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Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #10 Accurate Network Time

Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #10 Accurate Network Time

First published on TECHNET on Jul 18, 2018This blog is part of a series for the Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019!-- Due to the move of blog locations, if you find a broken link, please check https://aka.ms/W32Time ... continue reading

Building cloud-native applications with Azure and HashiCorp

With each passing year, more and more developers are building cloud-native applications. As developers build more complex applications they are looking to innovators like Microsoft Azure and HashiCorp to reduce the complexity of building and operating these applications. HashiCorp and ... continue reading
Secure Credentials with Self-Signed Certificates for PowerShell Scripts

Secure Credentials with Self-Signed Certificates for PowerShell Scripts

First published on TECHNET on Jan 14, 2019 Hello everyone, I'm Preston K. Parsard, specializing in Platforms, Azure Infrastructure and Automation topics, and I'd like to share some insights for securing PowerShell credentials using certificates. This post is based on ... continue reading
The Adventure Continues … Azure AD Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) with AD Writeback

The Adventure Continues … Azure AD Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) with AD Writeback

Welcome (back) to Part 3 in my series about the modern Microsoft productivity platform. The previous two posts are here: As you all know, password resets are a pretty costly and time-consuming endeavor for your users and your helpdesk folks, ... continue reading
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When to use Azure Service Health versus the status page

If you’re experiencing problems with your applications, a great place to start investigating solutions is through your Azure Service Health dashboard. In this blog post, we’ll explore the differences between the Azure status page and Azure Service Health. We’ll also ... continue reading
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Using Query Store with least privileges instead of db_owner to archive Separation of Duties

When using the Query Store in a production environment, sometimes customers need to delegate very specifically who can do what in terms of Performance Analysis and/or Tuning. The Query Store is a component that can be activated per database and ... continue reading

What is built-in intelligence in Azure SQL Database?

First published on MSDN on Sep 12, 2018 Azure SQL Database is a fully managed latest stable version of SQL Server Database Engine hosted in Azure cloud that has several built-in features that protect and manage your data. These features ... continue reading

Sending emails in Azure SQL Managed Instance

First published on MSDN on Aug 31, 2018 Azure SQL Database Managed Instance enables you to use most of the SQL Server features in fully managed cloud environment. One of the features is database mail system that enables you to ... continue reading
How to configure network for Azure SQL Managed Instance

How to configure network for Azure SQL Managed Instance

First published on MSDN on Mar 14, 2018 Azure SQL Managed Instance is fully managed SQL Server instance hosted in Azure cloud and placed in your Azure Virtual Network. In this post, I will explain how you can prepare network ... continue reading
Migrating to Azure SQL Database with Zero Downtime for Read-Only Workloads

Migrating to Azure SQL Database with Zero Downtime for Read-Only Workloads

First published on MSDN on Feb 15, 2018 Special thanks to MSAsset engineering team’s Peter Liu (Senior Software Engineer), Vijay Kannan (Software Engineer), Sathya Muhandiramalage (Software Development Engineer II), Bryan Castillo (Principal Software Engineer) and Shail Batra (Principal Software Engineering ... continue reading