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#ProjectHonolulu the new future of Windows Server GUI management #servermgmt #SMT #winserv

As Azure Server management tools discontinued the SMT preview service in Azure on June 30, 2017 and we where stuck to Windows Server management such as Remote Desktop, Server Manager, Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT), and other MMC-based management tools ... continue reading

Announcing general availability of Native Scoring using PREDICT function in Azure SQL Database

Today we are announcing the general availability of the native PREDICT Transact-SQL function in Azure SQL Database. The PREDICT function allows you to perform scoring in real-time using certain RevoScaleR or revoscalepy models in a SQL query without invoking the ... continue reading

Announcing preview of Machine Learning Services with R support in Azure SQL Database

Today we are announcing the preview of Machine Learning Services with R support in Azure SQL Database! You can evaluate this preview functionality in any server/database created in the West Central US Region. Azure SQL Databases is the first DBaaS ... continue reading

Faster releases for a faster world – First semi-annual release of Windows Server

September is always an exciting month for those of us at Microsoft who work in the Windows Server business. September means Ignite, which is always packed with opportunities to connect with great customers and unveil exciting announcements. And this year ... continue reading

New managed SQL server Integration Service hosting capability in Data Factory

This week at Ignite, we announced new capabilities in Azure Data Factory (ADF) service available in public preview for customers. Azure user preview terms of use can be found here. SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) customers can easily lift their ... continue reading

Ready for Windows

Hi, I’m Elizabeth Greene, an Enterprise Platforms PFE. I’m doing a lot of Windows 10 deployment work and get the question “Hey, does product XYZ work with Windows 10?” at least once a week. We have a great web-based tool ... continue reading

Stepping up protection with intelligent security

With digital transformation, technology becomes increasingly central to every business and organization. This makes ensuring cybersecurity increasingly important. And, as employees increase their use of mobile devices and cloud-based apps, protecting their work requires a new approach for IT. With ... continue reading

SQL Server 2017 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux offer

This post was authored by John ‘JG’ Chirapurath, General Manager, Data Platform Marketing. Microsoft has heard from you, our customers, that your data estate gets bigger, more complicated, and more diverse every year. You need solutions that work across platforms, ... continue reading

Microsoft for the Modern Data Estate

This post was authored by Rohan Kumar, General Manager, Data Systems Group. Welcome to Microsoft Ignite 2017! I hope you are able to join us in person, or virtually through the Ignite Live Stream, to hear our exciting product announcements ... continue reading

OMS customers can now use Azure Security Center to protect their hybrid cloud workloads

With the recent release of Azure Security Center support for hybrid cloud workloads, Operations Management Suite (OMS) Security & Compliance customers can start using Security Center to unify security management and threat protection across Azure, on-premises, and other clouds. Security ... continue reading

New Microsoft 365 features to accelerate GDPR compliance

This post is authored by Alym Rayani, Director Office 365 Security. New capabilities in Microsoft 365 help simplify your GDPR compliance journey Today we made several Microsoft 365 security and compliance announcements and updates as part of the news from ... continue reading

Looking for Operations Manager customers to take a short survey

As System Center gets ready for frequent and continuous releases, – see announcement​ here. We the System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) product team would love to hear your inputs on this change. And we would also like to hear from ... continue reading

Provisioning for true zero-touch secure identity management for IoT

When you’re on a mission to deliver an awesome, complex IoT experience, the last thing you want to be doing is babysitting device identities at any stage of your solution. If you’re building a smart vehicle experience, you want to ... continue reading

New Processors from Intel Help Boost Server Performance on Windows Server 2016

Microsoft and Intel discuss the latest Purley product launch from Intel. This major Xeon processor update is bringing large performance gains, greater than 50% memory bandwidth and increased core counts. Watch this video to get the details on why you ... continue reading

Video series: An Inside Look at Project Honolulu

We hope you're getting excited about the upcoming launch of Project Honolulu! To give you a better understanding of what we've built, we've made a couple of short videos: Check out the Overview of Project Honolulu for a broad look ... continue reading

