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Latest news and technical articles related to cloud computing with Windows Server. We have carefully selected articles published by industry experts, featuring Microsoft’s engineering team.

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Welcoming a more diverse workforce into cybersecurity: expanding the pipeline

Despite much focus on increasing the number of women in cybersecurity, as an industry we are still falling short. For many companies the problem starts with the tech pipeline—there just aren’t enough resumes from qualified female candidates. But I think ... continue reading
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Making it easier for your remote workforce to securely access all the apps they need, from anywhere

Since I published my last blog, Five identity priorities for 2020, COVID-19 has upended the way we work and socialize. Now that physical distancing has become essential to protect everyone’s health, more people than ever are going online to connect ... continue reading

Zero Downtime Deployments with Azure PaaS

How can I deploy my applications to Azure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) like Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) without having any downtime? How can I automate this, and how can I ensure my customers won't notice changes are happening? In this interview, you ... continue reading

Zero Downtime Deployments with Azure PaaS

How can I deploy my applications to Azure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) like Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) without having any downtime? How can I automate this, and how can I ensure my customers won't notice changes are happening? In this interview, you ... continue reading

Migrate SQL workloads to the cloud with confidence

Wouldn't it be great if you could see how a workload will perform in a new environment before migrating a database to the cloud? Then you could fix any queries that have compatibility errors or move forward with the migration ... continue reading

PowerShellGet 3.0 Preview 1

We are excited to announce that our first preview release of PowerShellGet 3.0 is now available on the PowerShell Gallery. This is a major update to PowerShell’s experience for discovering, installing, updating and publishing PowerShell resources like modules, DSC resources, ... continue reading
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Disaster Recovery in the next version of Azure Stack HCI

Disaster can hit at any time. When thinking about disaster and recovery, I think of 3 things Be prepared Plan on not involving humans Automatic, not automated Having a good strategy is a must. You want to be able to ... continue reading
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Extending the power of Azure AI to Microsoft 365 users

Today, Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Modern Life and Devices, announced the availability of new Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions. In his blog, he shared a few examples of how Microsoft 365 is innovating to deliver experiences powered ... continue reading
SMB Compression: Deflate your IO

SMB Compression: Deflate your IO

Hi folks, Ned Pyle guest-posting today about SMB Compression, a long-awaited option coming to Windows, Windows Server, and Azure. As you know, the growth of cheap storage and plentiful network bandwidth over the past decade had an immediate effect: files ... continue reading

A Journey to Holistic Cloud Protection with the Microsoft 365 Security Stack Part 3 – Devices

For our second stop on the journey to holistic cloud protection with the Microsoft 365 security stack we will be discussing Device security. For anyone new joining us on this journey please ensure you check out Part I: Overview and ... continue reading

Go serverless: Real-time applications with Azure SignalR Service

Modern applications light up with real-time information. Anthony Chu joins Donovan Brown to show how to deliver live updates from Azure Functions to web, mobile, and desktop apps with Azure SignalR Service. Learn how to send real-time messages over WebSockets ... continue reading

Go serverless: Enterprise integration with Azure Logic Apps

Jeremy Likness joins Scott Hanselman to show how to build workflows and integrations from the cloud across third-party services and on-premises servers using Azure Logic Apps.[0:01:10] - DemoOverview - What is Azure Logic Apps?Azure Logic AppsDEV50: Investing in Serverless: Less ... continue reading
Az Update: Azure Dedicated Host News, Azure Stack Edge with GPU and govern your hybrid servers

Az Update: Azure Dedicated Host News, Azure Stack Edge with GPU and govern your hybrid servers

With all the changes in Azure, it is sometimes hard to keep track, that's why I thought I would give you a quick update on two exciting things I learned this week. In this update, I want to share a ... continue reading

Alternative ways for security professionals and IT to achieve modern security controls in today’s unique remote work scenarios

With the bulk of end users now working remotely, legacy network architectures that route all remote traffic through a central corporate network are suddenly under enormous strain. The result can be poorer performance, productivity, and user experience. Many organizations are ... continue reading

Use hyperscale for your most demanding cloud-born workloads

Sometimes resource demands increase beyond your expectations. Azure SQL Database service continues to meet your needs regardless of your speed of growth. The hyperscale service tier for a single database enables you to scale to 100 TB with fast backup ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: How to Delete Files Older Than X Days

