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What’s new with SQL Server Big Data Clusters—CU10 release

SQL Server Big Data Clusters is a new capability brought to market as part of the SQL Server 2019 release. Big Data Clusters extends SQL Server's analytical capabilities beyond in-database processing of transactional and analytical workloads by uniting the SQL ... continue reading
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HOW-TO: Deploy AKS with POD Managed Identity and CSI using Terraform and Azure Pipeline

Today as we develop and run application in AKS, we do not want credentials like database connection strings, keys, or secrets and certificates exposed to the outside world where an attacker could take advantage of those secrets for malicious purposes ... continue reading
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Get Started with Azure Stack HCI using VMM!

We are excited to announce the support of managing Azure Stack HCI clusters in VMM 2019 UR3. Azure Stack HCI is the newly launched subscription-based fabric OS that’s delivered as an Azure service. More details on the announcement here. Let’s ... continue reading
The threat matrix to Kubernetes. The matrix consists of the various attacking techniques that target Kubernetes.

Secure containerized environments with updated threat matrix for Kubernetes

Last April, we released the first version of the threat matrix for Kubernetes. It was the first attempt to systematically map the threat landscape of Kubernetes. As we described in the previous post, we chose to adapt the structure of ... continue reading
Troubleshooting Switch Misconfiguration

Troubleshooting Switch Misconfiguration

It’s 5 PM on Friday evening – the weekend will soon be here. You do one last sweep of your inbox before signing off when your cellphone the bat phone rings. Someone didn’t get the memo about the unwritten operational ... continue reading

Limited-time free quantities offer for Azure Synapse Analytics

Customers with qualifying subscription types* can now try the new serverless SQL pool and Apache Spark pool resources in Azure Synapse Analytics using free quantities until July 31, 2021. Sign-in to your Azure Synapse Analytics account to get started. Serverless ... continue reading
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Register for Microsoft Plugfest 33

(guest post from Amrit Shandilya from the Microsoft File System Minifilter Team) Hello! We are excited to announce that Plugfest 33 has been scheduled! In light of global health concerns due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Plugfest is going virtual for ... continue reading
Deep Dive and beginner learning for Windows Server

Deep Dive and beginner learning for Windows Server

Are you looking for some deep dive or beginner's content to learn more about Windows Server? Are you looking to learn more about Hyper-V and Virtualization, file server and storage management, Windows Server high availability, how to use Active Directory, ... continue reading
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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
Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack HCI Parity with AKS PowerShell

Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack HCI Parity with AKS PowerShell

AksHci PowerShell February Release If you were one of many people who gave us feedback on our December release, we have exciting news for you! In our February release, we’ve delivered one of the most requested features, additional networking options! ... continue reading