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Windows Admin Center Capabilities

Windows Admin Center is a tool I wish I had had when I was managing servers. When the tool was first announced in 2017 under the name Project “Honolulu”, I was intrigued. I was working for a managed service provider ... continue reading

Accelerating Department of Defense mission workloads with Azure

As the Azure engineering team continues to deliver a rapid pace of innovation for defense customers, we’re also continuing to support Department of Defense (DoD) customers and partners in delivering new capabilities to serve mission needs. In many cases, accelerating ... continue reading
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MECM: How Site Maintenance Tasks Can Make Your Life Much Easier

Hi Everyone! My name is Fabian Scherer, Customer Engineer (CE – formerly known as PFE) at Microsoft Germany for Microsoft Endpoint Manager related topics. In some of my previous engagements I have been analysing and troubleshoot Site Maintenance Task related ... continue reading

Back up Linux virtual machines running mission-critical workloads

As organizations continue to embrace Linux, we see a growing number of enterprises running business and mission-critical workloads on Linux virtual machines in Azure. Azure Backup service offers application consistent backup of Linux virtual machines in Azure to safeguard against ... continue reading
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How to backup and restore Azure file shares

Recently Azure Backup announced support for Azure file share as a workload, in public preview. Sonia took it for a spin! But first ... a word about Public Preview A public preview feature or service is available as a beta ... continue reading

Configuration Manager Current Branch Antivirus Exclusions

Hey everybody! My name is Brandon McMillan and I am a Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) CE at Microsoft. ConfigMgr Current Branch has been the standard service-based model since December 2015 with the release of version 1511. You may have ... continue reading
OPS105: Virtualized and Hybrid Backup Deep Dive

OPS105: Virtualized and Hybrid Backup Deep Dive

Ben Armstrong explains the challenges and evolution of backups, from Windows Server to Hyper-V, Azure and Containers. Speaker: Ben Armstrong, Principal Program Manager Lead This session includes: 00:00 Introduction 02:30 Where's my data? 08:16 Then virtual machines came along … ... continue reading

Why operational resilience will be key in 2021, and how this impacts cybersecurity

The lessons we have learned during the past 12 months have demonstrated that the ability to respond to and bounce back from adversity in general, can impact the short-and long-term success of any organization. It can even dictate the leaders ... continue reading

Azure Availability Zones in the South Central US datacenter region add resiliency

As businesses move more workstreams to the cloud, business continuity and data protection have never been more critical—and perhaps their importance has never been more visible than during the challenges and unpredictability of 2020. To continue our commitment to supporting ... continue reading
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4 reasons customers are asking service partners for Azure Lighthouse

This blog post was co-authored by Sonia Cuff, Senior Cloud Advocate Azure With an increasingly complex security landscape and an ever-growing service partner portfolio, how do you stay on top of industry-standard best practices? As your business needs grow, you ... continue reading