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Failover Clustering in Azure

Azure is a cloud computing platform with an ever-expanding set of services to help you build solutions to meet your business goals. Azure services range from simple web services for hosting your business presence in the cloud to running fully ... continue reading
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Security Settings for Failover Clustering

Security is at the forefront of many administrator's minds and with Failover Clustering, we did some improvements with Windows Server 2019 and Azure Stack HCI with regards to security. Since the beginning of time, Failover Clustering has always had a ... continue reading

What’s new with SQL Server Big Data Clusters—CU11 Release

SQL Server Big Data Clusters (BDC) is a capability brought to market as part of the SQL Server 2019 release. BDC extends SQL Server's analytical capabilities beyond in-database processing of transactional and analytical workloads by uniting the SQL engine with ... continue reading

Looking to the future for R in Azure SQL and SQL Server

Data science, machine learning, and analytics have re-defined how we look at the world. The R community plays a vital role in that transformation and the R language continues to be the de-facto choice for statistical computing, data analysis, and ... continue reading
Video Tutorial: Endpoint Protection Part 6 – Windows Defender Exploit Guard

Video Tutorial: Endpoint Protection Part 6 – Windows Defender Exploit Guard

Hello everyone, here is part 6 of a series focusing on Endpoint Protection integration with Configuration Manager. This series is recorded by @Steve Rachui, a Microsoft principal premier field engineer. This session focuses on how Configuration Manager integrates with Exploit ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Migrating Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2019

Step-By-Step: Migrating Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2019

Windows Server 2008 R2 achieved end of support via Microsoft on January 14th 2020. In a previous post, steps were detailed on Active Directory Certificate Service migration from 2008 R2 to 2019 but required the new Windows Server 2019 server ... continue reading
New Azure AD Capabilities for Conditional Access and Azure VMs at RSA 2021

New Azure AD Capabilities for Conditional Access and Azure VMs at RSA 2021

Howdy folks! We’re excited to be joining you virtually at RSA Conference 2021 next week. Security has become top-of-mind for everyone, and Identity has become central to organizations’ Zero Trust approach. Customers increasingly rely on Azure Active Directory (AD) Conditional ... continue reading
Algorithmic improvements boost TCP performance on the Internet

Algorithmic improvements boost TCP performance on the Internet

Improved network performance over the Internet is essential for edge devices connecting to the cloud. Last mile performance impacts user perceived latencies and is an area of focus for our online services like M365, SharePoint, and Bing. Although the next ... continue reading
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Step-by-Step: Configure and manage Microsoft Universal Print

Guest post by Microsoft Customer Engineer, Daniele De Angelis. It's a pleasure to be here again on the ITOpsTalk.com . Recently I had the opportunity to try the Microsoft Universal Print, the new cloud printing service on Azure. Today I ... continue reading
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Get Started with Azure Stack HCI using VMM!

We are excited to announce the support of managing Azure Stack HCI clusters in VMM 2019 UR3. Azure Stack HCI is the newly launched subscription-based fabric OS that’s delivered as an Azure service. More details on the announcement here. Let’s ... continue reading