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Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #9 LEDBAT – Latency Optimized Background Transport

Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #9 LEDBAT – Latency Optimized Background Transport

Share On: Twitter      Share on: LinkedIn This blog is part of a series for the Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019! -- Click HERE to see the other blogs in this series. Look for the Try ... continue reading

Getting started with System Insights in 10 minutes

This post was authored by Garrett Watumull, PM on the Windows Server team at Microsoft. Follow him @GarrettWatumull on Twitter. In the past couple weeks, we’ve posted a few short videos to help you learn about and use System Insights, ... continue reading
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SQL Server 2017 on Linux Availability Group Split Brain Problem

On July 18th, 2018 Microsoft published this support article with some guidance to help avoid Split Brain when using Availability Groups with SQL Server on Linux. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4341219/split-brain-occurs-after-failover-when-using-alwayson-ags-with-externa Running SQL Server on Linux can have some advantages, including cost savings on ... continue reading
Pulling Reports from a DSC Pull Server Configured for SQL

Pulling Reports from a DSC Pull Server Configured for SQL

Hi! Serge Zuidinga here, SCOM PFE, and I would like to thank you for visiting this blog and welcome you to the second post about using a PowerShell DSC Web Pull Server with a SQL database. If you haven’t read ... continue reading
Pearl Abyss: Massive Scale using Azure SQL Database

Pearl Abyss: Massive Scale using Azure SQL Database

Pearl Abyss is a Korea based game development studio established in 2009. Black Desert Online, a PC-massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), is their main title in production published across the globe. On February 28, 2018, Pearl Abyss launched Black ... continue reading
March-April 2018 test results: More insights into industry AV tests

March-April 2018 test results: More insights into industry AV tests

In a previous post, in the spirit of our commitment to delivering industry-leading protection, customer choice, and transparency on the quality of our solutions, we shared insights and context into the results of AV-TESTs January-February 2018 test cycle. We released ... continue reading
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#Azure Cloud Shell editor with Visual Studio Code inside (Project Monaco) #VSC #IaC

Azure Cloud Shell is an interactive, browser-accessible shell for managing Azure resources. It provides the flexibility of choosing the shell experience that best suits the way you work. Linux users can opt for a Bash experience, while Windows users can ... continue reading

Azure Automation Runbooks with PowerShell

Damian chats to MVP Thomas Rayner about Azure Automation Runbooks. You don't always need to jump into the portal to get things done in Azure. In this episode, Thomas walks us through how to configure and execute PowerShell inside Azure ... continue reading
Download the Cloud Application Architecture Guide #Azure #Cloud #Architects #Apps

Download the Cloud Application Architecture Guide #Azure #Cloud #Architects #Apps

This 300 pages guide presents a structured approach for designing cloud applications that are scalable, resilient, and highly available. The guidance in this e-book is intended to help your architectural decisions regardless of your cloud platform, though we will be ... continue reading
Microsoft Intelligent Security Association expands with new members and products

Microsoft Intelligent Security Association expands with new members and products

Last April, we introduced theMicrosoft Intelligent Security Associationa group of 19 security technology providers who have integrated their solutions with a select set of Microsoft products to provide customers better protection, detection, and response. Today, we are pleased to announce ... continue reading

Breaking into Windows Server 2019: Network Features: Accurate Network Time (Seriously!)

Happy Wednesday Everyone! Brandon Wilson here to give a quick heads up to all of our outstanding readers about a new blog series being posted by the Windows Core Networking team on the Top 10 networking features in Windows Server ... continue reading
Create #Azure Kubernetes Cluster and Manage in Visual Studio Code #VSC #Kubernetes #Cloud

Create #Azure Kubernetes Cluster and Manage in Visual Studio Code #VSC #Kubernetes #Cloud

In this Step-by-Step Guide we will Create a Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Cluster (AKS) and add it to Microsoft Visual Studio Code to manage and use it. This time I have created the Kubernetes Cluster via the Azure Portal, when you ... continue reading
Let’s Build a Switch Embedded Team in SCVMM!

Let’s Build a Switch Embedded Team in SCVMM!

Hello, my name is Michael Godfrey and I am a Platform’s Premier Field Engineer (PFE) at Microsoft. I have been a Fabric Administrator for the past few years and have made it a habit of building quite a few Hyper-V ... continue reading
PowerTip: Turn off the power to your computer with PowerShell

PowerTip: Turn off the power to your computer with PowerShell

Summary: A simple way to power off your computer by using the Windows PowerShell cmdlets. Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve got a script that needs to power off a system after it’s done. How can I accomplish this with PowerShell? Look ... continue reading

Parse HTML and pass to Cognitive Services Text-to-Speech

Summary: Having some fun with Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on first?” comedy routine, and multiple voices with Bing Speech. ------------------------------- Hello everyone! The last few posts, I showed you all about the Cognitive Services Text-to-Speech API. You learned about the ... continue reading
Cluster Quorum File Share Witness on a USB stick?

