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MEM – Endpoint Analytics Setup Operation and Troubleshooting

Hi IT Pros, Microsoft has just released Endpoint Manager – Endpoint Analytics. It is a cool feature, addressing service desk long time need to monitor and identify the devices which have delay sign-in time and performance issue even before Users ... continue reading
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HOW TO AUTHOR SCCM REPORTS LIKE A SUPERHERO

Hi there, I am Matt Balzan, and I am a Microsoft Modern Workplace Customer Engineer who specializes in SCCM, APP-V and SSRS/PowerBI reporting. Today I am going to show you how to write up SQL queries, then use them in ... continue reading
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Manage, govern, and get more value out of your data with Azure Purview

Data is the currency of today’s economy. Data is being created faster than ever in more locations than organizations can track. In fact, IDC has predicted that global data will grow to more than 175 zettabytes by 2025. To put ... continue reading
Protect your SQL Server on-premises, in Azure, and in multicloud

Protect your SQL Server on-premises, in Azure, and in multicloud

Azure Defender for SQL is now generally available for use with SQL Server on premises, in multicloud deployments on Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and in virtual machines on Azure. Azure Defender for SQL constantly monitors ... continue reading

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
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Building and sharing Jupyter Books in Azure Data Studio

The notebook experience in Azure Data Studio allows users to create and share documents containing live code, execution results, and narrative text. Potential usage includes data cleaning and transformation, statistical modeling, troubleshooting guides, data visualization, and machine learning. Jupyter books ... continue reading
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Azure SQL with Managed Service Identity Sandbox

Introduction Are you moving from OnPremises to Azure SQL? Using Managed Identity may help with your legacy applications authentication. In a previous post, we saw how to use SSO with your current domain by leveraging AD Connect synchronization of your ... continue reading
SAP measurement and sizing metrics, called SAPS, define100 SAPS = 2000 order lines items processed per hour. With the latest SAP HANA-certified Edsv4 VMs, you are now able to further  the costs associated with your SAP environment. As you can see in the chart below, the latest generation smaller memory VMs can achieve the same number of SAPS with up to 50% cost reduction compared to the previous Azure VM families. Additionally, larger memory VM sizes can provide up to 75 percent cost savings compared to previous VMs.

Reduce costs with new memory-optimized Azure Virtual Machines certified for SAP HANA

In June 2020, we announced general availability of Azure general purpose and memory optimized Virtual Machines based on the 2nd generation Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL (Cascade Lake) to deliver up to ~20 percent CPU performance improvement compared to their predecessors, ... continue reading
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What is Azure Defender?

Mention the name "Defender" in relation to Microsoft and I'm taken back to the launch of the Windows Defender anti-spyware product, in 2006. This was truly breaking news that Microsoft would launch their own protection software, off the back of ... continue reading
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Configuring Delta Imports Using the MIM 2016 Microsoft Generic SQL Connector – Watermark Method

Hello, my name is Joe Zinn and I am a Senior Customer Engineer for Microsoft supporting Azure, Identity, AD Connect, FIM and MIM solutions in the US.  The following document describes how to configure the Microsoft Generic SQL Connector to use the Watermark method to achieve Delta ... continue reading