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OMS Network Performance Monitor (NPM)

OMS Network Performance Monitor #MSOMS #NPM #Azure

When Using OMS you can benefit of the Network Performance Monitor (NPM), that helps you perform near real-time monitoring of network performance parameters (such as packet loss and network latency) and localize network faults. It not only detects network performance ... continue reading
server management tools

Azure Server management tools Manage your servers from anywhere #servermgmt #Azure #SMT

Server management tools is an Azure service that offers a set of web-based GUI and command line tools to manage Windows Servers. This is especially useful when managing headless servers such as Nano Server and Server Core. These tools also ... continue reading
Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 - Part 4: Location, Description

Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 – Part 4: Location, Description

Rack outage? Storage Spaces Direct doesn't sweat it. Find out how. Failover Clustering enables multiple servers to work together to provide high availability – or put another way, to provide node fault tolerance. But today's businesses demand ever-greater availability from ... continue reading
Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 - Part 3: Using XML

Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 – Part 3: Using XML

Rack outage? Storage Spaces Direct doesn't sweat it. Find out how. Failover Clustering enables multiple servers to work together to provide high availability – or put another way, to provide node fault tolerance. But today's businesses demand ever-greater availability from ... continue reading
Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 - Part 2: Using PowerShell

Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 – Part 2: Using PowerShell

Rack outage? Storage Spaces Direct doesn't sweat it. Find out how. Failover Clustering enables multiple servers to work together to provide high availability – or put another way, to provide node fault tolerance. But today's businesses demand ever-greater availability from ... continue reading
Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 - Part 1: Overview

Fault Domain Awareness in WS2016 – Part 1: Overview

Rack outage? Storage Spaces Direct doesn't sweat it. Find out how. Failover Clustering enables multiple servers to work together to provide high availability – or put another way, to provide node fault tolerance. But today's businesses demand ever-greater availability from ... continue reading
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 ... 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