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Storage Migration Service October 2020 Update

Heya folks, Ned here again. We've released our next set of features and fixes for the Windows Server 2019 Storage Migration Service, as part of cumulative update KB4580390 (Windows Server 2019) & KB4580386 (SAC 1903, 1909) This update comes optionally ... continue reading
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How to Automate a PKI Configuration for an Existing Azure VM in Microsoft Azure

Jessica, our (fictitious) cloud engineer at our (fictitious) Adatum consulting firm, has just built an Azure development lab environment using Infrastructure-As-Code, and feels quite pleased, but now her team lead Jason is asking her what their plan is for development ... continue reading

Hosting SSRS databases in Azure SQL Managed Instance

Hosting SSRS databases in Azure SQL Managed Instance   This article outlines the spectrum of options available for migrating your solutions based on the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) to Microsoft cloud, with focus on the newly-introduced support for hosting ... continue reading
New Windows Server 2019 and Azure Stack HCI instructor-lead courses

New Windows Server 2019 and Azure Stack HCI instructor-lead courses

Search for training on Windows Server and you're likely to find that the top results are about Windows Server virtual machines on Azure. But we also know that many organizations run Windows Server on-premises: in a server room in their ... continue reading
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How To: Create a Windows Server 2019 CORE image for Microsoft Azure

I was asked to make up a short demo video about creating a custom image for deployment in Microsoft Azure the other week to support some new content going into Microsoft Learn. Since this involves making an on-prem virtual machine ... continue reading
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Achieve faster backups using tiered storage with DPM and MABS!

Hi Everyone! Sujay here from the Program Management team for System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) and Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS)    While talking to DPM and MABS customers I come across many questions around the tiered storage requirement ... continue reading
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Announcement- System Center Data Protection Manager 2019 UR2 is here!

System Center Data Protection Manager offers enterprise grade backup and recovery of critical workloads. We are excited to announce the release of Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2019 Data Protection Manager. This update rollup includes new features, critical bugs ... continue reading
Creating a traditional Windows Server Failover Cluster in Azure

Creating a traditional Windows Server Failover Cluster in Azure

Hello Folks, As we announced last month (Announcing the general availability of Azure shared disks and new Azure Disk Storage enhancements) Azure shared disks are now generally available. Shared disks, is the only shared block storage in the cloud that ... continue reading

Changing default MAXDOP in Azure SQL Database

Executive Summary To improve customer workload performance and reduce unnecessary resource utilization, the default MAXDOP setting for new databases in Azure SQL Database is changing from the previous default of 0 (unlimited) to 8. Why MAXDOP matters The “max degree ... continue reading

Backup Compression, TDE, and MaxTransferSize

This blog describes enhancement in SQL 2019 for TDE enabled databases in which MaxTransferSize is no longer required. Backup Compression and Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) have been two valuable features for customers using SQL Server. In version of SQL Server ... continue reading