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SAP HANA infrastructure automation with Terraform and Ansible

SAP HANA infrastructure automation with Terraform and Ansible

Page Bowers and Donovan Brown discuss how SAP customers are moving to Azure to take advantage of SAP-certified HANA virtual machines such as Azure M-series. Learn how you can use Terraform and Ansible to speed up SAP HANA deployments on ... continue reading

OSD Video Tutorial: Part 19 – DaRT

First published on TECHNET on Sep 05, 2018 This is part nineteen of a series discussing the Operating System Deployment feature of Configuration Manager. This session is a discussion of DaRT, what it is and how it can be deployed ... continue reading
Updates to the application approval process in Configuration Manager

Updates to the application approval process in Configuration Manager

First published on CLOUDBLOGS on Aug 30, 2018 One of the important scenarios for application management is providing a controlled installation and uninstallation process for software that requires approval. In the last few releases of Configuration Manager (current branch) we’ve ... continue reading
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What took ya so long? Introducing the Cloud Ops Advocate team

There’s a new team in town and we’re here to connect, listen and advocate on your behalf with the Engineering teams. We’re a specialized group within the "Cloud Developer Advocate" team at Microsoft – BUT there is a big difference ... continue reading
Desired State Configuration (DSC) Planning Update – September 2018

Desired State Configuration (DSC) Planning Update – September 2018

2018 has been the most active year ever for the DSC community. The DSC team is taking on major new areas of work in Azure, and we have made significant progress in development of the new DSC platform. In this ... continue reading

What is built-in intelligence in Azure SQL Database?

Azure SQL Database is a fully managed latest stable version of SQL Server Database Engine hosted in Azure cloud that has several built-in features that protect and manage your data. These features may autonomously perform various maintenance tasks instead of ... continue reading
Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #7 SDN Goes Mainstream

Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #7 SDN Goes Mainstream

Authors: Greg Cusanza, Schumann Ge [crayon-633480c2ee0db045991296/] If you’ve ever deployed Software Defined Networking (SDN), you know it provides great power but is historically difficult to deploy. Now, with Windows Server 2019, it’s easy to deploy and manage through a new ... continue reading

PowerShell Standard Library: Build single module that works across Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core

This is the first of a series of blog posts that will help you take advantage of a new NuGet package PowerShellStandard Library 5.1.0. This package allows developers to create modules that are portable between Windows PowerShell 5.1 and PowerShell ... continue reading

Increased Windows Modules coverage with PowerShell Core 6.1

During the May 2018 Community Call and a tweet a few weeks later, we mentioned that PowerShell team was spending significant time in the Windows codebase. We even demoed using the Active Directory PowerShell Module from PowerShell Core 6 during ... 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