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Architecture of cloud-edge consistent confidential computing framework showing where the Open Enclave API and abstraction fits in intelligent edge scenarios based on Azure IoT Edge. Open Enclave API offers the interface between TEE and a non-TEE environment commonly known as the Rich Execution Environment (REE). Underneath the Open Enclave API, adopters have the option of choosing Open Enclave SDK or an equivalent implementation from a third party offering.

Azure.Source – Volume 59

Now in preview Simplifying confidential computing: Azure IoT Edge security with enclaves – Public preview Azure IoT Edge is a fully managed service that delivers cloud intelligence locally by deploying Azure AI, Azure services, and custom logic directly on edge ... continue reading
IoT integration command code in the functions app

Connect devices from other IoT clouds to Azure IoT Central

In this post let’s talk about the new Azure IoT Central device bridge. Whether you are using asset tracking devices hooked up to Sigfox’s Low Power Wide Area Network, or using air quality monitoring devices on the Particle Device Cloud, ... continue reading
Astadia UI Automation Test Engineering Environment

Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 25

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From October 16 to October 31, 2018, 49 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below: Virtual machines Astadia UI Automation Test Engineering ... 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
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
Storage Spaces Direct Stack

Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) for SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances (FCI)?

With the introduction of Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition a new feature called Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) was introduced. At a very high level, this solution allows you to pool together locally attached storage and present it to the cluster as a CSV ... continue reading
Branch office HGS configuration diagram

Improved branch office support for shielded VMs in Windows Server, version 1709

Companies with large branch offices often must make a tradeoff between user experience and security. To increase employee productivity, it may make sense to deploy replicas of certain applications like Active Directory Domain Controllers or file servers in a branch ... continue reading
Automating the Collection of Configuration Manager Client Logs

Automating the Collection of Configuration Manager Client Logs

Hello everyone! Seth Price here to talk with you today about automating the collection of Configuration Manager client logs. Configuration Manager client logs are useful in troubleshooting many types of client issues including client installation, client health, software update installation, ... continue reading
Monitoring Large DPM Deployments with SCOM

Monitoring Large DPM Deployments with SCOM

DPM can backup a variety of workloads as SQL, SharePoint, Exchange, Hyper-V VMs, File Servers, among others. One way to monitor the DPM servers centrally is using SCOM. In this blog, our guest, John Joyner, talks about leveraging Central Console ... continue reading