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How to In-Place Upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2019

How to In-Place Upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2019

As you know the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are out of support on January 14th, 2020. Customer will need to upgrade their Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to a newer version of Windows ... continue reading
How to Manage Local Users and Groups using PowerShell

How to Manage Local Users and Groups using PowerShell

Managing local users and groups can be a bit of a chore, especially on a computer running the Server Core version of Windows Server. The LocalAccounts module of PowerShell, included in Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 by default, ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Migrating The Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2019

Step-By-Step: Migrating The Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2019

End of support for Windows Server 2008 R2 has been slated by Microsoft for January 14th 2020. Said announcement increased interest in a previous post detailing steps on Active Directory Certificate Service migration from server versions older than 2008 R2 ... continue reading

The best practices for performance comparison between Azure SQL Managed Instance and SQL Server

One of the most common tasks that you are performing while migrating from SQL Server to Managed Instance is a comparison of workload performance between the source and destination instance. In this post you will see some recommended tools and ... continue reading
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Monitor CPU usage on SQL Server and Azure SQL

Monitoring CPU usage on your SQL Server or Azure SQL is one of the most important monitoring tasks in performance monitoring and troubleshooting. In addition, CPU usage is one of the most important parameters that you need to measure to ... 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
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
Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2019

Synthetic Accelerations in a Nutshell – Windows Server 2019

Hi folks, Dan Cuomo here for our final installment in this blog series on synthetic accelerations covering Windows Server 2019. In Server 2019, we took learnings and expanded on the work that began in Server 2012 R2 with Dynamic VMQ ... 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
New Azure “SQL Server settings” blade in the Azure Portal

New Azure “SQL Server settings” blade in the Azure Portal

I just noticed today that there is a new blade in the Azure portal when creating a new SQL Server virtual machine. I’ve been looking for an announcement regarding this new Azure portal experience, but I haven’t found one yet ... continue reading