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Step-By-Step: Building a Hyper-V Lab in Azure with Windows Server 2019

Step-By-Step: Building a Hyper-V Lab in Azure with Windows Server 2019

I was recently challenged with having to create technical demos for a Microsoft Ignite the tour session called “Migrating to Windows Server 2019” (watch the recording here - awesome session). The demos for this talk centered around taking a bunch ... continue reading
Step-by-Step: Managing Groups via Azure Active Directory PowerShell for Graph module

Step-by-Step: Managing Groups via Azure Active Directory PowerShell for Graph module

In my previous blog post, I explained how we can manage Azure AD users by using Azure Active Directory PowerShell for Graph module. In there I also shared many examples. You can access it via https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/ITOps-Talk-Blog/Step-by-Step-Managing-Users-via-the-Azure-Act... In this blog post ... continue reading
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Disaster Recovery with Azure Stack HCI in next version Windows Server LTSC

Disaster can hit at any time. When thinking about disaster and recovery, I think of 3 things Be prepared Plan on not involving humans Automatic, not automated Having a good strategy is a must. You want to be able to ... continue reading
Step-by-Step: Managing Users via the Azure Active Directory PowerShell for Graph Module

Step-by-Step: Managing Users via the Azure Active Directory PowerShell for Graph Module

Microsoft Graph provides a unified programmability model to access a vast amount of data in Microsoft 365, Azure Active Directory, Enterprise Mobility Suite, Windows 10 and so on. As part of it, Azure AD PowerShell for Graph module allows us ... continue reading
Delegated Password Reset With FIM/MIM

Delegated Password Reset With FIM/MIM

First published on MSDN on Jan 27, 2016 With this post I’d like to spend some time discussing a common scenario I run into often. Though geared more toward education, I think this solution could also be adapted for a ... continue reading
Installation of the Privileged Access Management (PAM) feature

Installation of the Privileged Access Management (PAM) feature

First published on MSDN on Aug 25, 2015 Consideration before you install this feature Have you Already Installed MIM 2016 ? Was it a Clean Install or an Upgrade ? Have you verified that you have all PAM Prerequisites completed ... continue reading
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Quickly and Easily Managing FIM Portal Administrators

First published on MSDN on May 26, 2015 With this post, I’d like to address the issue of FIM portal administrators. Too often, I see one of two scenarios: either a customer has entirely too many administrators in FIM (which ... continue reading
Deprovisioning In-Depth: Part 3 - Deletions

Deprovisioning In-Depth: Part 3 – Deletions

First published on MSDN on Apr 16, 2015 This is the third and final post in my series on deprovisioning. In case you missed them, check out post one (regular disconnectors) and post two (explicit disconnectors). In this post, I’ll ... continue reading

Leverage Azure premium file shares for high availability of data

This post was co-authored by Mike Emard Principal Program Manager, Azure Storage. SQL Server on Azure virtual machines brings cloud agility, elasticity, and scalability benefits to SQL Server workloads. SQL virtual machine offers full control on the operating system, virtual ... continue reading
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T-SQL DDL support for Windows users migration from SQL Server databases to SQL Managed Instance

We are happy to announce a public preview for T-SQL DDL support for Windows domain users migration from SQL Server on-premises databases to SQL managed instance (MI) with Azure AD authentication. The migration process for databases from SQL Server on-premises ... continue reading