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Jumpstart your Microsoft Graph Security API integration with the new JavaScript sample app

The Microsoft Graph Security API, which launched this spring, is a unified REST API for integrating data and intelligence from Microsoft products, services, and partners. Using Microsoft Graph, developers can easily build applications that consolidate and correlate security alerts from ... continue reading
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Enable your users to work securely from anywhere, anytime, across all of their devices

This blog is part of a series that responds to common questions we receive from customers about deployment of Microsoft 365 Security solutions. In this series youll find context, answers, and guidance for deployment and driving adoption within your organization ... continue reading
Microsoft Intelligent Security Association expands with new members and products

Microsoft Intelligent Security Association expands with new members and products

Last April, we introduced theMicrosoft Intelligent Security Associationa group of 19 security technology providers who have integrated their solutions with a select set of Microsoft products to provide customers better protection, detection, and response. Today, we are pleased to announce ... continue reading

Breaking into Windows Server 2019: Network Features: Accurate Network Time (Seriously!)

Happy Wednesday Everyone! Brandon Wilson here to give a quick heads up to all of our outstanding readers about a new blog series being posted by the Windows Core Networking team on the Top 10 networking features in Windows Server ... continue reading
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Azure Marketplace June container offers

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. In June, 42 container offers from Bitnami successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below: ACME Solver Container Image: ACME Solver is part of the ... continue reading

Getting started with IoT: how to connect, secure, and manage your “things”

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the go-to solutions for executives looking for more and better insights about their business. Collectively, IoT is made up of a network of devices and sensors, otherwise known as things, which connect ... continue reading
Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #10 Accurate Network Time

Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #10 Accurate Network Time

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

Windows Admin Center Preview 1807 is available to Windows Insiders!

The July 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
How Microsoft 365 Security integrates with the broader security ecosystem—part 1

How Microsoft 365 Security integrates with the broader security ecosystem—part 1

Today’s post was coauthored by Debraj Ghosh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, and Diana Kelley, Cybersecurity Field CTO. This week is the annual Microsoft Inspire conference, where Microsoft directly engages with industry partners. Last year at Inspire, we announced Microsoft 365, ... continue reading
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Intelligent Healthcare with Azure Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) technology

Sensitive health data processed by hospitals and insurers is under constant attack from malicious actors who try to gain access to health care systems with the goal to steal or extort personal health information. Change Healthcare has implemented a Bring ... continue reading
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Blockchain as a tool for anti-fraud

Healthcare costs are skyrocketing. In 2016, healthcare costs in the US are estimated at nearly 18 percent of the GDP! Healthcare is becoming less affordable worldwide, and a serious chasm is widening between those that can afford healthcare and those ... continue reading
Create #Azure Kubernetes Cluster and Manage in Visual Studio Code #VSC #Kubernetes #Cloud

Create #Azure Kubernetes Cluster and Manage in Visual Studio Code #VSC #Kubernetes #Cloud

In this Step-by-Step Guide we will Create a Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Cluster (AKS) and add it to Microsoft Visual Studio Code to manage and use it. This time I have created the Kubernetes Cluster via the Azure Portal, when you ... continue reading

Configuration Manager Third Party Software Updates Video Tutorial

Third-party software update integration is one of the most requested features on the Configuration Manager UserVoice feedback site. If you have been watching the Configuration Manager technical previews since TP1803, you may have noticed this new feature being previewed. To ... continue reading
Approximate Count Distinct enters Public Preview in Azure SQL Database

Approximate Count Distinct enters Public Preview in Azure SQL Database

Kevin Farlee Principal Program Manager, SQL Database We are pleased to announce the public preview of Approximate Count Distinct, the first of the Approximate Query Processing features. Approximate Query Processing is a new family of features which are designed to ... continue reading
Let’s Build a Switch Embedded Team in SCVMM!

Let’s Build a Switch Embedded Team in SCVMM!

