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SQL Server license flexibility for CSP Partners

One of the great benefits of Azure is the ability to achieve significant cost savings with the Azure Hybrid Benefit (AHB). By bringing existing licenses for Windows Server or SQL Server, Partners can capture significant cost savings. Partners can purchase ... continue reading
Migration from SQL Server to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

Migration from SQL Server to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

Today we'll review how you can migrate databases, running on SQL Server, to a new Azure SQL Database Managed Instance. Azure SQL Database Managed Instance (aka "SQL MI") is a new deployment model of Azure SQL Database, providing near 100% ... continue reading
Datacenter migration updates from Ignite 2018

Datacenter migration updates from Ignite 2018

Microsoft Ignite 2018 took place in Orlando, Florida few weeks ago. It is an annual Microsoft conference for ITPros with more then 700+ sessions and 100+ announcements. Let's review what announcements are relevant if you are migrating from your datacenter ... continue reading
Why it is important to create Azure support requests

Why it is important to create Azure support requests

Why is it so important to create a support request when something is wrong with your workloads in Azure? Imagine a situation - you are a CSP partner, and you've just moved workloads of your customer from your or their ... continue reading
Moving Windows Server and SQL Server licenses from SPLA to CSP

Moving Windows Server and SQL Server licenses from SPLA to CSP

As you may heard, now CSP partners can buy Windows Server and SQL Server licenses on behalf of their customers directly in Partner Center. It became possible because on new functionality in Partner Center, described here. New functionality allows partners, ... continue reading

Hybrid cloud: Consistency solves complexity

The benefits of hybrid cloud are compelling, but getting there may seem daunting. It doesnt need to be. The process becomes far less complex when you adopt a model that provides true integration and consistency. As you evaluate hybrid cloud ... continue reading

Azure CSP Documentation released

I'm glad to announce that Azure CSP documentation was published today as a part of Azure technical documentation. It is accessible using vanity URL: http://aka.ms/azurecsp or using a full URL: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cloud-solution-provider. Azure CSP documentation provides answers to the most popular ... continue reading

Azure Managed VM Images – Using Premium Data Disks

Azure Managed VM Images provide a great way to capture customizations to a base Virtual Machine that can be reused over-and-over as a custom image - and these images can include the Managed Disks for both OS and data disks! ... continue reading
Running Open Source Workloads with Windows Server 2016

Embracing Open Source Workloads with Windows Server 2016

You may be surprised to learn that Microsoft has embraced open source in Windows Server 2016 and across applications and development tools. Watch this video learn how you can work with Linux and other Open Source platforms and applications with ... continue reading
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