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OSD Video Tutorial: Part 5 – The Logical Task Sequence

This session is part five of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager. This session covers the flow of the task sequence, the use of 'continue on error', conditions and variables in controlling the progress of ... continue reading
March-April 2018 test results: More insights into industry AV tests

March-April 2018 test results: More insights into industry AV tests

In a previous post, in the spirit of our commitment to delivering industry-leading protection, customer choice, and transparency on the quality of our solutions, we shared insights and context into the results of AV-TESTs January-February 2018 test cycle. We released ... continue reading

PowerShell Core now available as a Snap package

The goal of PowerShell Core is to be the ubiquitous language for managing your assets in the hybrid cloud. That’s why we’ve worked to make it available on many operating systems, architectures, and flavors of Linux, macOS, and Windows as ... continue reading
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#Azure Cloud Shell editor with Visual Studio Code inside (Project Monaco) #VSC #IaC

Azure Cloud Shell is an interactive, browser-accessible shell for managing Azure resources. It provides the flexibility of choosing the shell experience that best suits the way you work. Linux users can opt for a Bash experience, while Windows users can ... continue reading
The July release of SQL Operations Studio is now available

The July release of SQL Operations Studio is now available

We are excited to announce the July release of SQL Operations Studio is now available. Download SQL Operations Studio and review the Release Notes to get started. SQL Operations Studio is a data management tool that enables you to work ... continue reading
Download the Cloud Application Architecture Guide #Azure #Cloud #Architects #Apps

Download the Cloud Application Architecture Guide #Azure #Cloud #Architects #Apps

This 300 pages guide presents a structured approach for designing cloud applications that are scalable, resilient, and highly available. The guidance in this e-book is intended to help your architectural decisions regardless of your cloud platform, though we will be ... continue reading

OSD Video Tutorial: Part 4 – Image Deployment

This session is part four of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager. This session details the components of OS deployment, the process of creating a deployment and demonstrates the various image deployment mechanisms. The video ... continue reading

Jumpstart your Microsoft Graph Security API integration with the new JavaScript sample app

The Microsoft Graph Security API, which launched this spring, is a unified REST API for integrating data and intelligence from Microsoft products, services, and partners. Using Microsoft Graph, developers can easily build applications that consolidate and correlate security alerts from ... continue reading
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Enable your users to work securely from anywhere, anytime, across all of their devices

This blog is part of a series that responds to common questions we receive from customers about deployment of Microsoft 365 Security solutions. In this series youll find context, answers, and guidance for deployment and driving adoption within your organization ... continue reading
Microsoft Intelligent Security Association expands with new members and products

Microsoft Intelligent Security Association expands with new members and products

Last April, we introduced theMicrosoft Intelligent Security Associationa group of 19 security technology providers who have integrated their solutions with a select set of Microsoft products to provide customers better protection, detection, and response. Today, we are pleased to announce ... continue reading

Breaking into Windows Server 2019: Network Features: Accurate Network Time (Seriously!)

Happy Wednesday Everyone! Brandon Wilson here to give a quick heads up to all of our outstanding readers about a new blog series being posted by the Windows Core Networking team on the Top 10 networking features in Windows Server ... continue reading
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Azure Marketplace June container offers

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. In June, 42 container offers from Bitnami successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below: ACME Solver Container Image: ACME Solver is part of the ... continue reading

Getting started with IoT: how to connect, secure, and manage your “things”

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the go-to solutions for executives looking for more and better insights about their business. Collectively, IoT is made up of a network of devices and sensors, otherwise known as things, which connect ... continue reading
Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #10 Accurate Network Time

Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #10 Accurate Network Time

Share On: Twitter Share on: LinkedIn This blog is part of a series for the Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019! Look for the Try it out sections then give us some feedback in the comments! Don't forget ... continue reading
Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #10 Accurate Network Time

Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #10 Accurate Network Time

Share On: Twitter Share on: LinkedIn This blog is part of a series for the Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019! Look for the Try it out sections then give us some feedback in the comments! Don't forget ... continue reading

Windows Admin Center Preview 1807 is available to Windows Insiders!

