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New Data Exposed episode: It’s just SQL: Restoring a database to Azure SQL DB from backup

In this video, Jeroen ter Heerdt shows how to restore a database to Azure SQL from a BACPAC file. Read more about importing an Azure SQL Database from BACPAC ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: How to manage R packages in Azure SQL Database with sqlmlutils

Currently, Azure SQL Database has ML Services with R available in preview. In this video, Anna Hoffman gives a brief overview of how you can use an open source package called sqlmlutils to easily connect and add/remove packages to Azure ... continue reading
Infographic showing the classic SIEM model: Incidents, Alert Queue, Primary Investigation, Pivot and Remediate.

CISO series: Lessons learned from the Microsoft SOC—Part 3a: Choosing SOC tools

The Lessons learned from the Microsoft SOC blog series is designed to share our approach and experience with security operations center (SOC) operations. Our learnings in the series come primarily from Microsoft’s corporate IT security operation team, one of several ... continue reading
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SAP on Azure–Designing for availability and recoverability

This is the third in a four-part blog series on Designing a great SAP on Azure Architecture. Robust SAP on Azure Architectures are built on the pillars of security, performance and scalability, availability and recoverability, efficiency and operations. We covered ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: Benefit from SQL VM Resource Provider when self-installing SQL Server on

In this video, we will talk how Azure SQL VM service helps migrating and modernizing of SQL workloads. We will explain and demo the benefits of the new SQL VM Resource Providers for self-installed SQL Server on Azure IaaS. Follow ... continue reading
Rethinking how we learn security

Rethinking how we learn security

A couple of years ago, I wrote an article on the relative lack of investor and startup interest in addressing a crucial CISO priority—the preparedness of employees on the security team. Considering what seems to be a steady stream of ... continue reading
Reboot Pending Report, How to create the report.

Reboot Pending Report, How to create the report.

First published on TECHNET on Jun 27, 2014Authored by Santos MartinezA few days ago one of my peers ask me a very interesting question, how can I get a report that show reboot pending machines. I told him this was ... continue reading
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Released, It’s time to upgrade

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Released, It’s time to upgrade

First published on TECHNET on Oct 31, 2013Authored by Santos Martinez With this new release, it means a lot of things but one of the meanings is that we can take advantage of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 ... continue reading
I lost my primary site in my hierarchy, what I do now?

I lost my primary site in my hierarchy, what I do now?

First published on TECHNET on May 16, 2013Authored by Santos MartinezI few weeks ago this happened to one of you, I know the frustration that this may have caused when you initially saw it. Either the server files where corrupted ... continue reading
UD-B324 SQL Server 2012 for System Center Administrators Available Online

UD-B324 SQL Server 2012 for System Center Administrators Available Online

First published on TECHNET on Apr 16, 2013Authored by Santos Martinez Hello all, ConfigNinja here. It was a pleasure for me to deliver this session at MMS 2013, its never easy to be the first session of the event. A ... continue reading