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.NET application migration using Azure App Services and Azure Container Services

Designed for developers and solution architects who need to understand how to move business critical apps to the cloud, this online workshop series gets you hands-on with a proven process for migrating an existing ASP.NET based application to a container ... continue reading
IoT in Action event in Houston.

IoT in Action: Enabling cloud transformation across industries

The intelligent cloud and intelligent edge go hand-in-hand, and together they are sparking massive transformation across industries. As computing gets more deeply embedded in the real world, powerful new opportunities arise to transform revenue, productivity, safety, customer experiences, and more ... continue reading
Image list of governed resources in Azure SQL Database

Resource governance in Azure SQL Database

This blog post continues the Azure SQL Database architecture series where we share background on how we run the service, as described by the architects who originally created the service. The first two posts covered data integrity in Azure SQL ... continue reading

The Cloud Database Administrator—Tech success at scale

As a database administrator (DBA), Ive always known what the role involved. Developers swing by my desk requesting a new database, a data refresh, or help with challenges theyre facing. They sometimes get frustrated with me when their database or ... continue reading
Making it easier to revert

Making it easier to revert

First published on TECHNET on Apr 20, 2017 Sometimes when things go wrong in my environment, I don't want to have to clean it all up -- I just want to go back in time to when everything was working ... continue reading
Back up SQL Server in Azure VM using Azure Backup.

Enterprise-scale Backup for SQL Server Databases

More and more organizations are moving to the cloud to leverage the key benefits of agility and reduce overall cost. Its likely that at some point in time, your SQL Server will manifest as either of the three implementations in ... continue reading
PAW deployment guide

PAW deployment guide

First published on TECHNET on Apr 30, 2018 After running the PAW TAP program on the solution explained in this blogpost , I received tons of interests and great feedback. While the team is investigating on a plan, a lot ... continue reading

Shielded VMs – additional considerations when running a guarded fabric

First published on TECHNET on Apr 21, 2017 So you’ve deployed a guarded fabric and your VMs are running happily. Having now reached that perfect steady state, let's have a look at the operational and administrative differences relative to a ... continue reading
Windows Server 2016/2019 Cluster Resource / Resource Types

Windows Server 2016/2019 Cluster Resource / Resource Types

First published on MSDN on Jan 16, 2019 Over the years, we have been asked about what some of the Failover Cluster resources/resource types are and what they do. There are several resources that have been asked about on multiple ... continue reading

Failover Clustering @ Ignite 2016

First published on MSDN on Sep 23, 2016 I am packing my bags getting ready for Ignite 2016 in Atlanta, and I thought I would post all the cluster and related sessions you might want to check out. See you ... continue reading