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Back up SQL Server in Azure VM using Azure Backup.

Enterprise-scale Backup for SQL Server Databases

More and more organizations are moving to the cloud to leverage the key benefits of agility and reduce overall cost. Its likely that at some point in time, your SQL Server will manifest as either of the three implementations in ... continue reading
Azure Stack scale-unit stretched across multiple locations or sites separated by a large distance. This is an unsupported deployment topology for Azure Stack.

Azure Stack IaaS – part four

Protect your stuff In this post, we’ll cover the concepts and best practices to protect your IaaS virtual machines (VMs) on Azure Stack. This post is part of the Azure Stack Considerations for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery white paper ... continue reading
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Azure Stack IaaS – part 3

This blog post was co-authored by David Armour Principal PM Manager, Azure Stack and Tiberiu Radu, Senior Program Manager, Azure Stack.​ Foundation of Azure Stack IaaS Remember back in the virtualization days when you had to pick a host for ... continue reading
Instant Restore

Instantly restore your Azure Virtual Machines using Azure Backup

Today, we are delighted to share the release of Azure Backup Instant Restore capability for Azure Virtual Machines (VMs). Instant Restore helps Azure Backup customers quickly recover VMs from the snapshots stored along with the disks. In addition, users get ... continue reading
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Azure Stack laaS – part two

This blog post was co-authored by David Armour, Principal Program Manager, Azure Stack. Start with what you already have Every organization has a unique journey to the cloud. This journey is based on the organization’s history, business specifics, culture, and ... continue reading
Windows Transport converges on two Congestion Providers: Cubic and LEDBAT

Windows Transport converges on two Congestion Providers: Cubic and LEDBAT

First published on TECHNET on Nov 07, 2018#LEDBAT@Win10TransportsWhy don't we dive right in? What is a Congestion Provider and why do you (the reader) care? What is it? A Congestion Provider is an algorithm that controls the flow of data ... continue reading
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Cloud Commercial Communities webinar and podcast newsletter–February 2019

Welcome to the Cloud Commercial Communities monthly webinar and podcast update. Each month the team focuses on core programs, updates, trends, and technologies that Microsoft partners and customers need to know to increase success using Azure and Dynamics. Make sure ... continue reading
Dell EMC Tactical Microsoft Azure Stack in partnership with Tracewell Systems

Advancing tactical edge scenarios with Dell EMC Tactical Microsoft Azure Stack and Azure Data Box family

Today, Microsoft is announcing new intelligent cloud and intelligent edge capabilities for U.S. government customers. These new capabilities will help government customers uniquely address “the tactical edge”—or, a dependence on information systems and connectivity in harsh scenarios or other situations ... continue reading

Getting started with Azure SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Managed Instance is fully managed PaaS version of SQL Server hosted in Azure cloud and placed in you own VNet with private IP address. In this post, I will shortly explain how to configure and create Managed Instance ... continue reading
When you configure file sharing using Azure Backup, the "snapshots" button changes to "Manage backups."

Azure Backup now supports PowerShell and ACLs for Azure Files

We are excited to reveal a set of new features for backing up Microsoft Azure file shares natively using Azure Backup. All backup-related features have also been released to support file shares connected to Azure File Sync. Azure files with ... continue reading