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SMB over QUIC: Files Without the VPN

SMB over QUIC: Files Without the VPN

Hi folks, Ned Pyle guest-posting today about SMB over QUIC, a game-changer coming to Windows, Windows Server, and Azure Files. In today’s world, SMB file share access for mobile users requires expensive & complex VPNs. Departments trying to use Azure ... continue reading

SMB is Dead, Long Live SMB!

Hello again, James Kehr here with another guest post. Titles are hard to do. They must convey the topic to the reader while being both interesting and informative, all at the same time. Doing this with a technical article makes ... continue reading
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SMB and Null Sessions: Why Your Pen Test is Probably Wrong

Hi everyone, James Kehr here with a guest post. One of the SMB cases we get regularly at Microsoft Support is, “my pen test says you allow Null sessions!” Followed by a string of CVE numbers; like, CVE-1999-0519 and CVE-1999-0520 ... continue reading
Teaming in Azure Stack HCI

Teaming in Azure Stack HCI

Written by Dan Cuomo, Senior PM at Microsoft. Follow him on Twitter @dan2_2023 Windows Server currently has two inbox teaming mechanisms with two very different purposes. In this article, we’ll describe several reasons why you should use Switch Embedded Teaming ... continue reading

Ransomware response—to pay or not to pay?

The increased connectivity of computers and the growth of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in most organizations is making the distribution of malicious software (malware) easier. Unlike other types of malicious programs that may usually go undetected for a longer ... continue reading
Disable SMBv1 in your environments with Configuration Manager Compliance Settings

Disable SMBv1 in your environments with Configuration Manager Compliance Settings

First published on TECHNET on May 22, 2017Authored by Cameron CoxNOTE: I have updated this blog to remove SMB1 LanmanServer from 2012/8+.There has been lots of buzz over the recent ransomware attacks. One of the mitigations to keep the attack ... continue reading
Virtual Machine Compute Resiliency in Windows Server 2016

Virtual Machine Compute Resiliency in Windows Server 2016

In today’s cloud scale environments, commonly comprising of commodity hardware, transient failures have become more common than hard failures. In these circumstances, reacting aggressively to handle these transient failures can cause more downtime than it prevents. Windows Server 2016, therefore ... continue reading
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Controlling write-through behaviors in SMB

Heya folks, Ned here again. In my continuing series on offbeat SMB settings, today I’m going to explain how to control SMB write-through and data consistency in Windows 10 and Windows Server. Background Network protocols like SMB or NFS are ... continue reading
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Controlling SMB Dialects

Heya folks, Ned here again. As part of a small series on esoteric SMB settings, today I’m going to explain how to control SMB client dialects in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019. Background SMB Dialects are simply significant versions ... continue reading
Just move it to the cloud

Just move it to the cloud

Just move it to the cloud. It's simple right. However some things are easier said than done. After deciding you are moving to the cloud for your workloads the hard work of moving data comes next. With transitioning to the ... continue reading