PowerShell Basics: How to Delete Files Older Than X Days

Currently spring cleaning your home... or trying to find something to do while stuck at home? I've recently taken up the task to clean my NAS and other storage devices of files not touched in over 6 months to clear ... continue reading
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How Azure Machine Learning enables PowerPoint Designer

If you use Office 365, you have likely seen the Microsoft PowerPoint Designer appear to offer helpful ideas when you insert a picture into a PowerPoint slide. You may also have found it under the Home tab in the ribbon ... continue reading

Free edition of SquaredUp SCOM dashboards to support business continuity during COVID-19 crisis

We know many of you are now working fully remotely and depending on SCOM more than ever to ensure critical systems remain stable and available to end-users. So we are pleased to let you know that our friends at SquaredUp, ... continue reading

Premier Offerings: .NET Performance Tuning and Optimization

Debugging and troubleshooting are necessary activities of application development and test procedures. However, production environments and scenarios rarely coincide with development and test environments and scenarios. Such gaps between predictions and real-life often result as CPU and/or memory consumption issues, ... continue reading
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Azure Government Secret accredited at DoD IL6, ICD 503 with IaaS and PaaS

Azure Government Secret recently achieved Provisional Authorization (PA) at Department of Defense Impact Level 6 (IL6) and Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 503 with facilities at ICD 705. We’re also announcing a third region to enable even higher availability for national ... continue reading
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Use Intune MAM to Control Office Mobile Apps and Office 365 Content

Greetings! As you all know, well-managed and secure remote access is a key aspect of Microsoft solutions. As most of us have seen, working remotely has taken on new scale and urgency right now and people across Microsoft have published ... continue reading
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How to Manage and Govern Hybrid Servers with Azure Arc

A couple of days ago, I wrote a blog post on how you can onboard a server to Azure Arc. Azure Arc for servers extends Azure Resource Manager to allow you to manage machines that are outside of Azure, using ... continue reading
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Keeping your cloud deployments secure during challenging times

As the world comes together to combat COVID-19, and remote work becomes a critical capability for many companies, customers have asked us how to best maintain the security posture of their cloud assets while enabling more remote workers to access ... continue reading

Azure SQL Database managed instance vs. SQL Server

As organizations face increasing pressure to modernize their applications and infrastructure, the benefits of the cloud have become impossible to ignore. Fortunately, Azure SQL Database managed instance makes it easy to move your SQL Server workloads to the cloud. Nearly ... continue reading

Welcoming and retaining diversity in cybersecurity

I doubt I’d be in the role I am now if leaders at one of my first jobs hadn’t taken an interest in my career. Although I taught myself to code when I was young, I graduated from college with ... continue reading
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Microsoft powers transformation at NVIDIA’s GTC Digital Conference

The world of supercomputing is evolving. Work once limited to high-performance computing (HPC) on-premises clusters and traditional HPC scenarios, is now being performed at the edge, on-premises, in the cloud, and everywhere in between. Whether it’s a manufacturer running advanced ... continue reading

A Software Engineer’s Guide to DevOps

In this episode, Damien sits down with Laurie Barth to talk about Getting comfortable with DevOps as a developer. Software Engineers don't always understand how they fit into the DevOps pipeline and they should! Understanding the technologies and concepts at ... continue reading
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Dynamic Monitoring with Azure Monitor Workbooks and Resource Tags

Azure Resource Tags are a powerful tool to help organize your Azure Resources. You may have seen Microsoft's Thomas Mauer recent post on resource tagging, or fellow MVP Tao Yang's post on using Azure Policy to apply tags. Those are ... continue reading
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Azure DSC for Zero Trust Windows 10 Devices Managed by Intune

Zero Trust is defined by Microsoft as model that “assumes breach and verifies each request as though it originates from an open network. Regardless of where the request originates or what resource it accesses, Zero Trust teaches us to ‘never ... continue reading
Windows Admin Center and SMS: Don’t Just Shift, Facelift!

Windows Admin Center and SMS: Don’t Just Shift, Facelift!

Hi folks, Ned Pyle here highlighting the ability of Storage Migration Service and Windows Admin Center’s new ability to create and migrate straight to new Azure VMs on the fly, an option that both reduces a ton of steps and ... continue reading