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Disaster Recovery in the next version of Azure Stack HCI

Disaster can hit at any time. When thinking about disaster and recovery, I think of 3 things Be prepared Plan on not involving humans Automatic, not automated Having a good strategy is a must. You want to be able to ... continue reading
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Use SQL Server 2019 PolyBase to Virtualize a Sybase IQ Database

Introduced with SQL Server 2016, the PolyBase feature enabled access to non-relational data stores, namely Hadoop and Azure Blob Storage all while using the familiar and popular Transact-SQL language. SQL Server 2019 builds upon that foundation by unlocking the ability ... continue reading
Storage Replica & Azure VMs: Hybrid Cloud DR on the Fly

Storage Replica & Azure VMs: Hybrid Cloud DR on the Fly

Hi folks, Ned Pyle guest-posting today about Storage Replica and Windows Admin Center’s new ability to create partnerships to Azure on the fly, a great option for customers who don’t have a secondary disaster protection site. This is available right ... continue reading
How to manage Windows Server 2019 like a boss

How to manage Windows Server 2019 like a boss

I traveled to a couple of Microsoft Ignite The Tour stops and was not just presenting but also speaking to a lot of IT admins around the globe. I was surprised at how many didn't know about our new Windows ... continue reading
Building the Totally Network Isolated Root Certification Authority

Building the Totally Network Isolated Root Certification Authority

Hello everyone, my name is Daniel Metzger and I am a Senior Premier Field Engineer for Secure Infrastructure based in Switzerland. Lately I have done quite a few Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) migrations for customers mostly because their certification authorities ... continue reading
Initially Isolate Tier 0 Assets with Group Policy to Start Administrative Tiering

Initially Isolate Tier 0 Assets with Group Policy to Start Administrative Tiering

Hello everyone, my name is Daniel Metzger and I am a Senior Premier Field Engineer for Secure Infrastructure based in Switzerland. In this post, I am going to show you how to use a minimal set of Group Policy objects ... continue reading
App-V Publishing Fails If You Apply UserConfig Files

App-V Publishing Fails If You Apply UserConfig Files

Hi there, my Name is Sebastian Gernert and I am Escalation Engineer for App-V, at end of 2019 we get a few reports by customers that Application Publishing is failing when using a User Configuration File applied to these Packages ... continue reading

Awareness: Update HGS policies after installing the February 2020 security update

Users of the Host Guardian Service (HGS) for shielded VMs or SQL Server Always Encrypted with Secure Enclaves should be aware that the February 2020 Security Update (KB4524244) for Windows 10 and Windows Server may cause your guarded hosts or ... continue reading
Script to send Email alerts on Expiring certificates for Important Certificate Templates

Script to send Email alerts on Expiring certificates for Important Certificate Templates

Hi all! Zoheb Shaikh here again, and this time I will be sharing an interesting script to alert on Expiring certificates. A special thank you goes out to Eddy Ng Seng Eu for help in development of this Script. Eddy ... continue reading
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SQL Server runs best on Azure. Hereā€™s why.

SQL Server customers migrating their databases to the cloud have multiple choices for their cloud destination. To thoroughly assess which cloud is best for SQL Server workloads, two key factors to consider are: Innovations that the cloud provider can uniquely ... continue reading