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Leveraging Cognitive Services to simplify inventory tracking

Who spends their summer at the Microsoft Garage New England Research & Development Center (or “NERD”)? The Microsoft Garage internship seeks out students who are hungry to learn, not afraid to try new things, and able to step out of ... continue reading
Windows Containers and Rancher 2.3

Windows Containers and Rancher 2.3

By Mike Kostersitz, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Container technology is transforming the face of business and application development. 70% of on-premises workloads today are running on the Windows Server operating system and enterprise customers are looking to modernize these workloads ... continue reading
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CISO series: Lessons learned from the Microsoft SOC—Part 3a: Choosing SOC tools

The Lessons learned from the Microsoft SOC blog series is designed to share our approach and experience with security operations center (SOC) operations. Our learnings in the series come primarily from Microsoft’s corporate IT security operation team, one of several ... continue reading
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SAP on Azure–Designing for availability and recoverability

This is the third in a four-part blog series on Designing a great SAP on Azure Architecture. Robust SAP on Azure Architectures are built on the pillars of security, performance and scalability, availability and recoverability, efficiency and operations. We covered ... continue reading
Installing Sysctr 2012 ConfigMgr SP1 CU2, My Notes

Installing Sysctr 2012 ConfigMgr SP1 CU2, My Notes

First published on TECHNET on Jun 22, 2013Authored by Santos Martinez The Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 has been released, I decided to document some of my notes, steps and comments for future ... continue reading
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Monitoring Azure SQL Database with Telegraf

In a prior blog, we had described the Real-time monitoring for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance using the Telegraf SQL plugin. In addition to Managed Instance support, Telegraf now also includes support for Azure SQL Database single databases, and can ... continue reading
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SAP on Azure Architecture – Designing for performance and scalability

This is the second in a four-part blog series on designing a SAP on Azure Architecture. In the first part of our blog series we have covered the topic of designing for security. Robust SAP on Azure Architectures are built ... continue reading

How to use PowerShell in Azure Data Studio

Sydney Smith joins Scott Hanselman to show the rich editing experience provided by the PowerShell extension in Azure Data Studio by creating a SQL Server in a Linux Docker container with external storage—all using PowerShell Core in Azure Data Studio.To ... continue reading
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PowerTip: Identify which Platform PowerShell is running on

Summary: Using $PSVersionTable to identify if you are on Windows or Unix Hey, Doctor Scripto! I’m working on my PowerShell scripts and I need to be able to identify if I’m working on Windows or Linux. How can I do ... continue reading

Creating a Platform Independent Function in PowerShell

Summary: Creating a Function in PowerShell and the power of the $PSVersionTable to make code more portable Q: Hey, Doctor Scripto! I saw that post last week on converting Here-String into an array. I wanted to write my code to ... continue reading