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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-64285a551cb38118316323/] 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

Configuring a PowerShell DSC Web Pull Server to use SQL Database

Introduction 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 ... continue reading
SQL Server Automatic Tuning around the world…

SQL Server Automatic Tuning around the world…

..and in the cloudsWhen I first saw early builds of SQL Server 2017, one of the features that caught my eye immediately was Automatic Tuning with an option called Automatic Plan Correction. SQL Server 2017 was released in October of ... continue reading

Create database on Azure SQL Managed Instance using PowerShell

Azure SQL Managed Instance is a fully managed SQL Server instance hosted in Microsoft Azure cloud that enables you to work with your databases using standard TSQL or PowerShell. In this post you will see how to create your database ... continue reading

ConfigMgr – O365 Deployment and Updating Video Tutorial

In January we presented a Software Update Video Tutorial series. This series hosted by Steven Rachui, was focused on the changes to software updates in Configuration Manager current branch. By popular demand we are adding another video tutorial for Office ... continue reading