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“Helping ARM” – Azure Resource Manager step-by-step training

“Helping ARM” – Azure Resource Manager step-by-step training

Talking to service providers in CEE it seems that Azure Resource Manager - ARM - the JSON based template language is something everybody interested. Why? There are several reasons for that. ARM is the bridge between awaited Azure Stack and ... continue reading
Identity and Rights Management in CSP model – Part 2

Identity and Rights Management in CSP model – Part 2

The CSP program is currently rolling out at scale and many service providers are embarking on the journey to provide management infrastructure services for their customers. In addition to the first article about Identity in CSP, we will show more ... continue reading

SMB1 Product Clearinghouse

Hi folks, Ned here again. This blog post contains all products requiring SMB1, where the vendor explicitly states this in their own documentation or communications. This list is not complete and you should never treat it as complete; check back ... continue reading

Guidance on Disabling System Services on Windows Server 2016 with Desktop Experience

[Primary authors: Dan Simon and Nir Ben Zvi] The Windows operating system includes many system services that provide important functionality. Different services have different default startup policies: some are started by default (automatic), some when needed (manual) and some are ... continue reading

Automatic plan correction in SQL Server 2017

Automatic plan correction is a new automatic tuning feature in SQL Server 2017 that identifies SQL query plans that are worse than previous one, and fix performance issues by applying previous good plan instead of the regressed one. When you ... continue reading
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Automatic index management in Azure SQL database

Azure SQL Database has a built-in intelligence mechanism that can automatically tune and improve performance of your queries by dynamically adapting the database schema to your workload. In Azure SQL Database, you don’t need to worry about the index analysis ... continue reading

DSC Configuration Sharing

The community around DSC Resources has been inspiring. The PowerShell Gallery now includes more than 2000 modules/scripts. 181 of those are modules focused on DSC, that collectively include 766 DSC Resources. With this many building blocks available, it has become ... continue reading
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“You Shall Not Regress!!!” – How SQL Server 2017 prevents plan regressions?

SQL plan regression is a case when a T-SQL query that executed fine becomes much slower or uses more resources because the underlying SQL plan changed. SQL Server 2017 would not allow that kind of regressions if you enable new ... continue reading

How to find query plan choice regressions with SQL Server 2017 CTP2

SQL Server 2017 in CTP2.0  version automatically identifies potential performance regressions in SQL queries, enables you to easily find potential issues, and gives you information what should you do to fix the issue. In CTP2.0 version is added new system ... continue reading
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Combating a spate of Java malware with machine learning in real-time

In recent weeks, we have seen a surge in emails carrying fresh malicious Java (.jar) malware that use new techniques to evade antivirus protection. But with our research team’s automated expert systems and machine learning models, Windows 10 PCs get ... continue reading