Technical Customer Profiles – Azure & SQL Server

This blog lists out the SQLCAT and AzureCAT technical customer profiles (TCPs). These are customer architectures from engagements led by our CAT and CSA teams. They are journeys into architectural design decisions that led these customers into highly successful solutions.   Service Fabric: ABBYY – Case Study | Blog Alaska Airlines – Case Study |…


Final Version of BizTalk Terminator Tool Released

I just wanted to announce that the final version of the standalone BizTalk Terminator tool – v2.5 – has just been released. Terminator functionality is not going away. All further development will continue via the maintenance node in BizTalk Health Monitor (BHM). Below is a quick comparison of the two versions of Terminator:   Tool Version…


Rock star student dev immerses herself in hackathons and cloud technologies at Global MVP Summit

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Mariam Elgabry, a Microsoft Student Partner in the United Kingdom who currently attends Imperial College London.  I recently traveled to Washington State as a Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) to represent the U.K. for Microsoft’s 2016 Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) Global Summit. Needless to say, I could…


Rules Extensions – Basic MV Extensions

In continuation of our Rules Extensions series we will begin to look at the MV Extension or rather the Metaverse Extension. no matter how you get the attributes into the Metaverse, either Direct Attribute Flows, via on the MA itself or using Sync Rules or even more complex attribute flows using an MA rules extension…


Data Migration Assistant: How to run from command line

With DMA v2.1 and above when you install DMA, it will also install dmacmd.exe in %ProgramFiles%Microsoft Data Migration Assistant. Use dmacmd.exe to assess your databases in an unattended mode. This is especially useful when assessing several databases or huge databases. Output the result to JSON or CSV file.  Note Dmacmd.exe supports running assessments only. Migrations are not…


Vcpkg updates: Static linking is now available

One month ago, we announced the availability of Vcpkg a command line tool to easily acquire and build open source C++ lib and consume it in Visual Studio 2015. The initial release provided only dynamic link libraries, but we heard your feedback, and we are pleased to announce static linking support with Vcpkg. To generate…


Offline PlayReady Streaming for Windows 10

UPDATE 6/23/2018: While this post covers offline support of Azure Media Services for Windows 10/PlayReady clients, the offline mode support for iOS/FairPlay and Android/Widevine devices are provided in the following documents: Offline FairPlay Streaming for iOS; Offline Widevine Streaming for Android.   In my previous posts, I have answered in details the following questions: Does…


IIS Debugging Labs – Information and setup instructions

This is a scenarios of debugging demos focused on helping you get some hands on experience in debugging the most common type of IIS issues. For example, hang/performance, crash and memory issues. Installation These labs are focused IIS 8.5, but can be run on the following versions of IIS IIS Version Operating System IIS 10…


Log Shipping Monitoring and Troubleshooting

Log Shipping Monitoring and Troubleshooting 交易紀錄傳送監控與疑難排解 1.Log Shipping status View the Log Shipping Report (SQL Server Management Studio) https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181149.aspx To display the Transaction Log Shipping Status report on a server instance Connect to a monitor server, primary server, or secondary server. Right-click the server instance in Object Explorer, point to Reports, and point to Standard…