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PowerTip: Use PowerShell to read an RSS feed

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to read an RSS feed

Summary: “Hey, Scripting Guy!” shows you how to use Invoke-RestMethod to read a list of entries from an RSS feed. How can I use Windows PowerShell to see the list of articles from an RSS feed? Just use the Invoke-RestMethod ... continue reading
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Clustering FileServer Data Deduplication on Windows 2016 Step by Step #sofs #winserv #ReFS #WindowsServer2016 #Dedupe

Building a File server in Server 2016 isn’t that different tan in Server 2012R2 except there are different options, ReFS, DeDupe and a lot more options. As we start with the basic file server clustered and using ReFS and Data ... continue reading

The technical value of WSSD validated HCI solutions, part 1

This post is authored by Carmen Crincoli, Senior Program Manager, Windows Server, and is the first of a 2-part series aimed at explaining the value provided by the Windows Server-Software Defined (WSSD) program. As many of you are aware, one ... continue reading
#Microsoft Secure #DevOps Kit of #Azure to Secure your Cloud #Security

#Microsoft Secure #DevOps Kit of #Azure to Secure your Cloud #Security

Overview The “Secure DevOps Kit for Azure” (will be referred to as ‘AzSDK’ henceforth) is a collection of scripts, tools, extensions, automations, etc. that caters to the end to end Azure subscription and resource security needs for dev ops teams ... continue reading
Schannel Follow-up

Schannel Follow-up

Hello all! Nathan Penn back again with a follow-up to Demystifying Schannel. While finishing up the original post, I realized that having a simpler method to disable the various components of Schannel might be warranted. If you remember that article, ... continue reading
Sync SQL data in large scale using Azure SQL Data Sync

Sync SQL data in large scale using Azure SQL Data Sync

This post is authored by Xiaochen Wu, Program Manager, SQL Server. Azure SQL Data Sync allows users to synchronize data between Azure SQL Databases and SQL Server databases in one-direction or bi-direction. This feature was first introduced in 2012. By ... continue reading
Migrating to Azure SQL Database with Zero Downtime for Read-Only Workloads

Migrating to Azure SQL Database with Zero Downtime for Read-Only Workloads

Special thanks to MSAsset engineering team’s Peter Liu (Senior Software Engineer) and Shail Batra (Principal Software Engineering Manager) for sharing their migration story with the Azure SQL Database product team. Microsoft uses an internally written service called MSAsset to manage ... continue reading

Retire Those Old Legacy Protocols

Hello Paul Bergson back again, and I wanted to bring up another security topic. There has been a lot of work by enterprises to protect their infrastructure with patching and server hardening, but one area that is often overlooked when ... continue reading
New SCOM Web Console – Blog series (Post 4/5): The all new Drilldown experience

New SCOM Web Console – Blog series (Post 4/5): The all new Drilldown experience

About This blog aims at introducing the all new drilldown experience added as part of the new dashboard with SCOM 1801 release. For details on implementation and other parameters please refer to the After going through this blog a user ... continue reading
New SCOM Web Console – Blog series (Post 1/5): Overview

New SCOM Web Console – Blog series (Post 1/5): Overview

About This series of blogs intends to introduce the new SCOM Web Console released in System Center Operations Manager 1801. For details on implementation and other parameters please refer to the detailed documentation. This blog is designed to be a ... continue reading