Backup/Recovery

Windows Defender ATP has protections for USB and removable devices

Meet Jimmy. Jimmy is an employee in your company. He Does Things With Computers (official title). Last Wednesday, as Jimmy got out of his car after parking in the company-owned parking lot, he saw something on the ground. That something is a 512GB USB flash drive! Jimmy picks up the drive, whistling along to himself […]

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Azure Backup can automatically protect SQL databases in Azure VM through auto-protect

We are excited to share the auto-protection capability for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines (VM). This is a key addition to the public preview of Azure Backup for SQL Server on Azure VM, announced earlier this year. Azure Backup for SQL Server is an enterprise credible, zero-infrastructure pay as you go (PAYG) service that

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Chelsio RDMA and Storage Replica Perf on Windows Server 2019 are ?

Heya folks, Ned here again. Some recent Windows Server 2019 news you may have missed: Storage Replica performance was greatly increased over our original numbers. I chatted about this at earlier Ignite sessions, but when we finally got to Orlando, I was too busy talking about the new Storage Migration Service. To make up for

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Know exactly how much it will cost for enabling DR to your Azure VMs

Azure offers built-in disaster recovery (DR) solution for Azure Virtual Machines through Azure Site Recovery (ASR). In addition to the broadest global coverage, Azure has the most comprehensive resiliency strategy in the industry from mitigating rack level failures with Availability Sets and data center failures with Availability Zones to protecting against large-scale events with failover

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Apply the latest Azure Site Recovery capabilities with automatic agent update

One of the biggest hassles faced by administrators while using services provided by cloud providers is the need to catch up with the latest release and stay up-to-date. This involves downloading the latest software and performing frequent upgrades. In an enterprise scenario, this means going through various level of approvals and wait time before you

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Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines

Azure Hybrid Benefit (AHB) for SQL Server allows you to use on-premises licenses to run SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines. If you have Software Assurance, you can use AHB when deploying a new SQL VM or activate SQL Server AHB for an existing SQL VM with a pay as you go (PAYG) license. Bring

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SSMS 17.9.1 is now generally available

We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 17.9.1. Download SSMS 17.9.1 today and for details please see the Release Notes. This is a minor update to 17.9 with the following important improvements: Occasionally, SSMS closes MFA query editor connections with no outstanding transactions. A simple way to repro this

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Azure Hub-Spoke model by Enterprise Design 2 of 4 Lift and Shift

This blogpost about Microsoft Azure Hub-Spoke model by Enterprise Design 2 of 4 “Lift and Shift” is part of a Datacenter transition to Microsoft Azure Intelligent Cloud. It’s talking about Azure Architecture, Security, Assessment, Azure Policy, and implementation of the design. Here you find the first blogposts : Microsoft Azure Hub-Spoke model It’s important for

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Unsticking Windows Updates That Are Stuck In Their Tracks

Hello everyone, Matt Novitsch (SCCM Premier Field Engineer) with Craig McCarty (Platforms Premier Field Engineer) here to talk to you about a method of unsticking stuck Windows Updates. We have seen this several times with customers and on our own machines where Windows Updates are stuck downloading, installing, or failing to install for a variety

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Step by Step Server-to-server storage replication with Windows Server 2019 Storage Replica AdminCenter

In the old days all File servers where on one place, and if you want to replicate data you needed a extra tool to do this. Now days its already build in into Windows server. Storage replica can be used in several ways, replicate data from one Cluster to another or to Azure. but in

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