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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
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Windows Admin Center unleashes Server Core adoption

Since the general availability of Windows Server 2019, we have seen the fastest adoption rate of Windows Server Core in history. If you havent heard of Windows Server Core, then youre really missing out! Windows Server Core is the lightest ... 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
Lift & Shift – ConfigMgr 2012 to ConfigMgr 1702 Current Branch – Part 3 (1702 Upgrade)

Lift & Shift – ConfigMgr 2012 to ConfigMgr 1702 Current Branch – Part 3 (1702 Upgrade)

First published on TECHNET on Aug 16, 2017Authored by Danny GuilloryAlmost Done So, we have finished the SQL In-Place Upgrade as well as the Backup & Restore to a new Site Server with Windows Server 2012 R2 & SQL Server ... continue reading
Lift & Shift – ConfigMgr 2012 to ConfigMgr 1702 Current Branch – Part 1 (The Upgrade)

Lift & Shift – ConfigMgr 2012 to ConfigMgr 1702 Current Branch – Part 1 (The Upgrade)

First published on TECHNET on Aug 16, 2017Authored by Danny GuillorySo, all too often lately I have been getting the call to assist upgrading ConfigMgr 2012 to the new Current Branch (ConfigMgr 1702/6). As excited as I am to get ... continue reading
Talking Database II

Talking Database II

First published on TECHNET on Nov 24, 2015Authored by Santos MartinezHello All, this is ConfigNinja here to Talk about Databases. Welcome to the second blog post on Talking Database, since the first blog post was good and now that we ... 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
Install SysCtr 2012 ConfigMgr in Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 My Notes

Install SysCtr 2012 ConfigMgr in Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 My Notes

First published on TECHNET on Jan 24, 2013Authored by Santos MartinezInstalling System Center 2012 Configuration Manager in Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 My Notes This week I took the task to build a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager ... continue reading
Sys Ctr 2012 ConfigMgr: Mobile Device Installation

Sys Ctr 2012 ConfigMgr: Mobile Device Installation

First published on TECHNET on Oct 19, 2012Authored by Santos MartinezDuring the past week I was working on one of my favorite customers and have one really good request, setup and configure Mobile Devices in Configuration Manager for that reason ... continue reading