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Configure Azure Storage for SQL Database backups

Configure Azure Storage for SQL Database backups

SQL Server 2012+ and Azure SQL Managed Instance support native BACKUP commands that can backup a database to Azure Blob Storage URL. Setting-up Azure Storage account might not be so easy as you think because there are some constraints. You ... continue reading

Native database backup in Azure SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Managed Instance is a new fully managed PaaS offering in Azure cloud that will be publicly available in the near future. It will expose entire SQL Server Instance, support almost all features available in SQL Server 2017 and ... continue reading
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Windows PowerShell and DSC on Linux in Microsoft Azure

Hello everyone! I’m Preston K. Parsard, Platforms PFE and I’d like to talk about running PowerShell and Desired State Configuration (DSC) on Linux in Microsoft Azure. Just in case you haven’t heard yet, PowerShell has been open sourced and released ... continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions About HGS Certificates

The Host Guardian Service uses public key cryptography extensively to protect shielded VMs from attackers. Any time certificates with public-private key pairs come into play, there are bound to be many questions about how to properly set up and protect ... continue reading
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Azure Log Analytics Container Monitoring solution for Linux Service Fabric

Hello all, this is Keiko, Program Manager from the Log Analytics team. We are excited to extend our monitoring capabilities to Service Fabric containers running on Linux servers. Service Fabric on Linux as a container orchestrator is now generally available ... continue reading
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Use Docker to automate testing of PowerShell Core scripts

Summary: Learn the basics about Docker, and see how to use it for PowerShell Core script testing on different operating systems. I'm Dan Ward, a Boston-based .NET software engineer who is just plum crazy about PowerShell and automation. Earlier this ... continue reading
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Azure Log Analytics Container Monitoring solution: Helm integration for Linux and Windows Kubernetes support

Hello, all. This is Keiko, Program Manager from the Operations Management Suite (OMS) team. In April this year, we announced support for Kubernetes on Linux. Since then, many people have asked us about Windows Kubernetes support, so we have added ... continue reading

Faster releases for a faster world – First semi-annual release of Windows Server

September is always an exciting month for those of us at Microsoft who work in the Windows Server business. September means Ignite, which is always packed with opportunities to connect with great customers and unveil exciting announcements. And this year ... continue reading
Create your first #Azure Container Instance in the #Cloud with #Docker #Containers

Create your first #Azure Container Instance in the #Cloud with #Docker #Containers

Microsoft Azure Container Instances Containers are quickly becoming the preferred way to package, deploy, and manage cloud applications. Azure Container Instances offers the fastest and simplest way to run a container in Azure, without having to provision any virtual machines ... continue reading
Ransomware 1H 2017 review: Global outbreaks reinforce the value of security hygiene

Ransomware 1H 2017 review: Global outbreaks reinforce the value of security hygiene

In the first six months of 2017, ransomware threats reached new levels of sophistication. The same period also saw the reversal of a six-month downward trend in ransomware encounters. New ransomware code was released at a higher rate with increasing ... continue reading