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One Ops Question: How can I simplify management of my Windows Servers on-prem and Azure?

One Ops Question: How can I simplify management of my Windows Servers on-prem and Azure?

Today Sarah answers a questions that is on every on-prem IT person. When you have systems in all kinds of different location and platform how do you keep track of them all without going nuts? how do you tame the ... continue reading

Unlock your free Azure replica for SQL Server with DH2i

Are you aware that you may be entitled to a free SQL Server license in the cloud for disaster recovery? Recently-announced licensing benefits enable this scenario, and a third-party offering from DH2i can help you set up this configuration to ... continue reading

Native Commands in PowerShell – A New Approach – Part 2

Native Commands in PowerShell A New Approach – Part 2 In my last post I went through some some strategies for executing native executable and having them participate more fully in the PowerShell environment. In this post, I’ll be going ... continue reading
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Lessons learned from the Microsoft SOC—Part 3d: Zen and the art of threat hunting

Threat hunting is a powerful way for the SOC to reduce organizational risk, but it’s commonly portrayed and seen as a complex and mysterious art form for deep experts only, which can be counterproductive. In this and the next blog ... continue reading
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Endpoint Configuration Manager – Site Server High Availability

Overview Endpoint Configuration Manager (Current Branch), supports high availability configurations through various options, which include but are not limited to the following: Any standalone primary site can now have an additional passive mode.* site server Remote content library* SQL Server ... continue reading
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Apache Spark Connector for SQL Server and Azure SQL is now open source

Accelerating big data analytics with the Spark connector for SQL ServerWe’re happy to announce that we have open–sourced the Apache Spark Connector for SQL Server and Azure SQL on GitHub. Born out of Microsoft's SQL Server Big Data Clusters investments, ... continue reading
Failover Clustering Networking Basics and Fundamentals

Failover Clustering Networking Basics and Fundamentals

My name is John Marlin and I am with the High Availability and Storage Team here and today I want to talk about Failover Clustering and Networking. Networking is a fundamental key with Failover Clustering that sometimes is overlooked but ... continue reading
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Azure Kubernetes Service Cluster Capacity Planning

This article focuses on network capacity planning of AKS clusters but keep in mind folks that it is important that for a complete capacity planning, compute and storage resources must also be considered. How many nodes do I need in ... continue reading

Cost optimization strategies for cloud-native application development

Today, we’ll explore some strategies that you can leverage on Azure to optimize your cloud-native application development process using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and managed databases, such as Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Database for PostgreSQL. Optimize compute resources with ... continue reading

Seven ways to achieve cost savings and deliver efficiencies with Azure infrastructure

The global health crisis has transformed the way we work and live. At Microsoft, we are committed to doing what we can to help our customers respond to the crisis and plan ahead for future success. In the past couple ... continue reading