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Learn what’s new in Azure Cognitive Services

Christina Lee joins Scott Hanselman to show what's new in Azure Cognitive Services. Cognitive Services bring AI within reach of every developer—without requiring machine-learning expertise. All it takes is an API call to embed the ability to see, hear, speak, ... continue reading

How to use Prometheus to monitor containers in Azure Monitor

Keiko Harada joins Scott Hanselman to show how to use Prometheus to monitor containers in Azure Monitor. Prometheus is a popular open source metric monitoring solution and is a part of Cloud Native Compute Foundation. Customers who like the extensive ... continue reading
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Changing security incident response by utilizing the power of the cloud—DART tools, techniques, and procedures: part 1

This is the first in a blog series discussing the tools, techniques, and procedures that the Microsoft Detection and Response Team (DART) use to investigate cybersecurity incidents at our customer organizations. Today, we introduce the team and give a brief ... continue reading
Windows Server 2012 R2 – Uninstalling .Net Framework 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.71

Windows Server 2012 R2 – Uninstalling .Net Framework 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.71

First published on MSDN on May 31, 2018 Some application installers require specific versions of .Net to be used to successfully complete installation. One such application is SharePoint Foundations 2013 SP1 that requires the .Net Framework 4.5. Later versions of ... continue reading
MIM 2016 SP1 - Service and Portal Installation Guide

MIM 2016 SP1 – Service and Portal Installation Guide

First published on MSDN on Jul 19, 2018 Introduction: This document is intended to be used as an operational build document for the Microsoft Identity Management 2016 MIM Service and Portal Server installation. This guide does not cover the installation ... continue reading
MIM 4.5.26.0 - MPR Creation - The Required Field Cannot Be Empty

MIM 4.5.26.0 – MPR Creation – The Required Field Cannot Be Empty

First published on MSDN on Aug 23, 2018 I recently ran into an issue after updating MIM 2016 to version 4.5.26.0 where I was unable to select workflows when creating an MPR. The error displayed was The Required Field Cannot ... continue reading
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Forrester names Microsoft a leader in Wave report for Industrial IoT Software Platforms

As a company, we work every day to empower every person on the planet to achieve more. As part of that, we’re committed to investing in IoT and intelligent edge, two technology trends accelerating ubiquitous computing and bringing unparalleled opportunity ... continue reading
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How to build globally distributed applications with Azure Cosmos DB and Pulumi

This post was co-authored by Mikhail Shilkov, Software Engineer, Pulumi. Pulumi is reinventing how people build modern cloud applications, with a unique platform that combines deep systems and infrastructure innovation with elegant programming models and developer tools. We live in ... continue reading
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Democratizing Smart City solutions with Azure IoT Central

One of the most dynamic landscapes embracing Internet of Things (IoT) is the modern city. As urbanization grows, city leaders are under increasing pressure to make cities safer, accessible, sustainable, and prosperous. Underlying all these important goals is the bedrock ... continue reading
What I Learned About Azure Arc and Other Services at Microsoft Ignite 2019

What I Learned About Azure Arc and Other Services at Microsoft Ignite 2019

Last week's Microsoft Ignite 2019 conference was a lot of fun! Our team was able not just to deliver content in breakout sessions, learning path session as well as on the Microsoft Ignite Live stage, we also used the time ... continue reading
How it works: Backup and restore for Microsoft Authenticator

How it works: Backup and restore for Microsoft Authenticator

Hello! With the dust settling from Ignite 2019, let’s dive in with “how stuff works” – focusing on the Microsoft Authenticator’s backup and restore feature. Earlier this year we released the Microsoft Authenticator backup and restore feature on iOS and ... continue reading
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PowerTip: Use Windows PowerShell to display all Environment variables

Summary: Doctor Scripto demonstrates how to use [System.Environment] to show all currently set environment variables Question: Hey Doctor Scripto, I remember in DOS if I wanted to see the values of all the Environment variables; like TEMP I could just ... continue reading
Visualizing flow on how application creation has changed from monolithic application into a microservices with containers

Improving observability of your Kubernetes deployments with Azure Monitor for containers

Over the past few years, we’ve seen significant changes in how an application is thought of and developed, especially with the adoption of containers and the move from traditional monolithic applications to microservices applications. This shift also affects how we ... continue reading

Save more on Azure usage—Announcing reservations for six more services

With reserved capacity, you get significant discounts over your on-demand costs by committing to long-term usage of a service. We are pleased to share reserved capacity offerings for the following additional services. With the addition of these services, we now ... continue reading

Testing RPC ports with PowerShell (and yes, it’s as much fun as it sounds!)

