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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on March 19, 2019
Deploy and Configure Azure Firewall

Azure Firewall is a security service designed for Azure virtual network protection. Presented in 2018, the Firewall, as its name implies, helps to control inbound and outbound network traffic. With a feature-rich service like that, keeping your Azure network this secure has never been that easy!

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on December 27, 2018
Is Microsoft really considering an acquisition of Mellanox?

Mellanox, an Israeli company, is a leader when it comes to FPGAs and all kinds of programmable logic in the switches and NICs. The latter allow having 25Gbps at a cost and quality level traditional network companies won’t allow. Recently rumors about an acquisition of Mellanox by Microsoft began to circulate. The only decision assessment does not exist, as well as the determination of reasons for which Microsoft decided to take this move. Why does Microsoft want to buy Mellanox?

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Posted by Karim Buzdar on November 27, 2018
The Buzz about Windows Server 2019

In October 2018, Microsoft officially launched the newest version of Windows Server – Windows Server 2019, and earlier this month it became available to the public. Microsoft is known throughout the globe for its excellent software products, operating systems, computer systems, and other consumer electronics. Windows Server 2019 is the first and the only Microsoft product that went straight to general availability without going through the release to manufacturing (RTM) phase. But, did Windows Server 2019 satisfy the customers’ expectations? What are its main features? Let’s scrutinize from every angle.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on October 9, 2018
Windows Admin Center for Windows Server 2019 – Getting Started

Windows Server 2019 was released the 4th of October 2019. This was very expected and highly attended release of the latest Microsoft Server Operating system (OS). Microsoft has also released a new free utility called Windows Admin Center (WAC) which can manage your whole production environment via web-based console.

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Posted by Romain Serre on October 2, 2018
Deploy a virtual Kemp load-balancer appliance

Kemp provides a product called LoadMaster that provides a load balancer. Load Master is available in physical and virtual appliances. The virtual appliance is also called VLM (Virtual LoadMaster). LoadMaster can be deployed either in On-Prem and in Microsoft Azure. Today I wanted to show you how to deploy a VLM and the first configuration steps.

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Posted by Romain Serre on September 18, 2018
Migrate your file servers with Storage Migration Service

One new announced feature in Windows Server 2019 is Storage Migration Service (SMS). SMS enables to ease drastically the migration from a file server to another. Moreover, SMS is fully manageable from Windows Admin Center as Microsoft has released an extension for this feature.

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Posted by Romain Serre on August 30, 2018
In-Place upgrade domain controllers from Windows Server 2016 to Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2019 should be available in barely two months. So, first migration will start shortly after. By experience, I know that first feature customers ask for migrating is Active Directory. Therefore, I wanted to try In-Place Upgrade which has been improved in Windows Server 2019. To try this feature, I upgraded a forest that is handled by two domain controllers running on Windows Server 2016. It was not a “click and fun” process, but Microsoft has really improved the In-Place upgrade. Let’s take a look of how to migrate Windows Server 2016 DC to 2019.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on August 7, 2018
Working with Azure Container Instances

ACI lets you create Linux or Windows Containers without the need to deploy a Container host, so in other words, ACI is serverless, and it works like a charm! So in this article, I will describe how to create a simple Container using Azure Container Instances (ACI). In the first part, I will describe ACI using the Azure Portal and the command line, and in the second part, I will describe Azure Container Registry.

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Posted by Karim Buzdar on July 12, 2018
Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17709: A Brief Features Overview

Microsoft has recently released Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build which is the latest release of Windows Server vNext LTSC (Long-term servicing channel). This update contains Desktop Experience and Server Core in eighteen server languages. Also, it includes an English Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel release. And, that’s not all: the build includes the first Microsoft Hyper-V Server preview. In today’s post, we will talk about what to expect from this build, its known issues, and terms of use.

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Posted by Romain Serre on July 5, 2018
Why you should consider Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2019

For the first time, Microsoft made an online Windows Server Summit at June 26th 2019. Microsoft talked about hybrid cloud, security, cloud native application and hyperconverged solution. Some of the new features which are coming with Windows Server 2019 were unleashed. In this topic, I’d like to summary what are the new features and why you should consider Storage Spaces Direct for a new installation or to update your existing cluster.

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