Microsoft Workloads on AWS

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Automate downgrading SQL Server to Developer edition on Amazon EC2

In this blog post, we will show you how to automate the process of downgrading from Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise or Standard edition to SQL Server Developer edition to save cost. Introduction Every day, customers benefit from the cost savings, scalability, performance, and ease of management of running SQL Server on AWS. Deploying SQL Server […]

Monitor Microsoft SharePoint Server using Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights

Introduction In this blog post, I will demonstrate how to configure Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights for a Microsoft SharePoint farm. Management and governance are important aspects of any workload, whether it is running on-premises or in the AWS Cloud. In this context, management refers to performing defined actions, either automated or manual, to make sure […]

How to generate TLS certificates for a highly available Remote Desktop Gateway Farm

Introduction In this blog post, I am going to show you how to generate, import, test, and troubleshoot a properly created Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate for a Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) farm. Secure management of your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances for Microsoft Windows Server is a top priority for any […]

Accelerate Remote Desktop Gateway deployments with AWS Launch Wizard

Introduction In this blog post, I am going to show you how easy it is to deploy a secure infrastructure to manage your Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) instances for Microsoft Windows Server through the automation provided by AWS Launch Wizard. AWS Launch Wizard offers a guided way of sizing, configuring, and deploying AWS resources […]

Deciding where to host .NET applications on AWS

With Amazon Web Services (AWS), you have three main types of compute to choose from: instances, containers, and function-as-a-service. While all of them can be used to host .NET applications, choosing the right type can help you achieve the best possible architecture for your application. In this blog post, I review a few common types […]

How to migrate a large-scale SQL Server database over low bandwidth using AWS Application Migration Service

In this blog post, we will demonstrate how to migrate a Microsoft SQL Server database on a low bandwidth network using AWS Application Migration Service (AWS MGN), AWS Snowcone, and SQL Server Log Shipping technology. Customers use different migration strategies to lift-and-shift their on-premises SQL Server workloads to the AWS Cloud. One of those approaches […]

Year in review 2023: AWS for Microsoft workloads

Year in review 2023: AWS for Microsoft workloads

Celebrating 15 years of running Microsoft workloads in the cloud, longer than any other major cloud provider Before we wrap up 2023, I wanted to capture some of the highlights of the year—so I reached out to my esteemed colleague, Rajesh Rathod. Rajesh is an Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (Amazon EC2) product leader who has […]

How to manually downgrade SQL Server Enterprise edition to Developer edition on AWS and save on licensing costs

In this blog post, we will show you how to downgrade Microsoft SQL Server instances from Enterprise edition to Developer edition on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. This post is especially useful if there are a single digit number of SQL Server instances to be downgraded. In our next blog post, we will […]

Use custom attributes for Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC) with Microsoft Entra ID and AWS IAM Identity Center

In this blog post, you will learn how to use custom attributes for Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC) with Microsoft Entra ID (formerly known as Azure Active Directory) as the single sign-on (SSO) identity provider integrated with AWS IAM Identity Center (formerly known as AWS SSO). ABAC allows you to control access or fine-grained permissions to […]

Exporting the Windows Failover Cluster log to CloudWatch

In this deep-dive blog post, we will go through a step-by-step guide on how to capture Windows Failover Cluster Event Viewer logs using Amazon CloudWatch agent and send alerts using Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS). Introduction Windows Event Viewer logs are a crucial aspect of monitoring and troubleshooting Windows systems. However, manually reviewing these […]