Hyper-V

SQL Server analysis service SSAS Can’t connect Remote An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host #SQL #SQLServer #Azure #SQLHelp

For some time I build/rebuild many SQL sites and often migrate the “old” servers to Azure. Faced many challenges. Clustering FCI and Always On availability groups seen and build many configurations. But lately I did not so much SQL and now in my new lab setup I had an old issue. Looking at the problem many Google […]

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Expanding horizons—Microsoft Security’s continued commitment to multicloud

Multicloud strategies have become the new norm for most enterprises, with more than 90 percent of organizations adopting multiple cloud infrastructures, platforms, and services to run their businesses.1 However, a lack of visibility into their digital infrastructure exposes them to significant risks. As a customer, you may run Microsoft Azure, workloads on Amazon Web Services

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Microsoft Azure security evolution: Embrace secure multitenancy, Confidential Compute, and Rust

In the first blog of our series on Azure Security, we delved into our defense-in-depth approach for tackling cloud vulnerabilities. The second blog highlighted our use of variant hunting to detect patterns of vulnerabilities across our services. In this installment, we will introduce our game-changing bets that will enable us to deliver industry-leading security architectures with built-in security for years to

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Still Using Azure Cloud Services (Classic) ? #Azure #ARM #ASM #Cloud #EOL #ESLZ #CAF #WAF

Azure Cloud Services (Classic) was a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering from Microsoft Azure that allowed developers to deploy, manage, and scale web applications and services in the cloud. However, Microsoft has announced that Azure Cloud Services (Classic) will reach its end-of-life (EOL) on September 1, 2023. In this blog post, I will provide an overview of

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Introducing kernel sanitizers on Microsoft platforms

As part of Microsoft’s commitment to continuously raise security baselines, we have been introducing innovations to the foundation of the chip-to-cloud security outlined in the Windows 11 Security Book. Strong foundational security enables us to build defenses from the ground up and develop secure-by-design products that are hardened against current and future threats. These innovations

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New Cluster-Wide Control For Virtual Machine Live Migrations In Windows Server and Azure Stack HCI

Applies to:  Windows Server 2022, Azure Stack HCI, version 21H2 and later versions of both  Overview:  There is a new enhancement in the ability to manage the number of parallel live migrations within a cluster, making it easier to change and ensuring consistency.  Previously, changing it required setting it on each node of the cluster,

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December 2022 monthly security updates for Hyper-V servers impacts SCVMM SDN deployments

Monthly security updates (KB 5021249 and KB 5021237) for Hyper-V hosts released on Dec 13th, 2022, have known issues that impacts SCVMM managed SDN (Software Defined Networking) deployments and this creates failures with new VM creation and virtual network assignment. Impacted scenarios: If your infrastructure meets all the following criteria, then it is impacted; Please apply

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Azure a custom number of vCPUs use Virtual machines selector #Azure #MVPBuzz #Scale #Compute

Some database workloads like SQL Server require high memory, storage, and I/O bandwidth, but not a high number of cores. Many database workloads are not CPU-intensive. Azure offers pre-defined VM sizes with lower vCPU count which can help to reduce the cost of software licensing, while maintaining the same memory, storage, and I/O bandwidth. The

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Start with Cloud Adoption Framework enterprise-scale landing zones #CAF #Azure #Cloud #MVPBuzz

The Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure enterprise-scale landing zone architecture varies between customers. So there is no one size fits all but there is a lot in common that can be reused next time. Often I hear Azure Enterprise-scale is not for me it is enterprise. Wrong anyone can use the CAF and Azure Enterprise-scale. as

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