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Beat SQL Server 2008/R2 End of Support by moving to Azure VM for three years of free security update

Today, On July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 ended. But there is still time to protect those workloads by rehosting to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance to run on latest version of SQL Server or ... continue reading

25 reasons to choose Azure Stack HCI

This blog post was authored by Dianna Marks, Product Marketing Manager, Windows Server Marketing. At the Windows Server Summit in May, Cosmos Darwin and Greg Cusanza from the Windows Server team presented a lightning round all about hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server Always On Availability Group

Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server Always On Availability Group

One of the most requested features in SQL, from as far back as SQL 2012, has been Always On Availability Groups. This takes disaster recovery and high availability to a new level by enabling multiple copies of the database to ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group

Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group

One of the most requested features in SQL, from as far back as SQL 2012, has been AlwaysOn Availability Groups. This takes disaster recovery and high availability to a new level by enabling multiple copies of the database to be ... continue reading
LogicalStandard Switch Deployment Failures in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016 (UR 6)

LogicalStandard Switch Deployment Failures in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016 (UR 6)

First published on TECHNET on Feb 19, 2019Hi everyone, Chuck Timon here to talk to you about an issue my customer contacted me on recently, reporting an issue with Logical Switch deployments on two nodes of a four node Windows ... continue reading
ConfigMgr SQL Always ON – Upgrade to 1902 with Certificate backup Error using Listener Name

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: [crayon-5d349cb29ccdc196742385/] The interesting part it is it was showing the ListenerName there ... continue reading
ConfigMgr Console Slowness After moving to SQL Always ON - Multi Subnet Configuration

ConfigMgr Console Slowness After moving to SQL Always ON – Multi Subnet Configuration

Hi there! Back to you with another installment of the unexplained series. Introduction If you ever get into an issue where things got slow after moving to SQL Always ON like 1 minute delay etc. while doing basic things in ... continue reading

Storage Considerations for Running SQL Server in Azure

If you are deploying SQL Server in Azure, or any Cloud platform for that matter, instead of just provisioning storage like you did for your on-premises deployments for many years, you may consider that storage in the Azure isn’t exactly ... continue reading
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Best practices in migrating SAP applications to Azure – part 1

This is the first blog in a three-part blog post series on best practices for migrating SAP to Azure. Designing a great SAP on Azure architecture In this blog post we will touch upon the principles outlined in “Pillars of ... 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