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Networking in Red Hat OpenShift for Windows

Hello again, Today we will be drilling into a more complex topic following the introduction to Red Hat OpenShift for Windows on premises two weeks ago. We will expand into the networking layer of the architecture that we have chosen ... continue reading

Get up to speed with Azure HDInsight: The comprehensive guide

Azure HDInsight is an easy, cost-effective, enterprise-grade service for open source analytics. With HDInsight, you get managed clusters for various Apache big data technologies, such as Spark, MapReduce, Kafka, Hive, HBase, Storm and ML Services backed by a 99.9% SLA ... continue reading

How to Run scripts on Azure Virtual Machines with the Run Command

I often need to run a simple task or retrieve information from an Azure VM. Most of the time I want to do so without creating an RDP or SSH session, exposing a WinRM or SSH port, and in some ... continue reading
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Update 1810 for Configuration Manager current branch is now available

Update 1810 for Configuration Manager current branch is now available. In this release we have focused on simplification of your Configuration Manager infrastructure and added functionality to make it easier to stay up to date with Windows and Office. We ... continue reading
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Azure Cosmos DB and multi-tenant systems

In this blog post, we will discuss how to build a multi-tenant system on Azure Cosmos DB. Azure Cosmos DB itself is a multi-tenant PaaS offering on Microsoft Azure. Building a multi-tenant system on another multi-tenant system can be challenging, ... continue reading

Turkey Day Mailbag

Hello Networking Enthusiasts – Tomorrow, the US will celebrate Thanksgiving and since we’re so close to a holiday we decided to keep this week’s blog fairly simple and answer some common questions and information we’ve seen over the last few ... continue reading
Diagnostic Data for Synchronous Statistics Update Blocking

Diagnostic Data for Synchronous Statistics Update Blocking

Consider the following query execution scenario: You execute a SELECT query that triggers an automatic synchronous statistics update. The synchronous statistics update begins execution and your query waits (is essentially blocked) until the fresh statistics are generated. The query compilation ... continue reading
Static Data Masking

Static Data Masking for Azure SQL Database and SQL Server

The SQL Security team is pleased to share the public preview release of Static Data Masking. Static Data Masking is a data protection feature that helps users sanitize sensitive data in a copy of their SQL databases. Use cases Static ... continue reading
Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Azure SQL Data Warehouse introduces new productivity and security capabilities

SQL Data Warehouse continues to provide a best in class price to performance offering, leading others in TPC-H and TPC-DS benchmarks based on independent testing. As a result, we are seeing customers, including more than 50 percent of Fortune 1000 ... continue reading