Storage Spaces Direct with Cavium FastLinQ® 41000

Hello, Claus here again. I am very excited about how the RDMA networking landscape is evolving. We took RDMA mainstream in Windows Server 2012 when we introduced SMB Direct and even more so in Windows Server 2016 where Storage Spaces ... continue reading

SQL Server PolyBase supports

This post was authored by Casey Karst; Program Manager II; Data Systems. We are pleased to announce that PolyBase in SQL Server 2016 and later can connect to Hadoop clusters with the configuration set to Integrity, Privacy or Authentication ... continue reading

Project Honolulu – A New Windows Server Management Experience for the Software Defined Datacenter (Part 1)

Hello! My name is Kevin Kelling and I’m a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft focused on Windows Server, virtualization, and Azure. Having worked with Windows Server since the NT 3.51 days, I’m excited to have the opportunity to share a ... continue reading

Securing Privileged Access for the AD Admin – Part 2

Hello everyone, my name is still David Loder, and I’m still PFE out of Detroit, Michigan. Hopefully you’ve read Securing Privileged Access for the AD Admin – Part 1. If not, go ahead. We’ll wait for you. Now that you’ve ... continue reading

Simplifying OPC UA security for everyone

At the IoT Expo in Taipei, we were excited to announce our contribution of an open-source, cross-platform OPC UA Global Discovery Server (GDS) to the OPC Foundation. As we have done with our UA-.Net Standard cross-platform reference stack contribution, we ... continue reading

Your Private Network in the cloud: (Part 3) How to Create and Manage Virtual Machines in Azure

With support for Linux, Windows Server, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM, and SAP, Azure Virtual Machines gives you the flexibility of virtualization for a wide range of computing solutions — development and testing, running applications, and extending your datacenter. Join Lex ... continue reading

3 key tenets to help with security management

This post is authored by Berk Veral, Director, Product Marketing, Enterprise Cybersecurity Group. Across industries, as attack methods have become more sophisticated and complex, organizations have been responding by deploying more security solutions, which in turn has tremendously increased the ... continue reading

Exploit for CVE-2017-8759 detected and neutralized

The September 12, 2017 security updates from Microsoft include the patch for a previously unknown vulnerability exploited through Microsoft Word as an entry vector. Customers using Microsoft advanced threat solutions were already protected against the malicious attachments. The vulnerability, classified ... continue reading

DSC Future Direction Update

PowerShell Core and DSC PowerShell is open sourced and moving over to .Net Standard 2.0 for the reasons outlined in Jeffrey’s blog post. Like PowerShell, PowerShell Desired State configuration (DSC) needs to meet customers in this multi-platform, multi-cloud, multi-OS world ... continue reading

Events, Data Points, and Messages – Choosing the right Azure messaging service for your data

With the introduction of Event Grid, Microsoft Azure now offers an even greater choice of messaging infrastructure options. The expanded messaging service fleet consists of the Service Bus message broker, the Event Hubs streaming platform, and the new Event Grid ... continue reading

Seven reasons why so many Node.js devs are excited about Microsoft Azure

Node.js is arguably one of the most popular technologies in use on the cloud. Many devs all over the world have embraced this platform which, according to the 2017 survey by the Node.js Foundation, is being enjoyed by those who ... continue reading

Work around for installing SC 2016 OM console and SC 2016 SM console on the same server

Following is the work around for installing SC 2016 OM console and SC 2016 SM console on the same server: Install SC 2016 OM console and then install SC 2016 SM console on the same server Add system environment variable ... continue reading

Step by Step Azure network security groups NSG – Security Center #Azure #NSG #Network

Now Days I see that people not fully understand the security needs in Azure. There are a lot of options in Azure to improve the security. A great option is the Security Center. This is a great dashboard to get ... continue reading

Securing Privileged Access for the AD Admin – Part 1

Hello again, my name is still David Loder, and I’m still a PFE out of Detroit, Michigan. I have a new confession to make. I like cat videos. Your end users like cat videos. You may like cat videos yourself ... continue reading

Create your first #Azure Container Instance in the #Cloud with #Docker #Containers

Microsoft Azure Container Instances Containers are quickly becoming the preferred way to package, deploy, and manage cloud applications. Azure Container Instances offers the fastest and simplest way to run a container in Azure, without having to provision any virtual machines ... continue reading