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Leverage PowerShell Just Enough Administration for your Helpdesk

[Today’s guest post was authored by Dan Cuomo based on a real-world application of JEA] Hi Folks — Platforms PFE Dan Cuomo here to talk about one method to enable the use of Just Enough Administration for your helpdesk administrators ... continue reading
What's New in Networking for Windows Server 2016?

Windows Server 2016 – Azure-Inspired Software Defined Networking (SDN) in YOUR Datacenter!

The Azure-inspired Software Defined Networking (SDN) stack that is built into Windows Server 2016 reduces the complexity and cost of network infrastructure. Not only that, you can now define your network infrastructure so that it is portable to your application ... continue reading

How to find query plan choice regressions with SQL Server 2017 CTP2

SQL Server 2017 in CTP2.0  version automatically identifies potential performance regressions in SQL queries, enables you to easily find potential issues, and gives you information what should you do to fix the issue. In CTP2.0 version is added new system ... continue reading
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Graph Data Processing with SQL Server 2017

SQL Server is trusted by many customers for enterprise-grade, mission-critical workloads that store and process large volumes of data. Technologies like in-memory OLTP and columnstore have also helped our customers to improve application performance many times over. But when it ... continue reading
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Combating a spate of Java malware with machine learning in real-time

In recent weeks, we have seen a surge in emails carrying fresh malicious Java (.jar) malware that use new techniques to evade antivirus protection. But with our research team’s automated expert systems and machine learning models, Windows 10 PCs get ... continue reading
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Introducing Interleaved Execution for Multi-Statement Table Valued Functions

For SQL Server vNext and Azure SQL Database, the Microsoft Query Processing team is introducing a new set of adaptive query processing improvements to help fix performance issues that are due to poor cardinality estimates. Improvements in the adaptive query ... continue reading

Python in SQL Server 2017: enhanced in-database machine learning

We are excited to share the preview release of in-database analytics and machine learning with Python in SQL Server. Python is one of the most popular languages for data science and has a rich ecosystem of powerful libraries. Starting with ... continue reading
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Delivering AI with data: the next generation of Microsoft’s data platform

This post was authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Data Group Leveraging intelligence out of the ever-increasing amounts of data can make the difference between being the next market disruptor or being relegated to the pages of history ... continue reading

Editing a .VMCX file

In Windows Server 2016 we moved from using .XML for our virtual machine configuration files to using a binary format – that we call .VMCX. There are many benefits to this – but one of the downsides is that it ... continue reading
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Windows Server 2016 Essentials Dashboard

Windows Server 2016 Essentials is the lowest-cost edition of Windows Server intended for a small company's first server. With Windows Server 2016 Essentials comes a dashboard which simplifies the tasks that you perform to manage your network and server. Common ... continue reading
What’s New in #Microsoft Azure DevTest LABs and More #Azure #DevOps #Docker #Containers #Cloud

What’s New in #Microsoft Azure DevTest LABs and More #Azure #DevOps #Docker #Containers #Cloud

Azure DevTest Labs is a service that helps developers and testers quickly create environments in Azure while minimizing waste and controlling cost. You can test the latest version of your application by quickly provisioning Windows and Linux environments using reusable ... continue reading
#Microsoft Azure CLI 2.0 in Ubuntu #Bash of #Windows 10 #Linux #Azure #DevOps

#Microsoft Azure CLI 2.0 in Ubuntu #Bash of #Windows 10 #Linux #Azure #DevOps

Azure CLI 2.0 in Bash If you use Ubuntu Bash in Windows 10 and like to work with Microsoft Azure Cloud Services you can install Azure CLI 2.0 for Linux For Debian/Ubuntu based systems, you can install Azure CLI 2.0 ... continue reading
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How to increase DPM 2016 replica when using Modern Backup Storage (MBS)

There may be circumstances where the replica volume for a protected data source is under allocated or a very large increase of protected data results in synchronization or recovery point job failures due to inadequate space on the replica. Some ... continue reading
Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016

Massive Performance, Scale and Manageability Gains in Hyper-V with Windows Server 2016

In this episode, you'll learn about the huge performance and scale improvements made available with Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016. This video covers the specific performance enhancements, what kinds of new virtualization scenarios this makes available for business-critical workloads, such ... continue reading
Video Security and Compliance in Microsoft #AzureStack #HybridCloud

Video Security and Compliance in Microsoft #AzureStack #HybridCloud

Learn how Azure Stack adopted the “Assume Breach” and “Hardened by Default” principles to bring state of the art Security and Compliance to the next generation hybrid cloud solution. Read more about Microsoft Azure Stack POC architecture here ... continue reading

Support for Windows Server 2016 as a guest system is added in Hotfix 1 for Update Rollup 11 of System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

