Tag Archives: Azure

The Ever Expanding Data Platform

This past week was the 2018 Ignite conference from Microsoft, where we had a number of announcements about the data platform. You can rewatch some of the sessions from the event, and I might recommend the keynotes to see some of the … Continue reading

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Azure DevOps

I’ve been a fan of Visualstudio.com and VSTS for some time. I moved most of my demos to this platform a couple years ago and I’ve been pretty happy with it since then. There is tremendous flexibility in how you can use … Continue reading

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The Hybrid Cloud

When various vendors started to push the idea of using the cloud for computing infrastructure, the focus was on moving all your systems to a hosted solution. It didn’t matter if you were interested in IaaS, SaaS, or PaaS solutions, … Continue reading

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Storage that Expires

Whether you like the idea of the GDPR (and the new California law), I’m sure you agree that these laws will likely change our data handling in business. Even if they are weakened through legal challenges, many companies have already started to comply … Continue reading

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It’s Azure T-SQL Tuesday #103

I’m slightly surprised that there haven’t been more invitations about Azure, with the main development branch of SQL Server being in the Azure cloud, but I’m glad this one came along. The invitation is from Björn Peters, and he asks … Continue reading

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Cleaning up Azure Client IPs

I travel around, and as a result, I may find myself accessing my Azure databases from different locations. Since it’s a quick click and login to add my IP from SSMS, I’ll end up with multiple ones. I don’t want … Continue reading

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Pause and Backtrack

One of the main functions for anyone that manages a database is ensuring that they can recover the system in the event of any issues. My view is that restores are the most important skill and task that need to … Continue reading

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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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