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Migrating to Azure SQL Database with Zero Downtime for Read-Only Workloads

Special thanks to MSAsset engineering team’s Peter Liu (Senior Software Engineer) and Shail Batra (Principal Software Engineering Manager) for sharing their migration story with the Azure SQL Database product team. Microsoft uses an internally written service called MSAsset to manage ... continue reading

How to Build a SANless SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance in Google Cloud Platform

If you are going to host SQL Server on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) you will want to make sure it is highly available. One of the best and most economical ways to do that is to build a SQL ... continue reading

Asynchronous refresh with the REST API for Azure Analysis Services

Azure Analysis Services unlocks datasets with potentially billions of rows for non-technical business users to perform interactive analysis. Such large datasets can benefit from features such as asynchronous refresh. We are pleased to introduce the REST API for Azure Analysis ... continue reading

Azure #CosmosDB: Recap of 2017

It was a pretty amazing year for Azure Cosmos DB, highlighted by the launch of the service, the preview and general availability of Graph, Table APIs, MongoDB API, native Spark connector and many other awesome capabilities. There were breakthroughs in ... continue reading

Survey: Storage Replica “Lite”

Hey folks, Ned here again. Are you interested in a reduced cost but reduced functionality version of Storage Replica? We are too. Come take a 2-minute survey: https://aka.ms/srlite1 Ned “this survey promises nothing” Pyle ... continue reading

What’s brewing in Visual Studio Team Services: December 2017 Digest

This month I have a lot to cover. Since my last post, we’ve shipped three sprints of features, and we had a very successful Connect(); event in November. Let’s dive right in. Connect(); The Connect(); conference highlights developer tools like ... continue reading

Azure Analysis Services integration with Azure Diagnostic Logs

We are pleased to announce that Azure Analysis Services is integrated with Azure Monitor Resource Diagnostic Logs. Diagnostic logging is a key feature for IT owned BI implementations. We have taken steps to ensure you can confidently run diagnostic logging ... continue reading

Azure SQL Databases Disaster Recovery 101

Why should I care? As a PaaS service, Azure SQL provides automated backup for all databases. It allows customers to recover their data from system or human errors and restores the databases to any point in time during the retention ... continue reading

Modernize your applications across on-premise and cloud with the Microsoft Data Accelerator Program

Your customers are demanding the latest innovations in every solution you deliver. How do you make sure that your apps meet — and exceed — your customers’ expectations? Leverage the Microsoft Data Accelerator Program, an efficient and reliable upgrade service, ... continue reading
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