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SAP on Azure–Designing for availability and recoverability

This is the third in a four-part blog series on Designing a great SAP on Azure Architecture. Robust SAP on Azure Architectures are built on the pillars of security, performance and scalability, availability and recoverability, efficiency and operations. We covered ... continue reading
Configuration Manager Current Branch Antivirus Exclusions

Configuration Manager Current Branch Antivirus Exclusions

First published on TECHNET on May 24, 2017Authored by Brandon McMillanHey everybody! My name is Brandon McMillan and I am a System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) PFE at Microsoft. ConfigMgr Current Branch has been the standard service based model since ... continue reading
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Monitoring Azure SQL Database with Telegraf

In a prior blog, we had described the Real-time monitoring for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance using the Telegraf SQL plugin. In addition to Managed Instance support, Telegraf now also includes support for Azure SQL Database single databases, and can ... continue reading

Updating Help for older versions of PowerShell

PowerShell’s Updatable Help system was introduced in PowerShell 3.0. It was designed to assure that you always have the newest help topics on your local computer so that you can read them at the command line. Help was updated with ... continue reading
Azure HPC Cache provides high-performance file caching for HPC workloads running in Azure.

Azure HPC Cache: Reducing latency between Azure and on-premises storage

Today we’re previewing the Azure HPC Cache service, a new Azure offering that empowers organizations to more easily run large, complex high-performance computing (HPC) workloads in Azure. Azure HPC Cache reduces latency for applications where data may be tethered to ... continue reading
Just move it to the cloud

Just move it to the cloud

Just move it to the cloud. It's simple right. However some things are easier said than done. After deciding you are moving to the cloud for your workloads the hard work of moving data comes next. With transitioning to the ... continue reading
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Track unauthorized backups on Azure SQL Database Managed Instance using Auditing

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance provides T-SQL surface area functionalities that are very close to the SQL Server functional surface area. One of the SQL Server feature that is available in Managed Instance is taking the COPY_ONLY backups of the ... continue reading

Automate migration to SQL Managed Instance using Azure PowerShell and DbaTools

In Azure cloud, you can easily migrate your databases from SQL Server on-premises or Azure VMs to fully-managed PaaS database service – Azure SQL Managed Instance. In this post you will see how to create PowerShell scripts that automate migration ... continue reading

Automate migration to Managed Instance using PowerShell

In Azure cloud, you can easily migrate your databases from SQL Server on-premises or Azure VMs to fully-managed PaaS database service – Azure SQL Managed Instance. In this post you will see how to create PowerShell scripts that automate migration ... continue reading
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Track unauthorized backups using Azure SQL Managed Instance Audits

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance provides T-SQL surface area functionalities that are very close to the SQL Server functional surface area. One of the SQL Server feature that is available in Managed Instance is taking the COPY_ONLY backups of the ... continue reading