The July update for Windows Admin Center Preview is now available to Windows Insiders! The monthly preview releases include new tools and capabilities marked as PREVIEW for evaluation and testing while the core platform continues to be production-ready. For IT ... continue reading
How Microsoft 365 Security integrates with the broader security ecosystem—part 1

How Microsoft 365 Security integrates with the broader security ecosystem—part 1

Today’s post was coauthored by Debraj Ghosh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, and Diana Kelley, Cybersecurity Field CTO. This week is the annual Microsoft Inspire conference, where Microsoft directly engages with industry partners. Last year at Inspire, we announced Microsoft 365, ... continue reading
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Intelligent Healthcare with Azure Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) technology

Sensitive health data processed by hospitals and insurers is under constant attack from malicious actors who try to gain access to health care systems with the goal to steal or extort personal health information. Change Healthcare has implemented a Bring ... continue reading
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Blockchain as a tool for anti-fraud

Healthcare costs are skyrocketing. In 2016, healthcare costs in the US are estimated at nearly 18 percent of the GDP! Healthcare is becoming less affordable worldwide, and a serious chasm is widening between those that can afford healthcare and those ... continue reading
Create #Azure Kubernetes Cluster and Manage in Visual Studio Code #VSC #Kubernetes #Cloud

Create #Azure Kubernetes Cluster and Manage in Visual Studio Code #VSC #Kubernetes #Cloud

In this Step-by-Step Guide we will Create a Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Cluster (AKS) and add it to Microsoft Visual Studio Code to manage and use it. This time I have created the Kubernetes Cluster via the Azure Portal, when you ... continue reading

Configuration Manager Third Party Software Updates Video Tutorial

Third-party software update integration is one of the most requested features on the Configuration Manager UserVoice feedback site. If you have been watching the Configuration Manager technical previews since TP1803, you may have noticed this new feature being previewed. To ... continue reading
Approximate Count Distinct enters Public Preview in Azure SQL Database

Approximate Count Distinct enters Public Preview in Azure SQL Database

Kevin Farlee Principal Program Manager, SQL Database We are pleased to announce the public preview of Approximate Count Distinct, the first of the Approximate Query Processing features. Approximate Query Processing is a new family of features which are designed to ... continue reading
Let’s Build a Switch Embedded Team in SCVMM!

Let’s Build a Switch Embedded Team in SCVMM!

Hello, my name is Michael Godfrey and I am a Platform’s Premier Field Engineer (PFE) at Microsoft. I have been a Fabric Administrator for the past few years and have made it a habit of building quite a few Hyper-V ... continue reading
Public Preview of MATCH support in MERGE DML for Graph tables in Azure SQL Database

Public Preview of MATCH support in MERGE DML for Graph tables in Azure SQL Database

SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database introduced native graph database capabilities used to model many-to-many relationships. The first implementation of SQL Graph introduced support for edges to represent relationships, nodes to represent entities and a new MATCH predicate to ... continue reading
PowerTip: Turn off the power to your computer with PowerShell

PowerTip: Turn off the power to your computer with PowerShell

Summary: A simple way to power off your computer by using the Windows PowerShell cmdlets. Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve got a script that needs to power off a system after it’s done. How can I accomplish this with PowerShell? Look ... continue reading
Public Preview of Row Mode Memory Grant Feedback in Azure SQL Database

Public Preview of Row Mode Memory Grant Feedback in Azure SQL Database

Last year SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database introduced query processing improvements that adapt optimization strategies to your application workload’s runtime conditions. These improvements included: batch mode adaptive joins, batch mode memory grant feedback, and interleaved execution for multi-statement ... continue reading
Public Preview of Table Variable Deferred Compilation in Azure SQL Database

Public Preview of Table Variable Deferred Compilation in Azure SQL Database

Last year SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database introduced query processing improvements that adapt optimization strategies to your application workload’s runtime conditions. These improvements included: batch mode adaptive joins, batch mode memory grant feedback, and interleaved execution for multi-statement ... continue reading
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Azure.Source – Volume 40

Highlights New Azure innovation advances customer success for the cloud- and AI-powered future - In preparation for Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas this week (where partners and Microsoft meet to connect, learn, and collaborate to accelerate the digital transformation and ... continue reading

Parse HTML and pass to Cognitive Services Text-to-Speech

Summary: Having some fun with Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on first?” comedy routine, and multiple voices with Bing Speech. ------------------------------- Hello everyone! The last few posts, I showed you all about the Cognitive Services Text-to-Speech API. You learned about the ... continue reading
Cluster Quorum File Share Witness on a USB stick?

Cluster Quorum File Share Witness on a USB stick?

I’m very excited to hear that coming in Windows Server 2019 there will be a few new features in regards to the File Share Witness for the Failover Cluster Quorum. The feature that many of my customers have been asking ... continue reading
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