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Troubleshooting Database Mail issues in Azure SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Database - Managed Instance enables you to directly send the email messages to the external email servers. You can send email messages directly using sp_send_dbmail procedure or via SQL Agent Jobs as alerts. Learn more about Database Mail ... continue reading
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Accelerate bot development with Bot Framework SDK and other updates

Conversational experiences have become the norm, whether you’re looking to track a package or to find out a store’s hours of operation. At Microsoft Build 2019, we highlighted a few customers who are building such conversational experiences using the Microsoft ... 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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Microsoft Azure portal May 2019 update

This month is packed with updates on the Azure portal, including enhancements to the user experience, resource configuration, management tools and more. Sign in to the Azure portal now and see for yourself everything that’s new. Download the Azure mobile ... continue reading
ConfigMgr Software Updates Deployment (Assignment) & Individual Updates Compliance FAQs

ConfigMgr Software Updates Deployment (Assignment) & Individual Updates Compliance FAQs

What is the difference between Update Deployment (Assignment) and Update (individual) compliance reporting ? Consider a deployment containing 100 updates. Now each of these 100 updates will have their own compliance state on the machine and the Deployment you can ... continue reading
Demystifying the Native SQL Replication co-existence issues with Resident ConfigMgr DRS

Demystifying the Native SQL Replication co-existence issues with Resident ConfigMgr DRS

I think it is very common resident knowledge with experts who work on the cases involving Native SQL replication with ConfigMgr DRS (Be it MP Replica DB, or just plain out of box SQL Replication usage in ConfigMgr infra) “The ... continue reading
The case of (un)explained – ConfigMgr Console Slowness After moving to SQL Always ON — Multi Subnet Configuration

The case of (un)explained – ConfigMgr Console Slowness After moving to SQL Always ON — Multi Subnet Configuration

Hi there! Back to you with another installment of the unexplained series. 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 console ... continue reading
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Introducing health integrated rollouts to Azure Deployment Manager

At Ignite 2018, we unveiled Azure Deployment Manager (ADM), which allows you to perform staged rollouts of Azure Resource Manager resources, in preview for the first time. To monitor the health of your services, you can couple integrated health checks ... continue reading
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Azure IoT at Build: making IoT solutions easier to develop, more powerful to use

IoT is transforming every business on the planet, and that transformation is accelerating. Companies are harnessing billions of IoT devices to help them find valuable insights into critical parts of their business that were previously not connected—how customers are using ... continue reading
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Monitoring enhancements for VMware and physical workloads protected with Azure Site Recovery

Azure Site Recovery has enhanced the health monitoring of your workloads by introducing various health signals on the replication component, Process Server. The Process Server (PS) in a hybrid DR scenario is a vital component of data replication. It handles ... continue reading