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What is the difference between Azure Application Gateway, Load Balancer, Front Door and Firewall?

What is the difference between Azure Application Gateway, Load Balancer, Front Door and Firewall?

**** Added the NSG section as per comments **** Hello folks, Last week at a conference in Toronto, an attendee came to the Microsoft booth and asked something that has been asked many times in the past. So, I decided ... continue reading
Troubleshooting Kubernetes Networking on Windows: Part 1

Troubleshooting Kubernetes Networking on Windows: Part 1

We’ve all been there: Sometimes things just don’t work the way they should even though we followed everything down to a T. Kubernetes in particular, is not easy to troubleshoot – even if you’re an expert. There are multiple components ... 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
How to Migrate Windows Server 2008 R2 FSMO roles to Windows Server 2019

How to Migrate Windows Server 2008 R2 FSMO roles to Windows Server 2019

With the "end of support" on the horizon for Windows Server 2008 R2 coming January 2020, folks are looking around for resources to help them check off some high ticket items from their "to do" list. While coming back from ... continue reading
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Public endpoint for SQL Database Managed Instance is available as of today

Public endpoint for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance provides the ability to connect to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance from the Internet without using a VPN and is for data communication only. Public endpoint for data can simultaneously coexist with ... continue reading
Quest powers Spotlight Cloud with Azure

Quest powers Spotlight Cloud with Azure

This blog post was co-authored by Liz Yu (Marketing), Bryden Oliver (Architect), Iain Shepard (Senior Software Engineer) at Spotlight Cloud, and Deborah Chen (Program Manager), Sri Chintala (Program Manager) at Azure Cosmos DB. Spotlight Cloud is the first built on ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: How to Configure A SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instance on Windows Server 2008 R2 In Azure

Step-By-Step: How to Configure A SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instance on Windows Server 2008 R2 In Azure

Intro On July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. That means the end of regular security updates. However, if you move those SQL Server instances to Azure, Microsoft will give you three years of ... continue reading
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Using a TCP proxy to connect to SQL Database over VPN

( Reviewed by Srdan Bozovic ) Today customers connect to SQL Database from on-premises by allowing outbound traffic to well-known IP addresses for Azure SQL Database gateway for your Azure region that are documented here However, this traffic goes over ... continue reading
What's new in Hyper-V for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?

What’s new in Hyper-V for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?

First published on TECHNET on Nov 13, 2017 Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has arrived! While we’ve been blogging about new features as they appear in Windows Insider builds, many of you have asked for a consolidated list of Hyper-V ... continue reading
Windows Server 101: Configuring Split-Brain DNS on Windows Server

Windows Server 101: Configuring Split-Brain DNS on Windows Server

Organizations that use a public DNS zone name, such as tailwindtraders.net, for their organization’s internal host names, perhaps even using it with their organization’s Active Directory instance, generally have to configure what is known as split-brain DNS. Split-Brain or Split-Horizon ... continue reading