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PAW host buildout

PAW host buildout

Continuing with the PAW series, in this blog post, I'd like to share the details of what we are planning to configure the host. I'd love to hear your thoughts, feedback about the design. For a recap on the PAW ... continue reading
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
Diagram of schedule for updates

Azure Log Analytics workspace upgrades in progress

Many of you are currently using Azure Log Analytics to monitor your environments for availability and performance. We want to let you know that we're rolling out new enhancements and changes for Log Analytics, including a new query language. To ... 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
Privileged Access Workstation (PAW)

Privileged Access Workstation (PAW)

At Ignite conference last month, Dean and I presented a session on PAW. Originally we were planning to just talk about the concept of PAW and how it is deployed in Microsoft. A week before the conference, we decide to ... continue reading
policy to disable dual scan

Using ConfigMgr With Windows 10 WUfB Deferral Policies

Important: Configuration Manager current branch version 1706 is needed for any ConfigMgr environment using WUfB deferral policies. ConfigMgr client version 1702 will periodically delete all WUfB deferral policies, if configured. This could lead to unintended results. As you are probably ... 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
Windows Server 2016 Essentials Azure Active Directory Integration Demo

Windows Server 2016 Essentials Azure Active Directory Integration Demo

In this second of two videos, we will show you how to connect your on-premises active directory to your cloud active directory to achieve single sign-in to thousands of web applications ... continue reading
Diagram of solution components

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