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Simple and Central Azure Virtual Network Management Using the New Azure Virtual Network Manager

If you’re in charge of creating or maintaining the infrastructure or security of a large and complex Azure network environment, comprised of many virtual networks (VNets), Network Security Groups (NSGs), and virtual machines (VMs) spread across several Azure regions and ... continue reading
 Dual ToR support through smart cable and SONiC switches.

SONiC opens more opportunities for network innovation

SONiC, as an open-source operating system for network devices, has been growing rapidly in the last five years. According to Gartner Market Guide for Data Center Switching published early this year, they predict, “By 2025, 40 percent of organizations that ... continue reading
AZ-800 Study Guide: Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure

AZ-800 Study Guide: Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure

In this exam guide you’ll see which MS Learn modules map against exam functional groups and which docs.microsoft.com articles map against specific exam objective items for the AZ-800 Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure exam. This exam is required for ... continue reading
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Windows Server 2022 is full of new file services!

Heya folks, Ned here again. As you’ve heard by now, Windows Server 2022 is available and supported for production deployments. This new OS brings many new features around security, storage, networking, web, containers, applications, virtualization, edge, and Azure hybrid. Today ... continue reading
Step by step: Adding multiple IP addresses to an Azure Virtual Machine with PowerShell

Step by step: Adding multiple IP addresses to an Azure Virtual Machine with PowerShell

When creating a new Azure virtual machine using the Azure portal, you can create and assign a static public IP address to it, but what if you need it to have more than one? In this article, we'll use PowerShell ... 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
Azure Resource Graph: Zero to Hero

Azure Resource Graph: Zero to Hero

Azure Resource Graph is an extremely powerful extension to Azure Resource Management that provides efficient resource exploration at scale. It supports both Azure Lighthouse as well as cross subscription querying. It also provides the ability to do complex filtering and ... continue reading
Making MsQuic Blazing Fast

Making MsQuic Blazing Fast

It’s been a year since we open sourced MsQuic and a lot has happened since then, both in the industry (QUIC v1 in the final stages) and in MsQuic. As far as MsQuic goes, we’ve been hard at work adding ... continue reading
Troubleshooting Switch Misconfiguration

Troubleshooting Switch Misconfiguration

It’s 5 PM on Friday evening – the weekend will soon be here. You do one last sweep of your inbox before signing off when your cellphone the bat phone rings. Someone didn’t get the memo about the unwritten operational ... continue reading
Quick Tip: Does my NIC support VMMQ?

Quick Tip: Does my NIC support VMMQ?

Hi Folks - Most often, when a virtual machine or container is receiving network traffic, the traffic passes through the virtualization stack in the host. This requires host (parent partition) CPU cycles. Synthetic Data Path If the amount of traffic ... continue reading