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Disaster Recovery with Azure Stack HCI in next version Windows Server LTSC

Disaster can hit at any time. When thinking about disaster and recovery, I think of 3 things Be prepared Plan on not involving humans Automatic, not automated Having a good strategy is a must. You want to be able to ... continue reading
I lost my primary site in my hierarchy, what I do now?

I lost my primary site in my hierarchy, what I do now?

First published on TECHNET on May 16, 2013Authored by Santos MartinezI few weeks ago this happened to one of you, I know the frustration that this may have caused when you initially saw it. Either the server files where corrupted ... continue reading
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Installing System Center 2012 Configuration Manager RC2 with SQL Server 2008 R2 Cluster

First published on TECHNET on Feb 05, 2012 Authored by Santos Martinez During the past couple of months I have been working with ConfigMgr 2012 RC2 in many ways. Now on in the past couple of days I decide to ... continue reading
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New disk support capabilities in Azure Storage Explorer

The release of Storage Explorer 1.10.0 brings many exciting updates and new features that we hope can help you be more productive and efficient when working with your Azure Storage Accounts. If you’ve never used Storage Explorer before, make sure ... continue reading
Just move it to the cloud

Just move it to the cloud

Just move it to the cloud. It's simple right. However some things are easier said than done. After deciding you are moving to the cloud for your workloads the hard work of moving data comes next. With transitioning to the ... continue reading

Automate Azure VM Storage

The Problem One of the best things about Azure, and the cloud in general, is we can automate most anything, and we are going to look at how to automate Azure VM Storage.  This allows us to come up with ... continue reading
How to Enable CSV Cache

How to Enable CSV Cache

Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) Cache is a feature which allows you to allocate system memory (RAM) as a write-through cache. The CSV Cache provides caching of read-only unbuffered I/O. This can improve performance for applications such as Hyper-V, which conducts ... continue reading
How to create a Custom Hyper-V Quick Create VM Gallery

How to create a Custom Hyper-V Quick Create VM Gallery

You might have seen that Hyper-V in Windows 10 got a new Quick Create Feature. This will open up a virtual machine gallery, which allows you to download different virtual machine images, like Windows 10 or Ubuntu. For example, the ... continue reading
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Beat SQL Server 2008/R2 End of Support by moving to Azure VM for three years of free security update

Today, On July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 ended. But there is still time to protect those workloads by rehosting to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance to run on latest version of SQL Server or ... continue reading
Azure Cost Optimisation Series - Identify Orphaned Disks Using PowerShell

Azure Cost Optimisation Series – Identify Orphaned Disks Using PowerShell

First published on TECHNET on Feb 21, 2018Hello all,Neil Bird here again, I am a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) in the UK Cloud & Infrastructure team. I am passionate about helping customers get the most out of Microsoft Azure and ... continue reading