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Monitoring performance of natively compiled stored procedures – database-scoped configuration options

We just added new database-scoped configuration options that will help with monitoring performance of natively compiled stored procedures. The new options XTP_PROCEDURE_EXECUTION_STATISTICS and XTP_QUERY_EXECUTION_STATISTICS are available now in Azure SQL Database, and will be available in the next major release ... continue reading
Troubleshooting Active Directory Based Activation (ADBA) clients that do not activate

Troubleshooting Active Directory Based Activation (ADBA) clients that do not activate

Hello everyone! My name is Mike Kammer, and I have been a Platforms PFE with Microsoft for just over two years now. I recently helped a customer with deploying Windows Server 2016 in their environment. We took this opportunity to ... continue reading
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Virtual Machine Serial Console access

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Ever since I started working on the Virtual Machine (VM) platform in Azure, there has been one feature request that I consistently hear customers asking for us to build. I don’t think words can describe how excited I am to ... continue reading
How to configure network for Azure SQL Managed Instance

How to configure network for Azure SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Managed Instance is fully managed SQL Server instance hosted in Azure cloud and placed in your Azure Virtual Network. In this post, I will explain how you can prepare network environment for Managed Instance. Azure SQL Database Managed ... continue reading
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Migrating to Azure SQL Database with zero downtime for read-only workloads

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Special thanks to MSAsset engineering team’s Peter Liu (Senior Software Engineer), Vijay Kannan (Software Engineer), Sathya Muhandiramalage (Senior Software Engineer), Bryan Castillo (Principal Software Engineer) and Shail Batra (Principal Software Engineering Manager) for sharing their migration story with the Azure ... continue reading
Migrating to Azure SQL Database with Zero Downtime for Read-Only Workloads

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

SQL Server
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
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Build email notifications for SQL Database Automatic tuning recommendations

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After reading this blogpost, you will be able to build your own custom email notifications for SQL Database Automatic tuning recommendations. We have listened to our customers requesting this functionality and have created a custom solution based on readily available ... continue reading

Cipher Suite Breakdown

Hi all, my name is Jason McClure and I’m a Platforms PFE with Microsoft. If you read Demystifying Schannel from Nathan Penn, then you may be asking yourself “What do all those letters and numbers mean?” Often, we deal with ... continue reading
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WNV Deep Dive Part 6 – Container Networking: Transparent and L2bridge Networks

By James Kehr, Networking Support Escalation Engineer The next Container network type on the list is called, transparent. Production Container workloads, outside of swarms and special Azure circumstances, should be using a transparent network. Unless you need to use L2 ... continue reading
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