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Understanding The Azure Stack Operator Toolset

As you might know, Azure Stack is bringing Azure services to your datacenter, or a location closer to you. It is delivered as an integrated system, meaning that it comes predesigned and preinstalled, so customers have a faster go to ... continue reading
Secure Credentials with Self-Signed Certificates for PowerShell Scripts

Secure Credentials with Self-Signed Certificates for PowerShell Scripts

Hello everyone, I’m Preston K. Parsard, specializing in Platforms, Azure Infrastructure and Automation topics, and I’d like to share some insights for securing PowerShell credentials using certificates. This post is based on a recent customer project, but we’ll also wrap ... continue reading
Windows Admin Center 1809.5 GA Update and Lenovo XClarity extension are publicly available

Windows Admin Center 1809.5 GA Update and Lenovo XClarity extension are publicly available

Windows Admin Center version 1809.5, which was released to Windows Insiders last December, is now publicly available as a GA (Generally Available) update. Version 1809.5 is a cumulative update to our 1809 GA release from last September which includes various ... continue reading
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Step-By-Step: Migrating The Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2

Support for both Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2 ended on July 14th 2015 and yet there are still a number of organizations operating their businesses on it. With this in mind, there are still a great number of IT ... continue reading

Anatomy of a secured MCU

Secure silicon Azure Sphere is an end-to-end solution containing three complementary components that provide a secured IoT platform. They include an Azure Sphere microcontroller unit (MCU), an operating system optimized for IoT scenarios that is managed by Microsoft, and a ... continue reading
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Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 27

We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From November 1 to November 16, 2018, 61 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below: Virtual machines CIS Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS ... continue reading
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Step-By-Step: Setting up AD FS and Enabling Single Sign-On to Office 365

This post will walk you through a typical highly available setup into Office 365. Ideally this server will be installed as virtual servers on multiple Hyper-V hosts. Think about redundancy, not only in the virtual servers, but in the Hyper-V ... continue reading

Get up to speed with Azure HDInsight: The comprehensive guide

Azure HDInsight is an easy, cost-effective, enterprise-grade service for open source analytics. With HDInsight, you get managed clusters for various Apache big data technologies, such as Spark, MapReduce, Kafka, Hive, HBase, Storm and ML Services backed by a 99.9% SLA ... continue reading
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Azure.Source – Volume 60

Now in preview Simplifying security for serverless and web apps with Azure Functions and App Service New security features for Azure App Service and Azure Functions reduce the amount of code you need to work with identities and secrets under ... continue reading
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