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Azure Log Analytics Container Monitoring solution: Helm integration for Linux and Windows Kubernetes support

Hello, all. This is Keiko, Program Manager from the Operations Management Suite (OMS) team. In April this year, we announced support for Kubernetes on Linux. Since then, many people have asked us about Windows Kubernetes support, so we have added ... continue reading

Faster releases for a faster world – First semi-annual release of Windows Server

September is always an exciting month for those of us at Microsoft who work in the Windows Server business. September means Ignite, which is always packed with opportunities to connect with great customers and unveil exciting announcements. And this year ... continue reading

OMS customers can now use Azure Security Center to protect their hybrid cloud workloads

With the recent release of Azure Security Center support for hybrid cloud workloads, Operations Management Suite (OMS) Security & Compliance customers can start using Security Center to unify security management and threat protection across Azure, on-premises, and other clouds. Security ... continue reading
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View Designer and Workspace Settings coming to Azure

Starting this week, you'll see two existing features in Operations Management Suite (OMS) in the Azure portal: View Designer and Workspace Settings. You'll now be able to add new data sources, view custom logs and fields, and create new OMS ... continue reading
Project "Honolulu" overview

Project “Honolulu” overview

This video provides an overview on Project "Honolulu". Download the Technical Preview today at http://aka.ms/HonoluluDownload ... continue reading
Getting started with Project "Honolulu"

Getting started with Project “Honolulu”

This video provides the details to get started with Project "Honolulu". Download the Technical Preview today at http://aka.ms/HonoluluDownload ... continue reading
New Processors from Intel Help Boost Server Performance on Windows Server 2016

New Processors from Intel Help Boost Server Performance on Windows Server 2016

Microsoft and Intel discuss the latest Purley product launch from Intel. This major Xeon processor update is bringing large performance gains, greater than 50% memory bandwidth and increased core counts. Watch this video to get the details on why you ... continue reading

Azure CSP Documentation released

I'm glad to announce that Azure CSP documentation was published today as a part of Azure technical documentation. It is accessible using vanity URL: http://aka.ms/azurecsp or using a full URL: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cloud-solution-provider. Azure CSP documentation provides answers to the most popular ... continue reading

New System Center Virtual Machine Manager Analytics solution

In System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), administrators often monitor detailed job status to learn about the health and performance of operations and to diagnose any issues with the hosts or virtual machines. To improve this experience, we are delighted ... continue reading

Securing Privileged Access for the AD Admin – Part 2

Hello everyone, my name is still David Loder, and I’m still PFE out of Detroit, Michigan. Hopefully you’ve read Securing Privileged Access for the AD Admin – Part 1. If not, go ahead. We’ll wait for you. Now that you’ve ... continue reading
Your Private Network in the cloud: (Part 3) How to Create and Manage Virtual Machines in Azure

Your Private Network in the cloud: (Part 3) How to Create and Manage Virtual Machines in Azure

With support for Linux, Windows Server, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM, and SAP, Azure Virtual Machines gives you the flexibility of virtualization for a wide range of computing solutions — development and testing, running applications, and extending your datacenter. Join Lex ... continue reading
Use Microsoft Azure #Cloud Shell for Management #Azure #CLI #Powershell

Use Microsoft Azure #Cloud Shell for Management #Azure #CLI #Powershell

Overview of Microsoft Azure Cloud Shell PowerShell in the Azure Portal… Almost! ... continue reading
CROSSPOST: New Server Management Tool: Project Name “Honolulu”

CROSSPOST: New Server Management Tool: Project Name “Honolulu”

This is a cross post from my blog to help increase visibility of a new tool that is coming. I wanted to drop a note to mention that we have a new Server Management Tool that has been being worked ... continue reading
Exploit for CVE-2017-8759 detected and neutralized

Exploit for CVE-2017-8759 detected and neutralized

The September 12, 2017 security updates from Microsoft include the patch for a previously unknown vulnerability exploited through Microsoft Word as an entry vector. Customers using Microsoft advanced threat solutions were already protected against the malicious attachments. The vulnerability, classified ... continue reading

DSC Future Direction Update

PowerShell is open sourced and moving over to .Net Standard 2.0 for the reasons outlined in Jeffrey’s blog post. Like PowerShell, PowerShell Desired State configuration (DSC) needs to meet customers in this multi-platform, multi-cloud, multi-OS world where they live. In ... continue reading

