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“Incomplete Communication with Cluster” with local Storage Space for SQL Server cluster

When building a SANless SQL Server cluster with SIOS DataKeeper, or when configuring Always On Availability Groups for SQL Server, you may consider striping together multiple disk in a Simple Storage Space (RAID 0) for performance. This is very commonly ... continue reading
#Microsoft Azure Security Center Investigation Dashboard (Preview) #Azure #Security #ASC #Cloud

#Microsoft Azure Security Center Investigation Dashboard (Preview) #Azure #Security #ASC #Cloud

Yesterday I was playing with Mimikatz (Hackertool) for Security pen tests and it was not working because Azure Security Center Quarantined the file On my Surface I got an Azure monitoring Agent running Microsoft Azure Security Center Investigation Dashboard The ... continue reading
Logic Apps, Flow connectors will make Automating Video Indexer simpler than ever

Logic Apps, Flow connectors will make Automating Video Indexer simpler than ever

Video Indexer recently released a new and improved Video Indexer V2 API. This RESTful API supports both server-to-server and client-to-server communication and enables Video Indexer users to integrate video and audio insights easily into their application logic, unlocking new experiences ... continue reading
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Expanded Azure Blueprint for FFIEC compliant workloads

We are pleased to announce general availability of the expanded Blueprint for Federal Financial Institution Examination Council (FFIEC) regulated workloads. As more financial services customers moving to the Azure cloud platform, we wanted to expand the Blueprint to explain how ... continue reading
Data Plane Development Kit for Linux VMs

DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit) for Linux VMs now generally available

Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) in an Azure Linux Virtual Machine (VM) that offers a fast user space packet processing framework for performance intensive applications that bypass the VM’s kernel network stack, is now generally available in all Azure regions! ... continue reading
App Migration to Azure 10-Day Workshop (2nd- Canada)

Azure Marketplace consulting offers: May

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. In May, 26 consulting offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below: App Migration to Azure 10-Day Workshop: In this workshop, Imaginet’s Azure professionals ... continue reading
Everything you need to know about Windows Server 2019 – Part 2

Everything you need to know about Windows Server 2019 – Part 2

This blog post was co-authored by Haley Rowland, Jeff Woolsey, Ned Pyle, and Samuel Li, Program Managers, Windows Server. Hybrid is the destination, not the journey. Millions of our customers rely on their Windows Server investments to run their business ... continue reading

Reaching Azure disk storage limit on General Purpose Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is SQL Server implementation on Azure cloud that keeps all database files on Azure storage. In this post you will see how Managed Instance allocates disks in the storage layer and why is this important ... continue reading
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Azure.Source – Volume 45

Now generally available Announcing VNet service endpoints general availability for MySQL and PostgreSQL - Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL in all regions where the service is available for General Purpose and Memory Optimized servers ... continue reading

Tick Tock, Time to Configure the Clock: Time Settings and Controls in the Modern Environment

When the clock strikes twelve…it’s time to get to work. Hello, and welcome back to this ongoing series discussion about Windows Time. My name is Tim Medina, and today we are going to look at some of the configuration items ... continue reading
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Hardening the security of Azure IoT Edge

Azure IoT Edge which recently became generally available, designs in security from the ground up with avenues for custom security hardening. Security hardening entails additional security measures for given deployments in response to perceived higher threats like physical accessibility of ... continue reading
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Driving industry transformation with Azure – Getting started – Edition 1

Microsoft is highly focused on solving industry challenges, creating new opportunities and driving digital transformation for all organizations. Through dedicated industry resources from Microsoft and premier partners, new solutions, content, and guidance are released almost daily. This monthly blog aggregates ... continue reading
Driving industry transformation with Azure – Getting started – Edition 1

Driving industry transformation with Azure – Getting started – Edition 1

Microsoft is highly focused on solving industry challenges, creating new opportunities and driving digital transformation for all organizations. Through dedicated industry resources from Microsoft and premier partners, new solutions, content, and guidance are released almost daily. This monthly blog aggregates ... continue reading
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Azure Block Blob Storage Backup

