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Securing a Windows Server VM in Azure

If you've built and managed Windows Servers in an on-premises environment, you may have a set of configuration steps as well as regular process and monitoring alerts, to ensure that server is as secure as possible. But if you run ... continue reading

Awareness: Update HGS policies after installing the February 2020 security update

Users of the Host Guardian Service (HGS) for shielded VMs or SQL Server Always Encrypted with Secure Enclaves should be aware that the February 2020 Security Update (KB4524244) for Windows 10 and Windows Server may cause your guarded hosts or ... continue reading

25 reasons to choose Azure Stack HCI

This blog post was authored by Dianna Marks, Product Marketing Manager, Windows Server Marketing. At the Windows Server Summit in May, Cosmos Darwin and Greg Cusanza from the Windows Server team presented a lightning round all about hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) ... continue reading

Waiting for VMs to restart in a complex configuration script with PowerShell Direct

First published on TECHNET on Oct 11, 2016 Have you ever tried to automate the setup of a complex environment including the base OS, AD, SQL, Hyper-V and other components? For my demo at Ignite 2016 I did just that ... continue reading

New Hyper-V Survey

First published on TECHNET on Feb 16, 2016 We want to hear from you regarding shielded VMs and troubleshooting! When you have about 5 to 10 minutes, please take this short survey . The survey will close on February 23rd ... continue reading

How to deploy a VM template for PAW

First published on TECHNET on Nov 01, 2017 Continuing with the PAW series, after you followed the previous blog to build the PAW device, you can now deploy PAW VMs on it. There are two types of VMs you can ... continue reading
Privileged Access Workstation(PAW)

Privileged Access Workstation(PAW)

First published on TECHNET on Oct 13, 2017 At Ignite conference last month, Dean and I presented a session on PAW. Originally we were planning to just talk about the concept of PAW and how it is deployed in Microsoft ... continue reading

Rest easy with regulatory compliance in Windows Server 2016

First published on TECHNET on Apr 24, 2017 [This blog post was originally published at:] Last month we learned that Windows Server 2016 has achieved Common Criteria certification for the General Purpose OS protection profile. This international standard is ... continue reading

Shielded VMs – additional considerations when running a guarded fabric

First published on TECHNET on Apr 21, 2017 So you’ve deployed a guarded fabric and your VMs are running happily. Having now reached that perfect steady state, let's have a look at the operational and administrative differences relative to a ... continue reading
Shielded VMs: A conceptual review of the components and steps necessary to deploy a guarded fabric

Shielded VMs: A conceptual review of the components and steps necessary to deploy a guarded fabric

First published on TECHNET on Mar 14, 2017 [This post was authored by Dean Wells, Principal Program Manager on the Windows Server team] If you're anything like me, you probably find it immensely helpful having an end-to-end conceptual view of ... continue reading