Initial Coin Offerings: Know the risks before you buy

Guest post by Janya Eighani – Principle Solicitor at Lehman Walsh Lawyer   ICOs (initial coin offerings) are an unregulated way to gather capital to finance a Startup. Given it is unregulated, there are risks associated with investing in an ICO. Since the issuance of such tokens is currently outside the scope of regulatory oversight,…


Managed object internals, Part 4. Fields layout

In the recent blog posts we’ve discussed invisible part of the object layout in the CLR: Managed object internals, Part 1. The Layout Managed object internals, Part 2. Object header layout and the cost of locking Managed object internals, Part 3. The layout of a managed array This time we’re going to focus on the…


Docker Blog Series Part 4 – Managing Secrets inside Kubernetes Cluster in Azure Container Service

One of the common tasks in application development is to manage configurations. Some of the configurations can be sensitive information. One of the features of Kubernetes is secret management. There are many approaches to retrieve secrets from the secret management store. In this blog post, I will show you how to manage a sample secret…


Few interesting findings on HANA with MDC

Few interesting findings on HANA with MDC I was working on HANA with MDC and had few very interesting learnings. If you have been using non- MDC HANA databases, you may come across those scenarios. This article summarizes the issues and their resolutions. Setup Configuration I had following setup for SAP HANA during my testing….


Wednesday Featured Forums: System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Forum

Greetings Everyone Welcome to another Wednesday featured forum, today we will be looking at the System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Forum. What is SCCM? Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is a Windows product that enables administrators to manage the deployment and security of devices and applications across an enterprise. SCCM is part of the Microsoft System Center 2012 /…


Pausing Azure SQL Data Warehouse using an Automation Runbook

When a Azure SQL Data Warehouse is paused, all running queries are canceled. If there are queries running that have data movement, rollback operations will likely happen. These rollbacks can take many hours to complete. While these rollback operations are running, the service is not paused. In many cases, allowing the current actions to complete would prevent lost…


HealthVault S70 release

HealthVault S70 release has been deployed to PPE and will be available later this week in production environment. There is no changes impacting to HealthVault developers. Please use the MSDN Forum to report any issues.


Backup Compression for TDE-enabled Databases: Important fixes in SQL 2016 SP1 CU4 and SQL 2016 RTM CU7

Backup Compression and Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) have been two immensely valuable and popular features for customers in SQL Server. In SQL Server 2016, backup compression was enabled for TDE databases where if you backup a TDE enabled database with compression and MAXTRANSFERSIZE > 64K, backup compression will kick in reducing backup size and improving…


Modernizing a Monolithic Application using Microservices and Azure

Context As companies embark on their digital transformation journeys, pressure on IT organizations have been mounting to levels that have never been experienced before.  Businesses have the following expectations, among others, from their IT organizations: Applications need to be developed, deployed and enhanced at a rapid pace Applications are always available, resilient and performant Features…