented in the Microsoft cloud; news related to Microsoft Copilot, Data and AI, infrastructure and, of course, cybersecurity.

Our experts in cybersecurity Softeng have followed the event in detail to identify the most important developments and unpack their keys to know how to maximize their potential, with the aim of improving and strengthening cybersecurity in enterprises.

1. Microsoft Defender XDR: New unified user experience with Sentinel, Threat Intelligence and Defender for Cloud Console (SIEM+XDR) capabilities.

Microsoft Defender Extended Detection and Response (XDR), is a security solution that provides integrated and automated protection across an organization’s entire IT infrastructure.

For the first time, Microsoft Defender XDR capabilities integrates all cybersecurity services on a single platform: Threat Intelligence, Microsoft 365 Defender, Microsoft Sentinel and Microsoft Defender for Cloud.

This allows access to all security operations tools in a single interface, making them easier to use and improving efficiency. In addition, with this integration we can take full advantage of automation and artificial intelligence technologies to improve cybersecurity.

From our SOC team, we are investigating the new capabilities offered by Microsoft Defender XDR to incorporate the new unified user experience to our modern CyberSOC service for security incident management and response(Softeng-CSIRT).

Defender XDR - Microsoft Ignite 2023 Cybersecurity News

Microsoft Security Copilot has added Entra, Defender for Cloud and Purview to extend the use cases to identity, infrastructure and data protection.

Microsoft has also shared news on new AI capabilities in cybersecurity, particularly in incident investigation and response.

Microsoft Security Copilot is a generative AI-powered security product that helps cybersecurity teams increase their productivity. Therefore, with the addition of Entra, Defender for Cloud and Purview, Microsoft Security Copilot can extend its use cases to include identity, infrastructure and data protection.

For example, you can help determine why a login requires two-factor authentication, or summarize risks and define remediation steps for users, groups, logins or permissions.

Copilot in Microsoft Entra - News Microsoft Ignite 2023

3. Microsoft Defender CSPM: Proactive attack path analysis

Finally, Microsoft Defender for Cloud has enhanced the attack analysis engine with recommendations based on more complex risks, such as inter-cloud attack paths.

In addition, the new code-to-cloud mapping will also allow cybersecurity teams to reduce time and optimize effort to address critical security flaws directly in the code itself.

This way, our modern SOC team will have more visibility into attack exposure from Azure, AWS or GCP clouds.

Microsoft Defender CSPM (Attack Path Analysis) - News Microsoft Ignite 2023

4. Automatic Conditional Access Policies in Microsoft Entra: Optimizing Identity Protection

In order to better control how users access corporate resources, Microsoft has announced the automatic deployment of Microsoft Entra universal conditional access policies.

This new functionality uses real-time signals and machine learning to determine when to allow, block or limit access to application and sensitive data, ensuring that only healthy and trusted devices can access corporate resources. This maximizes safety without compromising productivity.

Automatic Conditional Access - Ignite 2023 News

5. Microsoft Enters Private Access: Multifactor authentication is added for all local applications.

In addition to automatic conditional access controls, Microsoft Entra Private Access adds multi-factor authentication for on-premise computing resources, i.e. those that are physically located on an organization’s premises, increasing the security of applications and data.

In Softeng, our team of cybersecurity experts is already working on a digital event in which we will show the capabilities of Microsoft Entra, and, among them, Microsoft Entra Private Access. We will announce it soon on our LinkedIn account! Follow us at >

MFA on premise - News Microsoft Ignite 2023

6. Microsoft Entra ID: Compatibility of passkeys with Microsoft Authenticator

By early 2024, Microsoft has promised that Entra ID users will be able to sign in with passkeys managed by the Microsoft Authenticator app.

The interesting thing about this new feature is that it will reinforce the two-factor methods, a mechanism that is resistant to phishing, leaks and allows us to log in more securely.

Passkeys in Authenticator - News Microsoft Ignite 2023


Related article: How can the 6 most common cyberattacks affect business assets?


7. AI Hub on Microsoft Purview: Sensitive Data Leak Detection in Generative AI SaaS Applications

Microsoft has announced the release of a trial version of its AI Hub on Microsoft Purview, an integrated solution that enables organizations to govern, secure and manage the use of generative AI applications across the enterprise.

