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Support for System Center Endpoint Protection for Mac and Linux Ends December 31, 2018

System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) customers should be aware that Microsoft will end support for the product when protecting Mac and Linux platforms. According to the company… Support for System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) for Mac and Linux (all versions) ends on December 31, 2018. Availability of new virus definitions for SCEP for Mac and SCEP for Linux may be discontinued after the end of support. This discontinuation may occur without notice. If you are using any version of SCEP for Mac or SCEP for Linux, plan to migrate to a replacement endpoint protection product for Mac and Linux clients. Microsoft will not provide a replacement protection product for Linux but will offer ESET Endpoint Security for Mac users.  

Microsoft Releases First Sysinternals Tool for Linux, More on the Way

How serious is Microsoft about Linux? Apparently, serious enough to be working on Sysinternals utilities for the open-source operating system. Microsoft has already released Procdump for Linux and is currently working on Procman.   We’re working on Procmon for Linux as we speak! pic.twitter.com/WSqRxbh1ir — Mario Hewardt (@MarioHewardt) November 4, 2018

Microsoft Replacing Windows with Linux for PowerShell in the Cloud

Some saw this coming all along, but others thought it just wouldn’t happen. Microsoft is a Windows company, right? PowerShell for Azure is going all Linux, based on PowerShell Core 6. To ensure the best command-line tools experience while using Azure Cloud Shell, the PowerShell experience will be switching to a Linux container running PowerShell Core 6. This change will enable a consistent toolset experience across the PowerShell and Bash experiences in Cloud Shell. According to the announcement post, this will also help improve PowerShell performance. And, about Windows… In Azure Cloud Shell, there will no longer be a Windows-based experience. Since most of the operations from Cloud Shell happens against some service endpoints and there is little to no need to manage things in...

Understanding the Windows Subsystem for Linux

Kevin will be joined by Tara Raj to discuss the latest improvements for Web and Backend Developers in the next Windows 10 update. Tara and Kevin will discuss Windows Subsystem for Linux, Native Command Line tools you have been asking for and Virtualization on Windows with Hyper-V.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in Dallas, Texas in 2018!

The Future of Windows is Linux

Much has been said already about Microsoft’s move to push Windows to a second-class citizen within the company’s services economy, predicated by the announcement of the departure of Terry Myerson last month. See: Terry Myerson Out as Microsoft Rethinks Windows Terry Myerson Issues His Farewell Post on LinkedIn Many have speculated exactly what it means that focus on Windows has now officially been communicated to be waning. We’ve actually known this for some time. In fact, the beginning of the end of Windows began when Satya Nadella was chosen the helm the company. Satya came from the Server and Cloud side of the business. His selection meant that the board believed that only by moving ahead full steam into the cloud could help the company shed its stagnate image created ...

Microsoft Patching Linux

Did you notice this month that Microsoft has started patching Linux? Microsoft recently began distributing the Windows Subsystem for Linux inside its OS platform. The Patch Tuesday for this month (August 2017) marks the first time the company has had to deliver a security patch for its own Linux subsystem. CVE-2017-8622 | Windows Subsystem for Linux Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Does this make patching even more complicated? Does this add additional complexity to the patching processes already in place for organizations? Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Using SQL Server on Linux for the Tachyon Databases

Sponsored A guide to using SQL Server on Linux for the Tachyon databases. After installation of SQL Server, then what? How can you integrate Tachyon? This guide will help. Why Would I Try This Out? First of all, let’s emphasize that running the Tachyon databases on Linux is not supported by 1E. However, “not supported” doesn’t mean “it won’t work.” Rather, it means “don’t call us if it doesn’t work.” When I found out that Microsoft had released SQL Server on Linux I thought that it would be a valuable experience to spend a small amount of time trying it out, mainly to satisfy my curiosity about how well it would work and how easy or difficult it would be. Installing SQL Server on Linux The documentation pages (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/linux/sql-server-linux-setup) describ...

Setting up SQL Server High-Availability between Windows and Linux with SQL Server 2017

Tobias and Slava are back in the studio in this awesome video to show high-availability with SQL Server 2017 between Windows and Linux. After spending a few minutes discussing the background, thought process, discussions that went on trying to determine if this was even possible, and the applicable scenarios, Tobias jumps right into the demo [06:20] to show that yes, Virginia, it is possible, and that it is quite easy to create and configure Availability Groups on both Windows and Linux.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Windows Tip: Preparing Windows 10 to Install Linux from the Windows Store

From the myITforum Tip Line… Microsoft has made various editions of Linux available in the Windows Store, but prior to installing these platforms, a change must be made to the Windows 10 settings… Locate the “Turn Windows features on or off” applet in Control Panel and select “Windows Subsystem for Linux,” and then click or tap “OK” This can also be adjusted by using the following PowerShell script (in an elevated PowerShell cmd window) Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux Currently available Linux options: Ubuntu Fedora and Suse should be available soon.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Franc...

Linux and iTunes Coming to the Windows Store

In a bevy of expected announcements on day 2 of BUILD 2017, including the formal reveal that the next big version of Windows 10 will be called “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update,”  Microsoft also delivered some unexpected tidbits – and if hell isn’t freezing over today, its possible that it never will. Those two unexpected announcements: iTunes is coming to the Windows Store by the end of this year. Windows users will get the complete iTunes experience, including Apple Music and the iTunes Store, as well as support for iPhone and other Apple devices on any Windows 10 or Windows 10 S PC. Microsoft has simplified the install of Ubuntu by bringing it to the Windows Store. Microsoft also announced it is working with SUSE Linux and Fedora Linux running on the Windows Subsy...

SQL Server v.Next Prevew 1.4 Now Available

Microsoft is steadily putting together new features and enhancements for its next edition of SQL Server. A lot of the enhancements coming are around SQL Server running on Linux. The company has delivered version 1.4 of the customer technical preview. With this version… You can now schedule jobs using the SQL Server Agent for Linux The sqlcmd and bcp command line utilities are now included in the Docker Hub image SQL Server Analysis Services and SQL Server Reporting Services developer tools now support Visual Studio 2017   Get the preview here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-sql-server-vnext-ctp Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Microsoft Makes Clear Linux OS Available in the Azure Marketplace

Microsoft continues its march to court Linux users and lure them into its cloud utility, Azure. Today, we’re excited to announce the availability of Clear Linux* OS for Intel® Architecture in Azure Marketplace. Clear Linux OS is a free, open source Linux distribution built from the ground up for cloud and data center environments and tuned to maximize the performance and value of Intel architecture. Full announcement: Announcing the availability of Clear Linux* OS in Azure Marketplace Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

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