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Windows Server 101: Configuring Split-Brain DNS on Windows Server

Windows Server 101: Configuring Split-Brain DNS on Windows Server

Organizations that use a public DNS zone name, such as tailwindtraders.net, for their organization’s internal host names, perhaps even using it with their organization’s Active Directory instance, generally have to configure what is known as split-brain DNS. Split-Brain or Split-Horizon ... continue reading
Reduced recompilations for workloads using temporary tables across multiple scopes

Reduced recompilations for workloads using temporary tables across multiple scopes

SQL Server 2019 introduces several performance optimizations which will improve performance with minimal changes required to your application code. In this blog post we’ll discuss one such improvement available in CTP 2.3: reduced recompilations for workloads using temporary tables in ... continue reading
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Quick look at the Azure Shared Image Gallery

When it comes to server deployment, companies often have the custom virtual machine images and templates. I want to share more about a not widely known feature, called the Azure Shared Image Gallery, which helps customer managing, sharing and deploying ... continue reading
Azure Data Studio – Setting up your environment

Azure Data Studio – Setting up your environment

This blog entry comes from Buck Woody, who recently rejoined the SQL Server team from the Machine Learning and AI team. For those of you who havent met me or read any of my books or blog entries, its great ... continue reading
Breaking into Windows Server 2019: Network Features: Networking with Kubernetes

Breaking into Windows Server 2019: Network Features: Networking with Kubernetes

Happy Wednesday to all of our great readers! Brandon Wilson here once again to give you the last pointer of the series from the Windows Core Networking team covering the Top 10 networking features in Windows Server 2019. This time ... continue reading
Windows Server 101: Understanding Third Party Security Configuration Baselines

Windows Server 101: Understanding Third Party Security Configuration Baselines

Windows Server 2016 comes reasonably secure “out of the box”. But it’s important to remember that while the server is reasonably secure, not every security control that is can be configured for Windows Server 2016 (and the more recently released ... continue reading

Test the latest features with SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition

Are you curious how new capabilities in SQL Server will impact your applications? Download and test SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition, a full-featured free edition, licensed for use as a development and test database in a non-production environment. You can ... continue reading
Windows Server 2016/2019 Cluster Resource / Resource Types

Windows Server 2016/2019 Cluster Resource / Resource Types

Over the years, we have been asked about what some of the Failover Cluster resources/resource types are and what they do. There are several resources that have been asked about on multiple occasions and we haven’t really had a good ... continue reading

Webinar: Introduction to SQL Server 2019

Modern enterprises are struggling to gain insights from an exploding number of database management systems and ever-growing data volumes. SQL Server 2019 can help you overcome the challenges of integrating data and bring AI and machine learning to all of ... continue reading

Hardening Windows Server 101: Understanding Third Party Security Configuration Baselines

Windows Server 2016 comes reasonably secure “out of the box”. But it’s important to remember that while the server is reasonably secure, not every security control that is can be configured for Windows Server 2016 (and the more recently released ... continue reading