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New to Azure? Follow these easy steps to get started

Today, many organizations are leveraging digital transformation to deliver their applications and services in the cloud. At Microsoft Build 2019, we announced the general availability of Azure Quickstart Center and received positive feedback from customers. Azure Quickstart Center brings together ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Migrating The Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2019

Step-By-Step: Migrating The Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2019

End of support for Windows Server 2008 R2 has been slated by Microsoft for January 14th 2020. Said announcement increased interest in a previous post detailing steps on Active Directory Certificate Service migration from server versions older than 2008 R2 ... continue reading
Three things to know about Azure Machine Learning Notebook VM

Three things to know about Azure Machine Learning Notebook VM

Data scientists have a dynamic role. They need environments that are fast and flexible while upholding their organization’s security and compliance policies. Data scientists working on machine learning projects need a flexible environment to run experiments, train models, iterate models, ... continue reading
Azure Policy Guest Configuration – Service

Azure Policy Guest Configuration – Service

This post builds upon the introduction published earlier to the PowerShell blog. In this post we are going to explore the Azure Policy Guest Configuration service. The full documentation for this service is available at the following short url. https://aka.ms/gcpol ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server Always On Availability Group

Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server Always On Availability Group

One of the most requested features in SQL, from as far back as SQL 2012, has been Always On Availability Groups. This takes disaster recovery and high availability to a new level by enabling multiple copies of the database to ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group

Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group

One of the most requested features in SQL, from as far back as SQL 2012, has been AlwaysOn Availability Groups. This takes disaster recovery and high availability to a new level by enabling multiple copies of the database to be ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Implementing Azure AD Password Protection On-Premises

Step-By-Step: Implementing Azure AD Password Protection On-Premises

I travel a lot in Italy, and many times I see multiple customers that are asking for the same requests. One request is the possibility to block some specific passwords in Active Directory. Unfortunately too many users have BAD habits ... continue reading

Connecting the colossal: How to scale innovation with serverless integration

Starting the process of migrating to the cloud can be daunting. Legacy systems that are colossal in scale often overwhelm the average team tasked with the mission of digital transformation. How can they possibly untangle years of legacy code to ... continue reading
Step-by-Step: Blocking Data Downloads via Microsoft Cloud App Security

Step-by-Step: Blocking Data Downloads via Microsoft Cloud App Security

By using Azure AD conditional access policies, we can define who has access to what applications from where. This is purely to control the access to your app. Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS) allows us to extend these capabilities further ... continue reading
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Understanding HDInsight Spark jobs and data through visualizations in the Jupyter Notebook

The Jupyter Notebook on HDInsight Spark clusters is useful when you need to quickly explore data sets, perform trend analysis, or try different machine learning models. Not being able to track the status of Spark jobs and intermediate data can ... continue reading