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Video Tutorial: ConfigMgr cloud integration Part 9 – Management options

Video Tutorial: ConfigMgr cloud integration Part 9 – Management options

Hello everyone, here is part 9 of a series discussing the integration options between ConfigMgr and the Microsoft cloud platform. This series based on ConfigMgr 1810 is recorded by @Steve Rachui, a Microsoft principal premier field engineer. This session focuses ... continue reading
STEP-BY-STEP: HOW TO CONFIGURE A SQL SERVER 2008 R2 FAILOVER CLUSTER INSTANCE ON WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 IN AZURE

STEP-BY-STEP: HOW TO CONFIGURE A SQL SERVER 2008 R2 FAILOVER CLUSTER INSTANCE ON WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 IN AZURE

Intro On July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. That means the end of regular security updates. However, if you move those SQL Server instances to Azure, Microsoft will give you three years of ... continue reading
Getting started with Azure App Configuration

Getting started with Azure App Configuration

Azure App Configuration is a service that enables you to centralize your application configuration. Built on the simple concept of key-value pairs, this service provides manageability, availability, and ease-of-use. You can use Azure App Configuration to store and retrieve settings ... continue reading
Image of PSScriptAnalyzer linting in VSCode with green squigglies

Using PSScriptAnalyzer to check PowerShell version compatibility

PSScriptAnalyzer version 1.18 was released recently, and ships with powerful new rules that can check PowerShell scripts for incompatibilities with other PowerShell versions and environments. In this blog post, the first in a series, we’ll see how to use these ... continue reading

It’s that time again: Windows Server Summit 2019!

This blog post was authored by Dianna Marks, Product Marketing Manager, Azure Marketing. Its that time of the year again! Spring is in the air and Windows Server Summit is right around the corner. On May 22nd at Windows Server ... continue reading
ICYMI – All the cool new ways Azure AD is helping you secure and manage access to your apps

ICYMI – All the cool new ways Azure AD is helping you secure and manage access to your apps

Hey folks, We often hear from our customers that in an effort to keep up with a demand for increased productivity and IT modernization, more and more organizations are faced with an avalanche of applications to manage for their users ... continue reading
Get Azure Pipeline Build Status with the Azure CLI

Get Azure Pipeline Build Status with the Azure CLI

I spend a majority of my day working in Visual Studio Code editing files, committing these changes to a git repository, and in some cases triggering Azure Pipeline builds .via the commit and continuous integration. I use the Visual Studio ... continue reading

Microsoft open sources Data Accelerator, an easy-to-configure pipeline for streaming at scale

This blog post was co-authored by Dinesh Chandnani, Principal Group Engineering Manager​, Microsoft. Standing up a data pipeline for the first time can be a challenge and decisions you make at the start of a project can limit your choices ... continue reading
IoT in Action webinar: IoT and the New Safety Net.

Put IoT in action to overcome public building safety challenges

Transparency is an important part of public safety projects. Officials must know what is happening in real time, as well as be able to collaborate with others involved in the project. To create a collaborative and transparent environment, security officials ... continue reading

Manage Azure HDInsight clusters using .NET, Python, or Java

We are pleased to announce the general availability of the new Azure HDInsight management SDKs for .NET, Python, and Java. Highlights of this release More languages: In addition to .NET, you can now easily manage your HDInsight clusters using Python ... continue reading

Azure resources to assess risk and compliance

This blog post was co-authored by Lucy Raikova, Senior Program Manager, Azure Global – Financial Services. It is vital for our customers in the Financial Services Industry to deliver innovation and value to their customers while adhering to strict security ... continue reading
Manufacturing decision makers aligning processes and data for better ROI.

How to develop an IoT strategy that yields desired ROI

This article is the second in a four-part series designed to help companies maximize their ROI on the Internet of Things (IoT). In the first post, we discussed how IoT can transform businesses. In this post, we share insights into ... continue reading
Video Tutorial: ConfigMgr cloud integration Part 8 – Imaging and Provisioning in Azure

Video Tutorial: ConfigMgr cloud integration Part 8 – Imaging and Provisioning in Azure

Hello everyone, here is part 8 of a series discussing the integration options between ConfigMgr and the Microsoft cloud platform. This series based on ConfigMgr 1810 is recorded by @Steve Rachui, a Microsoft principal premier field engineer. This session discusses ... continue reading
Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2012

Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2012

Hi Folks, Dan Cuomo here to talk about the state of synthetic accelerations (sometimes synonymous with VMQ) on Windows Server. This is the first in a series of posts covering synthetic accelerations on 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, and 2019. We ... continue reading
Five tips to improve the migration process to Azure Active Directory

Five tips to improve the migration process to Azure Active Directory

Hello! This is Sue Bohn, director of program management for Identity and Access Management. I’m thrilled to announce the first post in our Voice of the Partner blog series. Today we’ve invited Joe Stocker of Patriot Consulting to share five ... continue reading

Defend your digital landscape with Microsoft 365

What is it about the middle of the night that brings our fears to the surface? For me, it’s the unknown dangers that may confront my young daughter and how I will protect her. Fear of the unknown can also ... continue reading
Taxonomy

Microsoft driving standards for the token economy with the Token Taxonomy Framework.

