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Microsoft’s perspective on cyber resilience

Microsoft’s perspective on cyber resilience

This post is authored by Ann Johnson, Vice President, Enterprise Cybersecurity Group. In the wake of recent ransomware outbreaks, I wanted to understand how impacted firms have evolved their thinking on cyber resilience planning and implementation. I asked the Detection ... continue reading

High CPU/High Memory in WSUS following Update Tuesdays

Updated 8/24/2017 – Hotfix information added. Recently, we’ve seen an increase in the number of high CPU/High Memory usage problems with WSUS, including WSUS in a System Center Configuration Manager environment – these have mostly corresponded with Update Tuesdays. Microsoft ... continue reading
Enabling Surface Laptop keyboard during MDT deployment

Enabling Surface Laptop keyboard during MDT deployment

Hi, my name is Scott McArthur and I am Supportability PM with commercial Surface. Today’s blog will discuss how to enable the keyboard on the new Surface Laptop during a Microsoft Deployment Toolkit deployment. The information in this blog could ... continue reading

High CPU/High Memory in WSUS following Update Tuesdays

Recently, we’ve seen an increase in the number of high CPU/High Memory usage problems with WSUS, including WSUS in a System Center Configuration Manager environment – these have mostly corresponded with Update Tuesdays. Microsoft support has determined that the issue ... continue reading

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