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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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Hyper-Converged Stack

Deploying Storage Spaces Direct with VMM 2016 or with Powershell #Cloud #hyperconverged #SysCtr #S2D

Windows Server 2016 comes with al lot of new options and Hyper-converged is one of the new options. In this blog post I’ll show you what options you have when using VMM and S2D. The tools are great but so ... continue reading
PowerShell on Linux and Open Source

PowerShell on Linux and Open Source

Continuing the commitment to enable an open and flexible platform that meets customers where they are, Microsoft has now open sourced PowerShell and made it available on Linux and macOS. Matt McSpirit, Technical Evangelist is joined by Jeffrey Snover, inventor ... continue reading
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System Center 2016 VMM Place template VM in Custom OU #sysctr #Cloud #Deploy #VM

when using VMM and deploying templates you not always want to place them in the default OU computers But instead you want the Template Server 2016 places in OU TP5 and Hyper-V server directly placed in the OU Hyper-v. Default ... continue reading
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How to Leverage the Azure Security Center & Microsoft Operations Management Suite for an Incident Response

Join Lex Thomas and Yuri Diogenes as they discuss how you can leverage both the Azure Security Center and Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) to better manage cybersecurity threats in both the cloud and hybrid cloud environments.[2:10] Why are some ... continue reading
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AppLocker: Another Layer in the Defense in Depth Against Malware

Ransomware has been getting a lot of attention. There have been several high profile attacks in the press over the past few months and Understanding the Risk is important. If people don't understand the risk, changes won't be made. To ... continue reading

Deploying Nano Server to a Bare-Metal Machine using a WIM and WinPE

There are several ways to deploy Nano Server to a physical machine: Dual-boot a Nano Server vhd or vhdx PxE-boot a bare-metal machine and install Nano Server from WDS using a vhd or vhdx PxE-boot a bare-metal machine and install ... continue reading

Demo: New date dimensions in System Center 2016 Service Manager DW cubes and how to extend them

The inbox Data Warehouse cubes in System Center 2016 Service Manager now have date dimensions for common date properties, which can be sliced based on years, quarters, months, days etc. for rich reporting and trend analysis. This new feature provides time-based levels ... continue reading
Demo: Deploy and personalize the new Self Service Portal in System Center 2016 Service Manager

Demo: Deploy and personalize the new Self Service Portal in System Center 2016 Service Manager

This short video tutorial gives a walkthrough of how to install the new HTML Self Service Portal in System Center 2016 Service Manager, and then how to personalize it. More ResourcesRead more about this from hereRead more about What's new ... continue reading
Demo: Optionally Disable ECL Logging for Faster Connector Synchronization with System Center 2016 Service Manager

Demo: Optionally Disable ECL Logging for Faster Connector Synchronization with System Center 2016 Service Manager

This video tutorial provides a walkthrough of how to disable ECL logging, for Configuration Manager and Active Directory connectors, in Service Manager 2016. This process can help in attaining much faster connector sync cycles, which essentially mean, having less load ... continue reading
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Nano Server Boot Performance

One of Microsoft’s Premier Field Engineers (Jaromir Kaspar) set up a virtual lab to measure Nano Server’s boot performance and IO footprint, and compare those to Server Core and full Server. Check out Jaromir’s blog post for the full review ... continue reading
Learn About the PowerShell 5.0 Using Statement

Learn About the PowerShell 5.0 Using Statement

Check out the cloud & automation training courses that are developed by Art of Shell, who sponsored this video!In PowerShell 5.0, the using statement enables two new, exciting scenarios! If you're using Windows 10, you already have PowerShell 5.0 available ... continue reading

Demo: Creating a Shielded VM using System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)

In this video, Riyaz Pishori, Program Manager at Microsoft, gives a demo of the new Shielded VM feature. You can see how to create a shielded using System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) and how data at rest or ... continue reading
Demo: PowerShell ISE Add-On for Service Management Automation (SMA)

Demo: PowerShell ISE Add-On for Service Management Automation (SMA)

In this video, Snehith Muvva, Program Manager at Microsoft, gives a demo of the new System Center 2016 Service Management Automation (SMA) PowerShell ISE Add-on. In the demo, you can see how to install the add-on from PowerShell Gallery and ... continue reading
Demo: Designating a Runbook Worker in System Center 2016 Service Management Automation (SMA)

