Hyper-Converged

Manage the latest versions of Azure Stack HCI with SCVMM

Azure Stack HCI is a hybrid cloud solution that lets you run virtualized workloads on-premises with direct access to Azure services. It combines the performance, security, and scalability of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) with the flexibility and innovation of Azure.  As a datacenter scale customer, to take full advantage of these new capabilities, you need a […]

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Reducing costs for Windows workloads on Azure Kubernetes Service with Azure Hybrid Benefits

Happy new year everyone! What better way to get the year started than saving some money, right? Last year, as customers continued to move their Windows workloads to Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and evolve these deployments, they started to explore cost saving strategies. Granted, there are many ways to save costs when running in the

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Secure Windows Server 2012/R2 workloads with options from Azure

We are grateful for the trust our customers have placed in Windows Server 2012/R2 as a part of their organizations for the past decade. With this release of Windows Server having launched 10 years ago, it reaches end of support on October 10th, 2023, per our 10-year lifecycle policy. After this date, no more security

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Protect SQL Server 2014 workloads with Azure flexibility

SQL Server has brought reliability and security to mission-critical workloads for 30 years. SQL Server 2022, released November 2022, delivers performance enhancements as well as Azure connectivity for disaster recovery, analytics, and governance. Now customers like Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) are using SQL Server 2022 to expand their capabilities to better support a truly worldwide

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Accelerating Azure’s edge capabilities through collaborative partnerships

We are in a period of rapid, sweeping change. The converging forces of the post-COVID-19 hybrid world in which we live, a fluctuating financial climate, and the introduction of transformative technologies, such as AI, are driving action within every industry. As a result of these challenges and opportunities, we see customers innovating and leveraging technology

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How to: Set up hotpatch on desktop versions of Windows Server 2022 running in Azure

A perennial challenge of server administration is the application of patches and software updates. Applying updates often means a disruption to a service. Hot patch for Windows Server 2022 Datacenter: Azure Edition allows you to apply a special set of software updates that keep the server in a secure state but don’t require the virtual

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Network ATC management in Windows Admin Center

Network ATC continues to be the preferred method to deploy host networking for our Azure Stack HCI customers. For most customers, deployment takes just a single command and completes in a few minutes. Network ATC makes all the necessary decisions to ensure that your configuration is stable and optimized. In fact, it will even check

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Migrate an existing cluster to Network ATC

Since Azure Stack HCI 21H2, customers have used Network ATC to: Reduce host networking deployment time, complexity, and errors Deploy the latest Microsoft validated and supported best practices Ensure configuration consistency across the cluster Eliminate configuration drift Network ATC has led to HUGE reductions in customer support cases which means increased uptime for your business applications and less headaches for you! But what if you

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New Windows container content on Microsoft Learn

In the past year, I have been working on improving our documentation and learning content for Windows containers – in addition to the blog posts you have seen here. Today, I wanted to spend some time on the new content available for Windows containers on Microsoft Learn: New learning path: Deploy, manage, and monitor Windows

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SDN + AKS 3-15-23 Updates and Features

Hello to our amazing Customers- Can you believe it’s almost April, better yet, almost Spring!? Time is flying and our SDN team is hard at work in coordination with the AKS Hybrid team.  The 3-15-23 AKS Hybrid release includes a number of new features designed to improve the overall experience for customers leveraging AKS in

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