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New Windows Server 2019 and Azure Stack HCI instructor-lead courses

New Windows Server 2019 and Azure Stack HCI instructor-lead courses

Search for training on Windows Server and you're likely to find that the top results are about Windows Server virtual machines on Azure. But we also know that many organizations run Windows Server on-premises: in a server room in their ... continue reading
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Third-Party Updates and Windows Update for Business

While using Windows Updates for Business (WUfB) is not for everyone, its simplicity and familiar end-user experience make it quite attractive to many organizations. One thing that WUfB does not provide today is updates for third-party products. For that, you ... continue reading
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Achieve faster backups using tiered storage with DPM and MABS!

Hi Everyone! Sujay here from the Program Management team for System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) and Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS)    While talking to DPM and MABS customers I come across many questions around the tiered storage requirement ... continue reading

Enhancements made in SCOM Performance: Faster and more reliable web and ops consoles

SCOM performance has been one of the top user voice items over the years. It directly impacts the way our customers interact with SCOM including web console and operations console. This blog aims to highlight specific user scenarios which we’ve ... continue reading
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Why is Update Installation Failing: Eliminating the Usual Suspects

Hi all – Jeremy here with an interesting case where Windows Server 2016 systems in one of my customer’s enterprise environments couldn’t complete installation of the Latest Cumulative Update (LCU). As a Premier Field Engineer, it’s my responsibility to troubleshoot/diagnose ... continue reading
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Installation of SCOM Reporting 2019 after UR1

Lately, we have observed a strange issue with users unable to install SCOM reporting 2019 when Update Rollup 1 is installed in the environment. Below are the steps to successfully install the component. Please make sure that you are using ... continue reading
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Zero Trust Deployment Guide for devices

The modern enterprise has an incredible diversity of endpoints accessing their data. This creates a massive attack surface, and as a result, endpoints can easily become the weakest link in your Zero Trust security strategy. Whether a device is a ... continue reading
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Three things to remember when migrating servers to Azure

Over the last few years, I have spoken to customers who are either looking to expand their datacenter into Azure or move their workloads into Azure instead of hosting them on prem. Often the workloads they are looking to host ... continue reading
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Dynamic Monitoring with Azure Monitor Workbooks and Resource Tags

Azure Resource Tags are a powerful tool to help organize your Azure Resources. You may have seen Microsoft's Thomas Mauer recent post on resource tagging, or fellow MVP Tao Yang's post on using Azure Policy to apply tags. Those are ... continue reading
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Azure DSC for Zero Trust Windows 10 Devices Managed by Intune

Introduction Zero Trust is defined by Microsoft as model that “assumes breach and verifies each request as though it originates from an open network. Regardless of where the request originates or what resource it accesses, Zero Trust teaches us to ... continue reading