With this solution, organizations can gain a complete view of the use of generative artificial intelligence applications, such as ChatGPT, Bard and others, and the associated data security and compliance risks.

The IA Hub solution in Microsoft Purview is an invaluable tool for organizations looking to better protect their sensitive data and comply with privacy and security regulations.

8. Microsoft Purview DLP: Preventing and blocking sensitive data leakage in generative AI SaaS applications.

Data Loss Prevention (DPL) in Microsoft Purview allows organizations to create policies to prevent their users from pasting sensitive information on specific websites, personal email, applications and social networks, among others.

Microsoft has announced this new functionality that extends the capabilities of Microsoft Purview DLP to block sensitive data leakage in non-corporate generative AI applications.

Purview DLP - News Microsoft Ignite 2023

From Softeng, we move forward with confidence to embrace digital innovation

In Softeng we are one of Top Partner Cloud Microsoft most qualified in Europe, allowing us to accompany our customers by maximizing the power of the Microsoft cloud to drive digital innovation with security and intelligence.

The new developments announced at Microsoft Ignite 2023 motivate us to continue to embrace and simplify innovation, in order to accompany ambitious companies to move faster in their digitization in a secure way.

If you want your company to be well protected in order to move forward without fear, we invite you to learn more about what we can do together.

Guía de los niveles de analítica avanzada

5 steps to maximize the value of your data

Today’s business world is changing at a dizzying pace and the decisions we make must be more agile and accurate than ever. In this context, data analysis is essential to facilitate the path towards smarter decisions that bring greater value to the business.

To do this effectively, it is necessary to have a good data analysis strategy to identify needs, opportunities and suitable use cases.

In this article we take you on a journey through the 5 key steps that will allow you to get the most value from your data.

1. Let’s start with the basics: define what you want to achieve through your data.

Our journey begins with what is fundamental to any strategy: defining objectives. Although it may seem obvious, the first thing to understand is that data analysis is not just about crunching numbers and statistics.

This means that before implementing more advanced techniques and technologies, it is important to understand your organization’s needs, objectives and challenges. That’s what will guide you to collect, process and leverage your data in a meaningful, business-serving way.

In addition, well-defined objectives allow you to measure progress and evaluate the impact of data analytics on business objectives. Without solid objectives, data analytics will lack direction and focus, wasting resources and time.

2. Let’s continue in order: Where will you store your data?

Once you have your objectives defined, the next key step is to decide where to store, collect and organize your data in the cloud.

There are data repositories that you can choose according to your different purposes and needs. For example, if you need to keep as much data as possible without losing information, you can opt for a data lake, also known as a Data Lake, which allows you to store large amounts of raw data and to which you can resort whenever you want to explore new or unknown data.

In terms of organization and data collection, another option is to build a data warehouse, also known as Data Warehouse, which will allow you to have at your fingertips a structured repository, that is, where all the important data is already organized and ready for use.

In addition, with a modern Data Warehouse, you can perform advanced analytics techniques such as descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics, from which you can extract valuable knowledge and insights from your data.


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It is time to analyze!

Once you have established a solid foundation for your data, the next step in your journey is to start analyzing it for insights in order to make smarter decisions based on data rather than intuition.

To this end, another key step in getting the most value out of your data is the effective combination of different analytics approaches and scenarios, such as data science and real-time analytics.

While data science provides the depth and insight needed to make informed strategic decisions, real-time analytics gives you the agility to react quickly in an ever-changing world.

However, the combination of data science and real-time analytics is a dynamic process that requires a solid technological infrastructure as well as teams specialized in both disciplines.

4. Technology, the icing on the cake

In this journey towards maximizing the value of your data, it is essential to select the right tools and solutions to make the data analysis process as efficient as possible.

Ambitious companies have already started to opt for fully integrated cloud solutions that allow them to store, process and analyze their data easily and securely.

Microsoft Fabric, Microsoft’s new unified cloud data analytics solution, combines technologies such as Data Factory, Synapse Analytics, Power BI, Real-Time Analytics and Synapse Data Science, so organizations can store, integrate and analyze their data all from one place.

In this way, you will be able to establish a single source of reliable and unified data that will allow you to democratize access to your data and reduce the time and effort of your teams to obtain valuable knowledge.

5. Wait, without a specialized team, everything will be more difficult…

The last point, but not the least, is the fundamental role of a specialized team.

