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What's New with Apps in Azure AD | Jan 2020

What's New with Apps in Azure AD | Jan 2020

Azure AD simplifies the way you secure and manage your entire application estate - whether apps are on-premises, SaaS or hosted in your public cloud of choice. No matter where you are in your cloud and digital modernization journey, Azure ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: It’s just SQL: CLR in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

With the Common Language Runtime (CLR) hosted in Microsoft SQL Server (called CLR integration), you can author stored procedures, triggers, user-defined functions, user-defined types, and user-defined aggregates in managed code. CLR is also available in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance ... continue reading
How to use GitHub Actions to deploy an Azure Virtual Machine

How to use GitHub Actions to deploy an Azure Virtual Machine

Hands up if you are used to deploy servers either by unpacking them from a box or using a graphical user interface (GUI)? Yip, that’s me and it's where I’ve built my career. However, over the last few years I’ve ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: How to connect to Azure SQL Database from Azure Data Studio

Want to get started with Azure Data Studio but don't know where to begin? In this video, Anna Hoffman shows you how to get connected to Azure SQL Database for the first time using Azure Data Studio ... continue reading
Windows Server 2008 End of Support: Know your Options

Windows Server 2008 End of Support: Know your Options

The time has come - we are officially at the End of Support for Windows Server 2008. What does this mean? In simple terms - if you are running any Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2 servers in your environment ... continue reading

Azure is now certified for the ISO/IEC 27701 privacy standard

We are pleased to share that Azure is the first major US cloud provider to achieve certification as a data processor for the new international standard ISO/IEC 27701 Privacy Information Management System (PIMS). The PIMS certification demonstrates that Azure provides ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: Deployment options for Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Database provides a number of options to optimize your deployment to best fit your needs. In this video we explain the different options and their aspects. More information: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-paas-vs-sql-server-iaas ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: It’s just SQL: Collations in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

You're probably familiar with Collations in SQL Server, but how do Collations change in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance? In this video, Anna Thomas and Colin Murphy cover a brief overview of collations (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/t-sql/statements/collations) and how they're different in Azure ... continue reading

Tips for learning Azure in the new year

As 2020 is upon us, it's natural to take time and reflect back on the current year’s achievements (and challenges) and begin planning for the next year. One of our New Year’s resolutions was to continue live streaming software development ... continue reading

Passwordless – What’s it worth?

We’ve known for some time now that passwords are failing as a security mechanism. Passwords are expensive to manage and users struggle to remember them. Passwordless authentication solutions promise better security and convenience, but you may wonder how to start ... continue reading