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@MS_Ignite Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 Sessions #Winserv #Sysctr #Ignite2016

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On Monday September 26 – 30, 2016, Microsoft Ignite Event will Kick off !🙂

Here you will find the Sessions for

Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016

Microsoft Ignite is Sold Out, but you can Watch it Live !

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microsoft_ignite_2016_atlantaand here you find the Home page of Ignite

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Free EBook Fundamentals of #Azure Second Edition #Cloud

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Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure, Second Edition

Michael S. Collier and Robin E. Shahan

The “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series helps you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. This book covers the fundamentals of Azure you need to start developing solutions right away. It concentrates on the features of the Azure platform that you are most likely to need to know rather than on every feature and service available on the platform. This book also provides several walkthroughs you can follow to learn how to create VMs and virtual networks, websites and storage accounts, and so on. In many cases, real-world tips are included to help you get the most out of your Azure experience. In addition to its coverage of core Azure services, the book discusses common tools useful in creating and managing Azure-based solutions

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Are you Ready for #TechDaysNL 4 and 5 October 2016 #Azure #HybridCloud #DevOps #Linux

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Join Microsoft TechDays 2016 in Amsterdam !

Use the Cool TechDays app 2016 for all the information and sessions of this Awesome Event :

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There will be Great Speakers to Join and Corey Sanders will do the Keynote and Cool sessions about Microsoft Azure.

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Here you find all the great TechDays 2016 Sessions

Hope to Meet you all at Microsoft TechDays 2016 in Amsterdam😉

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#Microsoft Operations Management Suite #Automation and Control #MSOMS #Azure

Learn how OMS Automation gives you control across your IT environment to automate repetitive and complex tasks, create workflows and runbooks.

Here you can sign in for your free OMS subscription to try it your self

Here you can find the Microsoft Technical Documentation of MSOMS

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Deploying Storage Spaces Direct with #SCVMM #S2D #Hyperv

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Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview introduces Storage Spaces Direct, which enables building highly available storage systems with local storage. Then, this storage can be leveraged by VM”s running on the same cluster (hyperconverged deployment) or the storage can be exported as a File Share (disaggregated deployment). The hyper-converged deployment scenario has the Hyper-V (compute) and Storage Spaces Direct (storage) components on the same cluster. Virtual machine’s files are stored on local CSVs. This allows for simultaneously scaling both Hyper-V compute clusters and the storage it is using. Once Storage Spaces Direct is configured and the CSV volumes are available, configuring and provisioning Hyper-V is the same process and uses the same tools that you would use with any other Hyper-V deployment on a failover cluster

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Here you can read the Complete Document about Deploying Storage Spaces Direct with VMM

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Guarded Fabric Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2016 TP5 #Winserv #SCVMM #Hyperv #HGS

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This document provides guidance for deploying guarded hosts and shielded virtual machines (VMs). The systems described in this document must run:

  • Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 (build #14300)
  • Optionally, a fabric management system such as Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) in System Center 2016 Technical Preview 5.

This document provides guidance for the deployment of a guarded fabric, that is, the Host Guardian Service (HGS) plus guarded hosts, on which shielded VMs can run. With a guarded fabric, hosting providers and private cloud operators can offer their tenant administrators greater protections for tenant virtual machines, decreasing the risks from malware or from compromised storage, networks, and host administrators. You should consider a guarded fabric as one element in your overall security strategy.

Here you can download The Guarded Fabric Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2016 TP5

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#Microsoft System Center Management Packs (CTP1) for #SQL Server #Sysctr #MSOMS

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The new features and fixes introduced in CTP1 management packs are as follows:

New SQL Server 2008/2008 R2/2012 MP Features and Fixes

  • Added support for databases stored on SMB Shares
  • Fixed error logging in a script for Blocking Sessions monitor
  • SQL 2005 MP files were excluded from the installer
  • Fixed issue: CPU Usage monitor & rule did not work for SQL Server cluster instance
  • Fixed issue: connection to an SQL Server instance was not closing when the destination was wrong
  • Fixed Non-Readable Replica detection (Always On)
  • Made detection condition stricter for DB User Policy event-based discovery: added management group name
  • Made detection condition stricter for Script Failed alerting rule: added management group name

New SQL Server 2014/2016 MP Features and Fixes

  • Memory-Optimized Data Garbage Collection Fill Factor monitor and rule were disabled by default
  • Memory-Optimized Data workflows were disabled for all SQL Server instances, except for Developer, Enterprise, and Evaluation editions
  • Fixed issue: CPU Usage monitor & rule did not work for SQL Server cluster instance
  • Fixed issue: connection to an SQL Server instance was not closing when the destination was wrong
  • Fixed issue: in some cases, Set Database Online/Offline tasks did not work for databases of SQL Server 2016 cluster instance
  • Made detection condition stricter for DB User Policy event-based discovery: added management group name
  • Made detection condition stricter for Script Failed alerting rule: added management group name

For more details, please refer to the user guides that can be downloaded along with the corresponding Management Packs.

The Operations Manager team encourages you to provide any feedbacks on the management packs by sending them to sqlmpsfeedback@microsoft.com

Creating Datacenter and Instance Dashboards

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With this System Center Management Pack CTP1 for SQL Server there is also an Awesome SQL Server Dashboard Guide to help you
building your own Dashboards in SCOM.

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Here you can download the System Center Management Pack CTP1 for SQL Server and the Documentation.

 

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