Implementing GlusterFS on Azure (HPC Scalable Parallel File System)

Authored by Rakesh Patil (AzureCAT). Edited by Nanette Ray and RoAnn Corbisier. A whitepaper of this content is available on Azure.com: Implement GlusterFS on Azure Introduction Recently, AzureCAT worked with a customer to set up GlusterFS, a free, scalable, open source distributed file system that works great for applications hosted on Microsoft Azure. Like our…

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AzureCAT – Technical Customer Profiles

UPDATED: 12/08/17 Over in this blog post, we mentioned why we’re named AzureCAT: CAT stands for “Customer Advisory Team.” We work with customers who act as feedback Advisors back to our product teams, by working on engagements with those customers and building ground-breaking solutions!   While we help customers architect those solutions, we learn a…


Visual Studio Toolbox: What’s New in Visual Studio 2017

This is the 200th episode of Visual Studio Toolbox and the perfect opportunity to celebrate the release of Visual Studio 2017, as well as the 20th birthday of Visual Studio and the 15th birthday of .NET. I shows some a number of new features in Visual Studio 2017, including: The new Install experience [02:10] The revised…


Visual Studio Toolbox: Modern Web Development

In this episode, I am joined by Sam Basu and Ed Charbeneau, for an in-depth discussion about what it means to be a modern Web developer. They cover a lot of ground, including JavaScript frameworks, package managers, ASP.NET Core and how you build a Web solution that relies on a lot of moving parts. They…


Webinars 3/30-5/31 R Script, Marketing Insights, Modeling Deep Dive, New Flow Features, Power BI Embedded and visualization best practices from Marco Russo

Using R Script with Power BI by Leila Etaati In this webinar Dr. Leila Etaati will show walk us through one her favorite topics how to take advantage of R Script with Power BI. This demo rich session will include how to use R script as a data source in Power BI desktop. Register today:…


VSTest task dons a new avatar – testing with unified agents and phases

Visual Studio Test (VSTest) and the Run Functional Test (RFT) tasks are used widely for continuous testing with Team Build and Release Management. As we thought about how test execution in the pipeline should evolve the guiding principles were to ensure that test execution in the pipeline is fast and reliable for all types of tests, be…


DEA 2.0: Replay FAQ

For questions regarding configuration, following the instructions provided in Configure Replay Environment. 1. What security permissions do I need to start a replay capture on my target server? The Windows user performing the trace operation in the DEA Application should have sysadmin privileges in the target SQL Server. This is needed to start a trace. The service account, under…


Collecting SharePoint ULS Logs Faster

Update – 1-8-2018 I didn’t spell this out as clearly as I should’ve but this script is intended for reproducible issues.  If you want to reproduce an issue with a fresh set of logs, this script is for you.  If you require to pull logs from the past, other scripts have been created based on this…


DEA 2.0 – Configure Replay environment

Database Experimentation Assistant utilizes the Distributed Replay tools from the SQL Server installation. We recommend doing a test run with a small trace file before doing a full fledged replay to ensure proper replay of queries. Setup a virtual network or domain Distributed replay requires usage of common accounts between machines. For this and security reasons, we recommend…