However, many companies do not have the resources to implement, manage and master these types of cloud solutions, a complex task considering the large number of different technologies and products that are often disconnected from each other.

That is why many companies rely on a specialist partner with the necessary know-how and experience to not only advise and assist them in the implementation of technologies, but also to accompany them along the way.

As Top Cloud Partner of Microsoft, Softeng accompany you on the road to maximize the real value of your data. Want to know more? Our team will be happy to talk to you.

How to manage your data in the cloud without losing control

Data analytics has become a priority for many companies. However, there is one particular feature that makes it difficult to manage: the amount of data is constantly growing. In this article we unlock the key data management challenges so you can overcome them and manage them without losing control.

Companies have large volumes of information, often redundant and disconnected. As has been demonstrated time and again, data alone is not enough. The key lies in the ability to integrate and analyze this data effectively to unlock valuable insights to support strategic decision making.

But how do we analyze our data if it is constantly evolving? Effective data management in the cloud has become a competitive advantage. Those companies that manage, store, organize and secure their data in the cloud without losing control will be more prepared than ever to make better decisions that make a difference.

However, the large amount of information, and the variety of disconnected services and solutions, have brought with them challenges that affect most companies. These challenges, far from being insurmountable obstacles, can be successfully addressed for enterprises to take full advantage of the benefits of cloud data management.

3 main challenges of data management in the cloud

1. Scarce resources

If we imagine the cloud as the home of our data, having the right team and tools to build it and take care of it is essential.

The implementation and management of cloud data platforms usually requires the participation of teams of engineers and developers with high technological expertise and training. However, this can be costly and sometimes almost inaccessible for many organizations.

Lack of data governance

Once we have built our house, it is also important to secure it so as not to put at risk what we have inside. Data governance refers to sound policies, standards and procedures for managing, organizing and protecting data stored in the cloud. Without them, companies can be hit with common cyber-attacks and privacy issues.

3. Search for a single, reliable source

We now have our house ready and secured. But it would be of no use if what we have inside is in disarray.

In the cloud era, companies often have data from a variety of sources, in different formats and often from different vendors. Having a single, reliable source to unify this data, identify it, analyze it and give it a strategic purpose can become a real challenge.

Addressing the challenges of data management in the cloud

As the evolution of data increases and the need for strategic decision making becomes increasingly important, many companies have begun to adopt cloud solutions that are secure, integrated and easy to implement.

The Microsoft cloud offers solutions such as Microsoft Fabric that enable companies to integrate, store, analyze and govern their data from a trusted, unified source.

However, due to a lack of resources and the priority of not compromising security, many digitally ambitious companies choose to rely on a partner to support them and help them maximize the potential of their data through efficient management and ensuring control along the way.

In Softeng, as Top Cloud Partner of Microsoft, our team of cloud experts can accompany you on this journey to maximize the management of your data. Contact us so we can move forward together on your business objectives.

3 competitive advantages you will obtain by digitizing your processes

In today’s changing and demanding business environment, the digitization of processes is an increasingly advanced trend in those companies with digital ambitions to improve their competitiveness in the market.

In this article we share with you 3 competitive advantages that you can achieve with the digitization of operational processes and how you can start your organization on the road to digitization.

What are the competitive advantages of process digitalization?

Strengthen the security of your information

In a world where cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and frequent, strengthening cybersecurity is essential. During this year 2023 alone, Microsoft has already blocked 4,000 identity attacks per second, according to its latest Digital Defense Report.

By digitizing your processes through cloud solutions, you can implement advanced security measures, such as encryption, automated backups and multifactor, among others. At the same time, we reduce data leakage because the information is kept within the applications and can therefore only be accessed by authorized users.

Democratizes information

The digitization of processes makes it easier for all members of the organization to consult and share the data they need to perform their functions, without relying on intermediaries or authorizations.

Thus, the digitization of processes promotes transparency, facilitates communication between departments, customers and external suppliers, enhances collaboration and improves data-driven decision making.

Increases equipment productivity and efficiency

The digitization of processes eliminates repetitive, routine and human error-prone tasks, freeing up time for your teams to focus on more strategic, creative or innovative activities.

In addition, automation reduces the margin of error, speeds up execution and improves performance control.

