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How To Automate The Hybrid World Part Two Of Two

Hi, Jonas here! Or as we say in the north of Germany: "Moin Moin!"I’m a Microsoft Senior Cloud Solution Architect – Engineering (or short Sr. CSA-E) and in this article I want to talk about how to automate the hybrid world. Over ... continue reading
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Azure Data Studio 1.41 release

We are less than one month into 2023 and already have a new release of Azure Data Studio to shareintroducing 1.41! With this release, we migrated to a new authentication library, made improvements based on user requests and feedback, and ... continue reading
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PowerShell Extension for Visual Studio Code January 2023 Update

We are excited to announce that the January update to the PowerShell Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available on the extension marketplace. This first stable release for the new year includes a multitude of fixes for the debugger! ... continue reading
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IIS modules: The evolution of web shells and how to detect them 

Web exploitation and web shells are some of the most common entry points in the current threat landscape. Web servers provide an external avenue directly into your corporate network, which often results in web servers being an initial intrusion vector ... continue reading
PowerShell 7 – Latest Features, Roadmap and a chat with the PowerShell Product Group

PowerShell 7 – Latest Features, Roadmap and a chat with the PowerShell Product Group

Many of us use PowerShell every day and we each use various versions in our personal and corporate environments. PowerShell 7 has some awesome features that many of us don’t even know about. Thomas Maurer and I took some time ... continue reading
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PowerShell Extension for Visual Studio Code August 2022 Update

We are excited to announce that the August update to the PowerShell Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available on the extension marketplace. This release adds a walkthrough experience for getting started with PowerShell in VS Code, more regression ... continue reading
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Right Size/Recommend Azure SQL Managed Instance

Introduction When doing SQL Migrations we have some wonderful tools at Microsoft that will assist you with the migration from On-Premise to Azure. But What happens down the line when you need to decide if you made the correct choice ... continue reading
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The many flavours of WMI management

WMI is arguably one of the greatest tools a system administrator can have. You can manage Windows workstations, interact with Microsoft products, like the Configuration Manager, monitor server’s resources and many more. Today, we are going to look at the ... continue reading
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PowerShell Extension for Visual Studio Code July 2022 Update

We are excited to announce that the July update to the PowerShell Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available on the extension marketplace. This release renames the “PowerShell Integrated Console” to the “PowerShell Extension Terminal” to align with VS ... continue reading
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Azure Data Studio July Release with VS Code Updates 

Hello, community! As you may already know, Azure Data Studio (ADS) is and has always been focused on building out its own ecosystem of extensions and customized tabs for handling databases, using the UI framework of Visual Studio (VS) Code ... continue reading