Microsoft Support still gets frequent inquiries about whether System Center 2012 R2 VMM can support guests running Windows Server 2016. Installing Hotfix 1 for Update Rollup 11 of Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) enables you to ... continue reading
Windows Server 2016 Essentials and the Essentials Experience Role

Get the “Lowdown” on Windows Server 2016 Essentials and the “Essentials Experience” Role

In this episode, we’ll get you up-to-speed on all things relating to Windows Server 2016 Essentials. It covers who should use Essentials edition, scenarios it is good for, organizational sizing considerations, licensing and pricing considerations. Also learn about the easy dashboard ... continue reading
Windows Server 2016 Essentials and the Essentials Experience Role

Get the “Lowdown” on Windows Server 2016 Essentials and the “Essentials Experience” Role

In this episode, we'll get you up-to-speed on all things relating to Windows Server 2016 Essentials. It covers who should use Essentials edition, scenarios it is good for, organizational sizing considerations, licensing and pricing considerations. Also learn about the easy dashboard ... continue reading
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Meet SQL Server’s biggest fan, KillaDBA

This post was authored by Jennifer Moser, Data Platform Community Lead, Microsoft Atlanta-based Homer McEwen has been a database administrator for more than 20 years. But it’s what he does in his spare time that makes McEwen, aka KillaDBA, a ... continue reading
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Xenapp Essentials the replacement of Azure Remote App ? or #NoGo #ARA #Citrix #CXE #Cloud #RemoteApp

Well it is here it took some time but now you can start testing with the Xenapp Essentials. Is it any good and Can I use it for production. Well I was a little disappointed I was charged upfront and ... continue reading

Uninstalling and reinstalling the Windows 2012R2 Failover Clustering feature

In some cases, it may be necessary to uninstall and reinstall the Windows Failover Clustering feature on a server that is currently a member of a Failover Cluster.  This can be done via either Server Manager, or PowerShell.  Below are ... continue reading
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Tech support scams persist with increasingly crafty techniques

(Note: Our Tech support scams FAQ page has the latest info on this type of threat, including scammer tactics, fake error messages, and the latest scammer hotlines.) Millions of users continue to encounter technical support scams. Data from Windows Defender ... continue reading
#Microsoft #Azure Application Analytics for #Docker #Container Apps #DevOps #Cloud #MSOMS

#Microsoft #Azure Application Analytics for #Docker #Container Apps #DevOps #Cloud #MSOMS

Microsoft Azure Application Analytics for Docker Container Apps Docker Pull Microsoft/applicationinsights Obtain the instrumentation key of your Application Insights resource. (Look in the Essentials drop-down.) If you don’t have a resource, create a new one. Run the following command, replacing ... continue reading

Credential Theft: How the Attack Landscape has changed and What You can do about it

The security of most or all business assets in an organization depends on the integrity of the privileged accounts that administer and manage IT systems. Cyber-attackers are targeting these accounts and other elements of privileged access to rapidly gain access ... continue reading
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Change Block Tracking needs to be reset if another backup product has protected a VMWare VM prior to DPM

In this scenario, the VMWare HostVCenter server has successfully been connected in DPM. However, Replica creation, Consistency Checks, Recovery points fail with the noted error below (Some other similar errors but with same resolution). DPMUI Error: DPM encounterd error from ... continue reading
Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2016

What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services for On-Premises and Cloud Deployments

The Remote Desktop Services (RDS) platform has been refined in Windows Server 2016. In this video you will learn about the latest remote access technologies available in Windows Server 2016 as well as how performance, scale and cloud optimizations may ... continue reading
Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2016

What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services for On-Premises and Cloud Deployments

The Remote Desktop Services (RDS) platform has been refined in Windows Server 2016. In this video you will learn about the latest remote access technologies available in Windows Server 2016 as well as how performance, scale and cloud optimizations may ... continue reading
Install #Azure CLI 2.0 and Run Script for VM with Operations Management Suite Agent #MSOMS

Install #Azure CLI 2.0 and Run Script for VM with Operations Management Suite Agent #MSOMS

Download Python for Windows here Be sure to install the Pip component when you install Python. After the install completes, add Python to your PATH environment variable (the installer will prompt you). The Azure CLI 2.0 is Azure’s new command-line ... continue reading
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Get the Low Down on Windows Server 2016 Essentials

This video will get you up to speed all things Windows Server 2016 Essentials. It covers who should use Essentials edition, scenarios it is good for, organizational sizing considerations, licensing and pricing considerations. Also learn about the easy dashboard experience ... continue reading
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Connect System Center Configuration Manager to OMS sync device collection data #MSOMS #sysctr #Azure #ARM

When using System Center Configuration Manager current branch Build 1610, you can extend it to OMS and you don’t need the OMS portal or the Classic portal. All from the Azure Resource Manager portal. When opening the SCCM Manager it ... continue reading