Summary: Using PowerShell to identify RPC ports in use by capturing content from Dos Commands like PortQRY.exe We’d like to introduce you today to one of our newest bloggers! It’s a froopingly awesome friend of ours, Joel Vickery, PFE. (did ... continue reading

General availability: Database compatibility level 150 in Azure SQL Database

With last week’s launch of SQL Server 2019, database compatibility level 150 moves out of public preview and into general availability status. With this change in status, the default compatibility level for new databases created in Azure SQL Database is ... continue reading

Five essential skills for today’s database administrators

DevOps, the cloud, and new database technologies mean our jobs as database administrators (DBAs) are changing at an ever-faster pace. If you're fascinated by data and all the things you can do with it, it's a thrilling time to be ... continue reading

FedRAMP Moderate Blueprints helps automate US federal agency compliance

We’ve just released our newest Azure Blueprints for the important US Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) certification at the moderate level. FedRAMP is a key certification because cloud providers seeking to sell services to US federal government agencies ... continue reading
Azure Site Recovery v Azure Migrate: Server Migration

Azure Site Recovery v Azure Migrate: Server Migration

With the introduction of Azure Migrate: Server Migration, people are asking if it is replacing Azure Site Recovery (ASR) and the answer is no. They are also wondering which one to use and when. The thing to remember is they ... continue reading
Demystifying Microcode Updates for Intel and AMD Processors

Demystifying Microcode Updates for Intel and AMD Processors

Hello, my name is Steve Mathias, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer (PFE) and I wanted to spend a moment to discuss the “mechanics” of the Intel Microcode Updates that you may see coming down from Microsoft Update or the Windows Catalog ... continue reading
Introducing Report-only mode for Conditional Access

Introducing Report-only mode for Conditional Access

Howdy folks! We had such an awesome time at Ignite last week! It was great to meet with so many customers and we learned so much. And we were blown away by the level of excitement customers expressed for the ... continue reading
Build an intelligent analytics platform with SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

Build an intelligent analytics platform with SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

In the most recent releases, SQL Server went beyond relational data and enabled support for graph data, R, and Python machine learning, while making SQL Server available on Linux and containers in addition to Windows. At the same time, organizations ... continue reading
Zero Trust strategy—what good looks like

Zero Trust strategy—what good looks like

Zero Trust has managed to both inspire and confuse the cybersecurity industry at the same time. A significant reason for the confusion is that Zero Trust isn’t a specific technology, but a security strategy (and arguably the first formal strategy, ... continue reading
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Build a SQL Cluster Lab Part 3

You are going to create a multi-subnet Availability Group in Part 3 of our series on how to build a SQL Cluster Lab. First you give the Cluster Name Object rights in Active Directory and then install your AG. You ... continue reading

How to keep your apps healthy with Genie and Navigator in App Service Diagnostics

Most of the time, your apps are running happily and healthily. However, when things go wrong, you can use Genie and Navigator in App Service Diagnostics to figure out what's wrong. Jen Lee joins Scott Hanselman to show how the ... continue reading
Microsoft works with researchers to detect and protect against new RDP exploits

Microsoft works with researchers to detect and protect against new RDP exploits

On November 2, 2019, security researcher Kevin Beaumont reported that his BlueKeep honeypot experienced crashes and was likely being exploited. Microsoft security researchers collaborated with Beaumont as well as another researcher, Marcus Hutchins, to investigate and analyze the crashes and ... continue reading
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New in Azure Synapse Analytics: CICD for SQL Analytics using SQL Server Data Tools

At Microsoft Ignite 2019,weannouncedAzure Synapse Analytics,a major evolution of Azure SQL Data Warehouse.Thesame industry leading data warehousenow provides a whole new level of performance, scale, and analytics capabilities.One of these capabilities is SQL Analytics, which provides a rich set of ... continue reading
Querying multiple Log analytics workspace at once.

Querying multiple Log analytics workspace at once.

Hello folks, We’ve been in Orlando all week at Microsoft Ignite Orlando, and it has been a busy week. Today, I meet with a sysadmin who wanted to know the best option to query multiple Azure Log Analytics workspace. Here ... continue reading
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Ingest real time streaming data in SQL Database tables

Do you have real time streaming data in Event Hub or IoT Hub? Do you want to ingest that data in your SQL Database without leaving your SQL Database? Good news! You can now stream data into your SQL Database ... continue reading
SCUP adds support for update categories

SCUP adds support for update categories

An updated version of System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) is now available and can be downloaded here. SCUP enables independent software vendors or line-of-business application developers to manage custom updates. This release of SCUP include a new authoring mode to ... continue reading
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