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Check This Out! (CTO!) Guide (August 2022)

  Hi everyone! Brandon Wilson here once again with this month’s “Check This Out!” (CTO!) guide.   These posts are only intended to be your guide, to lead you to some content of interest, and are just a way we ... continue reading
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Domain Join a Storage Account Leveraging Azure Automation

Are you looking to take the next step in your cloud journey and pivot away from managing file servers? Why not look at Azure Files! In short; Azure Files offers fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible ... continue reading
AZ-800 Study Guide: Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure

AZ-800 Study Guide: Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure

In this exam guide you’ll see which MS Learn modules map against exam functional groups and which docs.microsoft.com articles map against specific exam objective items for the AZ-800 Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure exam. This exam is required for ... continue reading
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Windows Server 2022 is full of new file services!

Heya folks, Ned here again. As you’ve heard by now, Windows Server 2022 is available and supported for production deployments. This new OS brings many new features around security, storage, networking, web, containers, applications, virtualization, edge, and Azure hybrid. Today ... continue reading
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Azure File Sync Switching Server Endpoint on Existing Server

Introduction This is Andrew Coughlin and I am a Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on Azure IaaS. In this blog I will focus on how to switch the server endpoint on an existing server. In some cases, you may need ... continue reading
OPS107: Hybrid as a management plane

OPS107: Hybrid as a management plane

Jeff, Orin & Sonia discuss how cloud makes on-prem environments better, including cloud tiering & management tools, and what the future looks like for IT Pros. Speaker: Jeff Woolsey, Principal Program Manager This session includes: 00:00 Introduction 00:36 The IT ... continue reading
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HOW TO: Create a Windows Server 2019 NAS / FileServer from the command line

My old Synology NAS for home use had started to show signs of wear and was in need of replacement. It had plenty of disk space and performed well enough - but the version I had lacked any real power ... continue reading
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Azure File Sync: Replacing Existing Server Endpoints

Introduction This is Andrew Coughlin and I am a Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on Azure IaaS.  In this blog I will focus on how to add an additional server to an Azure File Sync and how to remove the ... continue reading
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Azure File Sync: Integration with DFS Namespaces

  Introduction Hello everyone, this is Andrew Coughlin and I am a Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on Azure IaaS. In this blog I will focus on a couple of questions I get quite often around Azure File Sync, does ... continue reading
Azure Arc enabled SQL Server is now available

Az Update: Azure Arc enabled SQL, Azure File Sync Private Endpoints, and IoT Digital Twin updates

With all the changes in Azure, it is sometimes hard to keep track, that's why I thought I would give you a quick update on a couple of exciting things I learned this week. In this update, I want to ... continue reading