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Five lessons for building your roadmap to a secure hybrid cloud future

This blog post is a part of our security series for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month where we discuss how federal CIOs can best prepare for a cloud environment that works securely with your on-premises datacenters. The need for federal agencies ... continue reading
A new tab of containers is now available in Azure Security Center

Protect Linux containers running in IaaS with Azure Security Center

Nowadays, more and more enterprises are migrating their monolith applications to run mission-critical, containerized cloud-native applications in production. Containers provide multiple advantages, both for developers and IT professionals. They are easy and fast to deploy, immutable, and provide fast iteration ... continue reading
Best practices for migrating to Configuration Manager current branch

Best practices for migrating to Configuration Manager current branch

This week's video tutorial focuses on best practices for migrating to Configuration Manager current branch. There are several scenarios where you’ll consider migration: The video linked below was prepared by Steven Rachui, a Principal Premier Field Engineer focused on manageability ... continue reading

SQL Server IaaS Extension Query Service for SQL Server on Azure VM

SQL Server IaaS Extension is installed by default on Azure virtual machines deployed from SQL Server based images on Azure Market Place. SQL Server IaaS extension manages SQL Server configurations on the VM including SQL server connectivity, storage configuration, automated ... continue reading
#Microsoft Azure Hub-Spoke model by Enterprise Design 1 of 4 #Azure #Cloud

#Microsoft Azure Hub-Spoke model by Enterprise Design 1 of 4 #Azure #Cloud

Azure Hub-Spoke Architecture Microsoft Azure Hub-Spoke Architecture This Enterprise reference architecture shows how to implement a hub-spoke topology in Azure. The hub is a virtual network (VNet) in Azure that acts as a central point of connectivity to your on-premises ... continue reading
Datacenter migration updates from Ignite 2018

Datacenter migration updates from Ignite 2018

Microsoft Ignite 2018 took place in Orlando, Florida few weeks ago. It is an annual Microsoft conference for ITPros with more then 700+ sessions and 100+ announcements. Let's review what announcements are relevant if you are migrating from your datacenter ... continue reading

Storage Configuration Guidelines for SQL Server on Azure VM

SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines service offers the full control of VM and SQL Server and enables the simplest cloud migration path for SQL Server workloads. SQL IaaS Extension is installed on each SQL VM created through Azure Market ... continue reading
Availability Zones

Step-by-Step: Configuring a File Server Cluster in Azure that Spans Availability Zones

In this post we will detail the specific steps required to deploy a 2-node File Server Failover Cluster that spans the new Availability Zones a single region of Azure. I will assume you are familiar with basic Azure concepts as ... continue reading
Everything you need to know about Windows Server 2019 – Part 2

Everything you need to know about Windows Server 2019 – Part 2

This blog post was co-authored by Haley Rowland, Jeff Woolsey, Ned Pyle, and Samuel Li, Program Managers, Windows Server. Hybrid is the destination, not the journey. Millions of our customers rely on their Windows Server investments to run their business ... continue reading

Tick Tock, Time to Configure the Clock: Time Settings and Controls in the Modern Environment

When the clock strikes twelve…it’s time to get to work. Hello, and welcome back to this ongoing series discussion about Windows Time. My name is Tim Medina, and today we are going to look at some of the configuration items ... continue reading