(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Online training for Azure Data Lake

Today’s Tip… We are pleased to announce the availability of new, free online training for Azure Data Lake. We’ve designed this training to get developers ramped up fast. It covers all the topics a developer needs to know to start being productive with big data and how to address the challenges of authoring, debugging, and…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Plan Backup and Disaster Recovery for Azure IaaS Disks

Today’s Tip… We recently posted an article explaining the Backup and DR for Azure Disks. We encourage Azure IaaS users to refer to this document for planning the right Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) methodology for their disks. Following are a few considerations. Durability of Azure Disks We are excited to report that Azure has…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Azure Network Watcher introduces Connectivity Check (Preview

Today’s Tip… Diagnosing network connectivity and performance issues in the cloud can be a challenge as your network evolves in complexity. We are pleased to announce the preview of a new feature to check network connectivity in a variety of scenarios when using VM. The Azure Network Watcher Connectivity Check feature helps to drastically reduce…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Free e-book: The Ultimate Guide to Windows Server 2016

Today’s Tip… Take advantage of IT innovation while reducing security risks and disruptions. With Windows Server 2016, get new layers of security, datacenter efficiency, and agility in application development backed by Microsoft Azure, one of the world’s largest cloud datacenters. Download the free e-book to learn about the latest technology in Windows Server 2016 and…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Microsoft announces Windows 10 Workstation edition for power users

Today’s tip… Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is a high-end edition of Windows 10 Pro, comes with unique support for server grade PC hardware and is designed to meet demanding needs of mission critical and compute intensive workloads. The value of Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is directly aligned to increase the performance and reliability…

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Tip of the Day: Avoiding Common PIN Patterns in Windows Hello

Today’s tip… Have you ever encountered the following warning when creating a new PIN for Windows Hello? If so, have you ever wondered what logic is used to distinguish a “common PIN pattern”? Common number patterns are PINs that have the same difference between multiple digits in the PIN. For example, in 123456 the difference…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Online training for Azure Data Lake

Today’s tip… We are pleased to announce the availability of new, free online training for Azure Data Lake. We’ve designed this training to get developers ramped up fast. It covers all the topics a developer needs to know to start being productive with big data and how to address the challenges of authoring, debugging, and…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Public preview of disaster recovery for Azure IaaS virtual machines

Today’s tip… You can now easily replicate and protect IaaS based applications running on Azure to a different Azure region of your choice within a geographical cluster without deploying any additional infrastructure components or software appliances in your subscription. This new capability, along with Azure Backup for IaaS virtual machines, allows you to create a…

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