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Microsoft: Defending Against PowerShell Attacks

Microsoft
The security industry is ablaze with news about how PowerShell is being used by both commodity malware and attackers alike. Surely there’s got to be a way to defend yourself against these attacks!There absolutely is. PowerShell is – by far – the most securable and security-transparent shell, scripting language, or programming language available. Our recommendations are: […]

Microsoft: Container Images are now out for Windows Server version 1709!

Microsoft
With the release of Windows Server version 1709 also come Windows Server Core and Nano Server base OS container images. It is important to note that while older versions of the base OS container images will work on a newer host (with Hyper-V isolation), the opposite is not true. Container images based on Windows Server […]

Five Ways Your Software-Defined Storage Platform Just Got Better

DataCore
Got data? Of course, you do. The IoT, artificial intelligence, digital transformation and cognitive computing are just a few new sources that are creating higher volumes and types of data that must be easily stored, managed and accessed in your data storage infrastructure. Becoming a top-performer in business demands a high-performance enterprise data center built […]

Microsoft Licensing on AWS – Video

Amazon Web Services
You have a variety of options for using new and existing Microsoft software licenses on the AWS Cloud. By purchasing Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) or Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) license-included instances, you get new, fully compliant Windows Server and SQL Server licenses from AWS. Your existing licenses may be used on […]

Gartner: The Era of Microsoft on Windows-Only Is Over – OMG

Gartner
  On 25-Sep-2017 at Ignite, Microsoft announced general availability of SQL Server 2017, now supporting both Windows and Linux platforms, as well as support for containers. It can now book revenue for a product already widely used by early release customers. What does this imply for the $34.4 billion database management system (DBMS) Market? Over the years, Microsoft has grown SQL Server […]

Amazon EC2 instances now support Microsoft SQL Server 2017

Amazon Web Services
Amazon EC2 now supports Microsoft SQL Server 2017, the most recent release of Microsoft SQL Server. With this release, your Microsoft SQL Server 2017 workloads can take advantage of the scale, performance, and elasticity of the AWS Cloud. You can deploy SQL Server 2017 Always-On Availability Groups across multiple AWS Availability Zones (“AZs”) for enhanced […]

Microsoft: DHCP 2016 and 2012 R2 Management Pack Release

Microsoft
We are listening to customers’ requests on User Voice. The issues reported on DHCP MP have been rectified and we have released a new version of the MP. You can download the Microsoft System Center Management Pack for Windows Server DHCP 2016 here and DHCP 2012 R2 MP here. The MP has below fixes DHCP […]

Microsoft Announces New Azure VM images: SQL Server 2017 on Linux and Windows

Microsoft
We are excited to announce that SQL Server 2017 images on Linux and Windows are now available in the Azure Marketplace! Deploying SQL Server in Azure VMs combines the industry-leading performance and security, built-in artificial intelligence, and business intelligence of SQL Server, now available on both Linux and Windows, with the flexibility, security, and hybrid […]

Microsoft on What’s new with Microsoft Intune and System Center Configuration Manager @ Ignite 2017

Microsoft
Organizations are continuing to experience an increasing number of devices and cloud services that are being used by their employees. While this allows people to achieve more at work, it also requires IT to enable and support new and more complex scenarios with the same budget and resources. Organizations are looking for a solution that […]

Getting Caught Up What Happened In September 2017

Greg Schulz
Getting Caught Up, What Happened In September? Seems like just yesterday it was the end of August with the start of VMworld in Las Vegas, now its the end of September and Microsoft Ignite in Orlando is wrapping up. Microsoft has made several announcements this week at Ignite including Azure cloud related, AI, IoT, Windows […]

Exciting new things for Docker with Windows Server 17.09

Docker
What a difference a year makes… last September, Microsoft and Docker launched Docker Enterprise Edition (EE), a Containers-as-a-Service platform for IT that manages and secures diverse applications across disparate infrastructures, for Windows Server 2016. Since then we’ve continued to work together and Windows Server 1709 contains several enhancements for Docker customers. Docker Enterprise Edition Preview […]

Gartner: The Era of Microsoft on Windows-Only Is Over – OMG

Gartner
On 25-Sep-2017 at Ignite, Microsoft announced general availability of SQL Server 2017, now supporting both Windows and Linux platforms, as well as support for containers. It can now book revenue for a product already widely used by early release customers. What does this imply for the $34.4 billion database management system (DBMS) Market? Over the years, Microsoft has grown SQL Server revenue […]

Microsoft: Faster releases for a faster world – First semi-annual release of Windows Server

Microsoft
September is always an exciting month for those of us at Microsoft who work in the Windows Server business. September means Ignite, which is always packed with opportunities to connect with great customers and unveil exciting announcements. And this year is no exception! Today we are excited to announce the launch of the first release […]

Microsoft: Docker’s routing mesh available with Windows Server version 1709

Microsoft
The Windows Core Networking team, along with our friends at Docker, are thrilled to announce that support for Docker’s ingress routing mesh will be supported with Windows Server version 1709. Ingress routing mesh is part of swarm mode–Docker’s built-in orchestration solution for containers. Swarm mode first became available on Windows early this year, along with […]

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