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Afternoon Cyber Tea: Microsoft’s cybersecurity response to COVID-19

On February 25, 2020, Microsoft Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Bret Arsenault was attending the RSA Conference in San Francisco when the city declared a state of emergency because of COVID-19. Shortly after flying back to Seattle, Bret learned of ... continue reading
Using Amazon FSx for SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances – What you need to know!

Using Amazon FSx for SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances – What you need to know!

Intro If you are considering deploying your own Microsoft SQL Server instances in AWS EC2 you have some decisions to make regarding the resiliency of the solution. Sure, AWS will offer you a 99.99% SLA on your Compute resources if ... continue reading
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Azure and Intel commit to delivering next generation confidential computing

In Azure, your data is your data. Not only is it protected at rest and in transit, but Microsoft Azure extends that protection while in use with confidential computing. Azure was the first major public cloud to deliver confidential computing ... continue reading
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Achieve faster backups using tiered storage with DPM and MABS!

Hi Everyone! Sujay here from the Program Management team for System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) and Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS)    While talking to DPM and MABS customers I come across many questions around the tiered storage requirement ... continue reading
ClaimsXRay in AzureAD with Directory Extension

ClaimsXRay in AzureAD with Directory Extension

Howdy folks! Michele Ferrari here from the Premier Field Engineer- Azure Team in San Francisco, here today to talk about how to use the famous ClaimsXRay application with AzureAD to troubleshoot problems with SAML single sign-on for 3rd party tool ... continue reading
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Endpoint Configuration Manager – Site Server High Availability

Overview Endpoint Configuration Manager (Current Branch), supports high availability configurations through various options, which include but are not limited to the following: Any standalone primary site can now have an additional passive mode.* site server Remote content library* SQL Server ... continue reading
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Learning from Microsoft Advertising Platform on Azure SQL

Thriving on Azure SQL Microsoft Advertising is a powerful advertising platform designed to get your ads in front of the right customers. In the fiscal year 2019, search advertising revenue generated $7.6 billion for Microsoft. We have been on a ... continue reading
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Minecraft Earth and Azure Cosmos DB part 1: Extending Minecraft into our real world

This post is part 1 of a two-part series about how organizations use Azure Cosmos DB to meet real world needs and the difference it’s making to them. In part 1, we explore the challenges that led service developers for ... continue reading

Minecraft Earth and Azure Cosmos DB part 2: Delivering turnkey geographic distribution

This post is part 2 of a two-part series about out how organizations are using Azure Cosmos DB to meet real world needs and the difference it’s making to them. In part 1, we explored the challenges that led service ... continue reading
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How to Guide for SC- Virtual Machine Manager 2019 UR1 features

The very first update roll up for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2019 is now available. The update release contains several features requested by customers on VMM user voice and other forums. Thanks for engaging with us and helping us ... continue reading