Hello, my name is Michael Godfrey and I am a Platform’s Premier Field Engineer (PFE) at Microsoft. I have been a Fabric Administrator for the past few years and have made it a habit of building quite a few Hyper-V ... continue reading
Public Preview of MATCH support in MERGE DML for Graph tables in Azure SQL Database

Public Preview of MATCH support in MERGE DML for Graph tables in Azure SQL Database

SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database introduced native graph database capabilities used to model many-to-many relationships. The first implementation of SQL Graph introduced support for edges to represent relationships, nodes to represent entities and a new MATCH predicate to ... continue reading
PowerTip: Turn off the power to your computer with PowerShell

PowerTip: Turn off the power to your computer with PowerShell

Summary: A simple way to power off your computer by using the Windows PowerShell cmdlets. Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve got a script that needs to power off a system after it’s done. How can I accomplish this with PowerShell? Look ... continue reading
Public Preview of Row Mode Memory Grant Feedback in Azure SQL Database

Public Preview of Row Mode Memory Grant Feedback in Azure SQL Database

Last year SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database introduced query processing improvements that adapt optimization strategies to your application workload’s runtime conditions. These improvements included: batch mode adaptive joins, batch mode memory grant feedback, and interleaved execution for multi-statement ... continue reading
Public Preview of Table Variable Deferred Compilation in Azure SQL Database

Public Preview of Table Variable Deferred Compilation in Azure SQL Database

Last year SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database introduced query processing improvements that adapt optimization strategies to your application workload’s runtime conditions. These improvements included: batch mode adaptive joins, batch mode memory grant feedback, and interleaved execution for multi-statement ... continue reading
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Azure.Source – Volume 40

Highlights New Azure innovation advances customer success for the cloud- and AI-powered future - In preparation for Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas this week (where partners and Microsoft meet to connect, learn, and collaborate to accelerate the digital transformation and ... continue reading

Parse HTML and pass to Cognitive Services Text-to-Speech

Summary: Having some fun with Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on first?” comedy routine, and multiple voices with Bing Speech. ------------------------------- Hello everyone! The last few posts, I showed you all about the Cognitive Services Text-to-Speech API. You learned about the ... continue reading
Cluster Quorum File Share Witness on a USB stick?

Cluster Quorum File Share Witness on a USB stick?

I’m very excited to hear that coming in Windows Server 2019 there will be a few new features in regards to the File Share Witness for the Failover Cluster Quorum. The feature that many of my customers have been asking ... continue reading
Can I put my File Share Witness on a DFS share?

Can I put my File Share Witness on a DFS share?

I get asked this question all the time. People are concerned about losing their file share witness, so like many of their other shares, they want to leverage DFS for some additional availability. This is a very bad idea and ... continue reading

OSD Video Tutorial: Part 3 – Task Sequencing

This is session three of a series that details the Operating System Deployment feature of Configuration Manager. This session focuses on the task sequence. A detailed discussion of a basic image deployment task sequence is provided along with a review ... continue reading

Get answers to “Now what?” for Windows Server 2008 end of support

Our 2008 server products were great for their time, but newer versions of Windows Server offer tremendous improvements in performance and efficiency compared to the Windows Server of 10 years ago. Windows Server 2016 also includes built-in security that starts ... continue reading
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Enabling partner success at Microsoft Inspire 2018

Next week in Last Vegas, we will be meeting with thousands of partners from all over the world at Microsoft Inspire. The event is a forum to reinforce our commitment to making partner business opportunities the centerpiece of our investments ... continue reading
Cloud AI Partner Community

Enabling partner success at Microsoft Inspire 2018

Next week in Last Vegas, we will be meeting with thousands of partners from all over the world at Microsoft Inspire. The event is a forum to reinforce our commitment to making partner business opportunities the centerpiece of our investments ... continue reading
New Storage Migration Service preview released

New Storage Migration Service preview released

Heya, Ned here again. We released a new Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview of the Storage Migration Service. As always, downloads and details are here: https://aka.ms/stormigser Go migrate yer stuff! – Ned “rooooooo” Pyle ... continue reading
Validate your Azure network environment for SQL Managed Instance

Validate your Azure network environment for SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Managed Instance is a fully managed PaaS SQL Server Database Engine hosted in Azure cloud that is placed in Azure Virtual network, and you need to ensure that your network is properly configured. In this post your will ... continue reading

SQL Server 2008 end of support is the first step to tomorrow’s database

Today, Takeshi Numoto blogged about the upcoming SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support. If youve been thinking about what to do with your SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 databases, youre not alone. These databases reach end ... continue reading
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