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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

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
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

PowerShell Module Function Export in Constrained Language

PowerShell Module Exporting Functions in Constrained Language PowerShell offers a number of ways to expose functions in a script module. But some options have serious performance or security drawbacks. In this blog I describe these issues and provide simple guidance ... continue reading
How Microsoft 365 Security integrates with your broader IT ecosystem—part 3

How Microsoft 365 Security integrates with your broader IT ecosystem—part 3

Todays post was coauthored by Debraj Ghosh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, and Diana Kelley, Cybersecurity Field CTO. Customer satisfaction is one of the most important goals for Microsoft 365 Security. In part 1 of this series, we discussed Microsofts overall ... continue reading
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#Contest Microsoft AI Idea Challenge – AI’s next breakthrough is you!

All of us have creative ideas – ideas that can improve our lives and the lives of thousands, perhaps even millions of others. But how often do we act on turning those ideas into a reality? Most of the time, ... continue reading
Hyper-V HyperClear Mitigation for L1 Terminal Fault

Hyper-V HyperClear Mitigation for L1 Terminal Fault

Introduction A new speculative execution side channel vulnerability was announced recently that affects a range of Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors. This vulnerability, referred to as L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) and assigned CVE 2018-3646 for hypervisors, can be used ... continue reading
Hyper-V HyperClear Mitigation for L1 Terminal Fault

Hyper-V HyperClear Mitigation for L1 Terminal Fault

Introduction A new speculative execution side channel vulnerability was announced recently that affects a range of Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors. This vulnerability, referred to as L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) and assigned CVE 2018-3646 for hypervisors, can be used ... continue reading
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Azure Site Recovery powers Veritas Backup Exec Instant Cloud Recovery for DR

Microsoft Azure Site Recovery (ASR) offers Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) for applications running in Azure and on-premises. Using ASR, you can reduce application downtime during IT interruptions, without compromising compliance. ASR provides comprehensive coverage for on-premises applications across ... continue reading

Tick Tock, Time to Catch Up: What’s New with Windows Time in Windows Server 2019

Stay a while and….oh wait wrong place. Welcome! My name is Tim Medina, Senior PFE with Microsoft and today we are going to look at what’s new with Windows Time for Server 2019 (part 1 of a 3 part series) ... continue reading

OSD Video Tutorial: Part 12 – OSD and the ADK

This session is part twelve of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager. We are taking a pause in our more traditional OSD discussion and looping back to the Windows Automated Deployment Kit (ADK). Topics center ... continue reading

Bringing Device Support to Windows Server Containers

When we introduced containers to Windows with the release of Windows Server 2016, our primary goal was to support traditional server-oriented applications and workloads. As time has gone on, we’ve heard feedback from our users about how certain workloads need ... continue reading
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