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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
Enabling Data Deduplication on Windows Server 2019 Volumes

Enabling Data Deduplication on Windows Server 2019 Volumes

I was recently asked to help out our friends at Channel 9 with a storage problem. They capture large video files as part of their recordings and have to have them local for fast access in order to edit them ... continue reading
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Storage Spaces Direct Management Pack (S2D) error in SCOM fixed in UR7

If you are running into error below after installing S2D Management pack and trying to add a new group, then you will be happy to know what we have fixed this issue in SCOM 2016 UR7. Please install the fix ... continue reading
Microsoft Ignite 2018 Clustering Sessions available

Microsoft Ignite 2018 Clustering Sessions available

First published on MSDN on Nov 01, 2018 For those who attended Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, Florida, we thank you for making it another huge success. So much fun was had by all. We had the privilege of showing ... continue reading

Failover Clustering @ Ignite 2016

First published on MSDN on Sep 23, 2016 I am packing my bags getting ready for Ignite 2016 in Atlanta, and I thought I would post all the cluster and related sessions you might want to check out. See you ... continue reading