How to start on the road to process digitization

Not moving towards digitization of processes is no longer an option. Nowadays, there are cloud solutions that make the path easier and easier, allowing the process to be faster and more efficient.

Dynamics 365 is an enterprise application platform, based on Microsoft’s cloud, that allows you to manage any business process, from sales and operations to finance and human resources.


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Improve your business processes with Power Platform

Digital transformation in organizations has gone from being an opportunity to a necessity. However, companies often encounter barriers, such as lack of resources, system complexity or dependence on developers.

In this article we will talk about Power Platform, the Microsoft platform that allows you to create customized business solutions, analyze data and automate processes without writing a single line of code.

What is Power Platform?

Reducing repetitive work, minimizing human error and streamlining task tracking and control are just some of the challenges companies face on their path to digitization. To remain competitive, companies need agile and intelligent solutions that help them address new challenges in a secure manner.

Power Platform is a Microsoft platform that allows you to create customized business solutions without writing code. With Power Platform you can analyze data, optimize processes, create applications and chatbots with artificial intelligence, and connect them with other Microsoft and third-party services.

In addition, being a low-code development platform, it requires little technical knowledge to implement powerful solutions that help your teams work effectively and securely.



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What tools does Power Platform include?

  • Power Apps: It is an application creation tool with which you can design and publish mobile and web applications for different scenarios, such as forms, surveys, inventories, etc.
  • Power Automate: It is a process automation tool used to create workflows that connect different actions and services, such as sending e-mails, updating records, synchronizing files, etc.
  • Power BI: It is a data analysis tool that allows you to create interactive reports and dashboards to visualize and share information relevant to your business to make more informed and, consequently, smarter decisions.
  • Power Virtual Agents: It is a chatbots creation tool that allows you to design and deploy virtual agents that can interact with your customers or employees through different channels, such as web, mobile, Teams, etc.
  • Power Pages: A Web site creation tool with which you can design, configure and publish modern, outward-facing commercial Web sites that connect to Microsoft Dataverse data and other Microsoft and third-party services.

Microsoft offers Power Platform within its cloud platform for productivity, Microsoft 365. It is also integrated with Dynamics 365 and Azure.

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Benefits that companies can obtain by maximizing the potential of Power Platform in their digitization journey:


  • Concentrate and locate information and processes:
    It is vital that information be shared in an agile and unified manner. Using Power Platform’s specialized tools, you can concentrate knowledge in a single location instead of having it scattered in user mailboxes, files on network drives, hard disks and even in the head of the manager.

  • Reduce repetitive work:
    When information and processes are not properly organized it is customary to add repetitive work that can be frustrating and error inducing. Power Platform allows you to automate repetitive tasks so that people can spend their time on more valuable tasks.

  • Minimize human error:
    When performing routine tasks, more errors can be made due to, among other factors, loss of attention by repeating the same process over and over again. By automating them, we reduce human errors, which are the most obvious consequence of poorly defined processes.

  • Homogenize internal procedures:
    This ensures that each person always uses the same process to work avoiding having several different processes for the same purpose.
  • Streamline the monitoring and control of tasks: By using a standardized process, we will be able to see where we are and have control over the execution of tasks.

The five Power Platform tools are powerful on their own, but together they maximize their power. Below we explain each one in detail:

Power Apps: Create and share applications quickly

PowerApps allows you to create business applications that easily connect to data, use logical expressions such as Excel and work on most web browsers and mobile platforms (Android, iOS and Windows).

With PowerApps, business people can create their own applications autonomously and according to their needs through simple visual forms that allow them to display and enter data from different information sources, both inside and outside Microsoft 365.

Through PowerApps data query and creation, organizations have a way to homogenize and standardize the collection of information, so that all employees can incorporate and consume valid, up-to-date and accessible company information.

Power Apps

Power Automate: Simplifies repetitive tasks and processes

Power Automate is a service that allows you to create workflows to automate business processes of different types quickly and securely. The main characteristic of these flows is that they are based on the model of “when one thing happens, perform this series of actions”, known as “if this then that“.

This model allows you to create flows that are triggered by multiple reasons, for example, when a new record is inserted from an application of PowerAppsor someone uploads a document to a library of SharePoint Onlineor something happens in one of the services accessible from the hundreds of data connectors offered by the tool. The system then allows for everything from sending notification emails, to initiating approval processes, to altering data in other data sources.

