Big News! Small Basic available on Windows App Store!

Bring out the trumpets! Roll out the red carpet! We’ve got big news for you today, because Small Basic 1.2 is now available on the Windows App Store!  That’s right, you can go download it directly from the store, by searching for “Small Basic” or directly from this link.  You can also rate and review Small…


Exported database from Azure SQL failed to be imported to Azure SQL or to local SQL Server

Symptoms:  When using blob auditing on Azure SQL Server or Database, after you export database to .bacpac file if you import the database to another Azure SQL DB that already have blob auditing enabled at the server level you may get this error message: Could not import package. Error SQL72014: .Net SqlClient Data Provider: Msg…


AzureCAT – Technical Customer Profiles

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 ton in…

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How to export your Azure DevTest Labs usage data

Acknowledgement: This post is contributed by Roger Best, Senior Software Engineer in Customer Success Team. He’s been working on a solution to help our customers to adopt Azure DevTest Labs. DevTest Labs recently released a feature that allows lab administrators to programmatically pull usage data from the lab(s) into a secondary Azure Storage account. Then those…


NDIS Virtual Miniport Driver (netvmini) サンプルをインストールする

今回は、ネットワークアダプタ (または Network Interface Card: NIC) のドライバのサンプル NDIS Virtual Miniport Driver (netvmini) サンプルをご紹介します。   このサンプルは、物理 NIC を必要とせずに、NDIS ミニポートドライバの実装を確認できるサンプルです。ミニポートドライバについては、さなえすさんの以前の記事「Windows の Network Driver」をご参照ください。   今回は、このサンプルをビルドして、ターゲット側 PC の Windows 10 (1607) x86 にインストールし、デバイスマネージャー上で表示されるところまでを確認します。サンプルをビルドする、開発側の PC は Windows 10 (1607) x64 に Visual Studio 2015 と WDK 10 がインストールされています。   1. サンプルの入手   NDIS Virtual Miniport Driver (netvmini) サンプルは、以下のサイトの右側の緑色の [Clone…


Roadmap for the generator-vsts-extension

We have a lot of innovation in store for the generator-team-services-extension and are open to accept your ideas and/or contributions. Here’s our proposed prioritisation and ambitious roadmap:  S116 (current 3-week sprint) Review the template extension architecture Add tfx-cli scripts into package.json Update the template extension architecture Extend Yo generator extension templates Generate Dashboard Widget Improvements…


Microsoft Azure ❤️️ Java !

Microsoft Azure is an open, flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing platform. It provides software as a service, platform as a service and infrastructure as a service and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks. Besides .Net, it has great support for many programming languages such as Java, C++, Node, Python, PHP, Ruby ans so on….


DEA 2.0 Technical preview: Release Overview – Database Experimentation Assistant

DEA 2.1 GA version is now available! Learn more here. Overview Database Experimentation Assistant (DEA) is a new A/B testing solution for SQL Server upgrades. It will assist in evaluating a targeted version of SQL for a given workload. Customers who are upgrading from previous SQL Server versions (SQL Server 2005 and above) to any new version…


DEA 2.0: How to Use Database Experimentation Assistant

The Database Experimentation Assistant (DEA) is a new A/B testing solution for changes in SQL Server environments (e.g. upgrade, new indexes, etc.). It assists in evaluating how the workload on your source server (current environment) will perform against your new environment. It guides you through performing an A/B test through three steps: capture, replay, and…


DEA 2.0: Analysis FAQ  

 What security permissions do I need to generate and view an analysis report on my server? The current logged in user in DEA should have sysadmin privilege to the analysis server.  If the user is part of a group permission, make sure the group has sysadmin privileges as well.   Possible Errors: Explanation / Solution: “Unable to…