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What the heck is the File Server “role” in Windows Server???

Heya folks, Ned here again. Today I clear up an old idiosyncrasy of Windows Server: if the SMB Server service is always installed, why is there a role called "File Server" and what does enabling it do? Let's... role ;) ... continue reading
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Log Sensor & Telemetry Services in Isolated Network

Dear IT Pros, We knew that it is normal for Domain Controller and critical servers to be in isolated network without internet access. How could we provide the cloud-based, Azure log analytic services for these objects? The services could originate ... continue reading
Windows Server 2022 Azure Edition in Public Preview

Windows Server 2022 Azure Edition in Public Preview

Windows Server Azure Edition is a special version of Windows Server built specifically to run either as an Azure IaaS VM in Azure or as a VM on an Azure Stack HCI cluster. Unlike the traditional Standard or Datacenter editions, ... continue reading
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TLS and SQL Server Reporting Services: An Interesting Interaction

Our guest blogger, Lex Thomas, writes about ASCENT cases that are escalated and require networking expertise, usually with tracing. He joins us today to hopefully save everyone some troubleshooting time. Edited with added context by Jarred Mooney, Customer Engineer. Today ... continue reading
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Optimize security with Azure Firewall solution for Azure Sentinel

Security is a constant balance between proactive and reactive defenses. They are both equally important, and neither can be neglected. Effectively protecting your organization means constantly optimizing both prevention and detection. That’s why we’re excited to announce a seamless integration ... continue reading

Understanding the threat landscape and risks of OT environments

The security community is continuously changing, growing, and learning from each other to better position the world against cyber threats. In the latest Voice of the Community blog series post, Microsoft Product Marketing Manager Natalia Godyla talks with Chris Sistrunk, Technical Manager in ... continue reading
Algorithmic improvements boost TCP performance on the Internet

Algorithmic improvements boost TCP performance on the Internet

Improved network performance over the Internet is essential for edge devices connecting to the cloud. Last mile performance impacts user perceived latencies and is an area of focus for our online services like M365, SharePoint, and Bing. Although the next ... continue reading
Scaling with Azure

Scaling with Azure

In today’s world we must be able to scale our workloads, whether that be dealing with an internal workload or an external workload serving your organisations’ customers. There are lots of options available to you to implement that scale and ... continue reading

Lightning Fast and Easy Provisioning of Git with SSH Key Authentication on Windows

Maybe you have a team of Windows developers that are onboarding for your new Git server installation or maybe you’ve decided to drop http password authentication to your existing Git server (due to it’s many problems). Your next steps may ... continue reading
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Mount Blob storage on Linux VM NFS 3.0

Hello Folks! Not so long ago I was working on an internal project that required me to deploy Linux VMs that were hosting a workload that saved a copy of any number of video live feeds to blob storage for ... continue reading