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Get the Microsoft #Azure #DocumentDB #SQL query cheat sheet

DocumentDB Query

Azure DocumentDB lets you query JSON documents using familiar and friendly SQL syntax. If you know SQL, you can get up and running quickly with Azure DocumentDB – and we have an easy to print reference sheet to help you get started.

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RUN Windows Server 2016 TP3 and System Center 2016 TP3 VMM in Your LAB #Sysctr #SCVMM #Winserv #Hyperv

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Update your Microsoft Test LAB environment with Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 and with System Center 2016 TP3 and give
Microsoft feedback.

Here is the UserVoice of System Center Virtual Machine Manager

More information about Windows Server 2016 TP3 and System Center 2016 TP3 you can find here :

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Microsoft #AzureCon Event September 29, 2015 Join Now with @Azure Team

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Hear from the experts about the latest Azure innovation and easy-to-adopt solutions. Listen as customers take the stage to share their stories. Join live Q&As and interact with the architects and engineers who are building the latest features. Choose from more than 50 technical sessions—and accelerate your journey to the cloud.

Event Experience

AzureCon will include live, interactive and on-demand sessions. All of the content from AzureCon will be available on-demand after the event, so you can watch the sessions at your convenience.

  • Live keynotes delivered by Scott Guthrie, Jason Zander, Bill Staples, and other executives.
  • Interactive Q&As with keynote speakers, technical leaders, and partners.
  • Technical lap-around sessions presented by Mark Russinovich, Scott Hanselman, and other technical leaders.
  • More than 50 on-demand deep-dive technical sessions that drill into Azure features and capabilities led by members of our product team and community members. We will be sharing a view of these sessions in the coming weeks.

Local Experience

We encourage members of the Azure community to organize viewing parties in partnership with local Microsoft teams or Meetups to watch the live event as a group. This is a great opportunity to learn about the future of the Azure while meeting with other members of the community.

More information about AzureCon is available on our AzureCon website. We invite you to follow us on Twitter: @Azure and look out for our event hashtag #AzureCon to get the latest updates about the event.

Stay tuned for more AzureCon announcements and register today!

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What’s New in #HyperV Network Virtualization in Windows Server Technical Preview #SDN #SCVMM

This topic describes the Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) functionality that is new or changed in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview.

Updates in HNV


HNV offers enhanced support in the following areas:

Feature/Functionality New or improved Description
Programmable Hyper-V switch New HNV policy is programmable through the Microsoft Network Controller.
VXLAN encapsulation support New HNV now supports VXLAN encapsulation.
Software Load Balancer (SLB) interoperability New HNV is fully integrated with the Microsoft Software Load Balancer.
Compliant IEEE sEthernet header Improved Compliant with IEEE Ethernet standards

HNV is a fundamental building block of Microsoft’s updated Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution, and is fully integrated into the SDN stack.

Microsoft’s new Network Controller pushes HNV policies down to a Host Agent running on each host using Open vSwitch Database Management Protocol (OVSDB) as the SouthBound Interface (SBI). The Host Agent stores this policy using a customization of the VTEP schema and programs complex flow rules into a performant flow engine in the Hyper-V switch.

The flow engine inside the Hyper-V switch is the same as Microsoft Azure’s, which has been proven at hyper-scale in the Microsoft Azure public cloud. Additionally, the entire SDN stack up through the Network Controller, and Network Resource Provider (details coming soon) is consistent with Microsoft Azure, thus bringing the power of the Microsoft Azure public cloud to our enterprise and hosting service provider customers.

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For more information about OVSDB, see RFC 7047.

The Hyper-V switch supports both stateless and stateful flow rules based on simple “match action” within Microsoft’s flow engine.

Network Control

The Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network (VXLAN – RFC 7348) protocol has been widely adopted in the market place, with support from vendors like Cisco, Brocade, Dell, HP and others. Microsoft’s HNV also now supports this encapsulation scheme using MAC distribution mode through the Microsoft Network Controller to program mappings for tenant overlay network IP addresses (Customer Address – CA) to the physical underlay network IP addresses (Provider Address – PA). Both NVGRE and VXLAN Task Offloads are supported for improved performance through third-party drivers.

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview includes a software load balancer (SLB) with full support for virtual network traffic and seamless interaction with HNV. The SLB is implemented through the performant flow engine in the data plane v-Switch and controlled by the Network Controller for Virtual IP (VIP) / Dynamic IP (DIP) mappings.

