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Establishing Linked Server to SQL Server using MSOLEDB Driver

Technical Reviewer: Krishnakumar Rukmangathan - Support Escalation Engineer, SQL Server BI Developer team, Microsoft Troy Moen - Sr. Escalation Engineer Linked server enable the SQL Server Database Engine to read data from remote data sources and execute commands against remote ... continue reading

Controlling write-through behaviors in SMB

Heya folks, Ned here again. In my continuing series on offbeat SMB settings, today I’m going to explain how to control SMB write-through and data consistency in Windows 10 and Windows Server. Background Network protocols like SMB or NFS are ... continue reading
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Controlling SMB Dialects

Heya folks, Ned here again. As part of a small series on esoteric SMB settings, today I’m going to explain how to control SMB client dialects in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019. Background SMB Dialects are simply significant versions ... continue reading

New SMS log collector available

Heya folks, Ned here again. I've published a new version of the Get-SMSLogs PowerShell script on It improves the logging of time stamps and event IDs for the non-debug event logs. And by improving, I mean, it actually has ... continue reading
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Storage Migration Service August Update

Heya folks, Ned here again. We've released our first set of new features for the Windows Server 2019 Storage Migration Service, as part of cumulative update KB4512534. No need to run a SAC release - this update applies to the ... continue reading

Automate Azure VM Storage

The Problem One of the best things about Azure, and the cloud in general, is we can automate most anything, and we are going to look at how to automate Azure VM Storage.  This allows us to come up with ... continue reading

New Storage Migration Service WAC Extension 1.57.0 available

Heya folks, Ned here again. We just released an update to the Storage Migration Service extension for Windows Admin Center. It will automatically appear in your WAC feeds as of now. Tool: Storage Migration Service Version 1.57.0 Notes: Transfer mapping ... continue reading