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June 20, 2018
Archive360's Archive2Azure previously supported file and message archiving. Now, users can archive Salesforce and healthcare data, among other elements, to the Azure cloud.
June 06, 2018
Microsoft's ongoing détente with the open source community advances with a deal to purchase GitHub, the world's largest open source code repository.
March 26, 2018
Windows Server 2019 will come with a number of enhancements to cater to administrators who want a tighter connection to the Azure cloud platform, Microsoft said.
August 25, 2016
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Packer is an open source tool that automates the Windows Server image building process to give administrators a consistent approach to create new VMs. Continue Reading
VHD File Set -- a file format new to Windows Server 2016 -- is helpful for IT administrators using guest clusters. Get up to speed on the basics and learn how to optimize it. Continue Reading
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Microsoft developed several improvements to Hyper-V Manager in Windows Server 2016. These new Hyper-V features improve VM management with added security and flexibility options. Continue Reading
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Windows Storage Spaces Direct can act like a hyper-converged system, but it's more do-it-yourself hyper-convergence, and may not offer all that you need in an HCI product. Continue Reading
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There isn't a set number of virtual processors you should configure for a Hyper-V VM, but there are steps you can take to ensure your workloads receive enough processor resources. Continue Reading
You can create and manage a Switch Embedded Team in Hyper-V using just a few PowerShell commands, but there are specific requirements and limitations you should be aware of. Continue Reading
Microsoft's Sysprep tool enables rapid Hyper-V VM configuration and deployment through image generalization. Use commands to speed up configuration and disaster recovery. Continue Reading
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Don't let Azure VMs rack up a huge monthly bill from Microsoft. Figure out your business needs, then adjust the options in Azure to minimize charges. Continue Reading
The hosted version of Microsoft's on-premises Rights Management Services offers data protection features without the complexity. Continue Reading
The latest iterations of Windows Server and Hyper-V have capabilities and features especially for building private clouds. Continue Reading