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Failover Clustering in Azure

Azure is a cloud computing platform with an ever-expanding set of services to help you build solutions to meet your business goals. Azure services range from simple web services for hosting your business presence in the cloud to running fully ... continue reading
Learn about Azure VMware Solution migrations

Learn about Azure VMware Solution migrations

In the early 2000s, before the arrival of Hyper-V, I learned how to run multiple servers on one piece of hardware using VMware Workstation. This gave our small organisation a level of local redundancy, running two internal clustered Lotus Domino ... continue reading
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Power your genomic data analysis on Azure with Azure CycleCloud

Researchers around the world have access to a greater variety and volume of genomics data than ever before. Genomics is now available to a vast majority of researchers, pushing forward the discovery at a tremendous pace and changing people’s lives ... continue reading
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Deploying Windows 10 Application Control Policy

Dear IT Pros, Today we discuss about All things about WDAC – Windows Defender Application Control. WDAC was introduced with Windows 10 and could be applied to Windows server 2016 and later, its older name is Configurable Code Integrity (CCI) ... continue reading
Known Issue: The June 2021 Windows 10 security update is reported as not applicable

Known Issue: The June 2021 Windows 10 security update is reported as not applicable

The June 2021 Windows 10 Security update (KB5003637) includes a pre-requisite for the Servicing Stack Update which is included in the May 2021 Windows 10 Security Update (KB5003173). If you use Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager with Windows Server Update Services ... continue reading
How to display Azure Monitor alerts with smart lights and no code

How to display Azure Monitor alerts with smart lights and no code

Ever since IT Pros started building servers, we’ve been monitoring them – Are they operational? Are they responsive? Are they running out of disk space? The challenge is ... who is monitoring the monitoring? While it’s common to send notifications ... continue reading
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Unlocking the enterprise opportunity with 5G, edge compute, and cloud

The power of 5G, IoT, and real-time AI will unlock new and innovative services for enterprises across the world to accelerate their transformation toward Industry 4.0 as they evolve and adopt diverse new business models. The partnerships created by operators, ... continue reading
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How-To: Automated Company-Wide IP Blocking via Azure Firewall and Azure Functions

Summary One of the top 10 Azure consuming companies has multiple country government-mandated requirements to block egress to and ingress from IP addresses and IP address ranges on a dynamic embargoed/sanctioned IP list. In other words, various country governments across ... continue reading

How to rename a NIC

Q: Is there a simple way to rename a NIC, especially inside a Hyper-V VM? A: You can change the name of any Windows NIC using PowerShell – whether the NIC is in a physical host or a Hyper-V VM ... continue reading
A pie chart from S A P insider benchmark report. Survey finds that Azure remains the primary platform respondents look at when deploying S A P S 4 hana at 47 percent. A W S is preferred at 18 percent, Google Cloud is preferred at 21 percent, and other is preferred at 14 percent.

Why customers, including SAP, choose Azure for their SAP solutions

For over three years, I have had the privilege of leading the SAP solutions on Azure business at Microsoft and of partnering with outstanding leaders at SAP and with many of our global partners to ensure that our joint customers ... continue reading