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Best practices for onboarding Microsoft Azure Arc enabled servers

Best practices for onboarding Microsoft Azure Arc enabled servers

I had the chance to speak with Ryan Willis (Senior Program Manager at Microsoft) on how to learn best practices and strategies for onboarding a wide range of resources, including Windows, Linux, SQL server, Kubernetes clusters, and Azure services across ... continue reading
Azure Monitor agent and Data Collection Rules

Azure Monitor agent and Data Collection Rules

Last week Sonia Cuff wrote about finding your Azure Log Analytics agent deployments in your environment in preparation for the Azure Monitor agent migration. This was in response to an email you might have received if you are currently using ... continue reading

A simpler, more integrated approach to data governance

It’s no secret that the volume of data created by organizations and people multiplies daily. And, in the digital—and hybrid work—world we live in, that data is spread across more tools, platforms, devices, and clouds than ever before, creating regulatory ... continue reading
Enhance your Log Analytics data exploration in Azure Data Studio

Enhance your Log Analytics data exploration in Azure Data Studio

The Azure Monitor Logs extension in Azure Data Studio is now available in preview. The extension is supported in Azure Data Studio August 2021 release, v1.32.0.Administrators can enable platform logging and metrics to one of their Azure services such as ... continue reading
Azure Arc - enabled data services with Azure Stack HCI and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Azure Arc – enabled data services with Azure Stack HCI and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

In this video, I had the chance to speak with Dhananjay Mahajan @dhanMMS (Principal Program Manager at Microsoft) about how you can run Azure Arc enabled data services on Azure Stack HCI with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). This provides you ... continue reading
Multi-zone Windows Server Failover Cluster with shared ZRS disk

Improve availability with zone-redundant storage for Azure Disk Storage

As organizations continue to accelerate their cloud adoption, the need for reliable infrastructure is critical to ensure business continuity and avoid costly disruptions. Azure Disk Storage provides maximum resiliency for all workloads with an industry-leading zero percent annual failure rate ... continue reading

Open sourcing the .NET 5 C# Language Extension for SQL Server

For over two decades, the C# programming language has allowed developers to build secure and robust applications within the .NET ecosystem.SQL Server 2019 supports the R, Python, and Java Language Extensions. These language extensions provide many benefits to developers. They ... continue reading
Azure Arc - enabled data services in disconnected mode

Azure Arc – enabled data services in disconnected mode

Last time I had the chance to talk with Travis Wright (Principal Group Engineering Manager at Microsoft) about getting an overview of the end-to-end experience for deploying Azure Arc—enabled data services in connected mode, but what about scenarios where you ... continue reading

Move SQL Server licenses without Software Assurance to Azure

Migrating your on-premises infrastructure and architecture to the cloud may seem like a daunting task, especially if you don't have Software Assurance for your on-premises licenses. While this may seem difficult and challenging, there is a pain-free way to bring ... continue reading
Azure Migrate portal displaying discovery and assessment of servers

Discover and assess ASP.NET apps at-scale with Azure Migrate

Azure Migrate is your central place in the Azure portal that provides a unified experience to discover, assess, and migrate your servers, databases, and web apps to Azure. With a range of options across IaaS, PaaS, CaaS, and Serverless, Azure ... continue reading