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Performance of Azure Shared Disk with Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS)

On September 9th, 2021, Microsoft announced the general availability of Zone-Redundant Storage (ZRS) for Azure Disk Storage, including Azure Shared Disk. What makes this interesting is that you can now build shared storage based failover cluster instances that span Availability ... continue reading
Azure VMware Solution (AVS) for VMware Admins - Assessment and Migration

Azure VMware Solution (AVS) for VMware Admins – Assessment and Migration

Assessing your environment There are many tools you may or not be familiar with, depending on your background to, assess which workloads are eligible to migrate to Azure VMware Solution. Microsoft offers Azure Migrate where you can download an OVA ... continue reading

Feedback on Hotpatch, SMB over QUIC, and Extended Network in Azure Edition

Heya folks, Ned here again. We released Windows Server 2022 Azure Edition in November as part of Azure Automanage, which included the Hotpatch preview, SMB over QUIC, & Azure Extended Network features. In February, we also GA'ed the Hotpatch feature ... continue reading

Feedback on Hotpatch, SMB over QUIC, and Extended Network in Azure Edition

Heya folks, Ned here again. We released Windows Server 2022 Azure Edition in November as part of Azure Automanage, which included the Hotpatch preview, SMB over QUIC, & Azure Extended Network features. In February, we also GA'ed the Hotpatch feature ... continue reading
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Quickly estimate replication time for Azure Migrate Virtual Machine

Introduction When you need to migrate servers to the cloud, estimating transfer time can be difficult. There are so many formulas, methods and variables to take into consideration. But if I wanted a basic simple to use formula that could ... continue reading
Video 6 of the Azure VMware Solution Zero to Hero Series! FINAL VIDEO!

Video 6 of the Azure VMware Solution Zero to Hero Series! FINAL VIDEO!

The last video of the Azure VMware Solution (AVS) zero to hero video series releases today! In this video, Shabaz Darr (@ShabazDarr) and I cover third party integrations for Azure VMware Solution, finally taking you to hero in the sixth ... continue reading
Step-by-Step Guide: Active Directory Migration from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2022

Step-by-Step Guide: Active Directory Migration from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2022

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Operating system reached the end of their support cycle on the 14th of January 2020. Because of this many organizations wanted to migrate away from these legacy operating systems. End-of-life operating systems ... continue reading
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SDDC extension update in Windows Admin Center

Create thinly provisioned volumes in Windows Admin Center Thin provisioning is a standout feature exclusive to Azure Stack HCI 21H2 and offers flexible capacity management. With thin provisioning, storage is allocated when needed and volumes can be over-provisioned (size larger ... continue reading
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SQL Server 2019 PolyBase feature High Availability

One of the most exciting aspects of SQL Server 2019 are the enhanced capabilities around the PolyBase feature that enables access to non-SQL Server external data sources through a process referred to as virtualization. The data remains at the external ... continue reading
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NDES Security Best Practices

Hi, I am Dagmar, working for the Microsoft Compromise Recovery Security Practice team. As NDES (Network Device Enrollment Server) – if misconfigured or not secured and hardened properly – can be a door opener for the compromise of an Active ... continue reading