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What’s new with SQL Server Big Data Clusters

SQL Server Big Data Clusters (BDC) is a new capability brought to market as part of the SQL Server 2019 release. BDC extends SQL Server's analytical capabilities beyond in-database processing of transactional and analytical workloads by uniting the SQL engine ... continue reading
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How to backup and restore Azure file shares

Recently Azure Backup announced support for Azure file share as a workload, in public preview. Sonia took it for a spin! But first ... a word about Public Preview A public preview feature or service is available as a beta ... continue reading
OPS119: Databases are cattle too! Running highly available databases consistently with Azure Arc

OPS119: Databases are cattle too! Running highly available databases consistently with Azure Arc

Have you heard people say 'containers or Kubernetes is not for databases'? Let me show you how that is definitely not the case in 2021. Kubernetes provides an abstraction layer over any infrastructure and an orchestration engine that powers Arc ... continue reading
Here is the step by step process to configure Confluent Cloud resources from Azure portal. 

Introducing seamless integration between Microsoft Azure and Confluent Cloud

Real-time streaming is a business imperative for digital transformation Customers are undergoing rapid transformations to stay competitive in an increasingly digital world with cloud design patterns and event streaming playing critical roles in their success. They depend on real-time event ... continue reading
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Periscope up – what's on the horizon for hybrid event

Now we let the cat out of the bag that we’re putting on an event on Feb 2nd, 2021 – it’s time to go a little deeper. How about some information about the AWESOME content we have lined up that ... continue reading

Farmer – Making Repeatable Azure Deployments Easy

Infrastructure as code is one of the most important and underutilized aspects of DevOps. In this episode of DevOps Lab, we will talk about a cool way to handle Infrastructure as code for Azure using Farmer which is a .NET ... continue reading
Customer Fabrikam's hybrid infrastructure architecture including non-Azure resources via Azure Arc

Azure Arc Jumpstart – Azure Arc enabled server walk-through for hybrid & multi-cloud

Want to get started with Azure Arc, to get visibility & control of non-Azure resources within your Azure environment? The product group have released some scenarios and automation code to help you explore Azure Arc's capabilities, on the Azure Arc ... continue reading
Azure Defender for Resource Manager monitors resource management operations to protect your Azure environment.

New cloud-native breadth threat protection capabilities in Azure Defender

As the world adapts to working remotely, the threat landscape is constantly evolving, and security teams struggle to protect workloads with multiple solutions that are often not well integrated nor comprehensive enough. This results in serious threats avoiding detection, as ... continue reading
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Log Analytics Workspace Design Gotchas

Hello Folks, Lately I’ve had a few conversations regarding Log Analytics workspace design. More specifically, questions like: Do I create one central workspace with all data? Should I create one workspace per application? Should each team have their own workspace? ... continue reading

Securing a Windows Server VM in Azure

If you've built and managed Windows Servers in an on-premises environment, you may have a set of configuration steps as well as regular process and monitoring alerts, to ensure that server is as secure as possible. But if you run ... continue reading