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Help! I can’t connect to my SQL Server multi-subnet failover cluster

I get that kind of call or email from customers all the time. I have a generic response as follows… This has everything you need to know. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/sql-server/failover-clusters/windows/sql-server-multi-subnet-clustering-sql-server?view=sql-server-2017 They don’t go into great detail about what to do if your ... continue reading
Pearl Abyss: Massive Scale using Azure SQL Database

Pearl Abyss: Massive Scale using Azure SQL Database

Pearl Abyss is a Korea based game development studio established in 2009. Black Desert Online, a PC-massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), is their main title in production published across the globe. On February 28, 2018, Pearl Abyss launched Black ... continue reading
Assessing Microsoft 365 security solutions using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Assessing Microsoft 365 security solutions using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

This blog is part of a series that responds to common questions we receive from customers about deployment of Microsoft 365 security solutions. In this series, youll find context, answers, and guidance for deployment and driving adoption within your organization ... continue reading
Protect your #HyperV Virtual Machines from Windows Admin Center with #Azure Site Recovery #WAC #ASR

Protect your #HyperV Virtual Machines from Windows Admin Center with #Azure Site Recovery #WAC #ASR

Windows Admin Center is an evolution of Windows Server in-box management tools; it’s a single pane of glass that consolidates all aspects of local and remote server management. As a locally deployed, browser-based management experience, an Internet connection and Azure ... continue reading

Use Windows Information Protection (WIP) to help make accidental data leakage a thing of the past

Have you always wished you could have mobile application management (MAM) on Windows? Now you can! Windows Information Protection (WIP) is an out-of-the box data leakage prevention feature for Windows 10 that can automatically apply protection for work files and ... continue reading
Building a world without passwords

Building a world without passwords

Nobody likes passwords. They are inconvenient, insecure, and expensive. In fact, we dislike them so much that weve been busy at work trying to create a world without them a world without passwords. In this blog, we will provide a ... continue reading
PAW deployment guide

PAW deployment guide

After running the PAW TAP program on the solution explained in this blogpost, I received tons of interests and great feedback. While the team is investigating on a plan, a lot of customers are asking how they can deploy PAW ... continue reading
Network start-up and performance improvements in Windows 10 April 2018 Update and Windows Server, version 1803

Network start-up and performance improvements in Windows 10 April 2018 Update and Windows Server, version 1803

Increased container density, faster network endpoint creation time, improvements to NAT network throughput, DNS fixes for Kubernetes, and improved developer features A lot of enthusiasm and excitement surrounds the highly anticipated quality improvements to the container ecosystem on Windows; all ... continue reading

Tapping the intelligent cloud to make security better and easier

There has been a distinct shift in my conversations with customers over the last year. Most have gone from asking can we still keep our assets secure as we adopt cloud services?, to declaring, we are adopting cloud services in ... continue reading
Storage Spaces Direct Stack

Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) for SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances (FCI)?

With the introduction of Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition a new feature called Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) was introduced. At a very high level, this solution allows you to pool together locally attached storage and present it to the cluster as a CSV ... continue reading