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Azure Mini Fun Bytes: How to setup Azure Blob Storage

If you need to store many objects in the cloud, like pictures, videos, logs, or any other kinds of unstructured data, using a storage blob on Azure is a perfect option. In this post, I walk through the steps of ... continue reading

ARM Series #4: Template Functions

So now you are happy about all the things you learn in those first chapters. But their good chance is that if try to execute the PowerShell or Bash command on your side you will end up with: ____ with ... continue reading
Building better identity solutions with our partners at Microsoft Inspire

Building better identity solutions with our partners at Microsoft Inspire

Hello Everyone - This week is Microsoft Inspire where we celebrate our partners that have helped us innovate and accelerate growth over the last year. Whether businesses are starting their journey to cloud identity, migrating applications to modern authentication, or ... continue reading
What is shutting down my Azure Virtual Machine?

What is shutting down my Azure Virtual Machine?

Recently I came across a scenario where someone had changed the time on a scheduled Azure virtual machine shut down, but the VM was not adhering to the shut down new time.. Learn how asking the wrong question can cause ... continue reading
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Why is Update Installation Failing: Eliminating the Usual Suspects

Hi all – Jeremy here with an interesting case where Windows Server 2016 systems in one of my customer’s enterprise environments couldn’t complete installation of the Latest Cumulative Update (LCU). As a Premier Field Engineer, it’s my responsibility to troubleshoot/diagnose ... continue reading
Video Tutorial: Task Squences - Application Deployment Part 11

Video Tutorial: Task Squences – Application Deployment Part 11

Hello everyone, here is part 11 of a series focusing on Application Deployment in Configuration Manager. This series is recorded by @Steve Rachui, a Microsoft principal premier field engineer. These tutorials are from our library and uses Configuration Manager 2012 ... continue reading
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Installation of SCOM Reporting 2019 after UR1

Lately, we have observed a strange issue with users unable to install SCOM reporting 2019 when Update Rollup 1 is installed in the environment. Below are the steps to successfully install the component. Please make sure that you are using ... continue reading
Az Update: Azure Site Recovery updates, Citrix Future of Work, Azure Maps Power BI Visual and more

Az Update: Azure Site Recovery updates, Citrix Future of Work, Azure Maps Power BI Visual and more

Who says summertime marks a slowdown in new service announcements in tech? Lots to cover in this week's Az Update including: Azure Site Recovery now supports replication with private links, Citrix and Microsoft partner to accelerate the future of work, ... continue reading
Video Tutorial: Clients and Applications Behind the Scenes - Application Deployment Part 10

Video Tutorial: Clients and Applications Behind the Scenes – Application Deployment Part 10

Hello everyone, here is part 10 of a series focusing on Application Deployment in Configuration Manager. This series is recorded by @Steve Rachui, a Microsoft principal premier field engineer. These tutorials are from our library and uses Configuration Manager 2012 ... continue reading

Backup Compression, TDE, and MaxTransferSize

This blog describes enhancement in SQL 2019 for TDE enabled databases in which MaxTransferSize is no longer required. Backup Compression and Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) have been two valuable features for customers using SQL Server. In version of SQL Server ... continue reading