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Linux Integration Services 4.1

First published on TECHNET on Mar 21, 2016 We are pleased to announce the availability of Linux Integration Services (LIS) 4.1. This new release expands supported releases to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and Oracle Linux with Red Hat Compatible Kernel 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, and 7.2. In addition to the latest bug fixes and performance […]

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Linux Integration Services 4.0 Update

First published on TECHNET on Aug 19, 2015 We are pleased to announce an update to Linux Integration Services (LIS) version 4.0: version 4.0.11. This updated release expands to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7, CentOS 6.7, and Oracle Linux Red Hat Compatible Kernel 6.7. In addition to some bug fixes, this release continues improvements to

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Hyper-V Replica BPA Rules

First published on TECHNET on Oct 01, 2013 A frequent question from our customers is on whether there are standard “best practices” when deploying Hyper-V Replica (or any Windows Server role for that matter). These questions come in many avatars – Does the Product Group have any configuration gotchas based on internal testing, is my

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Securely monitoring your Azure Database for PostgreSQL Query Store

A few months ago, I shared best practices for alerting on metrics with Azure Database for PostgreSQL. Though I was able to cover how to monitor certain key metrics on Azure Database for PostgreSQL, I did not cover how to monitor and alert on the performance of queries that your application is heavily relying on.

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Leverage PowerShell Just Enough Administration for your Helpdesk

First published on TECHNET on Apr 24, 2017 [Today’s guest post was authored by Dan Cuomo based on a real-world application of JEA] Hi Folks — Platforms PFE Dan Cuomo here to talk about one method to enable the use of Just Enough Administration for your helpdesk administrators. If you’re security conscious, you’re no doubt in

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Host Guardian Service – AD-based vs. TPM-based attestation

First published on TECHNET on Aug 16, 2016 [This post is authored by Dean Wells, Principal Program Manager for the Windows Server Security Product Team] Overview The Host Guardian Service (HGS) is a new role in Windows Server 2016 that provides health attestation and key protection/release services for Hyper-V hosts running Shielded VMs. This blog

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Step by Step – Configuring Key Protection for the Host Guardian Service in Windows Server 2016

First published on TECHNET on Mar 28, 2016 [This post is authored by Sumesh Kumar, Program Manager for the Enterprise and Security Product Team] The “Key Protection Service” (KPS) is one of the two services that run as part of a Windows Server role called the Host Guardian Service (or HGS). The second of those

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Step by Step – Configuring the Host Guardian Service in Windows Server 2016

First published on TECHNET on Mar 16, 2016 For the most up-to-date installation instructions, check out our official documentation at https://aka.ms/ShieldedVMs [This post is authored by Amitabh Tamhane, Senior Program Manager and Ryan Puffer, Program Manager for the Windows Server Product Team] The “Host Guardian Service” (HGS) is a new server role introduced in Windows

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Microsoft Ignite 2018 Clustering Sessions available

First published on MSDN on Nov 01, 2018 For those who attended Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, Florida, we thank you for making it another huge success. So much fun was had by all.  We had the privilege of showing you what is new and coming in Windows Server 2019 with 700+ deep dive sessions

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Microsoft Virtual Academy – Learn Failover Clustering & Hyper-V

First published on MSDN on Jun 02, 2015 Would you like to learn how to deploy, manage, and optimize a Windows Server 2012 R2 failover cluster?  The Microsoft Virtual Academy is a free training website for IT Pros with over 2.7 million students.  This technical course can teach you everything you want to know about

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