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Troubleshooting Database Mail issues in Azure SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Database - Managed Instance enables you to directly send the email messages to the external email servers. You can send email messages directly using sp_send_dbmail procedure or via SQL Agent Jobs as alerts. Learn more about Database Mail ... continue reading

Get-ScriptDirectory to the Rescue

The other day I was writing a script and decided that I wanted to break it into a couple of files and have the main script dot-source a library script in the same directory. Here is the problem that I ... continue reading
What is the difference between Azure Application Gateway, Load Balancer, Front Door and Firewall?

What is the difference between Azure Application Gateway, Load Balancer, Front Door and Firewall?

**** Added the NSG section as per comments **** Hello folks, Last week at a conference in Toronto, an attendee came to the Microsoft booth and asked something that has been asked many times in the past. So, I decided ... continue reading
Exam review: AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Exam review: AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

When did you last sit an official industry exam? For me, it's been more years than I care to count! But recently, a group of staff at my local Microsoft office planned to sit the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam ... continue reading
Troubleshooting Kubernetes Networking on Windows: Part 1

Troubleshooting Kubernetes Networking on Windows: Part 1

We’ve all been there: Sometimes things just don’t work the way they should even though we followed everything down to a T. Kubernetes in particular, is not easy to troubleshoot – even if you’re an expert. There are multiple components ... continue reading
ConfigMgr Software Updates Deployment (Assignment) & Individual Updates Compliance FAQs

ConfigMgr Software Updates Deployment (Assignment) & Individual Updates Compliance FAQs

What is the difference between Update Deployment (Assignment) and Update (individual) compliance reporting ? Consider a deployment containing 100 updates. Now each of these 100 updates will have their own compliance state on the machine and the Deployment you can ... continue reading
Screenshot of Postgres database health check notebook

Operationalizing your PostgreSQL database health checks using SQL Notebooks

In Craig Kerstiens‘s blog post, “A health check playbook for your Postgres database” he emphasizes the need for periodic checks for your Postgres databases to ensure it’s healthy and performing well. Most Postgres database administrators and community members would usually ... continue reading
Screenshot of Postgres database health check notebook

Operationalizing your PostgreSQL database health checks using SQL Notebooks

In Craig Kerstiens‘s blog post, “A health check playbook for your Postgres database” he emphasizes the need for periodic checks for your Postgres databases to ensure it’s healthy and performing well. Most Postgres database administrators and community members would usually ... continue reading
Demystifying the Native SQL Replication co-existence issues with Resident ConfigMgr DRS

Demystifying the Native SQL Replication co-existence issues with Resident ConfigMgr DRS

I think it is very common resident knowledge with experts who work on the cases involving Native SQL replication with ConfigMgr DRS (Be it MP Replica DB, or just plain out of box SQL Replication usage in ConfigMgr infra) “The ... continue reading
Azure Friday Live - Building serverless Python apps with Azure Functions

Azure Friday Live – Building serverless Python apps with Azure Functions

Recorded live at Build 2019, Asavari Tayal joins Scott Hanselman to take a closer look at Python support in Azure Functions, which provides accelerated development and serverless hosting of event-driven applications. Python is a great fit for data manipulation, machine ... continue reading