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Introduction to Building a Replica Domain Controller ARM Template

The idea behind this blog series came after something I noticed Microsoft does not have from an artifact perspective. Microsoft talks a lot about infrastructure as code by using ARM Templates. ARM Templates make cloud deployments declarative, idempotent, and add ... continue reading
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Create a SQL FCI with a Tertiary AG Replica

Procedure The purpose of this guide is to provide the steps needed to deploy a 2-node Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) hosting a clustered instance of SQL Server 2019. A 3rd Windows server running on a separate subnet will also ... continue reading
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Mastering Configuration Manager Bandwidth limitations for VPN connected Clients

Hi, Jonas, Roland and Stefan here! We are Microsoft Premier Field Engineers (PFEs) based in Germany focused on Microsoft Endpoint Manager related topics. Due to the current situation we get a lot of questions from our customers around Configuration Manger ... continue reading
Introducing SDNSecurityToolkit

Introducing SDNSecurityToolkit

Thanks to William Conlon for authoring today's post! Every software producer has faced this challenge at some point: balancing flexibility with security. The most basic requirement of quality in any piece of software is that it will not expose the ... continue reading
Windows Admin Center and SMS: Don’t Just Shift, Facelift!

Windows Admin Center and SMS: Don’t Just Shift, Facelift!

Hi folks, Ned Pyle here highlighting the ability of Storage Migration Service and Windows Admin Center’s new ability to create and migrate straight to new Azure VMs on the fly, an option that both reduces a ton of steps and ... continue reading

How to provision a Linux SQL Server Virtual Machine in Azure

You’re an existing SQL Server customer and are looking to explore the fast-growing Linux operating system. Whether on-premises or in the cloud, Microsoft has you covered. With SQL Server 2017, and now SQL Server 2019, SQL Server is available on ... 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
Windows Server 2008 End of Support - Migrating File Servers

Windows Server 2008 End of Support – Migrating File Servers

With the End of Support for Windows Server 2008 on January 14th, 2020 - you no longer have the ability to receive Security Updates or Support for any servers running Windows Server 2008. If you need to keep these systems ... 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