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Moving your Azure Virtual Machines has never been easier!

To meet customer demand, Azure is continuously expanding. We’ve been adding new Azure regions and introducing new capabilities. As a result, customers want to move their existing virtual machines (VMs) to new regions while adopting the latest capabilities. There are ... continue reading
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Azure Stack IaaS – part one

This blog post was co-authored by Daniel Savage, Principal Program Manager, Azure Stack and Tiberiu Radu, Senior Program Manager, Azure Stack. Azure Stack at its core is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform When we discuss Azure Stack with our customers, they ... continue reading

Simplify Always On availability group deployments on Azure VM with SQL VM CLI

Always On availability groups (AG) provide high availability and disaster recovery capabilities to your SQL Server database, whether on-premises, in the cloud, or a combination of both. Manually deploying an availability group for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines (VM) ... continue reading
Understanding The Azure Stack Operator Toolset

Understanding The Azure Stack Operator Toolset

As you might know, Azure Stack is bringing Azure services to your datacenter, or a location closer to you. It is delivered as an integrated system, meaning that it comes predesigned and preinstalled, so customers have a faster go to ... continue reading
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Disaster recovery of zone pinned Azure Virtual Machines to another region

Azure Availability Zones are unique fault-isolated physical locations, within an Azure region, with independent power, network, and cooling. Each Availability Zone is comprised of one or more datacenters and houses infrastructure to support highly available, mission critical applications with fault ... continue reading
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Apply the latest Azure Site Recovery capabilities with automatic agent update

One of the biggest hassles faced by administrators while using services provided by cloud providers is the need to catch up with the latest release and stay up-to-date. This involves downloading the latest software and performing frequent upgrades. In an ... continue reading
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An easy way to bring back your Azure VM with In-Place restore

We are excited to announce In-Place restore of disks in IaaS VMs along with simplified restore improvements in Azure Backup. This feature helps roll back or fix corrupted virtual machines through in-place restore without the needs of spinning up a ... continue reading

Three reasons why Windows Server and SQL Server customers continue to choose Azure

For the past 25 years, companies of every size have trusted Windows Server and SQL Server to run their business-critical workloads. In fact, more than 70 percent of on-premises server workloads today run on Windows Server1. As more customers use ... continue reading

Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines

Azure Hybrid Benefit (AHB) for SQL Server allows you to use on-premises licenses to run SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines. If you have Software Assurance, you can use AHB when deploying a new SQL VM or activate SQL Server ... continue reading

SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines resource provider

SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines is a cost-effective lift and shift method to run SQL Server on Microsoft Azure with full control of the version, edition of SQL Server, operating system, and VM size. Today, we are revealing a ... continue reading