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Use Azure Automation to onboard VMs to Log Analytics

Hello, Chris Wallen here and in this post, I'm going to show how you can use an automation runbook to onboard Windows and Linux VMs to a Log Analytics workspace. Before we get started with the code portion, there are ... continue reading
What’s new with SQL Server 2019 Linux features

What’s new with SQL Server 2019 Linux features

With SQL Server 2017, Microsoft entered the world of multi-OS platform support for SQL Server. For many technical professionals, the ability to run SQL Server on the same open source operating system as the rest of the application stack is ... continue reading

How to configure persistent memory for SQL Server on Linux

With the release of SQL Server 2019 on Linux, Microsoft introduced persistent memory (PMEM) support on Linux. This is an exciting development, as previous versions of SQL Server on Linux didn't support PMEM. Let's look at how to configure the ... continue reading
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Faster and cheaper: SQL on Azure continues to outshine AWS

Over a million on-premises SQL Server databases have moved to Azure, representing a massive shift in where customers are collecting, storing, and analyzing their data. Modernizing your databases provides the opportunity to transform your data architecture. SQL Server on Azure ... continue reading
Use Azure Automation to Install and Configure the Log Analytics Extension

Use Azure Automation to Install and Configure the Log Analytics Extension

Hello, Chris Wallen here and in this post, I'm going to show how you can use an Azure Automation runbook to deploy and configure the Log Analytics extension to a group of virtual machines running either Windows or Linux. Before ... continue reading
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Managing security with Azure Lighthouse and Azure Arc

I've previously blogged about Azure Lighthouse, for managing multiple difference Azure tenancies. This capability is useful for both Managed Service Providers, with support arrangements for multiple customers, and for large or complex Enterprise organizations (for example, if there are sub-brands ... continue reading

How to deploy SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters is a scale-out, data virtualization platform built on top of the Kubernetes container platform. This ensures a predictable, fast, and elastically scalable deployment, regardless of where it's deployed. In this blog post, we'll explain ... continue reading

What’s the difference between Group Policy and Azure Policy?

To understand the difference between Group Policy and Azure Policy, we need to start with the architecture differences regarding how devices are seen in a Windows Server domain versus in Microsoft Azure. Traditional Group Policy architecture is based on Users ... continue reading
How to schedule a pod to access a TEE

Bringing confidential computing to Kubernetes

Historically, data has been protected at rest through encryption in data stores, and in transit using network technologies, however as soon as that data is processed in the CPU of a computer it is decrypted and in plain text. New ... continue reading

Finastra “did not expect the low RPO” of Azure Site Recovery DR

Today’s question and answer style post comes after I had the chance to sit down with Bryan Heymann, Head of Cloud Architecture at Finastra, discussing his experience with Azure Site Recovery. Finastra builds and deploys technology on its open software ... continue reading