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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
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Build a Company in #Azure Video

Content – The Azure Portal 00:05:00 – Networking in Azure 00:10:12 – Azure Virtual Machines 00:22:16 – Containers and Kubernetes Orchestration 00:50:57 – Directory Services and Azure AD 01:03:39 – DevTest Labs 01:18:23 – Backup and Disaster Recovery 01:29:48 – ... continue reading
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Clustering FileServer Data Deduplication on Windows 2016 Step by Step #sofs #winserv #ReFS #WindowsServer2016 #Dedupe

Building a File server in Server 2016 isn’t that different tan in Server 2012R2 except there are different options, ReFS, DeDupe and a lot more options. As we start with the basic file server clustered and using ReFS and Data ... continue reading
Migrating to Azure SQL Database with Zero Downtime for Read-Only Workloads

Migrating to Azure SQL Database with Zero Downtime for Read-Only Workloads

Special thanks to MSAsset engineering team’s Peter Liu (Senior Software Engineer) and Shail Batra (Principal Software Engineering Manager) for sharing their migration story with the Azure SQL Database product team. Microsoft uses an internally written service called MSAsset to manage ... continue reading
Quick Reference: Recovery Options for Post-Mortem Debugging for Windows and Virtual Machines

Quick Reference: Recovery Options for Post-Mortem Debugging for Windows and Virtual Machines

Hi everyone, Robert Smith here to talk to you today a bit about crash dump configurations and options. With the wide-spread adoption of virtualization, large database servers, and other systems that may have a large amount or RAM, pre-configuring the ... continue reading
SQL Server 2017 on Linux webcast series

SQL Server 2017 on Linux webcast series

The world’s leading database is now available on Linux by bringing Microsoft SQL Server to Linux, Microsoft continues to embrace open source solutions. SQL Server 2017 brings the best features of the Microsoft relational database engine to the enterprise Linux ... continue reading
How to upgrade ConfigMgr to the latest version along with upgrading OS and SQL

How to upgrade ConfigMgr to the latest version along with upgrading OS and SQL

Here is a step by step upgrade path from System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP2 hosted on Windows Server 2012 R2 to System Center Configuration Manager 1702 or later hosted on Windows Server 2016. These steps can be used if ... continue reading