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Data flow of architecture (using MongoDB as a primary data store).

Microsoft 365 boosts usage analytics with Azure Cosmos DB

This post is part of a 2-part series about how organizations are using Azure Cosmos DB to meet real-world needs, and the difference it’s making for them. In this first post we explore the challenges that led the Microsoft 365 ... continue reading
The case of (Un)Explained :ConfigMgr SQL Always ON – Upgrade to 1902 with Certificate backup Error using Listener Name

The case of (Un)Explained :ConfigMgr SQL Always ON – Upgrade to 1902 with Certificate backup Error using Listener Name

Hi there! Here is an interesting one (in case you encounter one), Where the upgrade to 1902 for a SQL AO infra was failing with the below error - CONFIGURATION_MANAGER_UPDATE 28292 (0x6e84) Create_BackupSQLCert : SQL server failed to backup cert ... continue reading

Storage Considerations for Running SQL Server in Azure

If you are deploying SQL Server in Azure, or any Cloud platform for that matter, instead of just provisioning storage like you did for your on-premises deployments for many years, you may consider that storage in the Azure isn’t exactly ... continue reading
SAP BW on HANA and BW 4HANA migrations

Best practices in migrating SAP applications to Azure – part 3

This is the third blog in a three-part blog post series on best practices in migrating SAP to Azure. BW on HANA and BW/4HANA on Azure Many SAP customers’ compelling events in their migration of SAP HANA to the cloud ... continue reading

First sneak peek of Windows Server, version 1903 Semi-Annual Channel

This blog was co-authored by Ben Schultz, Principal Program Manager and Weijuan Shi Davis, Senior Program Manager, Windows Server. Greetings! With the launch of Windows Server 2019 a few months ago, we kicked off a whole new wave of innovation ... continue reading
The top deployment steps to secure your organization with Azure Active Directory

The top deployment steps to secure your organization with Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) can help you better safeguard and manage identities, but to maximize its benefits, it’s important to deploy it in the most secure way possible. The Microsoft 365 blog recently hosted a Top 10 security deployment ... continue reading
Diagram of the journey to SAP on Azure

Best practices in migrating SAP applications to Azure – part 2

This is the second blog in a three-part blog post series on best practices in migrating SAP to Azure. Journey to SAP S/4HANA from SAP Business Suite A common scenario where SAP customers can experience the speed and agility of ... continue reading
SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.0 released for general availability

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.0 released for general availability

When I joined the SQL Tools team as a PM back in October 2018, my top priority was to release SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18. I expected a fair amount of work but didnt realize how complicated the process ... continue reading
How to configure Azure Hybrid Services in Windows Admin Center

How to configure Azure Hybrid Services in Windows Admin Center

Windows Admin Center is not just the management control panel for your Windows Server environment, your hyper-converged infrastructure and your Azure Stack HCI solutions. It is also your gateway when it comes to connecting Azure Hybrid Cloud services with your ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Changing a Public VPN to Private in Windows 10

Step-By-Step: Changing a Public VPN to Private in Windows 10

Have a need to hide your VPN connections from public view? Here is a quick and easy way to change the visibility of your VPN connection in Windows 10 from public to private. It will require a registry edit and ... continue reading