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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
Step-By-Step: Implementing Azure AD Password Protection On-Premises

Step-By-Step: Implementing Azure AD Password Protection On-Premises

I travel a lot in Italy, and many times I see multiple customers that are asking for the same requests. One request is the possibility to block some specific passwords in Active Directory. Unfortunately too many users have BAD habits ... continue reading
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What is the difference between Azure Application Gateway, Load Balancer, Front Door and Firewall?

What are the differences between Azure Firewall, Azure Application Gateway, Azure Load Balancer, NSG, Azure Traffic Manager, and Azure Front Door? Here's a high-level consolidation of what they each do. The Azure Application Gateway (AAG) is a web traffic manager ... continue reading
Troubleshooting Kubernetes Networking on Windows: Part 1

Troubleshooting Kubernetes Networking on Windows: Part 1

We’ve all been there: Sometimes things just don’t work the way they should even though we followed everything down to a T. Kubernetes in particular, is not easy to troubleshoot – even if you’re an expert. There are multiple components ... continue reading
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A Cosmonaut’s guide to the latest Azure Cosmos DB announcements

At Microsoft Build 2019 we announced exciting new capabilities, including the introduction of real-time operational analytics using new built in support for Apache Spark and a new Jupyter notebook experience for all Azure Cosmos DB APIs. We believe these capabilities ... continue reading
ConfigMgr Console Slowness After moving to SQL Always ON - Multi Subnet Configuration

ConfigMgr Console Slowness After moving to SQL Always ON – Multi Subnet Configuration

Hi there! Back to you with another installment of the unexplained series. Introduction If you ever get into an issue where things got slow after moving to SQL Always ON like 1 minute delay etc. while doing basic things in ... continue reading

Securing Azure SQL Databases with managed identities just got easier!

We are happy to share the second preview release of the Azure Services App Authentication library, version 1.2.0. This release enables simple and seamless authentication to Azure SQL Database for existing .NET applications with no code changes – only configuration ... continue reading
Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell - Windows Server 2012 R2

Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2012 R2

Hi Folks, Dan Cuomo back for our next installment in this blog series on synthetic accelerations. This time we’ll cover Windows Server 2012 R2. If you haven’t already read the first post on Server 2012, I’d recommend reviewing that before ... continue reading
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Azure AD Service Principal authentication to SQL DB – Code Sample

The following application provides an example of using Azure AD Service Principal (SP) to authenticate and connect to Azure SQL database. This application measures the time it takes to obtain an access token, total time it takes to establish a ... continue reading
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Detecting threats targeting containers with Azure Security Center

More and more services are moving to the cloud and bringing their security challenges with them. In this blog post, we will focus on the security concerns of container environments. In a previous blog post Azure Security Center announced new ... continue reading