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Customers get unmatched security with Windows Server and SQL Server workloads in Azure

Customers such as Allscripts, Chevron, J.B. Hunt, and thousands of others are migrating their important workloads to Azure where they find unmatched security. While understanding cloud security is initially a concern to many, after digging in, customers often tell us ... continue reading

Customers get unmatched security with Windows Server and SQL Server workloads in Azure

Customers such as Allscripts, Chevron, J.B. Hunt, and thousands of others are migrating their important workloads to Azure where they find unmatched security. While understanding cloud security is initially a concern to many, after digging in, customers often tell us ... continue reading

Troubleshooting potential file and storage issues on Managed Instance

Azure SQL Managed Instance enables you to choose the amount of storage that you would need. You would need to monitor your database to see do you have enough storage to operate, and take some corrective actions if you are ... continue reading
Lenses for HDInsight

Visual data ops for Apache Kafka on Azure HDInsight, powered by Lenses

This blog was written in collaboration with Andrew Stevenson, CTO at Lenses. Apache Kafka is one of the most popular open source streaming platforms today. However, deploying and running Kafka remains a challenge for most. Azure HDInsight addresses this challenge ... continue reading

Key causes of performance differences between SQL managed instance and SQL Server

Migrating to a Microsoft Azure SQL Database managed instance provides a host of operational and financial benefits you can only get from a fully managed and intelligent cloud database service. Some of these benefits come from features that optimize or ... continue reading

Take a COPY_ONLY backup of TDE protected database on Azure SQL Managed Instance

Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) is security feature in Azure SQL Database (Single Database and Managed Instance) that transparently encrypts data pages when they are exchanged between memory and underlying storage. Managed Instance has automatic backups that are stored on Azure ... continue reading

Troubleshooting potential backup/restore issues on Azure SQL Managed Instance

Managed Instance takes automatic backups (full backups every week, differential every 12 hours, and log backups every 5-10 min) that you can use to restore a database to some point of time in past within the retention period, restore accidentally ... continue reading

Take a backup of TDE protected database on Azure SQL Managed Instance

Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) is security feature in Azure SQL Database (Single Database and Managed Instance) that transparently encrypts data pages when they are exchanged between memory and underlying storage. One of the current constraints in TDE protected databases in ... continue reading

Security baseline (FINAL) for Windows 10 v1903 and Windows Server v1903

Microsoft is pleased to announce the final release of the security configuration baseline settings for Windows 10 version 1903 (a.k.a., “19H1”), and for Windows Server version 1903. Download the content from the Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit (click Download and select ... continue reading
Secure Credentials with Self-Signed Certificates for PowerShell Scripts

Secure Credentials with Self-Signed Certificates for PowerShell Scripts

First published on TECHNET on Jan 14, 2019 Hello everyone, I'm Preston K. Parsard, specializing in Platforms, Azure Infrastructure and Automation topics, and I'd like to share some insights for securing PowerShell credentials using certificates. This post is based on ... continue reading