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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

What is new in Windows 10 1803 for PAW?

First published on TECHNET on Jun 08, 2018 In this blog post, I’ll walk you through the new features which are relevant to the PAW solution in the latest Windows 10 1803 release. Offline HGS Prior to 1803 release, to ... continue reading
PAW deployment guide

PAW deployment guide

First published on TECHNET on Apr 30, 2018 After running the PAW TAP program on the solution explained in this blogpost , I received tons of interests and great feedback. While the team is investigating on a plan, a lot ... continue reading

Shielded VM local mode and HGS mode

First published on TECHNET on Jan 05, 2018 With the new capability in Windows 10, version 1709, Windows Client can host shielded VMs while using remote Host Guardian Service (HGS) attestation. This caused some confusion as people stated they have ... continue reading
Why use shielded VMs for your privileged access workstation (PAW) solution?

Why use shielded VMs for your privileged access workstation (PAW) solution?

First published on TECHNET on Nov 29, 2017 It’s great to see customers trying out PAWs and it’s generating a lot of great questions. Many questions are related to shielded VMs so I’d like to focus this blog post on ... continue reading
Improved branch office support for shielded VMs in Windows Server, version 1709

Improved branch office support for shielded VMs in Windows Server, version 1709

First published on TECHNET on Nov 15, 2017 Companies with large branch offices often must make a tradeoff between user experience and security. To increase employee productivity, it may make sense to deploy replicas of certain applications like Active Directory ... 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
PAW host buildout

PAW host buildout

First published on TECHNET on Oct 17, 2017 Continuing with the PAW series, in this blog post, I'd like to share the details of what we are planning to configure the host. I'd love to hear your thoughts, feedback about ... 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

Frequently Asked Questions About HGS Certificates

First published on TECHNET on Oct 09, 2017 The Host Guardian Service uses public key cryptography extensively to protect shielded VMs from attackers. Any time certificates with public-private key pairs come into play, there are bound to be many questions ... continue reading
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