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Achieving application consistent recovery points of SQL Server 2008 R2 with Azure Site Recovery in Azure

If you want to use ASR to replicate SQL Server 2008 R2 standalone or clustered instances, you will need to update the SQL Writer to 2012 or later. You can use SQL express version as it is a free download ... continue reading
Advancing Windows 10 as a passwordless platform

Advancing Windows 10 as a passwordless platform

Passwords can be frustrating, difficult to remember, and easily hacked or stolen. That’s why our vision for Windows is one of a passwordless platform—a world where users don’t have to deal with the pains of a password. With the release ... 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
Major Cloud Outage impacts Google Compute Engine – Were you prepared?

Major Cloud Outage impacts Google Compute Engine – Were you prepared?

Google first reported an “Issue” on Jun 2, 2019 at 12:25 PDT. As is now common in any type of disaster, reports of this outage first appeared on social media. It seems now the most reliable place to get any ... continue reading
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Customize your automatic update settings for Azure Virtual Machine disaster recovery

In today’s cloud-driven world, employees are only allowed access to data that is absolutely necessary for them to effectively perform their job. This limited access is especially important in scenarios where it's difficult to monitor access behaviors, like if you ... 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

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
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

Restore dropped database on Azure SQL Managed Instance

First published on MSDN on Jan 21, 2019. Note: This version of article is adjusted for the latest Az Powershell moduleAzure SQL Database - Managed Instance is fully-managed PaaS service that provides advanced disaster-recovery capabilities. Even if you accidentally drop ... continue reading
A SQL Server tale of two cities

A SQL Server tale of two cities

No one disputes that data is critical to the lifeblood of business, applications, and the computer industry. SQL Server sits at the forefront of any discussion about data these days. So its no coincidence that SQL Server is seen, heard, ... continue reading