Work around for installing SC 2016 OM console and SC 2016 SM console on the same server

Following is the work around for installing SC 2016 OM console and SC 2016 SM console on the same server: Install SC 2016 OM console and then install SC 2016 SM console on the same server Add system environment variable ... continue reading
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Step by Step Azure network security groups NSG – Security Center #Azure #NSG #Network

Now Days I see that people not fully understand  the security needs in Azure. There are a lot of options in Azure to improve the security. A great option is the Security Center. This is a great dashboard to get ... continue reading

Securing Privileged Access for the AD Admin – Part 1

Hello again, my name is still David Loder, and I’m still a PFE out of Detroit, Michigan. I have a new confession to make. I like cat videos. Your end users like cat videos. You may like cat videos yourself ... continue reading
Create your first #Azure Container Instance in the #Cloud with #Docker #Containers

Create your first #Azure Container Instance in the #Cloud with #Docker #Containers

Microsoft Azure Container Instances Containers are quickly becoming the preferred way to package, deploy, and manage cloud applications. Azure Container Instances offers the fastest and simplest way to run a container in Azure, without having to provision any virtual machines ... continue reading
New IIS functionality to help identify weak TLS usage

New IIS functionality to help identify weak TLS usage

This post is authored by Andrew Marshall, Principal Security Program Manager, TwC Security, Yanbing Shi, Software Engineer, Internet Information Services Team, and Sourabh Shirhatti, Program Manager, Internet Information Services Team. As a follow-up to our announcement regarding TLS 1.2 support ... continue reading
Ransomware 1H 2017 review: Global outbreaks reinforce the value of security hygiene

Ransomware 1H 2017 review: Global outbreaks reinforce the value of security hygiene

In the first six months of 2017, ransomware threats reached new levels of sophistication. The same period also saw the reversal of a six-month downward trend in ransomware encounters. New ransomware code was released at a higher rate with increasing ... continue reading
Linux containers with Hyper-V isolation

Linux containers with Hyper-V isolation

This quick video shows a Linux container running on Windows Server ... continue reading
Nano Server Container Image

Nano Server Container Image

This quick video shows the size of a Nano Server container image ... continue reading
Delivering Safer Apps with Windows Server 2016 and Docker Enterprise Edition

Delivering Safer Apps with Windows Server 2016 and Docker Enterprise Edition

Windows Server 2016 and Docker Enterprise Edition are revolutionizing the way Windows developers can create, deploy, and manage their applications on-premises and in the cloud. Microsoft and Docker are committed to providing secure containerization technologies and enabling developers to implement ... continue reading
Windows Server 2016 Essentials – Office 365 Integration Demo

Windows Server 2016 Essentials – Office 365 Integration Demo

Watch this second of two videos on Windows Server 2016 Essentials and Office 365 integration. In this first video we covered the basic concepts and benefits of integrating Windows Server 2016 Essentials and Office 365. In this second video we provide ... continue reading
Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM v2.5) Tips

Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM v2.5) Tips

The goal of this blog is to share some information learned (the hard way) from recent customer engagement. Hopefully these tips will save you time and accelerate future MBAM deployments. MBAM has dependencies on SQL Server, IIS web services and ... continue reading
Your Private Network in the cloud: (Part 2) How to Set up and Use an Azure Virtual Network

Your Private Network in the cloud: (Part 2) How to Set up and Use an Azure Virtual Network

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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PowerTip: Remove calendar events from a mailbox

Summary: Remove calendar events within an Exchange Online mailbox. Is there an easy way to remove calendar events from within an Exchange Online mailbox? Yes there is. There is a newly deployed cmdlet to Office 365 tenants: Remove-CalendarEvents. This cmdlet ... continue reading

Azure VM Extension for Dependency Agent

You asked (a lot of you asked!), and we answered. Today we are happy to announce the release of the Azure VM Extension for the Dependency Agent for Service Map. Now, adding the Dependency Agent to your Azure VM is ... continue reading
Inside the #Microsoft Operations Management Suite E-book #MSOMS #Azure by #MVPbuzz #MSFT

Inside the #Microsoft Operations Management Suite E-book #MSOMS #Azure by #MVPbuzz #MSFT

Description: This is the updated release (v2.0) of “Inside the Microsoft Operations Management Suite”, an end-to-end deep dive into the full range of Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) features and functionality, complete with downloadable sample scripts. The chapter list in ... continue reading