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Holiday season is DDoS season

Is your business ready for the holiday season? As we approach the holiday season and bring in thoughts of good cheers, many companies are faced with an elevated risk of cyber-attacks. What makes the holidays such an enticing time for ... continue reading
Best practices for migrating to Configuration Manager current branch

Best practices for migrating to Configuration Manager current branch

This week's video tutorial focuses on best practices for migrating to Configuration Manager current branch. There are several scenarios where you’ll consider migration: The video linked below was prepared by Steven Rachui, a Principal Premier Field Engineer focused on manageability ... continue reading

The new HCI industry record: 13.7 million IOPS with Windows Server 2019 and Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory

Written by Cosmos Darwin, Senior PM on the Core OS team at Microsoft. Follow him on Twitter @cosmosdarwin. Hyper-converged infrastructure is an important shift in datacenter technology. By moving away from proprietary storage arrays to an architecture built on industry-standard ... continue reading
DBA essentials—SQL Server 2017 security, performance tuning, and more—inside out

DBA essentials—SQL Server 2017 security, performance tuning, and more—inside out

Whether youre an experienced DBA with multiple certifications or just starting on your SQL Server DBA journey, you face challenges constantly for putting your organizations data to work. To turn the next-to-impossible into the practical, you need a comprehensive resource ... continue reading

Leap Seconds for the IT Pro: What you need to know

Hi Everybody – Program Manager Dan Cuomo here to tell you, the IT Pro, everything you need to know about Leap Seconds on Windows. If you saw our recent blog series on the Top 10 Networking Features, you may have ... continue reading

Step-By-Step: Enabling Hyper-V for use on Windows 10

Virtualization provides a plethora of solutions from making the most of an organization’s hardware investment to running specific applications in other OS offerings. Windows 8 was the first Windows client operating system to include hardware virtualization support natively. Using the ... continue reading
Availability Zones

Step-by-Step: Configuring a File Server Cluster in Azure that Spans Availability Zones

In this post we will detail the specific steps required to deploy a 2-node File Server Failover Cluster that spans the new Availability Zones a single region of Azure. I will assume you are familiar with basic Azure concepts as ... continue reading

Upgrading and what is new in Windows Server 2019 Clustering #winserv #RunWS2019 #WindowsServer2019

This blog post is the first of a series on Windows Server 2019. #MSIgnite is coming and there will be a lot of new features coming. So in preparation I’ll show you what is changed and how to build things ... continue reading
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New Look and Features for PowerShell Gallery

The PowerShell Gallery and PowerShellGet have just been updated to provide new features, performance improvements, and a new modern design. NOTE: This post has important information for publishers in the “Accounts and publishing” section. PowerShell Gallery Home Page The PowerShell ... continue reading

PowerShell Module Function Export in Constrained Language

PowerShell Module Exporting Functions in Constrained Language PowerShell offers a number of ways to expose functions in a script module. But some options have serious performance or security drawbacks. In this blog I describe these issues and provide simple guidance ... continue reading