Creating these workflows is really easy through its designer that allows you to compose the processes by dragging boxes and linking them in a simple way to provide the necessary data to each step of the implemented procedure. Business users will be able to create everything from the simplest flows to processes with complex conditions and multiple branches, all without programming a single line of code.

With the implementation of business processes through Power Automate, organizations can process information in a fast, continuous, controlled and, above all, homogeneous manner.The organization’s procedures do not depend exclusively on the workload and motivation of one or more people.

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With Power Automate you can automate repetitive, routine or complex tasks that previously required manual intervention.

Power BI: Discover hidden knowledge in your data

With data entered through PowerApps and processed with Power Automate, organizations need to visualize this information in an aggregated way to better understand how the business is performing.

With Power BI you can make sense of your data and make fast, appropriate business decisions by providing everyone involved with data-driven insights for immediate answers. The solution helps us to incorporate information from all our systems, unify it and visualize it in an interesting, relevant and, above all, real-time way, which helps us to make better decisions in an agile and faster way.

We can easily connect our databases to Power BI to perform business analysis quickly and independently. The application connects to many databases, both locally and in the cloud. In collaboration with other applications such as, among others, Dynamics 365, Azure SQL Database, Salesforce, Excel and SharePoint, it allows the creation of detailed summaries that will help make many critical decisions in your company.

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Power Virtual Agents: Quickly respond to the needs of your customers and employees

Power Virtual Agents makes it easy to create chatbots to converse with customers or employees without the need for programming or knowledge of Artificial Intelligence, helping companies to solve problems of slowness in human chains.

Bots allow you to interact with your customers and employees in any conversation and easily resolve day-to-day issues so your team can focus on complex issues.

This solution also includes the possibility of extending its capabilities through Power Automate, which expands its capabilities by allowing the creation of much more powerful conversational agents.

Power Virtual Agents

Power Pages: Create your own websites

Power Platform’s latest tool is Power Pages, with which you can design and publish fast, secure and easy-to-use web pages for different purposes, such as displaying information, collecting data, offering services or interacting with users.

Your Power Pages web pages can adapt to different devices and integrate with other Power Platform tools, such as Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI or Power Virtual Agents.

Power Platform cross-cutting solutions

Microsoft offers a number of solutions that help extend the capabilities of Power Platform:


  • Data connectors:
    All the solutions that make up Power Platform have a very special common feature, the data connectors. These connectors allow, in the context of each service, access to the information and functionalities of other cloud tools (including hundreds of non-Microsoft services) allowing to query, modify and collect data from a wide variety of sources and incorporate them into the organization’s business processes.

  • Microsoft Dataverse:
    Microsoft Dataverse enables secure storage and management of data used by solutions deployed with Power Platform.

  • AI Builder:
    AI Builder is a solution that allows you to easily add artificial intelligence to workflows and Power Apps, as well as predict outcomes to help improve business performance without writing code.

  • Power Fx:
    A low-code programming language used to create formulas and expressions in Power Apps. It is based on Excel and has a simple and familiar syntax.

  • Managed Environments:
    These are isolated spaces where you can create and manage your Power Platform applications, flows and data. They allow you to control access, security and the lifecycle of your solutions.

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Improve your business processes with Power Platform

El incremento de los ciberataques seguirá creciendo a lo largo del tiempo, por lo que es un tema crítico para las empresas. Es fundamental que las empresas estén preparadas para un escenario cada vez más hostil y complejo de defender, en el que las empresas se enfrentan a desafíos cada vez mayores en la detección y mitigación de ciberamenazas.

En este artículo, analizamos los puntos débiles más comunes en la detección y mitigación de ciberamenazas para actuar sobre ellos y conseguir obtener una defensa completa y anticiparse a las ciberamenazas de manera efectiva.

1. Defensa insuficiente y aumento de los ciberataques

Si se cuenta con medidas de seguridad tradicionales y tecnologías que no se entienden entre sí, no se puede obtener visibilidad total de las ciberamenazas que nos afectan. Esto produce una falsa sensación de seguridad, ya que no se pueden mitigar las amenazas en una fase temprana, y cuando ocurren, es demasiado tarde. Entonces, el impacto es tan grande que, en muchos casos, ya no podemos reaccionar. Por ello, es crucial disponer de medidas de seguridad avanzadas que cubran todas las superficies de ataque.