Cluster Quorum File Share Witness on a USB stick?

I’m very excited to hear that coming in Windows Server 2019 there will be a few new features in regards to the File Share Witness for the Failover Cluster Quorum. The feature that many of my customers have been asking ... continue reading
Can I put my File Share Witness on a DFS share?

Can I put my File Share Witness on a DFS share?

I get asked this question all the time. People are concerned about losing their file share witness, so like many of their other shares, they want to leverage DFS for some additional availability. This is a very bad idea and ... continue reading

Get answers to “Now what?” for Windows Server 2008 end of support

Our 2008 server products were great for their time, but newer versions of Windows Server offer tremendous improvements in performance and efficiency compared to the Windows Server of 10 years ago. Windows Server 2016 also includes built-in security that starts ... continue reading
Validate your Azure network environment for SQL Managed Instance

Validate your Azure network environment for SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Managed Instance is a fully managed PaaS SQL Server Database Engine hosted in Azure cloud that is placed in Azure Virtual network, and you need to ensure that your network is properly configured. In this post your will ... continue reading

SQL Server 2008 end of support is the first step to tomorrow’s database

Today, Takeshi Numoto blogged about the upcoming SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support. If youve been thinking about what to do with your SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 databases, youre not alone. These databases reach end ... continue reading
Hawkeye Keylogger – Reborn v8: An in-depth campaign analysis

Hawkeye Keylogger – Reborn v8: An in-depth campaign analysis

Much of cybercrime today is fueled by underground markets where malware and cybercriminal services are available for purchase. These markets in the deep web commoditize malware operations. Even novice cybercriminals can buy malware toolkits and other services they might need ... continue reading

Introduction to Cluster Sets in Windows Server 2019

This blog discusses a new feature in the upcoming release of Windows Server 2019. Currently, Windows Insiders receive current builds of Windows Server 2019. We urge you to become an Insider and play a part in making Windows Server 2019 ... continue reading

Configuring a PowerShell DSC Web Pull Server to use SQL Database

Hi! Thank you for visiting this blog to find out more about how you can configure a PowerShell DSC Web Pull Server to use an SQL database instead of the “Devices.edb” solution we currently use. Since you made it his ... continue reading
Creating VM Cluster on Azure #Cloud with Terraform #IaC #Azure #Terraform #Linux #Winserv

Creating VM Cluster on Azure #Cloud with Terraform #IaC #Azure #Terraform #Linux #Winserv

Type az and you should see this Azure CLI Type Terraform and you should see the terraform commands Install and configure Terraform to provision VMs and other infrastructure into Azure Before you begin with Terraform and deploying your solution to ... continue reading

SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are reaching end of support. What’s next?

SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 have had a tremendous run. But all good things come to an end, right? On July 9, 2019, Microsoft will end Extended Support, which means no more updates or support of any kind, potentially ... continue reading

Server Core and Server with Desktop: Which one is best for you

On March 20, 2018 we announced the availability of Windows Server 2019 preview, the next Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) release in the Windows Insider program. Seven weeks later, we released Windows Server, version 1803, the latest release in the Semi-Annual ... continue reading
Assessing Microsoft 365 security solutions using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Assessing Microsoft 365 security solutions using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

This blog is part of a series that responds to common questions we receive from customers about deployment of Microsoft 365 security solutions. In this series, youll find context, answers, and guidance for deployment and driving adoption within your organization ... continue reading
Perspectives of a former CISO: Disrupted security in digitalization

Perspectives of a former CISO: Disrupted security in digitalization

My passion is the connection of security to the business objectives, and it has been a part of my work with many CISOs across industries as well as my experience as a CISO. This blog series a compilation of my ... continue reading

Re-platforming and modernizing your data workloads with SQL Server on Linux

This post is authored by Marko Hotti, Senior Product Marketing Manager, SQL Server. Today, were excited to introduce a free e-book, SQL Server on Linux: A guide to re-platforming and modernizing your data workloads. This is the thirdin a series ... continue reading
Taking apart a double zero-day sample discovered in joint hunt with ESET

Taking apart a double zero-day sample discovered in joint hunt with ESET

In late March 2018, I analyzed an interesting PDF sample found by ESET senior malware researcher Anton Cherpanov. The sample was initially reported to Microsoft as a potential exploit for an unknown Windows kernel vulnerability. During my investigation in parallel ... continue reading