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Announcing Windows Admin Center GA Update, version 1809

We’ve just released a new generally available update for Windows Admin Center, version 1809. This is our first GA refresh since Windows Admin Center version 1804.25, and it's packed with new features. Check out the official announcement blog post for ... continue reading

Persisting job history in Azure SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Managed Instance is a fully managed SQL Server hosted in Azure cloud. Although it supports many SQL Server features, there are some constraints compared to SQL Server that you manage. One of the constraint that might be an ... continue reading

Get deeper into security at Microsoft Ignite 2018

This year at Microsoft Ignite, we will be making some exciting announcementsfrom new capabilities for identity management and information protection to powerful artificial intelligence (AI) innovations that can help you stay ahead of an often overwhelming surge in threats and ... continue reading
Windows Admin Center 1809 and SDK now generally available!

Windows Admin Center 1809 and SDK now generally available!

This blog post was co-authored by Samuel Li, Haley Rowland, Cosmos Darwin, and Daniel Lee, Program Managers, Windows Server. The momentum continues Its been an exciting debut year for Windows Admin Center, the next-generation graphical management for Windows Server. Our ... continue reading

Cloud Data and AI Services training roundup September 2018

To help you stay up to date on online training opportunities, were releasing a monthly list of the latest free Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) sessions in one convenient post. SQL Server With SQL Server virtual machines, you can use ... continue reading
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Getting AI/ML and DevOps working better together

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies extend the capabilities of software applications that are now found throughout our daily life: digital assistants, facial recognition, photo captioning, banking services, and product recommendations. The difficult part about integrating AI or ... continue reading
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Simplify modern data warehousing with Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Fivetran

Gaining insights rapidly from data is critical to being competitive in today’s business world. With a modern data warehouse, customers can bring together all their data at any scale into a single source of truth for use cases such as ... continue reading
Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #1 Container Networking with Kubernetes

Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #1 Container Networking with Kubernetes

Share On: Twitter This blog is part of a series for the Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019! -- Click HERE to see the other blogs in this series. This concludes our Top 10 List. We hope to ... continue reading

Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News (September, 2018)

Hi there! Stanislav Belov here to bring you the next issue of the Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News series! As a reminder, the Noteworthy News series covers various areas, to include interesting news, announcements, links, tips and tricks from Windows, ... continue reading
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Improve patient engagement and efficiency with AI powered chatbots

A major item in scoring a health care organization is patient engagement. That is, patients are more likely to give a higher rating if they have some way to communicate to an organization with as little friction as possible. Improving ... continue reading
AI powered chatbots

Improve patient engagement and efficiency with AI powered chatbots

A major item in scoring a health care organization is patient engagement. That is, patients are more likely to give a higher rating if they have some way to communicate to an organization with as little friction as possible. Improving ... continue reading
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Deep dive into Azure Test Plans

Azure Test Plans, a service launched with Azure DevOps earlier this month, provides a browser-based test management solution for exploratory, planned manual, and user acceptance testing. Azure Test Plans also provides a browser extension for exploratory testing and gathering feedback ... continue reading
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Deep dive into Azure Test Plans

Azure Test Plans, a service launched with Azure DevOps earlier this month, provides a browser-based test management solution for exploratory, planned manual, and user acceptance testing. Azure Test Plans also provides a browser extension for exploratory testing and gathering feedback ... continue reading
Windows Server 2019 with Azure Network Adapter

Windows Server 2019 with Azure Network Adapter on Windows Admin Center Easy Azure VPN Connections #ANA #winserv #WindowsAdminCenter #WindowsServer2019

Windows Admin Center is a new, locally-deployed, browser-based management tool set that lets you manage your Windows Servers with no Azure or cloud dependency. Windows Admin Center gives you full control over all aspects of your server infrastructure and is ... continue reading
A New Tool for your Toolbox: SCCM Collection Specific Report Template in PowerBI

A New Tool for your Toolbox: SCCM Collection Specific Report Template in PowerBI

Hello again everyone! Christopher Scott, Premier Field Engineer here. Recently I have started publishing some of my PowerBi report templates and received some positive feedback, so I decided to keep them going. This next template was designed to provide data ... continue reading

Breaking Into Windows Server 2019: Network Features: Propelling Broadcast Video with DPDK on Windows

