Scale-Out File Server Improvements in Windows Server 2019

Failover Clustering Scale-Out File Server was first introduced in Windows Server 2012 to take advantage of Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV).  SOFS works in conjunction with Server Message Block (SMB), so as SMB has been updated through the newer versions, so has Scale-Out File Server.  There are several enhancements that I wanted to bring to light…


Change size of Azure SQL Managed Instance using PowerShell

Azure SQL Managed Instance is fully-managed SQL Server Database Engine hosted in Azure cloud. With Managed Instance you can easily add/remove cores associated to the instance and change the reserved size of the instance. You can use PowerShell to easily manage size of the instance and automate this process.


Announcing Entity Framework Core 2.1

This post was written by Arthur Vickers, Engineering Manager on the Entity Framework Team. Today we are excited to announce the release of Entity Framework (EF) Core 2.1. This is the latest production-ready release of our open-source and cross-platform data access technology. We are releasing today alongside .NET Core 2.1 and ASP.NET Core 2.1. EF…


Integrating Angular Unit Tests With Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) Using Headless Chrome and Puppeteer

In the following post, Premier Developer Consultant Wael Kdouh expands on a previous post and demonstrates how you can run unit tests using headless Chrome and utilize Puppeteer to install Chrome on your CI server. In a previous post, I showed you how to Integrate Angular Unit Tests with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). Whereas…


Postmortem: Global VSTS availability issues – 22 May 2018

Customer Impact: On 22 May 2018, Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) experienced a major incident across multiple regions between 15:00 and 16:55 UTC.  An event in a Western European scale unit of the Team Foundation Service (TFS), caused a chain reaction that sporadically took other TFS scale units offline in other regions.  Based on our…


Add a bit of machine learning to your Windows application thanks to WinML

[Updated on 11/07/2018] WinML APIs are now out from the preview and, as such, many things in this post aren’t valid anymore. You can read an updated version here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/appconsult/2018/11/06/upgrade-your-winml-application-to-the-latest-bits/ Disclaimer! I’m a complete rookie in the Machine Learning space But the purpose of this post is exactly to show how also an amateur like me…


Azure Log Analytics: Disk Space Usage ; Part 3

Azure Log Analytics: Disk Space Usage ; Part 3 Category    Log Analytics Syntax v2 ; OMS Syntax As promised here is Part 3 Part 1: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ukhybridcloud/2017/12/08/azure-log-analytics-disk-space-usage/ Part 2: http://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ukhybridcloud/2018/05/17/azure-log-analytics-disk-space-usage-part-2/ Part 3: this post In this post we’ll look at Trends and doing an estimate. My query now looks like the one further down this article (see…

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Azure Log Analytics: Disk Space Usage – Part 2

  My previous post on this topic is one of the most viewed (according to our blog analytics in the last week).   So I thought it was time to share some extra queries that you many find helpful. Please see the previous post, Part 1: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ukhybridcloud/2017/12/08/azure-log-analytics-disk-space-usage/ Part3: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ukhybridcloud/2018/05/18/azure-log-analytics-disk-space-usage-part-3/ The original query I produced was this: //…


Microsoft ストア アプリ版 Office 2016 (Centennial) での開発 – その1 – (DLL の読み込み)

※ この記事は以下の Office サポート フォーラムに移行しました。 https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/ja-JP/40e7a626-34ce-4508-84d6-af68b69612ce/microsoft-office-2016-centennial-1-dll-   こんにちは、Office 開発サポート チームの中村です。久しぶりの投稿になります。 このタイトルの記事では、新しい提供方法である「Microsoft ストア版 Office 2016」における、これまでの Office との違いについて、Office 開発観点から記載していきたいと思います。今後もこのテーマでは何度か投稿することになると思いますが、今回はまず、DLL 読み込み動作の違いについて記載します。   1. Microsoft ストア版 Office 2016 とは? Office 開発観点の話の前に、そもそも、Microsoft ストア版 Office 2016 とはどういうものかを簡単に説明します。 Office 2016 には色々なライセンス契約方式がありますが、これは単に契約上のみの違いではなく、販売方法によって、Office アプリケーション自体も異なる仕組みで提供されています。現在、以下の 3 種類の提供形式があります。   1-1. クイック実行 (C2R) 形式 Office 365、市販パッケージ (FPP)、以前のプレインストール (PIPC) がこの提供形式です。また、MSDN サブスクリプション契約でダウンロードできる検証用の Office 2016 も (プロダクト キーの入力などの認証方式はボリュームライセンスに一見見えますが) クイック実行形式です。 インターネットなどからサイズの小さいインストーラをダウンロードして実行し、インストールの中で実行モジュールのダウンロード等を行います。最低限の準備ができると…


Creating Azure SQL Managed Instance using ARM templates

Azure API enables you to create Azure SQL Managed Instance using ARM templates. These are JSON objects that contain definition of resources that should be created. You can send these objects to the Azure REST API to automate creation of Azure SQL Managed Instance.