Demo: Designating a Runbook Worker in System Center 2016 Service Management Automation (SMA)

With the release of System Center 2016 Technical Preview 5, Service Management Automation allows you to designate on which runbook worker your runbooks will run. In this video, Snehith Muvva, Program Manager at Microsoft, shows users how to use this ... continue reading
Demo: PowerShell Script Runbook Support in Service Management Automation (SMA)

Demo: PowerShell Script Runbook Support in Service Management Automation (SMA)

In this video, Snehith Muvva, Program Manager at Microsoft, showcases the support for the new PowerShell Script type runbooks. In the demo, you can see how to create and run PowerShell Script type runbooks in Service Management Automation. You can ... continue reading
Part 3: How to configure WDS, Unattend.xml file, Windows PE Image, and Nano Server image to deploy a Nano Server at-a-scale

Part 3: How to configure WDS, Unattend.xml file, Windows PE Image, and Nano Server image to deploy a Nano Server at-a-scale

Over a series of blog posts we will describe a solution for how to deploy Nano Server at scale using Microsoft tools. The blog posts are: Part – 1: Nano Server Domain Join (Deployment-at-a-scale an introduction) Part – 2: How ... continue reading

Storage throughput with Storage Spaces Direct (TP5)

We often speak about performance in IOPS, which is important to many workloads. For other workloads like big data, data warehouse and similar, throughput can be an important metric. Today you can witness Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 ... continue reading
DataON S2D-3116 sneak peak

DataON S2D-3116 sneak peak

From our recent site visit to DataON in Anaheim: the not-yet-released S2D-3116 server ... continue reading

Advanced DevOps Practices

This session explains and demonstrates some advanced DevOps practices like Testing in Production, Fault Injection, User Telemetry, and A/B Testing.[00:27] Automated Recovery - roll back[02:30] Automated Recovery - roll forward[03:58] Automated Environment De-provisioning[07:10] Hypothesis Driven Development[09:08] Testing in Production [12:35] User Telemetry [14:17] Fault Injection[17:18] Demo - Deployment Slots and ... continue reading

Application Performance Monitoring and Availability Monitoring

This session on Application Performance Monitoring demonstrates and discusses the benefits of having visibility into key metrics about your applications, as well as alerts and logging about their health. It also covers the Availability Monitoring practice.[03:18] Introduction to Application Performance ... continue reading
Configuration Management

Configuration Management

This session on Configuration Management demonstrates and discusses the benefits of handling changes systematically so that your systems maintain integrity over time.[02:10] Introduction to Configuration Management[04:35] Demo - Configuration Management and Continuous Deployment demo overview[06:54] Demo - Demo architecture[07:27] Demo ... continue reading
Continuous Deployment and Release Management

Continuous Deployment and Release Management

This session discusses the benefits and demonstrates Continuous Deployment and Release Management. Continuous Deployment, which usually comes after Continuous Integration (CI), is the ability to use the output from CI and deploy this new known good build to an environment ... continue reading

Continuous Integration

This session on Continuous Integration demonstrates and discusses the benefits of merging all working copies of developers' code with a shared mainline, producing a new build upon code check-in.[02:24] Introduction to Continuous Integration[06:42] Demo - Fastest Continuous Integration demo ever[08:06] ... continue reading
Automated Testing

Automated Testing

This session on Automated Testing demonstrates and discusses the benefits of running load, integration, and unit tests automatically attached to Continuous Integration or some other means.[00:45] Introduction to Automated Testing[01:55] Types of Automated Testing[07:46] Demo - Performance Testing from the ... continue reading
Infrastructure as Code

Infrastructure as Code

This session on Infrastructure as Code demonstrates and discusses the benefits of leveraging techniques, processes, and tool sets used in software development to manage the deployment and configuration of systems, applications, and middleware.[00:46] Introduction to Infrastructure as Code[04:34] Demo - ... continue reading
Introduction to DevOps

Introduction to DevOps

It is a challenge to describe the DevOps culture, but at a high level it involves people, processes, and products (in this order). It requires development, testing, operations, business, and other teams to work together, efficiently, to deliver better and ... continue reading