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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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PSSwagger – Automatically generate PowerShell cmdlets from OpenAPI (f.k.a Swagger) specification

As a PowerShell enthusiast or DevOps professional, have you ever thought of having a tool that automatically generates PowerShell cmdlets to manage or access a RESTful Web Service? We are happy to share PSSwagger – the PowerShell Cmdlet generator for ... continue reading
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Windows Server 2016 Containers Demo

Containers are a new feature in Windows Server 2016. Watch this second video of two to see a hands on demo of what containers are, how they work and how you may be able to utilize them in your IT ... continue reading
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Improvements to OMS Network Performance Monitor

Summary: Learn about the latest improvements to Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Network Performance Monitor (NPM). These include availability in the Azure portal, hop-by-hop latency breakdown, agent diagnostics, and availability in more regions. It's been almost five months since OMS ... continue reading
The built-in, persistent, read and write cache in Storage Spaces Direct.

Understanding SSD endurance: drive writes per day (DWPD), terabytes written (TBW), and the minimum recommended for Storage Spaces Direct

Hi! I’m Cosmos. Follow me on Twitter @cosmosdarwin. Background Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 features a built-in, persistent, read and write cache to maximize storage performance. You can read all about it at Understanding the cache in Storage ... continue reading
Get Started with Windows #Analytics Update Compliance in #MSOMS #Azure #Windows10 #Winserv

Get Started with Windows #Analytics Update Compliance in #MSOMS #Azure #Windows10 #Winserv

Windows Analytics Update Compliance Windows Program Manager, Sandeep Deo, demonstrates the new Update Compliance Service in Windows Analytics. Windows Analytics Update Compliance gives you a unified view of the update and anti-malware status of your Windows 10 devices regardless of ... continue reading
Container Storage Support with Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), SMB Global Mapping

Container Storage Support with Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), SMB Global Mapping

By Amitabh Tamhane Goals: This topic provides an overview of providing persistent storage for containers with data volumes backed by Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) and SMB Global Mapping. Applicable OS releases: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server ... continue reading
Your Private Network in the cloud: (Part 1) Azure Virtual Network Overview and Set-Up

Your Private Network in the cloud: (Part 1) Azure Virtual Network Overview and Set-Up

The Azure Virtual Network service enables you to securely connect Azure resources to each other with virtual networks (VNets). A VNet is a representation of your own network in the cloud and you can also connect VNets to your on-premises ... continue reading
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Windows Server 2016 Containers Overview

Containers are a new feature in Windows Server 2016. Watch this video to get up to speed on what containers are, how they work and how you may be able to utilize them in your IT environment ... continue reading
Azure Recovery Services Vault Management – performing a vault swap

Azure Recovery Services Vault Management – performing a vault swap

In this blog post I will address some of the questions we’re receiving from customers regarding Azure Backup and Recovery Services vaults. We will focus on one of the most common Azure Backup / Recovery Services Vault management scenarios, which ... continue reading

Microsoft to remove WoSign and StartCom certificates in Windows 10

Microsoft has concluded that the Chinese Certificate Authorities (CAs) WoSign and StartCom have failed to maintain the standards required by our Trusted Root Program. Observed unacceptable security practices include back-dating SHA-1 certificates, mis-issuances of certificates, accidental certificate revocation, duplicate certificate ... continue reading
Assigning Office 365 Licenses Automatically

Assigning Office 365 Licenses Automatically

Hello World, Daniel Lucas and Eroilton Borges is here, with a special thanks to Rodrigo Fonseca to helping about Hybrid Identity and review and contribute for this one, to talk about how to automatically assign Office 365 licenses in Azure ... continue reading
Links in phishing-like emails lead to tech support scam

Links in phishing-like emails lead to tech support scam

Tech support scams continue to evolve, with scammers exploring more ways to reach potential victims. Recently, we have observed spam campaigns distributing links that lead to tech support scam websites. Anti-spam filters in Microsoft Exchange Online Protection (EOP) for Office ... continue reading

Container monitoring solution in Red Hat OpenShift

Hello all, this is Keiko, Program Manager from the Operations Management Suite (OMS) team. Since we announced our partnership with Red Hat, we've seen a growing interest in the Red Hat OpenShift portfolio in Azure. This is particularly true regarding ... continue reading
Windows Defender ATP machine learning: Detecting new and unusual breach activity

Windows Defender ATP machine learning: Detecting new and unusual breach activity

Microsoft has been investing heavily in next-generation security technologies. These technologies use our ability to consolidate large sets of data and build intelligent systems that learn from that data. These machine learning (ML) systems flag and surface threats that would ... continue reading

Error: “There are no task sequences available to this computer” during a PXE boot