2. Falta de presupuesto y concienciación

Las empresas que no invierten en ciberseguridad tardan un promedio de 279 días en identificar y contener una intrusión. Y por cada día que una ciberamenaza pasa sin ser detectada, el coste de recuperación y los daños aumentan exponencialmente. Es necesario fomentar una cultura digital en la empresa que posicione la ciberseguridad como parte del negocio para que su inversión sea tan prioritaria y estratégica como lo es en otras áreas de negocio.

La mayoría de las empresas que no alinean la ciberseguridad con el negocio, tarde o temprano acaban sufriendo la paradoja del castillo de naipes (link a la landing con el ebook), y son atacadas muy fácilmente paralizando el negocio.

3. Ampliación de la superficie de ataque

Hoy en día, la red corporativa se ha descentralizado y los activos de negocio se extienden más allá del perímetro corporativo interno. Esto provoca que se amplíe la superficie de ataque y sea necesario intensificar el control, supervisión y confianza sobre las conexiones y el uso dentro de la red. ¿Cómo? Mediante la implementación de soluciones de seguridad que permitan detectar y mitigar todos los riesgos en las diferentes superficies vulnerables.

4. No poder anticiparse ante los ciberincidentes

Las empresas que no cuentan con soluciones desplegadas que protejan todas las superficies de ataque ni con una estrategia de ciberseguridad definida, no tienen la capacidad de anticiparse ante las ciberamenazas. Si a esto le sumamos el aumento y la sofisticación de los ciberataques, las empresas están obligadas a cambiar el enfoque reactivo a uno proactivo; de “reaccionar cuando se produce un incidente” a «cómo puedo anticiparme de forma efectiva ante un ciberataque».

5. Falta de personal cualificado y dedicado 24/7

Cada una de las superficies vulnerables que se deben proteger traen consigo diferentes complejidades y casuísticas. Tener el know-how y tiempo para saber gestionar y controlar eficazmente todo lo que conlleva la ciberseguridad es, hoy en día, extremadamente complicado. Los equipos internos de IT porque muchas empresas no cuentan con personal cualificado con un equipo de expertos multidisciplinar que puedan tener una dedicación completa para actuar sobre todas las áreas de la ciberseguridad.

¿Cómo tener una defensa completa frente a las ciberamenazas?

Un SOC moderno es el enfoque de defensa más efectivo en comparación con un SOC tradicional. Ofrece mayores beneficios en términos de seguridad y también en cuanto a la infraestructura y eficiencia operacional.

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How to unlock the potential of data and maximize its value by connecting it to the business

Business strategy based on data and artificial intelligence is booming. Organizations have realized that the value of their data lies not only in the quantity, but also in the quality and how they use it to make smarter, more strategic decisions.

But, as with all emerging technologies, it is very difficult to adopt them without first having to do a lot of research to find what is really tangible and interesting behind the noise, while always maintaining our zero-trust cybersecurity posture in the face of new cyberthreats that are also emerging.

Specifically, Data and artificial intelligence technologies complement and enhance each other to improve processes, providing great added value to advance business objectives faster and more securely. Analyzing the environment, finding behavioral patterns, predicting consumption trends or optimizing processes are just some of the use cases where we can take advantage of its full potential. But where do we start if we want to maximize the value of the data? For the foundations. And for this, first of all, it is essential to have a modern data warehouse. And second, connecting business data and transforming it in a way that is fit for purpose.

Building a modern Data Warehouse

A Data Warehouse provides a centralized and structured repository where data from various sources, such as operational databases, enterprise applications and cloud systems, can be stored. This allows for a comprehensive and unified view of the data, facilitating analysis and accurate reporting.

Some organizations have their own Data Warehouse. Even so, many are still not taking advantage of the benefits of a modern cloud data warehouse, such as scalability, performance, availability, advanced analytics capabilities through AI and cost reduction to create much more flexible, faster and secure data repositories.

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Connecting business data and transforming it appropriately

Once the Data Warehouse is configured, the next step is to connect the necessary business data and transform it in an appropriate way to ensure the quality of the data in the right format, under the principles of integrity, continuity and availability.

