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Azure SQL Database managed instance vs. SQL Server

As organizations face increasing pressure to modernize their applications and infrastructure, the benefits of the cloud have become impossible to ignore. Fortunately, Azure SQL Database managed instance makes it easy to move your SQL Server workloads to the cloud. Nearly ... continue reading
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Use SQL Server 2019 PolyBase to Virtualize a Sybase IQ Database

Introduced with SQL Server 2016, the PolyBase feature enabled access to non-relational data stores, namely Hadoop and Azure Blob Storage all while using the familiar and popular Transact-SQL language. SQL Server 2019 builds upon that foundation by unlocking the ability ... continue reading
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Accelerate Your cloud strategy with Skytap on Azure

Azure is the best cloud for existing Microsoft workloads, and we want to ensure all of our customers can take full advantage of Azure services. We work hard to understand the needs of those customers running Microsoft workloads on premises, ... continue reading
Microsoft Azure Data Services Integration into ServiceNow

Microsoft Azure Data Services Integration into ServiceNow

ServiceNow is a SaaS based application that provides service management software via multiple offerings such as: IT services management (ITSM), IT operations management (ITOM) and IT business management (ITBM). ServiceNow is a leader within the Gartner Magic Quadrant and holds ... continue reading

Easier management of PolyBase and relational data through SQL Server 2019

The days when a database administrator (DBA) could specialize solely in a single database technology are rapidly ending. Today, we're much more likely than ever before to be asked to bring together many types of data from diverse sources. Although ... continue reading

How to share SQL tables and views using Azure Data Share

Jie Feng joins Scott Hanselman to show how to share SQL tables and views using Azure Data Share. Azure Data Share now supports snapshot-based sharing for SQL-based sources, including Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse. Data Providers can use ... continue reading

Save more on Azure usage—Announcing reservations for six more services

With reserved capacity, you get significant discounts over your on-demand costs by committing to long-term usage of a service. We are pleased to share reserved capacity offerings for the following additional services. With the addition of these services, we now ... continue reading
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How to use Azure to manage virtual machines on Azure Stack

You cannot only take advantage of Azure IaaS features on Azure Stack during the migration of your workloads, but you can also get some benefits if are running virtual machines on Azure Stack IaaS. If you are running virtual machines ... continue reading

How to migrate Active Directory Domain Controllers to Microsoft Azure Stack

For the third post of the Azure Stack Migration series, we are having a look at how you migrate your Active Directory Domain Controllers to Microsoft Azure Stack. If you have worked with Active Directory before, you know there are ... continue reading

How to migrate SQL Server to Microsoft Azure Stack

As mentioned last week, we created a short video series about how you can migrate workloads to Microsoft Azure Stack. I also mentioned that we will release a complementary blog post to each of the videos which some more guidance ... continue reading