Starting with System Center Configuration Manager, version 1702, unknown computers that are started from media or PXE may not find task sequences targeted to them. The SMSTS.log shows: There are no task sequences available to this computer. Please ensure you ... continue reading
From Expert Service to Free Training Programs and Events...Find out what's next at the Microsoft Store

From Expert Service to Free Training Programs and Events…Find out what’s next at the Microsoft Store

From helping you learn how to get the most out of your software to fine tuning your PC so it runs at peak productivity, the Microsoft Store offers its customers an array of free programs and events for everyone.Join Lex ... continue reading
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(Part 3) Microsoft Operations Management Suite – Windows Server 2016

In this third part in a three part video series on Microsoft's Operations Management Suite (OMS) we are going to cover security, compliance, protection and recovery capabilities that OMS delivers. Find out how OMS leverages machine learning algorithms to detect ... continue reading

ConfigMgr 1702: Adding a new Secondary Replica to an existing SQL AO AG

Hello everyone, Our colleague Umair Kahn has a helpful post on his blog where he and Sean Mahoney walk through adding a new secondary replica node to an existing SQL Server Always On availability group for a primary site server ... continue reading
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Windows Backups Failing with Associated VSS 8193 Errors

Hi, this is Michael Koeppl again. I’m with the Premier Mission Critical (PMC) Team and assisting customers when they hit OS issues in their critical infrastructure, and today I wanted to talk with you about an interesting Windows Backup issue ... continue reading
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Build an infrastructure monitoring solution with Service Map

Have you ever been responsible for a flaky application, and wanted to set up an automatic notification when a server, process, or connection isn't there when it should be? Me too! And by using OMS Azure Log Analytics and Service ... continue reading
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Hyper-V virtual machine gallery and networking improvements

In January, we added Quick Create to Hyper-V manager in Windows 10. Quick Create is a single-page wizard for fast, easy, virtual machine creation. Starting in the latest fast-track Windows Insider builds (16237+) we’re expanding on that idea in two ... continue reading
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(Part 2) Microsoft Operations Management Suite – Windows Server 2016

In this second part in a three part video series on Microsoft's Operations Management Suite (OMS) we are going to cover automation and control as well as the insights and analytics features that are available in OMS. Learn about the ... continue reading
Securing RDP with IPSec

Securing RDP with IPSec

Hi Everyone, this is Jerry Devore back with a follow-up topic from my previous post on Privileged Administrative Workstations (PAW) which is a hardened device configuration used to protect privileged credentials. In that post, I mentioned that it is possible ... continue reading
Getting Started with Microsoft #Azure Cloud #Security Center

Getting Started with Microsoft #Azure Cloud #Security Center

Microsoft Azure Security With Microsoft Azure Cloud Services you can make a lot of resources using for your Business. Think about Storage, Compute, Databases, Networks and applications. Microsoft Azure Security is there to keep your resources and data as save ... continue reading
Viewing Memory in PowerShell

Viewing Memory in PowerShell

Hello there, this is Benjamin Morgan, and I’m a Premier Field Engineer covering Active Directory and Platforms related topics. This is my first blog post I hope you are all as excited about this as I am! Today I wanted ... continue reading
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(Part 1) Microsoft Operations Management Suite – Windows Server 2016

In this first part in a three part video series we provide an overview of Microsoft's cloud delivered management system Operations Management Suite (OMS). OMS was developed by Microsoft as a comprehensive management suite for managing all of your server ... continue reading

Copying Files into a Hyper-V VM with Vagrant

A couple of weeks ago, I published a blog with tips and tricks for getting started with Vagrant on Hyper-V. My fifth tip was to “Enable Nifty Hyper-V Features,” where I briefly mentioned stuff like differencing disks and virtualization extensions ... continue reading
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Microsoft Drivers v4.3.0 for PHP for SQL Server released!

This post was authored by Meet Bhagdev, Program Manager, Microsoft Hi all, We are excited to announce the Production Ready release for the Microsoft Drivers v4.3.0 for PHP for SQL Server. The drivers now support Debian Jessie and macOS. The ... continue reading
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How to: Resize virtual machines in #Azure With #Powershell Multiple or Single virtual machines

With the new VM sizes in Azure you may want to change the Size as you get more VM for less money. but remember the VM will restart! so better fi But changing the VM by hand is a time ... continue reading
Windows Defender Antivirus instant protection from the cloud

Windows Defender Antivirus cloud protection service: Advanced real-time defense against never-before-seen malware

For cybercriminals, speed is the name of the game. It takes newly released malware an average of just four hours to achieve its goal—steal financial information, extort money, or cause widespread damage. In a recent report, the Federal Trade Commission ... continue reading