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Perform at-scale, agentless SQL Server discovery and assessment with Azure Migrate

Moving on-premises infrastructure, databases, and applications to Azure is key to the success of your cloud migration and modernization journey, and we are committed to simplifying that process. With each major milestone, we set out to make these primary migration ... continue reading
OPS119: Databases are cattle too! Running highly available databases consistently with Azure Arc

OPS119: Databases are cattle too! Running highly available databases consistently with Azure Arc

Have you heard people say 'containers or Kubernetes is not for databases'? Let me show you how that is definitely not the case in 2021. Kubernetes provides an abstraction layer over any infrastructure and an orchestration engine that powers Arc ... continue reading
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Around the clock with Azure SQL and Azure Data Factory

On February 3-4, the Azure SQL and Azure Data Factory teams are partnering on a learning event for the community to come together to learn about Azure SQL and Azure Data Factory, meet the engineering teams behind these services, and ... continue reading
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SQL Tools December release recap

The December releases of Azure Data Studio 1.25 and SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.8 are now generally available. Additionally, the mssql extension for Visual Studio Code has recently been updated to version 1.10.0. Read on to learn more about ... continue reading
Azure Hybrid Benefit

What is Azure Hybrid Benefit?

I’ve talked to customers about migrating their workloads to Azure for a number of years now and at some point in the conversation we’ll start to mention where can cost savings can be made and one place that organizations can ... continue reading

Hosting SSRS databases in Azure SQL Managed Instance

Hosting SSRS databases in Azure SQL Managed Instance   This article outlines the spectrum of options available for migrating your solutions based on the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) to Microsoft cloud, with focus on the newly-introduced support for hosting ... continue reading

Configuring backup storage redundancy in Azure SQL

Database backups are an essential part of any business continuity and disaster recovery strategy, because they protect your data from corruption or deletion. In Azure SQL there are two types of automated backups that customers can use for restoring their ... continue reading

Track progress of SQL Managed Instance create/scale request

Azure SQL Managed Instance provides management operations that you can use to automatically deploy new managed instances, update instance properties, and delete instances when no longer needed. All management operations can be categorized as follows: Instance deployment (new instance creation) Instance ... continue reading
Database Assessments within Azure Migrate

Database Assessments within Azure Migrate

Azure Migrate has come along way since it’s launch in September 2017, it now very much is the hub for datacentre migration projects.   We now see it being able to cover off those key migration scenarios that organisations are attempting, ... continue reading
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Quickly Setting Up a Sandbox with Azure SQL DB/MI and AAD Synchronization

  Introduction   During the migration journey from SQL Server to Azure SQL Database or Managed Instance, the customers I meet often wondering how to deal with the Integrated Authentication, their applications, especially the legacy ones. The following tutorial will ... continue reading