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Configure SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance on Azure Virtual Machines with MSDTC #SQL #Azure #MSDTC

If you have been following my blog, you probably know that I write a lot of step-by-step guides for building SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances (FCI) on Azure, from SQL Server 2008 through the lastest. Here are some links to ... continue reading
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Maximize throughput with repartitioning in Azure Stream Analytics

Customers love Azure Stream Analytics for its ease of analyzing streams of data in movement, with the ability to set up a running pipeline within five minutes. Optimizing throughput has always been a challenge when trying to achieve high performance ... continue reading

Simplify Always On availability group deployments on Azure VM with SQL VM CLI

Always On availability groups (AG) provide high availability and disaster recovery capabilities to your SQL Server database, whether on-premises, in the cloud, or a combination of both. Manually deploying an availability group for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines (VM) ... continue reading
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Azure DevOps Projects supporting Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Functions

With Azure DevOps Projects we want to make it is easy for you to set up a fully functional DevOps pipeline tailored to the development language and application platform you want to leverage. We have been making continuous enhancements to ... 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
Securing Applications with Least Privileged Service Accounts

Securing Applications with Least Privileged Service Accounts

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OUR READERS! AskPFEPlat is in the process of a transformation to the new Core Infrastructure and Security TechCommunity, and will be moving by the end of March 2019 to our new home at https://aka.ms/CISTechComm (hosted at ... continue reading

Investing in our partners’ success

Today Gavriella Schuster, CVP of Microsoft’s Partner organization, spoke about our longstanding commitment to partners, and new investments to enable partners to accelerate customer success. As we shared in our recent earnings, Azure is growing at 76 percent, driven by ... continue reading

Azure Stream Analytics now supports Azure SQL Database as reference data input

Reference data is a dataset that is static or slow changing in nature which you can correlate with real-time data streams to augment the data. Azure Stream Analytics leverages versioning of reference data to augment streaming data by the reference ... continue reading
Step-by-Step: How to configure a SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instance in Azure

Step-by-Step: How to configure a SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instance in Azure

Introduction If you are reading this article you probably are still using SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 and want to take advantage of the extended security updates that Microsoft is offering if you move your SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 into Azure ... continue reading
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