Today’s announcement of the Token Taxonomy Initiative (TTI) is a milestone in the maturity of the blockchain industry. The initiative brings together some of the most important blockchain platforms from the Ethereum ecosystem, Hyperledger and IBM, Intel, R3, and Digital ... continue reading
Example of invoking the AutoMLTrain procedure.

Automated machine learning from SQL Server with Azure Machine Learning

This post was co-authored by Jeff Shepherd, Deepak Mukunthu, and Vijay Aski. Recently, we blogged about performing automated machine learning on SQL Server 2019 big data clusters. In todays post, we will present a complementary automated machine learning approach leveraging ... continue reading
A diagram showing how X-Forwarded_For affects  how the client interacts with the application gateway and backend application.

Rewrite HTTP headers with Azure Application Gateway

We are pleased to share the capability to rewrite HTTP headers in Azure Application Gateway. With this, you can add, remove, or update HTTP request and response headers while the request and response packets move between the client and backend ... continue reading
AzCopy moving a 50GB file from AWS in 8 seconds.

Move your data from AWS S3 to Azure Storage using AzCopy

AzCopy v10 (Preview) now supports Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 as a data source. You can now copy an entire AWS S3 bucket, or even multiple buckets, to Azure Blob Storage using AzCopy. Customers who wanted to migrate their data ... continue reading
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Machine Learning powered detections with Kusto query language in Azure Sentinel

This post is co-authored by Tim Burrell, Principal Security Engineering Manager and Dotan Patrich, Principal Software Engineer. As cyberattacks become more complex and harder to detect. The traditional correlation rules of a SIEM are not enough, they are lacking the ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Changing a Public VPN to Private in Windows 10

Step-By-Step: Changing a Public VPN to Private in Windows 10

Have a need to hide your VPN connections from public view? Here is a quick and easy way to change the visibility of your VPN connection in Windows 10 from public to private. It will require a registry edit and ... continue reading
Video Tutorial: ConfigMgr cloud integration Part 7 – Cloud Management Gateway

Video Tutorial: ConfigMgr cloud integration Part 7 – Cloud Management Gateway

Hello everyone, here is part 7 of a series discussing the integration options between ConfigMgr and the Microsoft cloud platform. This series based on ConfigMgr 1810 is recorded by @Steve Rachui, a Microsoft principal premier field engineer. This session presents ... continue reading
Infographic which reads 61 percent of cloud apps go undetectedby IT. Source: 2018 Microsoft.

Discover and manage shadow IT with Microsoft 365

While IT teams methodically plan corporate adoption of cloud services, the rest of us have dived in headfirst. Ten years ago, a vendor shared a video file with me via Dropbox because it was too big to email. It was ... continue reading
3 ways to gain insights with SQL Server 2019 big data clusters

3 ways to gain insights with SQL Server 2019 big data clusters

Businesses today are faced with the challenge of staying profitable and investing in future innovations. Speed and flexibility are the name of the game, and effective data-scaling techniques are highly sought after. Yet exploding data volumes, diverse data types, and ... continue reading
Contributing changes to Azure AD documentation

Contributing changes to Azure AD documentation

Howdy folks, We publish our Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) documentation on docs.microsoft.com, which is our open source content publishing platform. We also allow you to change the content you read on docs.microsoft.com, so everyone can contribute content updates and ... continue reading
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QnA Maker updates – April 2019

We are excited to provide several updates for the QnA Maker service. To see previous releases for Conversational AI from Microsoft in March, see this post. New Bot Framework v4 Template for QnA Maker The QnA Maker service lets you ... continue reading
Grafana dashboard using Azure Monitor as a data source to display metrics for Contoso dev environment.

Deploying Grafana for production deployments on Azure

This blog is co-authored by Nick Lopez, Technical Advisor at Microsoft. Grafana is one of the popular and leading open source tools for visualizing time series metrics. Grafana has quickly become the preferred visualization tool of choice for developers and ... continue reading

.NET application migration using Azure App Services and Azure Container Services

Designed for developers and solution architects who need to understand how to move business critical apps to the cloud, this online workshop series gets you hands-on with a proven process for migrating an existing ASP.NET based application to a container ... continue reading
Video Tutorial: ConfigMgr cloud integration Part 6 – Cloud Distribution Point

Video Tutorial: ConfigMgr cloud integration Part 6 – Cloud Distribution Point

Hello everyone, here is part 6 of a series discussing the integration options between ConfigMgr and the Microsoft cloud platform. This series based on ConfigMgr 1810 is recorded by @Steve Rachui, a Microsoft principal premier field engineer. This session focuses ... continue reading
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