Scaling STEM education in one of the world’s largest school jurisdictions

Abstract In one of the largest school jurisdictions in the world, Microsoft technology provides the backbone for an innovative program to spark students’ excitement for STEM. In New South Wales, Australia, teachers and administrators turned to Microsoft solutions to solve a fundamental challenge: connecting students’ love of technology to a STEM curriculum that will prepare…


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective IT Leaders

What do the best IT leaders do that others don’t? There are several habits and practices that separate the highly effective IT leaders from the ineffective leaders. But there are 7 habits in particular that really differentiate the best of the best. Here are the 7 habits of highly effective IT leaders: Habit #1. Focus…


Microsoft Roslyn in the Real World

Pokud se zajímáte o Microsoft .NET Compiler Platform – Roslyn, nenechte si ujít úterní Meetup v Impact Hubu. https://www.meetup.com/Prague-Software-Craftsmanship/events/257128703/ Buri  


Play with Morse Code in Small Basic (1)

There are some Morse code program in Small Basic.  But today I’d like to start creating new Morse program – Morse Telegraph Key.  This program will be a good key input sample. Challenges about Morse code Following three challenges are about Morse code.  And for example, program TCZ203 (by NaochanON) is a solution of a…


Lesson Learned #63: It is possible to create Linked Server in Azure SQL Managed Instance?

The answer is Yes!!! and to create it you only need to follow up the instructions provided in this URL   Unfortunately, nowadays, you only are able to use the SQL provider to connect to Azure SQL Database, SQL Server or Azure SQL Managed Instance. My lessons learned in this situation is you need to pay attention For Azure SQL Database: Please review…


Lesson Learned #62: Using Cross Database Queries in Azure SQL Managed Instance

Hello, This week I worked a service request when our customer reported performance issues obtaining data from External Tables using Azure SQL Database. They followed our article about how to configure it. I suggested to use Cross Database Queries in the similar way that we have in SQL Server using Azure SQL Managed Instance. I…


Lesson Learned #61: Using Schemas in Azure SQL Managed Instance

Hello Team, This week I worked on a service request where our customer asked about the compatibility feature using schemas and partitioning, for this reason and thanks to near 100% compatibility of SQL Server we have the option to create schemas and split tables among different filegroups. I would like to share with you the…


Lesson Learned #60: Using Partition Option in Azure SQL Managed Instance

Hello, Time ago, we discussed in this post about partitioning option in Azure SQL Database. One of the main differences creating this partition in Azure SQL Database is all partition will use the same filegroup. In Azure SQL Managed Instance we could create different filegroups and files for each partition having a better performance having multiple…


Experiencing Data Access issue in Azure Portal for Many Data Types – 01/19 – Resolved

Final Update: Saturday, 19 January 2019 07:30 UTCWe’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal with no customer impact as of  01/19, 07:30 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on 01/19, 05:45 UTC and that during the 1 hour 45 minutes hours that it took to resolve the issue 5% of customers using…


Experiencing Continous Export failures – 01/18 – Mitigated

Final Update: Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:44 UTCWe’ve confirmed that Continuous Exports works as expected after applying the work around. Our logs show the incident started on 1/16 12:25 PM UTC and that during the 2 days that it took to resolve the issue <1% of customers experienced intermittent failures in Continuous Export service. Root…