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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

Announcing PowerShell Core 6.1

We’re proud to announce that the latest version of PowerShell has been released! This marks our second supported release of PowerShell Core, the open-source edition of PowerShell that works on Linux, macOS, and Windows! By far, the biggest feature of ... continue reading
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From Microsoft Azure to everyone attending IBC Show 2018 – Welkom in Amsterdam!

Media and entertainment industry conferences are by far some of my favorites. Creativity, disruption, opportunity, and technology – particularly cloud, edge, and AI – are everywhere. It’s been exciting to see those things come together at NAB 2018, SIGGRAPH, and ... continue reading
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From Microsoft Azure to everyone attending IBC Show 2018 – Welkom in Amsterdam!

Media and entertainment industry conferences are by far some of my favorites. Creativity, disruption, opportunity, and technology – particularly cloud, edge, and AI – are everywhere. It’s been exciting to see those things come together at NAB 2018, SIGGRAPH, and ... continue reading
Desired State Configuration (DSC) Planning Update – September 2018

Desired State Configuration (DSC) Planning Update – September 2018

2018 has been the most active year ever for the DSC community. The DSC team is taking on major new areas of work in Azure, and we have made significant progress in development of the new DSC platform. In this ... continue reading
Make Windows Admin Center High available running on a Windows Server 2019 Cluster #winserv #RunWS2019 #WindowsAdminCenter #WindowsServer2019

Make Windows Admin Center High available running on a Windows Server 2019 Cluster #winserv #RunWS2019 #WindowsAdminCenter #WindowsServer2019

The new new tool Windows Admin Center is THE tool to use when managing your Environment you can install this on almost any server (no Domain Controller) but even this device needs a reboot from time to time. Therefor we ... continue reading

Customizing Azure Blueprints to accelerate AI in healthcare

Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds major potential for healthcare, from predicting the patient length of stays to diagnostic imaging, anti-fraud, and many more use cases. To be successful in using AI, healthcare needs solutions, not projects. Learn how you can close ... continue reading
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Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 19

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From August 1, 2018 to August 15, 2018 50 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below: Virtual Machine AudioCodes IP Phone Manager ... continue reading
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HDInsight Tools for VSCode: Integrations with Azure Account and HDInsight Explorer

Making it easy for developers to get started on coding has always been our top priority. We are happy to announce that HDInsight Tools for VS Code now integrates with VS Code Azure Account. This new feature makes your Azure ... continue reading
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Deep dive into Azure Boards

Azure Boards is a service for managing the work for your software projects. Teams need tools that flex and grow. Azure Boards does just that, brining you a rich set of capabilities including native support for Scrum and Kanban, customizable ... continue reading
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The PowerShell Gallery and PowerShellGet have just been updated to provide new features, performance improvements, and a new modern design. NOTE: This post has important information for publishers in the “Accounts and publishing” section. PowerShell Gallery Home Page The PowerShell ... continue reading
Office VBA + AMSI: Parting the veil on malicious macros

Office VBA + AMSI: Parting the veil on malicious macros

As part of our continued efforts to tackle entire classes of threats, Office 365 client applications now integrate with Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI), enabling antivirus and other security solutions to scan macros and other scripts at runtime to check for ... continue reading

What is built-in intelligence in Azure SQL Database?

Azure SQL Database is a fully managed latest stable version of SQL Server Database Engine hosted in Azure cloud that has several built-in features that protect and manage your data. These features may autonomously perform various maintenance tasks instead of ... continue reading
Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #2 Propelling broadcast video with DPDK on Windows

Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #2 Propelling broadcast video with DPDK on Windows

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. Don't forget to tune in next week for the ... continue reading
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How to extract building footprints from satellite images using deep learning

As part of the AI for Earth team, I work with our partners and other researchers inside Microsoft to develop new ways to use machine learning and other AI approaches to solve global environmental challenges. In this post, we highlight ... continue reading
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