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Monitor Windows Storage Spaces Direct 2016/2019 with SCOM Management Pack

SCOM have revamped the old S2D 2016 MP and have added a whole list of new features to enable you with monitoring of entire S2D stack all the way from Physical disks to CSVs/File shares. Download the preview version today ... 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
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Talking Failover Clustering and Azure Stack HCI Ignite 2019 Announcements

Microsoft Ignite 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida was a huge success with approximately 26,000 in attendance. We had a great time meeting and talking with our partners and customers. We also had a few announcements ... continue reading
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Talking Failover Clustering and Azure Stack HCI Ignite 2019 Announcements

Microsoft Ignite 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida was a huge success with approximately 26,000 in attendance. We had a great time meeting and talking with our partners and customers. We also had a few announcements ... 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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MSDTC Best Practices with an Availability Group

In this article we are going to look at some guidelines and MSDTC best practices with an Availability Group. Please note that some of these recommendations change if you are deploying a Failover Cluster Instance. If you are using the ... continue reading
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Windows Admin Center unleashes Server Core adoption

Since the general availability of Windows Server 2019, we have seen the fastest adoption rate of Windows Server Core in history. If you havent heard of Windows Server Core, then youre really missing out! Windows Server Core is the lightest ... continue reading
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How does Azure Stack HCI fit into Hybrid Cloud Services?

A couple of months ago the Azure team announced a new member of the Azure Stack family called Azure Stack HCI solutions. Azure Stack HCI is a hyper-converged Windows Server 2019 cluster that uses validated hardware to run virtualized workloads ... continue reading
Azure Resource Manager (ARM) - Automate Installation of VM Extensions using PowerShell and JSON

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) – Automate Installation of VM Extensions using PowerShell and JSON

#> ########################################################################################################## ############################### ## SCRIPT OPTIONS & PARAMETERS ############################### #Requires -Version 3 #Requires -Modules AzureRM # Version: 1.1 <# - 28/07/2017 * added progress bar and confirmation prompt. * added "-ProcessAllVMs" switch, without this script only processes 3 x VMs ... continue reading

25 reasons to choose Azure Stack HCI

This blog post was authored by Dianna Marks, Product Marketing Manager, Windows Server Marketing. At the Windows Server Summit in May, Cosmos Darwin and Greg Cusanza from the Windows Server team presented a lightning round all about hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) ... continue reading