HNV implements correct L2 Ethernet headers to ensure interoperability with third-party virtual and physical appliances that depend on industry-standard protocols. Microsoft ensures that all transmitted packets have compliant values in all fields to ensure this interoperability. In addition, support for Jumbo Frames (MTU > 1780) in the physical L2 network will be required to account for packet overhead introduced by encapsulation protocols (NVGRE, VXLAN) while ensuring guest Virtual Machines attached to an HNV Virtual Network maintain a 1514 MTU.


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What’s New in System Center Technical Preview 3 #Sysctr #SCVMM #SCDPM #SCOM

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What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 #Winserv #Hyperv #NanoServer

Windows Server 2016 TP3


  • Windows Server Containers: Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview now includes containers, which are an isolated, resource-controlled, and portable operating environment. They are an isolated place where an application can run without affecting the rest of the system or the system affecting the application. For some additional information on containers, see Containers: Docker, Windows and Trends.
  • What’s new in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server Technical Preview. Active Directory Domain Services includes improvements to help organizations secure Active Directory environments and provide better identity management experiences for both corporate and personal devices.
  • What’s New in Active Directory Federation Services. Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview includes new features that enable you to configure AD FS to authenticate users stored in Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directories. For more information, see Active Directory Federation Services Overview [Role/Tech Overview].
  • What’s New in Failover Clustering in Windows Server Technical Preview. This topic explains the new and changed functionality of Failover Clustering. A Hyper-V or Scale-out File Server failover cluster can now easily be upgraded without any downtime or need to build a new cluster with nodes that are running Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview.
  • What’s new in Hyper-V in Technical Preview. This topic explains the new and changed functionality of the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview, Client Hyper-V running on Windows 10, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server Technical Preview.
  • Windows Server Antimalware Overview for Windows Server Technical Preview. Windows Server Antimalware is installed and enabled by default in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview, but the user interface for Windows Server Antimalware is not installed. However, Windows Server Antimalware will update antimalware definitions and protect the computer without the user interface. If you need the user interface for Windows Server Antimalware, you can install it after the operating system installation by using the Add Roles and Features Wizard.
  • What’s New in Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2016. For the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview, the Remote Desktop Services team focused on improvements based on customer requests. We added support for OpenGL and OpenCL applications, and added MultiPoint Services as a new role in Windows Server.
  • What’s New in File and Storage Services in Windows Server Technical Preview. This topic explains the new and changed functionality of Storage Services. An update in storage quality of service now enables you to create storage QoS policies on a Scale-Out File Server and assign them to one or more virtual disks on Hyper-V virtual machines. Storage Replica is a new feature that enables synchronous replication between servers for disaster recovery, as well as stretching of a failover cluster for high availability..
  • What’s New in Web Application Proxy in Windows Server Technical Preview. The latest version of Web Application Proxy focuses on new features that enable publishing and preauthentication for more applications and improved user experience. Check out the full list of new features that includes preauthentication for rich client apps such as Exchange ActiveSync and wildcard domains for easier publishing of SharePoint apps.
  • What’s new in the Windows console. The underlying console host (Conhost.exe) has been updated in several ways, adding new and different functionality to the Windows command prompt, the Windows PowerShell prompt, and any other character-mode applications. For details, see What’s New in the Windows Console in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview and Console Improvements in the Windows 10 Technical Preview , but you should take note of these important changes:
    • The new console functionality is enabled by default. If an existing application doesn’t work properly with the new console, you can select Use legacy console on the Options tab and then restart your application. You can also control individual aspects of the new functionality with registry keys; see details at the linked topics.
    • Console windows can be resized dynamically with the mouse. This could cause issues with some console applications.
    • Quick Edit mode is enabled by default. If this conflicts with your application, you can disable it on the Options tab.
    • There are new keyboard shortcuts for copy, paste, and history navigation. If these conflict with your application, you can disable them on the Options tab (look for Enable CTRL key shortcuts and Extended test selection keys).
    • The default font type for new console windows is TrueType. You can still use raster fonts, but they won’t scale properly on some displays.
    • Text wraps and reflows by default when you resize a window. If necessary, you can disable this on the Layouts tab.
    • In some cases, after upgrade installation, fonts in the console window might be very small. To adjust this, use the Fonts tab.
  • What’s New in Windows PowerShell 5.0. Windows PowerShell 5.0 includes significant new features—including support for developing with classes, and new security features—that extend its use, improve its usability, and allow you to control and manage Windows-based environments more easily and comprehensively. Multiple new features in Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) are also described in this topic.
  • What’s New in Networking in Windows Server Technical Preview. With this topic you can discover information about new networking technologies, such as Network Controller and Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) Tunneling, and new features for existing technologies, including IP Address Management (IPAM), DNS, and DHCP. Detailed information about what’s new is available for these networking technologies:

If you have a MSDN Subscription you can download Windows Server 2016 TP3 here

Or via TechNet Evaluation Center