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Monitoring options available for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

For production workloads running on your Azure SQL Database managed instance it is very important to continuously understand the resource consumption and any potential performance issues such that you can react in time and have your business running smoothly. There ... continue reading
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Troubleshooting problems related to Azure AD authentication with Azure SQL DB and DW

When working with Azure AD authentication for Azure SQL DB and DW, you may sometimes encounter certain issues. The table below contains some of the Azure AD authentication problems that may appear when accessing SQL DB/DW, as well as how ... continue reading

Tools and commands for running SQL Server 2019 on Linux

Organizations that embraced the option to run Microsoft SQL Server 2017 on Linux have been looking forward to the release of SQL Server 2019. Regardless of which operating system (OS) you choose, it's the same SQL Server database code, and ... continue reading
Environment Tracing and Build Annotations with Azure Pipelines

Environment Tracing and Build Annotations with Azure Pipelines

The numbers show, using continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) solutions for delivering software and cloud infrastructure improve deployment reliability, recoverability, and agility. In addition to these great benefits, CI/CD produces many byproducts that are also useful. One of these ... continue reading
The "This Update is not Applicable to this Computer" Anomaly

The “This Update is not Applicable to this Computer” Anomaly

Hello everyone! My name is Mike Kammer, and I'm a Platforms PFE with Microsoft, dealing with all versions of Windows Server, and other duties as assigned. Sometimes those duties are fun, and everything works perfectly, like playing with kittens or ... continue reading
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BitLocker, Intune, and Raven

Hello Paul Bergson, back again with another story about my dog Raven. From time to time we get a visit from a family member and they will bring their dog along, problem is we have never socialized Raven with other ... continue reading

Windows 10 IOT updates fail at reboot with “Reverting changes”…Why can’t it just be easy?

Let me answer the question from the title before we get started, nothing is ever as simple as you think it is going to be. In a large organization there are usually lots of different environmental factors that can impact ... continue reading
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MTU Size Matters

The Problem "The internet is down!" This is how I am greeted after a long day at work. My teenage son, who plays virtually every game known to mankind, could not join the majority of game servers for his favorite ... continue reading
The Case of SPNs Breaking Group Policy Application

The Case of SPNs Breaking Group Policy Application

Hello Everyone, my name is Zoheb Shaikh and I’m a Solution Engineer working with Microsoft Mission Critical team (SMC). I’ll share with you something interesting that I came across recently where one of our Enterprise customers had multiple clients where ... continue reading

Webinar: Join Jeff Woolsey for what’s new in Windows Admin Center

This post was authored by Jeff Woolsey, Principal Program Manager.Greetings Windows Server community!I hope you will join me for a webinar on Thursday, November 21, for an overview of the exciting new features in our latest release of Windows Admin ... continue reading