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Resumable Online Index Create is in public preview for Azure SQL DB

We are delighted to announce that Resumable Online Index Create (ROIC) is now available for public preview in Azure SQL DB. The feature allows the ability to pause an index create operation and resume it later from where the index ... continue reading

Azure Search is now certified for several levels of compliance

Compliance is an important factor for customers when looking at software and services as they look to meet their own compliance obligations across regulated industries and markets worldwide. For example, ISO 27001 certification is a security standard that provides a ... continue reading

Use Azure Data Lake Analytics to query AVRO data from IoT Hub

Recently a customer asked me how to read blob data produced from the routing capability of Azure IoT Hub. To provide this customer with a complete answer, I put together a step-by-step guide that I am happy to share with ... continue reading
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Explore SaaS analytics with Azure SQL Database, SQL Data Warehouse, Data Factory, and Power BI

Continuing our series of tutorials on SaaS application patterns with SQL Database, we are delighted to announce an additional cross tenant analytics tutorial. This new tutorial shows how to extract and load tenant data into Azure SQL Data Warehouse (SQL ... continue reading
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Azure #CosmosDB: Secure, private, compliant

Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft's globally distributed, multi-model database. Azure Cosmos DB enables you to elastically and independently scale throughput and storage across any number of Azure's geographic regions with a single click. It offers throughput, latency, availability, and consistency ... continue reading

ConfigMgr 1702: Adding a new Secondary Replica to an existing SQL AO AG

Hello everyone, Our colleague Umair Kahn has a helpful post on his blog where he and Sean Mahoney walk through adding a new secondary replica node to an existing SQL Server Always On availability group for a primary site server ... continue reading
Monitoring Large DPM Deployments with SCOM

Monitoring Large DPM Deployments with SCOM

DPM can backup a variety of workloads as SQL, SharePoint, Exchange, Hyper-V VMs, File Servers, among others. One way to monitor the DPM servers centrally is using SCOM. In this blog, our guest, John Joyner, talks about leveraging Central Console ... continue reading