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Questions about Windows Server storage? Ask the people who built it.

With Windows Server 2016, you can take your datacenter to new levels of performance, cost-savings, and flexibility, using storage and network virtualization technologies pioneered and perfected in Microsoft Azure. Using software-defined storage and newer storage options, you can cut costs ... continue reading
Monitor Storage Spaces Direct Pool Capacity with PowerShell

Monitor Storage Spaces Direct Pool Capacity with PowerShell

This article provides PowerShell code and examples to analyze Windows Storage Spaces Direct pools and returns the current storage capacity, free space and other values including the amount of free space required to automatically rebuild a failed disk. Purpose Monitoring ... continue reading
Step by Step Azure Network watcher #Azure #ANW #Network #Cloud #diagnose #troubleshooting

Step by Step Azure Network watcher #Azure #ANW #Network #Cloud #diagnose #troubleshooting

Network Watcher is a regional service that enables you to monitor and diagnose conditions at a network scenario level in, to, and from Azure. Network diagnostic and visualization tools available with Network Watcher help you understand, diagnose, and gain insights ... continue reading
Screenshot of NPM firewall rule

Improvements to OMS Network Performance Monitor

Summary: Learn about the latest improvements to Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Network Performance Monitor (NPM). These include availability in the Azure portal, hop-by-hop latency breakdown, agent diagnostics, and availability in more regions. It's been almost five months since OMS ... continue reading
The built-in, persistent, read and write cache in Storage Spaces Direct.

Understanding SSD endurance: drive writes per day (DWPD), terabytes written (TBW), and the minimum recommended for Storage Spaces Direct

Hi! I’m Cosmos. Follow me on Twitter @cosmosdarwin. Background Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 features a built-in, persistent, read and write cache to maximize storage performance. You can read all about it at Understanding the cache in Storage ... continue reading
Get Started with Windows #Analytics Update Compliance in #MSOMS #Azure #Windows10 #Winserv

Get Started with Windows #Analytics Update Compliance in #MSOMS #Azure #Windows10 #Winserv

Windows Analytics Update Compliance Windows Program Manager, Sandeep Deo, demonstrates the new Update Compliance Service in Windows Analytics. Windows Analytics Update Compliance gives you a unified view of the update and anti-malware status of your Windows 10 devices regardless of ... continue reading
Container Storage Support with Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), SMB Global Mapping

Container Storage Support with Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), SMB Global Mapping

By Amitabh Tamhane Goals: This topic provides an overview of providing persistent storage for containers with data volumes backed by Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) and SMB Global Mapping. Applicable OS releases: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server ... continue reading
Your Private Network in the cloud: (Part 1) Azure Virtual Network Overview and Set-Up

Your Private Network in the cloud: (Part 1) Azure Virtual Network Overview and Set-Up

The Azure Virtual Network service enables you to securely connect Azure resources to each other with virtual networks (VNets). A VNet is a representation of your own network in the cloud and you can also connect VNets to your on-premises ... continue reading
Azure Recovery Services Vault Management – performing a vault swap

Azure Recovery Services Vault Management – performing a vault swap

In this blog post I will address some of the questions we’re receiving from customers regarding Azure Backup and Recovery Services vaults. We will focus on one of the most common Azure Backup / Recovery Services Vault management scenarios, which ... continue reading
Assigning Office 365 Licenses Automatically

Assigning Office 365 Licenses Automatically

Hello World, Daniel Lucas and Eroilton Borges is here, with a special thanks to Rodrigo Fonseca to helping about Hybrid Identity and review and contribute for this one, to talk about how to automatically assign Office 365 licenses in Azure ... continue reading