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STEP-BY-STEP: HOW TO CONFIGURE A SQL SERVER 2008 R2 FAILOVER CLUSTER INSTANCE ON WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 IN AZURE

STEP-BY-STEP: HOW TO CONFIGURE A SQL SERVER 2008 R2 FAILOVER CLUSTER INSTANCE ON WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 IN AZURE

Intro On July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. That means the end of regular security updates. However, if you move those SQL Server instances to Azure, Microsoft will give you three years of ... continue reading
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Using PSScriptAnalyzer to check PowerShell version compatibility

PSScriptAnalyzer version 1.18 was released recently, and ships with powerful new rules that can check PowerShell scripts for incompatibilities with other PowerShell versions and environments. In this blog post, the first in a series, we’ll see how to use these ... continue reading

It’s that time again: Windows Server Summit 2019!

This blog post was authored by Dianna Marks, Product Marketing Manager, Azure Marketing. Its that time of the year again! Spring is in the air and Windows Server Summit is right around the corner. On May 22nd at Windows Server ... continue reading
ICYMI – All the cool new ways Azure AD is helping you secure and manage access to your apps

ICYMI – All the cool new ways Azure AD is helping you secure and manage access to your apps

Hey folks, We often hear from our customers that in an effort to keep up with a demand for increased productivity and IT modernization, more and more organizations are faced with an avalanche of applications to manage for their users ... continue reading
Get Azure Pipeline Build Status with the Azure CLI

Get Azure Pipeline Build Status with the Azure CLI

I spend a majority of my day working in Visual Studio Code editing files, committing these changes to a git repository, and in some cases triggering Azure Pipeline builds .via the commit and continuous integration. I use the Visual Studio ... continue reading

Microsoft open sources Data Accelerator, an easy-to-configure pipeline for streaming at scale

This blog post was co-authored by Dinesh Chandnani, Principal Group Engineering Manager​, Microsoft. Standing up a data pipeline for the first time can be a challenge and decisions you make at the start of a project can limit your choices ... continue reading

Manage Azure HDInsight clusters using .NET, Python, or Java

We are pleased to announce the general availability of the new Azure HDInsight management SDKs for .NET, Python, and Java. Highlights of this release More languages: In addition to .NET, you can now easily manage your HDInsight clusters using Python ... continue reading

Azure resources to assess risk and compliance

This blog post was co-authored by Lucy Raikova, Senior Program Manager, Azure Global – Financial Services. It is vital for our customers in the Financial Services Industry to deliver innovation and value to their customers while adhering to strict security ... continue reading
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How to develop an IoT strategy that yields desired ROI

This article is the second in a four-part series designed to help companies maximize their ROI on the Internet of Things (IoT). In the first post, we discussed how IoT can transform businesses. In this post, we share insights into ... continue reading
Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2012

Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2012

Hi Folks, Dan Cuomo here to talk about the state of synthetic accelerations (sometimes synonymous with VMQ) on Windows Server. This is the first in a series of posts covering synthetic accelerations on 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, and 2019. We ... continue reading