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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

Identifying Stale Cluster Computer Objects

On a Windows Server Failover Cluster for each Network Name resource there is a logical name which has a corresponding computer object (CO) created. The computer object associated with the Cluster Name this is commonly referred to as the Cluster ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Manage file storage growth with Azure File Sync

Step-By-Step: Manage file storage growth with Azure File Sync

At this point I’m sure you’re heard about Azure File Sync. If you have not, Azure File Sync (AFS) is a service that centralizes your file shares in Azure Files, while keeping the flexibility, performance, and compatibility of an on-premises ... continue reading
Updated: Step by Step Guide to Setting Up System Center Configuration Manager to Support  Management and Installation of the ConfigMgr Client on Mac OS Computers

Updated: Step by Step Guide to Setting Up System Center Configuration Manager to Support Management and Installation of the ConfigMgr Client on Mac OS Computers

First published on TECHNET on Oct 04, 2014Authored by Clifton HughesI have recently had several requests asking about the support for managing Mac OSx computers in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, so I went to work in my lab ... continue reading
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Azure AD expands integration with SAP Identity Authentication Service

Howdy folks, I’m excited to share that you can now connect enterprise identities between Microsoft services such as, Azure and Office 365 and the SAP Cloud Platform, so you can build unique cross-cloud experiences! Through our partnership with SAP, you ... continue reading
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Step-by-Step: How to work with Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA)

Services Accounts are recommended to use when install application or services in infrastructure. It is dedicated account with specific privileges which use to run services, batch jobs, management tasks. In most of the infrastructures, service accounts are typical user accounts ... continue reading

Updating Help for older versions of PowerShell

PowerShell’s Updatable Help system was introduced in PowerShell 3.0. It was designed to assure that you always have the newest help topics on your local computer so that you can read them at the command line. Help was updated with ... continue reading