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CIS Tech Community-Check This Out! (CTO!) Guide (June 2022)

  Hi everyone! Brandon Wilson here to introduce you to a new series of posts, called the “Check This Out!” series (or “CTO!” for short). These posts are only intended to be a guide to lead you to some content ... continue reading
Adding optional font packages to Windows containers

Adding optional font packages to Windows containers

Customer feedback is the main driver for the Windows container team when planning new features and improvements to the platform. Since we launched containers in Windows Server 2016, customers have told us how a slim container image impacts the overall ... continue reading
Docker Host network alternatives for Windows containers

Docker Host network alternatives for Windows containers

One of the things I like to do on my spare time is browse around forums, such as Reddit, Stack Overflow, and others, to check on questions people have around Windows containers that are not showing up on comments or ... continue reading

Announcement: System Center 2022 is here!

We are happy to announce the general availability of System center 2022. It is a big step forward for System Center products that have been the management tool of choice for enterprise customers worldwide. On-premises customers have been associated with ... continue reading

The path forward for SQL Server analytics

Today, we are announcing changes to SQL Server analytics which includes:Customer feedbackRetirement of SQL Server 2019 Big Data ClustersRetirement of PolyBase scale-out groupsPath forwardCustomer feedbackWe continue to see increased migration to the cloud, with analytical workloads leading that charge.Customers have ... continue reading
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Secrets from the Deep – The DNS Analytical Log – Part 5

Secrets from the Deep - The DNS Analytical Log - Part 5   Hi Team, it's Eric Jansen again, here today to continue where we left off in Part 4 of the series. In the last episode, we discussed how ... continue reading

SMS WAC extension 2.6.2 released

Heya folks, Ned here again. We just released a new Storage Migration Service extension for Windows Admin Center into the feed - look for an update marked as 2.6.2. This fixes a number of regressions that came in 2.6.0. We ... continue reading
Top 20 most visited blog posts for IT Pros in 2021

Top 20 most visited blog posts for IT Pros in 2021

From our first post on the 17th of September 2018, where Rick Claus introduced Microsoft's "Cloud Ops Advocate" team, we've published nearly 600 articles on this ITOps Talk blog! To end the year, we wanted to highlight some of our ... continue reading
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Improve kernel security with the new Microsoft Vulnerable and Malicious Driver Reporting Center

Windows 10 and Windows 11 have continued to raise the security bar for drivers running in the kernel. Kernel-mode driver publishers must pass the Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) compatibility tests, malware scanning, and prove their identity through extended validation (EV) ... continue reading
Step-by-Step Guide: Active Directory Migration from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2022

Step-by-Step Guide: Active Directory Migration from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2022

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Operating system reached the end of their support cycle on the 14th of January 2020. Because of this many organizations wanted to migrate away from these legacy operating systems. End-of-life operating systems ... continue reading