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PowerShell Test-NetConnection cmdlet

How to Troubleshoot Windows Server Network connectivity issues via PowerShell

We all have been there, we want to set up a new application or agent which needs network access and needs to reach an endpoint using a specific port, but it simply doesn't work. So as a server admin, we ... continue reading
Diagram of a high-level view of the global Azure.com architecture.

How Azure.com operates on Azure part 2: Technology and architecture

When you’re the company that builds the cloud platforms used by millions of people, your own cloud content needs be served up fast. Azure.com—a complex, cloud-based application that serves millions of people every day—is built entirely from Azure components and ... 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
 Diagram showing that Azure is the platform that underpins Teams Services and Office 365 Core Service

Advancing Microsoft Teams on Azure—operating at pandemic scale

“The COVID-19 pandemic has reset what it means to work, study, and socialize. Like many of us, I have come to rely on Microsoft Teams as my connection to my colleagues. In this post, our friends from the Microsoft Teams ... continue reading
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How-to: Password-less FIDO2 Security Key Sign-in to Windows 10 HAADJ Devices

Hello everyone, my name is Liju and I am a Premier Field Engineer specializing in Active Directory and Azure AD. Fido2 support for single sign-on (SSO) was introduced first for cloud resources, and then expanded to include both cloud and ... continue reading
What is Azure Front Door?

What is Azure Front Door?

For a Web Site or Web Application, the goal is pretty simple, provide the content and power interactions with users. Seems simple, a little HTML here, a little CSS there, splash some JavaScript BAM you have web magic. Then it ... continue reading
Windows Insiders can now test DNS over HTTPS

Windows Insiders can now test DNS over HTTPS

If you have been waiting to try DNS over HTTPS (DoH) on Windows 10, you're in luck: the first testable version is now available to Windows Insiders! If you haven’t been waiting for it, and are wondering what DoH is ... continue reading

Azure Blob Storage enhancing data protection and recovery capabilities

Enterprises, partners, and IT professionals store business-critical data in Azure Blob Storage. We are committed to providing the best-in-class data protection and recovery capabilities to keep your applications running. Today, we are announcing the general availability of Geo-Zone-Redundant Storage (GZRS)—providing ... continue reading
 Windows Virtual Desktop high level architecture

Use Azure Firewall for secure and cost-effective Windows Virtual Desktop protection

This post was co-authored by Pavithra Thiruvengadam, Program Manager, Windows Virtual Desktop Work from home policies require many IT organizations to address fundamental changes in capacity, network, security, and governance. Many employees aren't protected by the layered security policies associated ... continue reading