Hello to all of our outstanding readers! Brandon Wilson here once again to give you, yep you got it, yet another pointer to some more new network feature information from the Windows Core Networking team on the Top 10 networking ... continue reading
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Upgrading and what is new in Windows Server 2019 Clustering #winserv #RunWS2019 #WindowsServer2019

This blog post is the first of a series on Windows Server 2019. #MSIgnite is coming and there will be a lot of new features coming. So in preparation I’ll show you what is changed and how to build things ... continue reading

Meet the Azure SQL Database team at Microsoft Ignite Conference

Azure SQL Database Engineering team (@azuresqldb) represented by Lindsey Allen, Joachim Hammer, Drazen Sumic, Ajay Jagannathan, Kevin Farlee, Xiaochen Wu, Jakub Szymaszek, Mladen Andzic, Srdan Bozovic, Dhruv Malik, Alain Dormehl will be in full force speaking at several sessions at ... continue reading
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Azure portal VM creation Changed with a new layout is Awesome #Azure #Cloud #MSTCommunity #MVPBuzz

In the Azure portal every day there are some changes some are big others are minor. In this blog I show you the change in the VM creation. When Creating a NEW VM you can see the change now there ... continue reading
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HDInsight tools for Visual Studio Code: simplifying cluster and Spark job configuration management

We are happy to announce that HDInsight Tools for Visual Studio Code (VS Code) now leverage VS Code built-in user settings and workspace settings to manage HDInsight clusters and Spark job submissions. With this feature, you can manage your linked ... continue reading

Programmatically onboard and manage your subscriptions in Azure Security Center

This post was co-authored by Tiander Turpijn, Senior Program Manager. Securing your Azure workloads has become easier with the release of Azure Security Center (ASC) official PowerShell Module! Many organizations are looking to automate more tasks, as manual work is ... continue reading

Jenkins Azure ACR Build plugin now in public preview

Last year at Jenkins World, we announced Jenkins on Azure support for Kubernetes. We shipped the Azure Container Agent which allows you to scale out to Azure and run a Jenkins Agent on Azure Container Instances (ACI) and/or Azure Kubernetes ... continue reading
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Come check out Azure Stack at Ignite 2018

We are excited to host you all at this year’s Ignite conference. The Azure Stack team has put together a list of sessions along with a pre-day event to ensure that you will enhance your skills on Microsoft’s hybrid cloud ... continue reading
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Azure.Source – Volume 49

Welcome to Azure DevOps The big news last week was the introduction of Azure DevOps, which represents the evolution of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). Azure DevOps is a set of five new services that can be used together as ... continue reading
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Deep dive into Azure Repos

With the introduction of Azure DevOps, we’re offering developers a new Git service called Azure Repos. It has unlimited free private repositories with collaborative code reviews, advanced file management, code search, and branch policies to ensure high quality code. Azure ... continue reading
PowerTip: Use PowerShell to pick a random name from a list

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to pick a random name from a list

Summary: Using the Get-Random Cmdlet to select a random list of names instead of numbers Hey! Dr. Scripto! I’d like to pick a random name from a list to generate user names in my lab. Could you show me an ... continue reading
Using PowerShell to create a folder of Demo data

Using PowerShell to create a folder of Demo data

Summary: Creating sample files with random sizes and dates for use in a Lab Q: Hey, Dr. Scripto! From time to time I like to show “how things works” at User Group meetings and to colleagues. But I don’t always ... continue reading

Global Service Monitor to Retire in November 2018

System Center Operations Manager continues to be the tool relied upon by enterprise customers for IT operations and monitoring. Global Service Monitor in SCOM provides the ability to monitor the availability of external web-based applications from multiple locations across the ... continue reading
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Quick Start Guide: SQL Server Clusters on Windows Server 2008 R2 in Azure

Apparently Windows Server 2008 R2 lives on in the cloud as I get a calls for this sporadically. Yes, Azure does support Windows Server 2008 R2 and older versions of SQL Server including 2008 R2 and 2012. Of course Always ... continue reading

OSD Video Tutorial: Part 21 – Troubleshooting

This is part twenty-one of a series discussing the Operating System Deployment feature of Configuration Manager. This session is titled troubleshooting but focuses on options to enable troubleshooting scenarios versus specifically tracking imaging activity in the logs. Topics include the ... continue reading
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