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SAP on Azure–Designing for Efficiency and Operations

This is the final blog in our four-part series on Designing A Great SAP on Azure Architecture. Robust SAP on Azure Architectures are built on the pillars of Security, Performance and Scalability, Availability and Recoverability, and Efficiency and Operations. Within ... continue reading
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SAP on Azure–Designing for availability and recoverability

This is the third in a four-part blog series on Designing a great SAP on Azure Architecture. Robust SAP on Azure Architectures are built on the pillars of security, performance and scalability, availability and recoverability, efficiency and operations. We covered ... continue reading

How to modernize Windows Server File Shares with Azure File Sync

Orin Thomas joins Donovan Brown to show how you can use Azure File Sync to tier unused files from file shares to the cloud, and to simplify replication of files and folders to different file servers in your organization.[00:01:32] - ... continue reading
SQL Trace Flags and ConfigMgr

SQL Trace Flags and ConfigMgr

First published on TECHNET on Apr 25, 2014Authored by Santos MartinezHello everyone, ConfigNinja here. In one of my old blog posts I wrote a little bit about the usage of SQL Trace Flags in ConfigMgr. Q. First what is a ... continue reading
CU1 for SysCtr 2012 ConfigMgr SP1–Installation and More.

CU1 for SysCtr 2012 ConfigMgr SP1–Installation and More.

First published on TECHNET on Mar 25, 2013Authored by Santos MartinezHello there, if you missed my tweet post on Friday about the new Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Sp1, here is a quick link and recap ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Managing Windows 10 with Administrative ADMX templates

Step-By-Step: Managing Windows 10 with Administrative ADMX templates

Windows 10 Administrative templates, released back in August 2015, are offered as language-neutral .admx files and language-specific .adml files used by Group Policy administrators to configure the same set of policies by using two languages. There are over 190 different ... continue reading
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Hot Patching SQL Server Engine in Azure SQL Database

Author: Hans Olav Norheim, hansnor@microsoft.com Technical reviewers: Jim Cavalaris, Jimmy Cleary, Jim Radigan, Ashish Kishan Mansukhani, Alexey Yeltsov, Brian Gianforcaro, Jasraj Dange, Jon Jahren, Michael Nelson, Peter Carlin In the world of cloud database services, few things are more important ... continue reading
Just move it to the cloud

Just move it to the cloud

Just move it to the cloud. It's simple right. However some things are easier said than done. After deciding you are moving to the cloud for your workloads the hard work of moving data comes next. With transitioning to the ... continue reading

Optimizing Hyper-V Live Migrations on an Hyperconverged Infrastructure

We have been doing some extensive testing in how to best configure Hyper-V live migration to achieve the best performance and highest level of availability. Recommendations: Configure Live Migration to use SMB. This must be performed on all nodes [crayon-5e4f155202b1c704610491/] ... continue reading
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Track the health of your disaster recovery with Log Analytics

Once you adopt Azure Site Recovery, monitoring of your setup can become a very involved exercise. You’ll need to ensure that the replication for all protected instances continue and that virtual machines are always ready for failover. While Azure Site ... continue reading