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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
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

It’s all the buzz! HCI in your Windows Server environment

This blog post was authored by Dianna Marks, Product Marketing Manager, Windows Server Marketing. HCI is all the buzz nowadays! What exactly is HCI? Spelled out its hyperconverged infrastructure, also referred to as the software defined data center (SDDC). It ... continue reading
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Spark + AI Summit – Developing for the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge

We are truly at a unique tipping point in the history of technology. The pace of growth is more rapid than ever before, with estimates of more than 150B connected devices and data growth up to 175 Zettabytes by 20251 ... continue reading
How NOT to test the Windows Time Service

How NOT to test the Windows Time Service

Hi Everybody, Dan Cuomo back to talk about testing the Windows Time service for High Accuracy time. The Windows Time service has grown exponentially during our last couple releases. In “the old days” time was merely an enabler to Active ... continue reading
The evolution of Microsoft Threat Protection, RSA edition part 1

The evolution of Microsoft Threat Protection, RSA edition part 1

Last week, the Microsoft Security team attended the RSA conference in San Francisco, California. We made several key announcements about Microsoft Threat Protection, the solution which provides end users optimal security from the moment they log in, use email, work ... continue reading
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Hardware innovation for data growth challenges at cloud-scale

The Open Compute Project (OCP) Global Summit 2019 kicks off today in San Jose where a vibrant and growing community is sharing the latest in innovation to make hardware more efficient, flexible, and scalable. For Microsoft, our journey with OCP ... continue reading
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Achieving SQL Server HA/DR with a mix of Always On Availability Groups and SANless SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances

Introduction The topic of mixing SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances (FCI) with Always On Availability Groups (AG) is pretty well documented. However, most of the available documentation documents configurations that assume the SQL Server FCI portion of the solution utilizes ... continue reading

Helping security professionals do more, better

I’m on my way to the RSA Conference in San Francisco, California, and am looking forward to connecting with our customers and partners there. We have a lot to talk about. Last week, Ann Johnson announced two new services that ... continue reading
Interning in Azure Engineering and the Visual Studio Code extension for ACR Build

Interning in Azure Engineering and the Visual Studio Code extension for ACR Build

What is it like to intern at Microsoft? Scott Hanselman meets with three interns from the Microsoft Explorer Program (a cross-discipline internship designed for college freshmen and sophomores) to talk about their experience working on the Azure Container Registry and ... continue reading
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