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Configuration Manager Current Branch Antivirus Exclusions

Hey everybody! My name is Brandon McMillan and I am a Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) CE at Microsoft. ConfigMgr Current Branch has been the standard service-based model since December 2015 with the release of version 1511. You may have ... continue reading
Azure Hybrid Cloud Architectures

Build hybrid and multicloud architectures with Azure hybrid solution architectures

This past September at Ignite 2020, we made a ton of new hybrid announcements. And not only did new products go into GA and Preview, we showed how customers have been using our hybrid solutions every day in their own ... continue reading
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User initiated manual failover on SQL Managed Instance

High availability is a fundamental part of SQL Managed Instance (MI) platform that works transparently for your database applications.  As such, failovers from primary to secondary nodes in case of node degradation or fault detection, or during our regular monthly software ... continue reading
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User initiated manual failover of SQL Managed Instance

High availability is a fundamental part of SQL Managed Instance (MI) platform that works transparently for your database applications. As such, failovers from primary to secondary nodes in case of a fault or node degradation, or during our regular monthly ... continue reading
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Create a SQL FCI with a Tertiary AG Replica

Procedure The purpose of this guide is to provide the steps needed to deploy a 2-node Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) hosting a clustered instance of SQL Server 2019. A 3rd Windows server running on a separate subnet will also ... continue reading

Windows Server 2019 Failover Clustering New Features

Greeting Failover Cluster fans!! John Marlin here and I own the Failover Clustering feature within the Microsoft product team. In this blog, I will be giving an overview and demo a lot of the new features in Windows Server 2019 ... continue reading
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Build a SQL Cluster Lab Part 4

You are going to create a SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance in Part 4 of our series on how to build a SQL Cluster Lab. The FCI will only be installed on Node1 and Node2. FCIs require shared storage so ... continue reading
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Build a SQL Cluster Lab Part 3

You are going to create a multi-subnet Availability Group in Part 3 of our series on how to build a SQL Cluster Lab. First you give the Cluster Name Object rights in Active Directory and then install your AG. You ... continue reading
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Build a SQL Cluster Lab Part 2

You are going to create a Windows Cluster in Part 2 of our series on how to build a SQL Cluster Lab. You will run cluster validation followed by creating the Windows Server Failover Cluster. In addition, you configure the ... continue reading
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Build a SQL Cluster Lab Part 1

This article is Part 1 in a series of articles showing how to build a SQL Cluster Lab. It covers building a Windows Cluster in Hyper-V that supports both Availability Groups and Failover Cluster Instances. Once you build the environment, ... continue reading