Tag Archives: Azure

Should We Move to Azure?

This editorial was originally published on May 23, 2014. It is being re-published as Steve is out of the office, with a few minor editorial changes. Update: We made a number of changes last year, upgraded the forums, and have continued … Continue reading

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A Tour of SQL Server Security Features

Abstract Protecting data from unauthorized access becomes more important all the time. SQL Server includes a number of features that make data protection and security easier for developers and DBAs with a framework for protecting data. Come learn how Always … Continue reading

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The Cloud is Better In At Least One Way

Many people don’t see the cloud platform as necessarily better run than what they do in their local data center. That might be true, and certainly the caliber of people, their experience, responsiveness, and more can make a big difference … Continue reading

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Remove an Active Lease on a Blob in Azure

I was creating and dropping VMs in Azure, and found myself charged money for disks that I thought I’d deleted. I found later that deleting a VM doesn’t necessarily remove the disk blob. Here was one way that I removed … Continue reading

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MSBuild and Azure SQL Database

I saw a report of a problem building a database with ReadyRoll in Azure SQL Database. This person wanted to use a local Shadow database in LocalDB and target an Azure SQL Database. I hadn’t build that config, so I … Continue reading

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Azure Labs–Minor Cluster Issues for SQL Server Setup

During the process of building an Azure lab, I ran into a place where my cluster was not completely validated. I think this happened when a node failed and was re-provisioned, but in any case, when I ran SQL Server … Continue reading

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The Financial DBA

I’ve got an Azure subscription. At least, I think I have just one. I know I have a few Microsoft accounts, across 4 (or more) different email addresses, that I use for various VSTS development purposes, but only one should … Continue reading

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Lots of Resources

I’ve got a small Azure subscription, but there are a lot of resources in my mini lab. Forty seven, to be exact right now. When I look at my bill, it’s got lots of details, but not always easy to … Continue reading

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Getting a VHD into Azure with PoSh

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. I thought this would make a nice SQLNewBlogger post, an easy get started one. I used the docs from … Continue reading

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TSQLTuesday.com – Quick WordPress Setup in Azure

When I agreed to host the T-SQL Tuesday site, I wasn’t sure what to do. I thought about just putting up a static page, one I’d edit, but in some conversations with Adam Machanic, he wanted to have a few … Continue reading

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