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Manage Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 with Windows Admin Center (Preview)

Hi! I’m Cosmos. Follow me @cosmosdarwin on Twitter. At Microsoft Ignite 2017, we teased the next-generation in-box management experience for Storage Spaces Direct and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure built on Windows Admin Center, known then as ‘Project Honolulu’. Until now, this experience ... continue reading

SQL Server 2017 on SUSE Enterprise Linux Server offer

This post is authored by John ‘JG’ Chirapurath, General Manager, Azure Data. Since SQL Server 2017 on Linux was made generally available on October 2, 2017, we have seen tremendous growth in adoption. We’ve had ~ 5 million Docker pulls ... continue reading

Introducing Windows Defender System Guard runtime attestation

At Microsoft, we want users to be in control of their devices, including knowing the security health of these devices. If important security features should fail, users should be aware. Windows Defender System Guard runtime attestation, a new Windows platform ... continue reading

Windows Pull Server Planning Update – April 2018

In the next Current Branch release of Windows Server a new feature will be released to provide support for SQL Server as the database platform to support Windows Pull Server for DSC. This capability will open new scenarios: High availability ... continue reading

Azure Backup now supports storage accounts secured with Azure Storage Firewalls and Virtual Networks

We are happy to announce the Azure IaaS VM backup support for network restricted storage accounts. With storage firewalls and Virtual Networks, you can allow traffic only from selected virtual networks and subnets. With this you can create a secure ... continue reading

Altair democratizes access to computer-aided engineering with Azure

My high school physics teacher taught us about metal fatigue by having everyone bend paper clips back and forth until they broke. In the real world, engineers use computer simulations to test their designs. From the trivial paperclip to the ... continue reading

Connect to the Intelligent Security Graph using a new API

Most organizations deal with high volumes of security data and have dozens of security solutions in their enterprise, making the task of integrating various products and services daunting and complex. The cost, time, and resources necessary to connect systems, enable ... continue reading

Preview: programmatically create Azure enterprise subscriptions using ARM APIs

In the past, Azure customers on Enterprise Agreement (EA) have subscriptions that are centrally controlled by the company’s cloud operations or IT team. When a team or employee in the company wants to start using Azure, they need to get ... continue reading

Microsoft at PostgresConf US 2018

At Microsoft, our approach is to listen to customers and bring solutions and tools that can help solve their problems. It is at the heart of everything we do. It is the same listening process that got us to PostgreSQL, ... continue reading

Calling Http endpoints in T-SQL using CURL extension

SQL Server Database Engine don’t have built-in functions that would enable you to send information to some API using http protocol. If you would need to call some REST endpoint or a web hook from the T-SQL code, you would ... continue reading

New File Share Witness Feature in Windows Server 2019

This blog discusses a new feature in the upcoming release of Windows Server 2019. Currently, Windows Insiders receive current builds of Server 2019. We urge you to become an Insider and play a part in making Windows Server 2019 the ... continue reading

Tapping the intelligent cloud to make security better and easier

There has been a distinct shift in my conversations with customers over the last year. Most have gone from asking can we still keep our assets secure as we adopt cloud services?, to declaring, we are adopting cloud services in ... continue reading

Nano Server 2018 Update

Hello again! Allen Sudbring here, PFE in the central region, bringing you some news on Nano server and an update to the blog post I did back in the Windows Server Technical Preview time frame on configuring and deploying Nano ... continue reading

Azure.Source – Volume 27

Welcome to Azure.Source #27! Last week in Azure, we made quite a few announcements about updates to Azure Stream Analytics, which you'll find captured below. In addition, Microsoft was at the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas, which provided an ... continue reading

Failover Cluster File Share Witness and DFS

This blog discusses a new feature in the upcoming release of Windows Server 2019. Currently, Windows Insiders receive current builds of Server 2019. We urge you to become an Insider and play a part in making Windows Server 2019 the ... continue reading

#Microsoft Introduction to Windows Admin Center #Winserv #Windows10 #Azure #hyperv #AzureStack

