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More ways to save when you migrate SQL Server data to Azure SQL

A new normal is emerging globally as businesses restart or rebuild in the face of rapidly changing conditions. To keep up with the pace of change and address new opportunities that arise, businesses are looking to the cloud for ways ... continue reading

Three reasons to migrate your ASP.NET apps and SQL Server data to Azure

The way we work and live has changed. Over the last several months, enterprises have had to shift their strategy from “physical first” to digital first and accelerate their digital transformation to enable remote productivity, reduce costs, or rapidly address ... continue reading
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Support for Azure AD user creation on behalf of Azure AD Applications for Azure SQL

We are announcing a public preview for Azure AD user creation support for Azure SQL Database and Azure Synapse Analytics on behalf of Azure AD Applications (service principals). See Azure Active Directory service principal with Azure SQL. What support for ... continue reading
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Advancing resilience through chaos engineering and fault injection

“When I first kicked off this Advancing Reliability blog series in my post last July, I highlighted several initiatives underway to keep improving platform availability, as part of our commitment to provide a trusted set of cloud services. One area ... continue reading
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Augmenting Azure Advisor Cost Recommendations for Automated Continuous Optimization – Part 3

This is the third post of a series dedicated to the implementation of automated Continuous Optimization with Azure Advisor Cost recommendations. For a contextualization of the solution here described, please read the introductory post for an overview of the solution ... continue reading

Calculating Application Availability in the Cloud

When deploying business critical applications in the cloud you want to make sure they are highly available. The good news is that if you plan properly, you can achieve 99.99% (4-nines) of availability or more. However, calculating your true availability ... continue reading

Azure SQL – Automated Backups (Part 1) | Data Exposed

In part one of this two-part series, Shreya Verma discusses the different backups options (point-in-time restore, long-term retention) Azure SQL provides and how to effectively manage them. Watch on Data Exposed Additional Resources:Overview of Business ContinuityAutomated BackupsBackup Cost ManagementPiTR and ... continue reading

Changing default MAXDOP in Azure SQL Database

Executive Summary To improve customer workload performance and reduce unnecessary resource utilization, the default MAXDOP setting for new databases in Azure SQL Database is changing from the previous default of 0 (unlimited) to 8. Why MAXDOP matters The “max degree ... continue reading

GA of new memory and compute optimized hardware options in Azure SQL Database

Now released for general availability (GA), M-series and Fsv2-series are new hardware generations in Azure SQL Database specialized for workloads requiring very high compute or memory scale or very fast CPU speed.  M-series and Fsv2-series are supported for both single database and elastic pool deployments.  Gen5 hardware in SQL Database continues to provide a balanced compute and memory option that ... continue reading

Benchmarking SQL Server and Azure SQL with WorkloadTools | Data Exposed: MVP Edition

Lifting and shifting your application to the cloud is extremely easy, on paper. The hard truth is that the only way to know for sure how it is going to perform is to test it. Benchmarking on-premises is hard enough, ... continue reading