Once the data is available in the Data Warehouse and has been transformed, it is possible to start making smarter, evidence-based decisions. Data analysis can reveal patterns, trends and relationships that were not previously visible, allowing organizations to gain valuable insights for strategic decision making. In addition, it can also help identify opportunities for improvement, optimize operations, understand customer behavior and anticipate market trends.

In the current context, the ability to securely connect the organization’s data to ChatGPTThe new solution, following the best security and privacy practices, offers new opportunities to solve different business processes, allowing to take advantage of the knowledge and analytical capacity of the model to obtain information and quick answers about different aspects of the business.


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In conclusion, having a data-driven strategy and knowing how to maximize the potential of new technologies allows companies to unlock the full potential of data to make better decisions, solve problems more efficiently, and gain a competitive advantage.

4 use cases leveraging the potential of AI and ChatGPT to create next-generation applications


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Artificial intelligence (AI) and Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT) technology have emerged as powerful tools capable of transforming the way companies operate and make strategic decisions. The adoption of these technologies to drive digital innovation will generate a very significant impact for those companies that are able to maximize their potential by creating next-generation business applications.

In this article, we explore the benefits of AI adoption with ChatGPT through 4 use cases, using the capabilities of Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services and Azure OpenAI Services:

1. Improve the user experience and reduce the workload of the Helpdesk team.


Business application:
Virtual customer service assistant.

How: By leveraging the potential of Azure Cognitive Services’ Language Understanding Conversational AI Service (LUIS), the virtual assistant is able to interact naturally and provide faster and more accurate responses to user queries and even understand the intent of the query.

2. Improve productivity and personal organization


Business application:
Personalized virtual assistant for task management.


How:
Using Language Understanding (LUIS) and Text Analytics, the assistant can understand user requests and questions, track tasks, send reminders and provide personalized recommendations.

3. Increase engagement and drive sales


Business application:
Virtual assistant for personalized recommendations.

How: ChatGPT can be combined with Azure Cognitive Services’ Personalizer service to develop a virtual assistant that provides personalized recommendations to users based on data history and behavioral patterns, among others.

4. Increase the efficiency of business processes with quick access to information.


Business application:
Virtual assistant for internal corporate information search.


How:
Leveraging Azure Cognitive Search to perform semantic searches by indexing all types of documents, files and internal databases, along with ChatGPT offering a conversational interface to process user queries, with the goal of finding specific information faster, more accurately and securely.

As artificial intelligence and GPT technology continue to evolve, more use cases will emerge whose application in business processes will become an important part of the business process. must in digitally ambitious companies, due to its great usefulness and efficiency, in order to continue advancing their business objectives in an increasingly competitive world.


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Cómo fortalecer la ciberseguridad: 5 puntos débiles de las empresas en la detección y mitigación de ciberamenazas

El incremento de los ciberataques seguirá creciendo a lo largo del tiempo, por lo que es un tema crítico para las empresas. Es fundamental que las empresas estén preparadas para un escenario cada vez más hostil y complejo de defender, en el que las empresas se enfrentan a desafíos cada vez mayores en la detección y mitigación de ciberamenazas.

En este artículo, analizamos los puntos débiles más comunes en la detección y mitigación de ciberamenazas para actuar sobre ellos y conseguir obtener una defensa completa y anticiparse a las ciberamenazas de manera efectiva.

1. Defensa insuficiente y aumento de los ciberataques

Si se cuenta con medidas de seguridad tradicionales y tecnologías que no se entienden entre sí, no se puede obtener visibilidad total de las ciberamenazas que nos afectan. Esto produce una falsa sensación de seguridad, ya que no se pueden mitigar las amenazas en una fase temprana, y cuando ocurren, es demasiado tarde. Entonces, el impacto es tan grande que, en muchos casos, ya no podemos reaccionar. Por ello, es crucial disponer de medidas de seguridad avanzadas que cubran todas las superficies de ataque.

2. Falta de presupuesto y concienciación

Las empresas que no invierten en ciberseguridad tardan un promedio de 279 días en identificar y contener una intrusión. Y por cada día que una ciberamenaza pasa sin ser detectada, el coste de recuperación y los daños aumentan exponencialmente. Es necesario fomentar una cultura digital en la empresa que posicione la ciberseguridad como parte del negocio para que su inversión sea tan prioritaria y estratégica como lo es en otras áreas de negocio.

