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DBA essentials—SQL Server 2017 security, performance tuning, and more—inside out

DBA essentials—SQL Server 2017 security, performance tuning, and more—inside out

Whether youre an experienced DBA with multiple certifications or just starting on your SQL Server DBA journey, you face challenges constantly for putting your organizations data to work. To turn the next-to-impossible into the practical, you need a comprehensive resource ... continue reading
Notes from the Field: Microsoft SDN Software Load Balancers

Notes from the Field: Microsoft SDN Software Load Balancers

Kyle Bisnett and Bill Curtis here. We are two Software Defined Network Blackbelts and Premier Field Engineers at Microsoft and specialize in Hybrid Cloud technologies, which includes Cloud Platform System, Azure Stack and WSSD/SDDC. Most importantly, we ensure it’s easy ... continue reading
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LEDBAT: Public Service Announcement

There is buzz on the IT Blogs & Boards that LEDBAT isn’t working as advertised on Windows Server 2016 and up – this is easily explained and is the result of a misconfiguration that is also easily remedied. The symptoms ... continue reading
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TCP Templates for Windows Server 2019 – How to tune your Windows Server Transports (Advanced users only 😉)

Windows TCP parameters can be configured using templates. However, Windows TCP template tuning is one of the deepest darkest mysteries throughout the land. There is only one solution to this problem. Simplicitas ad redigendum (according to Bing) this is Latin ... continue reading
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Out of sight but not invisible: Defeating fileless malware with behavior monitoring, AMSI, and next-gen AV

Consider this scenario: Two never-before-seen, heavily obfuscated scripts manage to slip past file-based detection and dynamically load an info-stealing payload into memory. The scripts are part of a social engineering campaign that tricks potential victims into running the scripts, which ... continue reading
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Step-by-Step: Configuring a File Server Cluster in Azure that Spans Availability Zones

In this post we will detail the specific steps required to deploy a 2-node File Server Failover Cluster that spans the new Availability Zones a single region of Azure. I will assume you are familiar with basic Azure concepts as ... 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: #5 Network Performance Improvements for Virtual Workloads

Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #5 Network Performance Improvements for Virtual Workloads

Share On: Twitter Share on: LinkedIn 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. Look for the Try it out ... continue reading

Breaking Into Windows Server 2019: A Faster, Safer Internet

Happy Thursday all! Brandon Wilson back again to introduce you to yet another new post in the blog series by the Windows Core Networking team on the Top 10 networking features in Windows Server 2019. Here is a light overview ... continue reading
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