Azure

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure for building, deploying and managing applications and services through datacenters. It provides both platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems. Cloud Services is a PaaS environment and can be used to create scalable applications and services; there are specific software development kits (SDKs) provided by Microsoft for Python, Java, Node.js and .NET. Azure also has file and storage services, data management, analytics and DNS services.

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In this article, I will show you how delegation of control for Bitlocker recovery passwords in Active Directory is supposed to work using the common wizard, and why I think that you should do it differently.
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CompTIA Network+

Prepare for the CompTIA Network+ exam by learning how to troubleshoot, configure, and manage both wired and wireless networks.

This article discusses the needs to block emails to onmicrosoft.com (O365) domain IDs and the available options.
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In-line upgrade from Windows 2012 R2 to Windows 2019 Standard or Datacenter with Desktop Experience over a remote desktop connection. This article shows how to do the upgrade without dropping the remote connection and without turning off the cluster.
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A comprehensive guide on understanding and applying SSL Certificates to your Remote Desktop Deployment according to your DNS configuration.
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High Availability and Disaster Recovery are two of the most factors to make sure our business running. However, it requires much effort to configure and maintain. With Microsoft Azure solution, it's quite simple for us to configure.
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Recently, our client has been planning to use Azure platform and one of the most important factors is to migrate their data from MongoDB Atlas into Azure Cosmos DB. In this article, I would like to summarize some necessary steps to migrate data from MongoDB.
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This post explains how Microsoft has strengthened Azure platform security against unauthenticated SMTP traffic to maintain Azure IP stack reputation and how 3rd party SMTP API can be used to overcome these restrictions.
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by:Andrew Leniart
You're very welcome Mahesh and thanks again for writing a great informative article. Endorsed!

Regards, Andrew
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by:Hani M .S. Al-habshi
Good article , I see it informative


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Hani
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You can use the network upload option and the Office 365 Import service to bulk-import PST files to user mailboxes. Network upload means that you upload the PST files a temporary storage area in the Microsoft cloud.
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Seizing the Operation Master Roles in Windows Server 2016 in case of FSMO holder failure.
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Take advantage of one of the most useful technologies available - virtualization!
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PMI ACP® Project Management
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PMI ACP® Project Management

Prepare for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam, which formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques.

400TB Disaggregate Cluster
Herein one will find an aggregate of some of my experience building and deploying virtualization stacks both in standalone, clustered Hyper-V, clustered Hyper-V with a Scale-Out File Server (SOFS) backend, and Storage Spaces Direct (S2D).
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by:Timothy Alexander
What are some good heuristics when considering the ratio of total Guest vCPUs to Host Physical Cores(ignoring HT/SMT); 2:1, 3:1?
The more involved followup might be how to measure core contention on a Hyper-V Host

Also when does core count matter more vs frequency, I guess the answer is workload dependent.
20 Cores @ 2.5Ghz (50k Ghz)
16 Cores @ 3.7Ghz (59.2k Ghz)
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by:Philip Elder
Microsoft used to have a set of values for VM counts depending on processor core count and GHz. Those recommendations have essentially been sidelined due to the fact that CPU is pretty much not the bottleneck anymore.

That being said, we go for GHz before core count as a rule because it's just that much faster to get the smaller vCPU count VM's threads through the CPU pipeline.

And finally, a wide core count would indeed be needed for multi-threaded applications like SQL to get through the pipeline as soon and as wide as possible.
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Simulator games are perfect for generating sample realistic data streams, especially for learning data analysis. It is even useful for demoing offerings such as Azure stream analytics, PowerBI etc.
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by:Tommy Parsons
Excellent article.
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Considering cloud tradeoffs and determining the right mix for your organization.
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As managed cloud service providers, we often get asked to intervene when cloud deployments go awry. Attracted by apparent ease-of-use, flexibility and low computing costs, companies quickly adopt leading public cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.
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Windocks is an independent port of Docker's open source to Windows. This article introduces the use of SQL Server in containers, with integrated support of SQL Server database cloning.
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Windows Server 2003 introduced persistent Volume Shadow Copies and made 2003 a must-do upgrade. Since then, it's been a must-implement feature for all servers doing any kind of file sharing.
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by:kevinhsieh
I would add that you REALLY SHOULD store snapshots on a separate volume. The reason is that Windows may DELETE your snapshots stored with the parent volume during high disk IO. Imagine you have a large restore to do on your file server, so you do a smaller test restore first. It works, but the act of restoring creates so much IO that the other snapshots get deleted...the same snapshots you were about to use to restore from. Ouch! I have heard about it happening. It's the first best practice Microsoft lists.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2008-R2-and-2008/cc753975(v=ws.11)
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@kevinhsieh
Actually, I do recommend this...
"BUT WAIT! Before enabling, if you want to place your copies on a different volume or better still different physical disk (recommended for heavily used file servers), you need to click on the settings button before any copies are created (enabling a volume will instantly create a copy)."
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Microsoft has changed the look and feel of Azure AD and Microsoft account sign-in pages so that you will have a more unified look and feel when moving between the two interfaces.
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Microsoft Office 365 is a subscriptions based service which includes services like Exchange Online and Skype for business Online. These services integrate with Microsoft's online version of Active Directory called Azure Active Directory.
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On Feb. 28, Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) went down after an employee issued the wrong command during a debugging exercise. Among those affected were big names like Netflix, Spotify and Expedia.
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Exploring SQL Server 2016: Fundamentals
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Exploring SQL Server 2016: Fundamentals

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft SQL Server, a relational database management system that stores and retrieves data when requested by other software applications.

During and after that shift to cloud, one area that still poses a struggle for many organizations is what to do with their department file shares.
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This article describes how to import an Outlook PST file to Office 365 using a third party product to avoid Microsoft's Azure command line tool, saving you time.
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by:Geeta Malik
Thanks Ravi for your valuable comment. :)
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by:Sandeep Kumar
Nice piece of info Geeta, but to export PST files to Office 365, one can use Microsoft azure method. It is definitely a time consuming process but a option if needed.

Alternately Kernel Import PST to Office 365 is available to migrate healthy PST & OST files (any number) with no size limit to Cloud based Office 365 at a very lost cost of $49 single user license only. One can import all or selective emails, Archive folder in original tree structure. To know more about the tool visit: https://www.nucleustechnologies.com/import-pst-to-office-365/
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This article shows the steps required to install WordPress on Azure. Web Apps, Mobile Apps, API Apps, or Functions, in Azure all these run in an App Service plan. WordPress is no exception and requires an App Service Plan and Database to install
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Azure Functions is a solution for easily running small pieces of code, or "functions," in the cloud. This article shows how to create one of these functions to write directly to Azure Table Storage.
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by:Jagadeesh Tennati
Could you help for Node js with the similar article on how to setup Azure Storage integration with node js
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In previous parts of this Nano Server deployment series, we learned how to create, deploy and configure Nano Server as a Hyper-V host. In this part, we will look for a clustering option. We will create a Hyper-V cluster of 3 Nano Server host nodes with Storage Spaces Direct on it.
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Previously, on our Nano Server Deployment series, we've created a new nano server image and deployed it on a physical server in part 2. Now we will go through configuration.
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Azure

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure for building, deploying and managing applications and services through datacenters. It provides both platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems. Cloud Services is a PaaS environment and can be used to create scalable applications and services; there are specific software development kits (SDKs) provided by Microsoft for Python, Java, Node.js and .NET. Azure also has file and storage services, data management, analytics and DNS services.