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Leveraging Cognitive Services to simplify inventory tracking

Who spends their summer at the Microsoft Garage New England Research & Development Center (or “NERD”)? The Microsoft Garage internship seeks out students who are hungry to learn, not afraid to try new things, and able to step out of ... continue reading
Windows Containers and Rancher 2.3

Windows Containers and Rancher 2.3

By Mike Kostersitz, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Container technology is transforming the face of business and application development. 70% of on-premises workloads today are running on the Windows Server operating system and enterprise customers are looking to modernize these workloads ... continue reading

How to avoid getting caught in a “Groundhog Day” loop of security issues

It’s Cyber Security Awareness Month and it made me think about one of my favorite movies, called Groundhog Day. Have you ever seen it? Bill Murray is the cynical weatherman, Phil Connors, who gets stuck in an endless loop where ... continue reading

Windows Server 2019 adds support for Office 365 ProPlus

Today were introducing Office 365 ProPlus support for Windows Server 2019 customers with on-premises and Azure deployments. Weve also enabled customers to immediately download and leverage FSLogix functionality, including the Office 365 Container, to enhance the speed and performance around ... continue reading
Configuration Manager Current Branch Antivirus Exclusions

Configuration Manager Current Branch Antivirus Exclusions

First published on TECHNET on May 24, 2017Authored by Brandon McMillanHey everybody! My name is Brandon McMillan and I am a System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) PFE at Microsoft. ConfigMgr Current Branch has been the standard service based model since ... continue reading
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Monitoring Azure SQL Database with Telegraf

In a prior blog, we had described the Real-time monitoring for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance using the Telegraf SQL plugin. In addition to Managed Instance support, Telegraf now also includes support for Azure SQL Database single databases, and can ... continue reading
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New disk support capabilities in Azure Storage Explorer

The release of Storage Explorer 1.10.0 brings many exciting updates and new features that we hope can help you be more productive and efficient when working with your Azure Storage Accounts. If you’ve never used Storage Explorer before, make sure ... continue reading
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Navigating the intelligent edge: answers to top questions

Over the past ten years, Microsoft has seen embedded IoT devices get progressively smarter and more connected, running software intelligence near the point where the data is being generated within a network. And having memory and compute capabilities at the ... continue reading

How to use PowerShell in Azure Data Studio

Sydney Smith joins Scott Hanselman to show the rich editing experience provided by the PowerShell extension in Azure Data Studio by creating a SQL Server in a Linux Docker container with external storage—all using PowerShell Core in Azure Data Studio.To ... continue reading
Azure Active Directory Connect Resilient Operations

Azure Active Directory Connect Resilient Operations

In my job as an Identity-focused Premier Field Engineer, I get to help many companies on their journey from being solely on-premise to becoming a cloud-first enterprise. But the one thing all of them have in common is that they ... continue reading