La mayoría de las empresas que no alinean la ciberseguridad con el negocio, tarde o temprano acaban sufriendo la paradoja del castillo de naipes (link a la landing con el ebook), y son atacadas muy fácilmente paralizando el negocio.

3. Ampliación de la superficie de ataque

Hoy en día, la red corporativa se ha descentralizado y los activos de negocio se extienden más allá del perímetro corporativo interno. Esto provoca que se amplíe la superficie de ataque y sea necesario intensificar el control, supervisión y confianza sobre las conexiones y el uso dentro de la red. ¿Cómo? Mediante la implementación de soluciones de seguridad que permitan detectar y mitigar todos los riesgos en las diferentes superficies vulnerables.

4. No poder anticiparse ante los ciberincidentes

Las empresas que no cuentan con soluciones desplegadas que protejan todas las superficies de ataque ni con una estrategia de ciberseguridad definida, no tienen la capacidad de anticiparse ante las ciberamenazas. Si a esto le sumamos el aumento y la sofisticación de los ciberataques, las empresas están obligadas a cambiar el enfoque reactivo a uno proactivo; de “reaccionar cuando se produce un incidente” a «cómo puedo anticiparme de forma efectiva ante un ciberataque».

5. Falta de personal cualificado y dedicado 24/7

Cada una de las superficies vulnerables que se deben proteger traen consigo diferentes complejidades y casuísticas. Tener el know-how y tiempo para saber gestionar y controlar eficazmente todo lo que conlleva la ciberseguridad es, hoy en día, extremadamente complicado. Los equipos internos de IT porque muchas empresas no cuentan con personal cualificado con un equipo de expertos multidisciplinar que puedan tener una dedicación completa para actuar sobre todas las áreas de la ciberseguridad.

¿Cómo tener una defensa completa frente a las ciberamenazas?

Un SOC moderno es el enfoque de defensa más efectivo en comparación con un SOC tradicional. Ofrece mayores beneficios en términos de seguridad y también en cuanto a la infraestructura y eficiencia operacional.

Descubre en este evento digital bajo demanda cómo maximizar la protección de tu empresa con un SOC de última generación para anticiparte, reaccionar y responder a cualquier ciberamenaza.

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What’s new in Microsoft Teams, Stream and Office: better UX and more analytics

In this article we share with you the latest news from Stream, Teams and Office that we have considered most interesting to take advantage of the maximum potential that they offer us:

Microsoft Teams

Additional filters for the approvals view

The Approvals app provides an easy way to bring audit, compliance, accountability, and workflows to structured and unstructured approvals in Teams.

The Microsoft Teams approval list within the personal app includes additional filters to filter the list of approvals that we as users must approve or reject. Now, you can search for keywords in the approval title or filter by requested or custom approvals. Microsoft is expected to add more filters in the future.

Microsoft Stream

Create video playlists with Microsoft Lists

Users will be able to organize OneDrive and SharePoint videos into playlists for easy consumption and distribution. People with access to the playlist and the files in it can view/listen to the video/audio files in order or skip back and forth between playlist items.

Stream playlists are created and accessed through Microsoft Lists, and can use other Lists features. Playlists can be created directly from Stream and through the List creation flows in Office , SharePoint , and Microsoft Lists . Users can add any video and audio file to a playlist to which they have access. Playlists can be accessed from stream.office.com or from the Microsoft Lists home page.

Search the transcript of the videos

This feature allows users who are watching a video to search for keywords contained in the video transcript. This feature is available on video files that have transcripts and are stored on OneDrive or SharePoint and consumed with Microsoft Stream.

Users can browse the search results and click on a part of the transcript to go to the corresponding point in the video. To do so, they’ll need view or edit permissions on a file to search the transcript.

Note: This function is for searching the transcript of a single video. Users also have the option to search the transcripts of all videos they have permission to view using Microsoft 365 search.

 Check the views analytics

Microsoft Stream launches the Analytics section within the web player experience. Users can now see the total count of views and viewers for the video for the past 7, 30, and 90 days, as well as a historical count using line charts in the plugin dashboard. Video owners and publishers can disable the plugin for users with “view only” permissions.

Office applications

New Office look in preview

Microsoft has announced the new look and feel of Office for the web and installed Office apps. The visual elements have been changed to give it a clean and modern look that helps users to focus, keeping the location of the commands or the icons or the name of any function.