Azure Blob Storage is Microsoft's massively scalable cloud object store. Blob Storage is ideal for storing any unstructured data such as images, documents and other file types. Read this Introduction to object storage in Azure to learn more about how ... continue reading

OSD Video Tutorial: Part 14 – Pre-staged Media

This session is part fourteen of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager. In it, Steven discusses the pre-staged media option for image deployment. The discussion includes a description of pre-staged media, the scenarios solved by ... continue reading

Database ownership chaining in Azure SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Managed Instance enables you to run cross-database queries the same way you do it in SQL Server. It also supports cross-database ownership chaining that will be explained in this post. Cross database ownership chaining enables logins to access ... continue reading
Partnering with the industry to minimize false positives

Partnering with the industry to minimize false positives

Every day, antivirus capabilities in Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Windows Defender ATP) protect millions of customers from threats. To effectively scale protection, Windows Defender ATP uses intelligent systems that combine multiple layers of machine learning models, behavior-based detection algorithms, ... continue reading
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Finding the signal of community in all the noise at Black Hat

I dont know about you, but I find large conferences overwhelming. Dont get me wrong, nothing beats the innovative potential of bringing a diverse group of brilliant people together to hash through thorny issues and share insights. But there are ... continue reading
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Azure #HDInsight Interactive Query: simplifying big data analytics architecture

Fast Interactive BI, data security and end user adoption are three critical challenges for successful big data analytics implementations. Without right architecture and tools, many big data and analytics projects fail to catch on with common BI users and enterprise ... continue reading
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Advanced Analytics is coming into Azure Portal

We see Azure Monitor users are using both the Log Search page and the Analytics portal to accomplish their tasks. The Analytics portal offers advanced features, and we’re happy to announce it’s coming into Azure! This is another step on ... continue reading
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Azure #HDInsight Apache Phoenix now supports Zeppelin

The HDInsight team is excited to announce Apache Zeppelin Support for Apache Phoenix Phoenix in Azure HDInsight Apache Phoenix is an open source, massively parallel relational database layer built on HBase. Phoenix allows you to use SQL like queries over ... continue reading

Installing certificates into IoT devices

Lots of folks are moving to X.509 certificate-based authentication as they start to use the Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service, which is great! But I've gotten lots of questions about what the best practices are, and how to go ... continue reading
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IoT in Action: Building secure, sophisticated solutions

With a compound annual growth rate of 28.5 percent forecasted by 2020, the global Internet of Things (IoT) market is exploding, and the technology behind IoT continues to evolve at a feverish pace. Here at Microsoft, we’re working hard to ... continue reading
IoT in Action: Building secure, sophisticated solutions

IoT in Action: Building secure, sophisticated solutions

With a compound annual growth rate of 28.5 percent forecasted by 2020, the global Internet of Things (IoT) market is exploding, and the technology behind IoT continues to evolve at a feverish pace. Here at Microsoft, we’re working hard to ... continue reading
Deep dive on Windows Server 2019 Updates by @WSV_GUY #Winserv #WAC #Hyperv

Deep dive on Windows Server 2019 Updates by @WSV_GUY #Winserv #WAC #Hyperv

Deep Dive into Windows Server 2019 Updates with Jeff Woolsey Principal PM of the Windows Server Team. What’s New in Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Builds : See here what’s New in Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Builds Windows Insider ... continue reading

OSD Video Tutorial: Part 13 – to be Known or to be Unknown – that is the question

This session is part thirteen of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager. Steven discusses the concept of Known and Unknown computer imaging and provides demonstrations and detailed discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of each ... continue reading

Breaking Into Windows Server 2019: Network Features: High Performance SDN Gateways

Another happy Wednesday to all of our great readers! Brandon Wilson here again to give you another pointer to some more information from the Windows Core Networking team on the Top 10 networking features in Windows Server 2019. This time ... continue reading

Everything you need to know about Windows Server 2019 – Part 1

This blog post was authored by Vinicius Apolinario, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Windows Server. You should know by now that Windows Server 2019 is available as a preview in the Windows Insiders program. In the last few months, the Windows ... continue reading

Another month, another Windows Admin Center update – Preview 1808

The August 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
Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #6 High Performance SDN Gateways

Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #6 High Performance SDN Gateways

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
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