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Step-by-Step Guide: How to Configure Microsoft Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)

In a business, when setting up new servers or computers, most of the time administrators are using one common password for the local administrator account. This account is usually used as a backdoor by administrators for software installation/uninstallation, to log ... continue reading
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Microsoft 365 Password Expiration Notification Email Solution for On-Premises AD Accounts

"Hello Again World!" Hi there! Mike Kullish, here. I'm a Microsoft Customer Engineer (CE) based just off the Gulf Coast of Florida with a focus on AD, Hyper-V and DFS, but I try to help customers with anything on the ... continue reading
Individual TCP-DS 10TB query runtimes between Spark 2.4 and Spark 3.1. Chart shows that average runtimes across all queries are 30 lower, highlighting the benefits of using Spark 3.1 with CU13.

What’s new with SQL Server Big Data Clusters—CU13 Release

SQL Server Big Data Clusters (BDC) is a capability brought to market as part of the SQL Server 2019 release. Big Data Clusters extends SQL Server's analytical capabilities beyond in-database processing of transactional and analytical workloads by uniting the SQL ... continue reading
Azure Arc - enabled data services with Azure Stack HCI and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Azure Arc – enabled data services with Azure Stack HCI and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

In this video, I had the chance to speak with Dhananjay Mahajan @dhanMMS (Principal Program Manager at Microsoft) about how you can run Azure Arc enabled data services on Azure Stack HCI with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). This provides you ... continue reading

Open sourcing the .NET 5 C# Language Extension for SQL Server

For over two decades, the C# programming language has allowed developers to build secure and robust applications within the .NET ecosystem.SQL Server 2019 supports the R, Python, and Java Language Extensions. These language extensions provide many benefits to developers. They ... continue reading
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Windows Server 2022 is full of new file services!

Heya folks, Ned here again. As you’ve heard by now, Windows Server 2022 is available and supported for production deployments. This new OS brings many new features around security, storage, networking, web, containers, applications, virtualization, edge, and Azure hybrid. Today ... continue reading
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Log Sensor & Telemetry Services in Isolated Network

Dear IT Pros, We knew that it is normal for Domain Controller and critical servers to be in isolated network without internet access. How could we provide the cloud-based, Azure log analytic services for these objects? The services could originate ... continue reading
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Register the Azure AD Connect Health for ADDS Agent via Service Principal

Hi everyone! Graeme Bray back with you for a new journey.  Today's adventure is to leverage an Azure AD Service Principal to register  the Azure AD Connect Health agent (ADDS or ADFS) with the portal, rather than utilizing a Cloud-only MFA exempt account (specifically ... continue reading
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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

Know your options for SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 End of Support

Customers trust Windows Server and SQL Server for their business-critical workloads. With SQL Server 2022, customers like Ita Unibanco are taking advantage of the built-in intelligence, industry-leading performance, and security across both structured and unstructured data. Similarly, customers like CadDo ... continue reading