Microsoft is introducing the New Windows Admin Center ( former Project Honolulu ) Last weekend I made my MVPLAB.LOCAL domain with Project Honolulu version 1803 and Windows Server Insider version. I Made my Domain controller first and later a Cluster ... continue reading

Introducing the Windows Server Storage Migration Service

Hi Folks, Ned here again with big news: Windows Server 2019 Preview contains an entirely new feature! The Storage Migration Service helps you migrate servers and their data without reconfiguring applications or users. Migrates unstructured data from anywhere into Azure ... continue reading

Connect to Virtual Machines (VMs) on PAW

Continuing the PAW series, this blog post discusses the options to connect to the VMs running on the PAW device. In Windows, you can connect to a locally running VM using: VMConnect (basic mode or enhanced mode) RDP using mstsc.exe ... continue reading

Announcing Windows Admin Center: Our reimagined management experience

This blog post was co-authored by Samuel Li, Principal Program Manager Lead, Windows Server and Vinicius Apolinario, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Windows Server. At Ignite 2017, we unveiled the technical preview of Project Honolulu to the world for the first ... continue reading

High Availability Options for Microsoft SQL Server in the Google Cloud

I was recently interviewed by VMblog about high availability options for SQL Server. You can check out the interview here http://vmblog.com/ For the step by step guide I previously published, check it out here https://clusteringformeremortals.com/2018/01/10/how-to-build-a-sanless-sql-server-failover-cluster-instance-in-google-cloud-platform/ ... continue reading

GDPR offers one more reason to focus on your disaster recovery strategy

Has your organization failed to devise a business continuity and disaster recovery plan because of the perception that it’s complex or expensive? Or perhaps you have a disaster recovery plan, but maybe you're not testing it frequently enough because of ... continue reading

Rubikloud leverages Azure SQL Data Warehouse to disrupt retail market with accessible AI

In the modern retail environment, consumers are well-informed and expect intuitive, engaging, and informative experiences when they shop. To keep up, retailers need solutions that can help them delight their customers with personalized experiences, empower their workforce to provide differentiated ... continue reading

Microsoft to deliver new products and strategies for security innovation at 2018 RSA Conference

At the 2018 RSA Conference, our senior leaders will dissect modern cyber defense strategies, and reveal new products to detect and block cyber attacks when they happen. Our objective is to arm business, government and consumers with deeply integrated intelligence ... continue reading

Join Microsoft for a security in a day workshop

Let’s talk about an integrated security experience. Many of our customers are in various stages of cybersecurity maturity: Initializing Firefighting No formal security program Developing Point solutions/tools for basic controls Pockets of expertise Defining Aligned to frameworks Documented controls Begins ... continue reading

Celebrating 1M installations milestone for mssql extension for VS Code with another update

This post is authored by Alan Yu, Program Manager, SQL Server. We are excited to announce that a new update for the mssql extension for VS Code is now available on the VS Code Marketplace. Use the mssql extension to ... continue reading

In case you missed it! The latest System Center release, version 1801, is here

In February we announced that System Center, version 1801 was now available. It’s the first release in our new Semi-Annual Channel and delivers new features and enhancements based on customer feedback. It builds on the capabilities of System Center 2016 ... continue reading

Cloud data and AI services training roundup

To help you stay up to date on online training opportunities, we’re releasing a monthly list of the latest free data and artificial intelligence (AI) sessions in one convenient post. SQL Server 2017 Whether on Windows, Linux, or Docker containers, ... continue reading

Investing in the right innovation

RSA is around the corner which means tens of thousands of people will descend on Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. Hundreds of innovative young companies will look for customers, props, and capital (especially at the Early Stage Expo!). Venture ... continue reading

Offline media import for Azure

So many customers I talk to want to upload their offline data stores into the cloud. Yet, no one wants to spend hours and hours inserting tapes, connecting older hard disks, or figuring out how to digitize and upload film ... continue reading

New Disaster Recovery tutorials for Wingtip Tickets sample SaaS application

Continuing in our series of tutorials showcasing features of Azure SQL database that enable SaaS app management, we are introducing two new tutorials that explore disaster recovery strategies for recovering an app and its resources in the event of an ... continue reading
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