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The case of (un)explained – ConfigMgr Console Slowness After moving to SQL Always ON — Multi Subnet Configuration

The case of (un)explained – ConfigMgr Console Slowness After moving to SQL Always ON — Multi Subnet Configuration

Hi there! Back to you with another installment of the unexplained series. If you ever get into an issue where things got slow after moving to SQL Always ON like 1 minute delay etc. while doing basic things in console ... continue reading
A comparison of disk writing with Corsica vs CPU.

Improved cloud service performance through ASIC acceleration

Delivering new, transformational capabilities increasingly requires that we develop for ourselves competencies which we’d previously turned to our suppliers for. Our experience building Azure public cloud services over the last several years bears this out. We’re now developing our own ... continue reading
Automated machine learining UI

New Azure Machine Learning updates simplify and accelerate the ML lifecycle

With the exponential rise of data, we are undergoing a technology transformation, as organizations realize the need for insights driven decisions. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies can help harness this data to drive real business outcomes across ... continue reading

Storage Considerations for Running SQL Server in Azure

If you are deploying SQL Server in Azure, or any Cloud platform for that matter, instead of just provisioning storage like you did for your on-premises deployments for many years, you may consider that storage in the Azure isn’t exactly ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: How to Configure A SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instance on Windows Server 2008 R2 In Azure

Step-By-Step: How to Configure A SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instance on Windows Server 2008 R2 In Azure

Intro On July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. That means the end of regular security updates. However, if you move those SQL Server instances to Azure, Microsoft will give you three years of ... continue reading
Azure FXT Edge Filer

Welcome to NAB Show 2019 from Microsoft Azure!

Putting the intelligent cloud to work for content creators, owners and storytellers. Stories entertain us, make us laugh and cry, and are the lens through which we perceive our world. In that world, increasingly overloaded with information, they catch our ... continue reading
Image list of governed resources in Azure SQL Database

Resource governance in Azure SQL Database

This blog post continues the Azure SQL Database architecture series where we share background on how we run the service, as described by the architects who originally created the service. The first two posts covered data integrity in Azure SQL ... continue reading
Introducing Scalar UDF Inlining

Introducing Scalar UDF Inlining

First published on MSDN on Nov 07, 2018 Last year SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database introduced query processing improvements that adapt optimization strategies to your application workload’s runtime conditions. These improvements included: batch mode adaptive joins , batch ... continue reading
Bar graph displaying data sets taken from typical cloud usage including Application Services, IoT Text Files, and System Logs

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
VMware and physical - Write to Managed Disks

Simplify disaster recovery with Managed Disks for VMware and physical servers

Azure Site Recovery (ASR) now supports disaster recovery of VMware virtual machines and physical servers by directly replicating to Managed Disks. Beginning in March 2019 and moving forward, all new protections have this capability available on the Azure portal. In ... continue reading