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SMB Authentication Rate Limiter in Insider builds

SMB Authentication Rate Limiter in Insider builds

Heya folks, Ned here again. I've got a new SMB preview feature to share: the SMB authentication rate limiter. It's available in Windows Server Insider build 25075. In a few weeks it will also appear in Windows Server Azure Edition ... continue reading

Feedback on Hotpatch, SMB over QUIC, and Extended Network in Azure Edition

Heya folks, Ned here again. We released Windows Server 2022 Azure Edition in November as part of Azure Automanage, which included the Hotpatch preview, SMB over QUIC, & Azure Extended Network features. In February, we also GA'ed the Hotpatch feature ... continue reading

Get the most out of Windows Server with these 5 best practices

We've invested in Windows Server for nearly 30 years, and we continue to find new ways to empower businesses who trust Windows Server as the operating system for their workloads. Over this time, we understand that business requirements have become ... continue reading
Deep dive: How Azure AD Kerberos works

Deep dive: How Azure AD Kerberos works

If you have ever explored the differences between Active Directory (AD DS) and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), you would have found that Azure Active Directory doesn't support the Kerberos authentication protocol, but Active Directory does. Kerberos is used to ... continue reading
Windows Server 2022 SMS and SMB

Windows Server 2022 SMS and SMB

Welcome to 'From the RoK to the Cloud'. In this series, Tom Hall chats with some amazing people from around the Microsoft universe, about anything to do with Windows Server. Today where joined by Ned Pyle to discuss SMS & ... continue reading
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The mystery of the slow file copy from the fast computer

Heya folks, Ned here again. A customer contacted us about a strange behavior they were seeing when copying large files to a Windows Server 2019 cluster using SMB 3.1.1. Around every 5GB transferred, the copy would temporarily pause for a few seconds, then ... continue reading
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SMB over QUIC is GA and we have lots of news!

Heya folks, Ned here again. As you might have heard now in all the MS Ignite hullabaloo, Windows Server 2022 Datacenter: Azure Edition is now generally available and that means that SMB over QUIC is now generally available too! I ... continue reading

5 new capabilities to automate Windows Server management with Azure Automanage

Customers of all sizes trust Windows Server to run their business and mission-critical workloads. With the launch of Windows Server 2022, we've added new capabilities that bring the best of Windows Server and Azure together. Whether you're migrating to the ... continue reading
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NDES Security Best Practices

Hi, I am Dagmar, working for the Microsoft Compromise Recovery Security Practice team. As NDES (Network Device Enrollment Server) – if misconfigured or not secured and hardened properly – can be a door opener for the compromise of an Active ... continue reading
AZ-800 Study Guide: Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure

AZ-800 Study Guide: Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure

In this exam guide you’ll see which MS Learn modules map against exam functional groups and which docs.microsoft.com articles map against specific exam objective items for the AZ-800 Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure exam. This exam is required for ... continue reading