Tag Archives: Azure

Python Jupyter Notebooks in Azure

There’s a new feature in Azure, and I stumbled on it when someone posted a link on Twitter. Apologies, I can’t remember who, but I did click on the Azure Notebooks link and was intrigued. I’ve gotten Jupyter notebooks running … Continue reading

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A New SQL Server Edition

I first heard about this edition of SQL Server over a year ago, and at the time I wasn’t sure there was much of a market for it. Microsoft disagreed, and they moved forward, putting this in preview and then … Continue reading

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Use the Proper User for Azure MySQL DB

I wrote about migrating the MySQL database from a third party provide to Azure MySQL DB recently. This was due to the provider raising the price substantially for me to host the site. However, after migrating the data, I ran … Continue reading

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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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