Thomas Maurer

New Microsoft Learn Modules for Azure and Windows Server IT Pros

I am sure you already heard of Microsoft Learn. If you haven’t, Microsoft Learn is a free online learning platform around different technology. Whether you’re just starting or an experienced professional, the hands-on approach helps you arrive at your goals faster, with more confidence and at your own pace. In the last couple of days, we […]

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Azure Monitor for Azure Arc enabled servers

As you know Azure Arc for servers is currently in preview and allows you to manage your Windows and Linux machines hosted outside of Azure on your corporate network or other cloud providers, similar to how you manage native Azure virtual machines. With the new extensions which were introduced a couple of weeks ago, you can

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Manage Hyper-V VMs using PowerShell Direct

PowerShell Direct lets you remotely connect to a Virtual Machine running on a Hyper-V host, without any network connection inside the Virtual Machine. PowerShell Direct uses the Hyper-V VMBus to connect inside the Virtual Machine. This feature is convenient if you need it for automation and configuration for Virtual Machines or if you, for example,

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How to Troubleshoot Windows Server Network connectivity issues via PowerShell

We all have been there, we want to set up a new application or agent which needs network access and needs to reach an endpoint using a specific port, but it simply doesn’t work. So as a server admin, we need to have a tool to troubleshoot network connectivity issues on Windows Server to figure

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How to Share Azure Resource Graph Queries as a Link

Azure Resource Graph is a service in Azure that allows you to performant resource exploration with the ability to query at scale across a given set of subscriptions so that you can effectively govern your environment. You can get an overview of the resources in different subscriptions, and you can even generate charts. You can run

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Deploy a Windows Server container on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

The Windows Container team announced an update to the Container extension for Windows Admin Center with a couple of new features like pushing Container images to an Azure Container Registry. In this blog post, I want to provide you with a walkthrough on how you can deploy a Windows Server container image with a web

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Azure CLI Tip – Use AI to find az commands

The Azure command-line interface (Azure CLI) is a great way to create and manage Azure resources. Azure CLI is available on Windows, macOS, and Linux, and it supports managing resources across Azure services and gets you working quickly with Azure, with an emphasis on automation. If you did use the Azure CLI, you might find

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How to set up Disaster Recovery for Azure IaaS VMs

If you are running virtual machines in Microsoft Azure, and you want to make sure that your servers are protected from downtime, there are multiple things you want to have a look in terms of availability. You will need to make sure that you have the necessary uptime you need within the Azure region your

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Hyper-V for Developers on Windows 10

Hyper-V is more known as a server virtualization technology; however, since Windows 8, it is also available in the client operating system. In Windows 10, Microsoft improved the experience drastically to make Hyper-V an excellent solution for developers and IT Pros. Microsoft Hyper-V, codenamed Viridian, is a native (type 1) hypervisor that directly runs on

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How to migrate Active Directory Domain Controllers to Microsoft Azure Stack

For the third post of the Azure Stack Migration series, we are having a look at how you migrate your Active Directory Domain Controllers to Microsoft Azure Stack. If you have worked with Active Directory before, you know there are many ways to move and migrate your Domain Controllers. In this blog, we will take the

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