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What’s new in Azure SQL Managed Instance at Ignite 2020

Azure SQL Managed Instance is a fully managed, secure, and always up-to-date SQL instance in the cloud, providing an ideal destination for modernizing your SQL Server applications at scale. SQL Managed Instance is part of the Azure SQL family of ... continue reading

Hybrid Disaster Recovery Scenarios for SQL Server | Data Exposed

In the conclusion to this two-part series with Allan Hirt, learn how Azure can be used to create disaster recovery solutions for your on premises Microsoft SQL Server instances and databases through the use of built-in availability features of SQL ... continue reading

Configuring backup storage redundancy in Azure SQL

Database backups are an essential part of any business continuity and disaster recovery strategy, because they protect your data from corruption or deletion. In Azure SQL there are two types of automated backups that customers can use for restoring their ... continue reading
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Azure File Sync: Integration with DFS Namespaces

  Introduction Hello everyone, this is Andrew Coughlin and I am a Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on Azure IaaS. In this blog I will focus on a couple of questions I get quite often around Azure File Sync, does ... continue reading
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AzUpdate: Automatic guest VM patching, Availability Zones in Migrate, Universal Print integration

The seasons are changing as we crawl through 2020 - while the Northern Hemisphere says goodbye to summer and many students return to school, the Southern Hemisphere is shrugging off winter jackets and watching gardens come back to life. Wherever ... continue reading
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Use a Custom Automation Account for Azure to Azure Site Recovery Mobility Service Updates

  Sr. Customer Engineer Dave Newman here on a short post regarding Azure Site Recovery. Hope this helps you in your day to day cloud journey   When replicating Azure VMs from one Azure Region to another for DR purposes, ... continue reading
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5 ways to optimize your backup costs with Azure Backup

Achieving cost efficiency in your cloud usage is more critical today than ever before. At Azure Backup, we're committed to helping you optimize your backup costs. Over the last few months, we've introduced a comprehensive collection of features that not ... continue reading

Power mission-critical applications with Azure Database for PostgreSQL

In our current environment, organizations are increasingly looking towards digital solutions to engage their customers and remain competitive. They’re discovering that their customers’ needs can be best met through differentiated, digital experiences delivered by cloud-native applications. When building a new ... continue reading
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Achieve faster backups using tiered storage with DPM and MABS!

Hi Everyone! Sujay here from the Program Management team for System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) and Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS)    While talking to DPM and MABS customers I come across many questions around the tiered storage requirement ... continue reading
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User initiated manual failover on SQL Managed Instance

High availability is a fundamental part of SQL Managed Instance (MI) platform that works transparently for your database applications.  As such, failovers from primary to secondary nodes in case of node degradation or fault detection, or during our regular monthly software ... continue reading