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Configuring the MIM 2016 Microsoft Generic SQL Connector for Oracle Date Time Values

Configuring the MIM 2016 Microsoft Generic SQL Connector for Oracle Date Time Values

Hello, my name is Joe Zinn and I am a Senior Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft supporting Azure, Identity, AD Connect, FIM and MIM solutions in the US. I recently ran into a few issues exporting dates from MIM 2016 ... continue reading
Secured-core PCs: A brief showcase of chip-to-cloud security against kernel attacks

Secured-core PCs: A brief showcase of chip-to-cloud security against kernel attacks

Gaining kernel privileges by taking advantage of legitimate but vulnerable kernel drivers has become an established tool of choice for advanced adversaries. Multiple malware attacks, including RobbinHood, Uroburos, Derusbi, GrayFish, and Sauron, and campaigns by the threat actor STRONTIUM, have ... 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
Az Update:  Azure Databox, Exam Study Guides, PowerShell 7, Free Office 365 E1 trial

Az Update: Azure Databox, Exam Study Guides, PowerShell 7, Free Office 365 E1 trial

With all the changes in Azure, it is sometimes hard to keep track, that's why I thought I would give you a quick update on two exciting things I learned this week. In this update, I want to share a ... continue reading

IT executives prioritize Multi-Factor Authentication in 2020

In 2020, many IT executives will roll out or expand their implementation of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to better safeguard identities. This is one of the key findings of a survey conducted by Pulse Q&A for Microsoft in October 2019.1 Specifically, ... continue reading
L2bridge Container Networking

L2bridge Container Networking

Overview Containers attached to a l2bridge network will be directly connected to the physical network through an external Hyper-V switch. L2bridge networks can be configured with the same IP subnet as the container host, with IPs from the physical network ... continue reading
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Management operations and data access for Azure SQL Database with Golang

Goal for this post is to introduce how to start interacting with Azure SQL through Go (https://golang.org/), an open source programming language gaining lots of traction in developers’ community thanks to its simplicity and efficiency in scenarios like microservices and ... continue reading
WRF v4.1.3 on Azure HBv2 benchmark results

Azure HBv2 Virtual Machines eclipse 80,000 cores for MPI HPC

HPC-optimized virtual machines now available Azure HBv2-series Virtual Machines (VMs) are now generally available in the South Central US region. HBv2 VMs will also be available in West Europe, East US, West US 2, North Central US, Japan East soon ... continue reading

Azure Migration Virtual Event: Best practices for Windows Server and SQL Server

Many customers impacted by end of support for Windows Server and SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are considering migrating to the cloud. With security and compliance being key drivers, the move from on-premises infrastructure to the cloud seems more ... continue reading
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10K Request per Second: REST API with Azure SQL, Dapper and JSON

In the previous article I described how easy is to create a REST API with Python and Azure SQL. But what about .NET? Would that be as easy as well? Absolutely yes: the native support to JSON offered by Azure ... continue reading