(SCCM) Tip of the Day: System Center Updates Publisher adds support for new OSes

Today’s tip… SCUP (System Center Updates Publisher) enables independent software vendors or line-of-business application developers to manage custom updates. Using SCUP, you can: Import updates from external catalogs (non-Microsoft update catalogs). Modify update definitions including applicability, and deployment metadata. Export updates to external catalogs. Publish updates to an update server. An updated version of System…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Turn your whiteboard sketches to working code in seconds with Sketch2Code

Today’s tip… Introducing Sketch2Code, a web based solution that uses AI to transform a handwritten user interface design from a picture to a valid HTML markup code. User interface design process involves a lot a creativity that starts on a whiteboard where designers share ideas. Once a design is drawn, it is usually captured within…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: General availability of instance size flexibility for Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances

Today’s tip… Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances is a new feature that makes your reserved instance purchasing and management even simpler by applying reservation discounts to different virtual machine (VM) sizes within the same VM group. With instance size flexibility, you don’t have to deploy the exact same VM size to get the benefit of…

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Tip of the Day: Bringing Device Support to Windows Containers

Today’s tip… I’m really excited about today’s tip. Why? Because it’s nerdy coolness and I like it! Oh, and it also represents a great leap forward in the support of Ccontainer technologies on the Windows platform. Summary When we introduced containers to Windows with the release of Windows Server 2016, our primary goal was to…

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Tip of the Day: OpenSSH, Tar, and Curl

Today’s tip… In keeping with the PowerShell-Linux vibe begun in yesterday’s tip, let’s highlight some of the other 1709/1803 work by the PowerShell team that you may have missed.   OpenSSH Beta introduced on v1709 OpenSSH is a collection of client/server utilities that enable secure remote login, remote file transfer, and public/private key pair management….

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Announcing VNet service endpoints general availability for MySQL and PostgreSQL

Today’s tip… We recently made Azure database services for MySQL and PostgreSQL generally available. These services offer the community versions of MySQL and PostgreSQL with built-in high availability, a 99.99 percent availability SLA, elastic scaling for performance, and industry-leading security and compliance on Azure. Since general availability, we have continued to bring new features and…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Just-In-Time VM Access from the virtual machine blade

Today’s tip… We are excited to announce the public preview of configuring Just-In-Time VM Access from the virtual machine blade to make it even easier for you to reduce your exposure to threats. Just-In-Time VM Access helps you control the time that the ports on your virtual machines are open. It leverages network security group…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Update Management: Reboot control

Today’s tip… Update Management has added a new option for update deployments. When you edit or create a new update deployment, there’s a field called Reboot options. You can use these to control if and when a machine will reboot. To learn more about this new capability, visit the documentation page.

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