Viewing and Sorting XEvents Efficiently (Code Samples) – XEProfiler

I was doing backups and clean-ups and ran across a couple of sample projects for XEvent and event_sequence processing I thought others might find helpful. – Enjoy! The sample code is provided “as is” and any express or implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are disclaimed. In…

Moving the cheese –

Microsoft is retiring personal MSDN blogs. As a result, I’ve moved all my blog content to:  I hope you’ll keep the great feedback coming there. Steve  

Devenez un « j’apprends tout » avec les nouvelles certifications Azure!

Le parcours pour obtenir la certification Azure Developer Associate a récemment changé, basé sur les commentaires et les leçons apprises des examens AZ-200 et AZ-201 en préversion. Le nouvel examen, AZ-203 : Solutions Microsoft Azure Developer, sera le seul examen nécessaire. Les candidats de la certification Azure Developer Associate seront évalués sur le développement de solutions basées sur les services d’infrastructure et de plateforme en tant que service Azure, le développement pour le stockage Azure, la mise en place de la sécurité Azure, la connectivité et la consommation des services Azure et tierces parties, et la surveillance, le dépannage et l’optimisation des solutions Azure.

Resolve to be a “learn it all” with new Azure Certifications!

The path for earning the Azure Developer Associate certification has recently changed, based on AZ-200 and AZ-201 beta exam feedback and lessons learned. The new exam, AZ-203: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure, will be the only exam necessary. Candidates for the Azure Developer Associate certification will be tested on developing Azure infrastructures and platform as Service Compute Solutions, developing for Azure storage, implementing Azure security, connecting to and consuming Azure Services and third-party services, and monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimizing Azure solutions.

¡Resuelve ser un "aprende todo" con las nuevas certificaciones de Azure!

La ruta para obtener la certificación de Desarrollador Asociado en Azure ha cambiado recientemente, según las opiniones recibidas de los exámenes beta de AZ-200 y AZ-201 y las lecciones aprendidas. El nuevo examen, AZ-203: Desarrollo de soluciones para Microsoft Azure, será el único examen necesario. Los candidatos para la certificación Desarrollador Asociado en Azure se probarán en el desarrollo de infraestructuras y plataformas en Azure como soluciones de servicios de computo, desarrollar para el almacenamiento en la nube, implementar seguridad en Azure, conectar y consumir los servicios de Azure y servicios de terceros, y monitorear, resolver y optimizar Soluciones en Azure.

Lesson Learned #51: Managed Instance – Import via Sqlpackage.exe doesn’t allow autogrow

Some days ago, I have been working in a service request that our customer faced the following issue: They’ve downloaded the newest version of Sqlpackage.exe tool (18.0) and they’re trying to import a bacpac into their Azure SQL Managed Instance. It has started successfully but it’s hanging while it reaches 32,768 MB size of primary…

Enforcing security controls right from CI/CD pipeline with AzSK – Deep Dive

Azure Security Kit  aka AzSK is a framework that is used internally by Microsoft to control & govern their Azure Subscriptions. While some features are overlapping with Azure Security Center, I find a lot of value in the Kit, mostly in the following areas: The attestation module allowing for a full traceability of security controls…


Lesson Learned #50: Adding PK led to transaction log full error

Hello, It is common to have this type of cases where our customer has millions of rows in a table and when they need to add a column and they reached the error transaction log full. Depending on the Azure SQL Database tier you have two important factors to be aware of for having this process completed: Transaction Log Size and…

Friday Five: Microsoft Kaizala, Ignite 2018, and More!

Project Server 2016: Missing Alerts And Reminders Settings Mohamed El-Qassas is a Microsoft MVP, SharePoint StackExchange Moderator, C# Corner MVP, TechNet Wiki Ninja, Blogger, and Senior Technical Consultant with +10 years of experience in SharePoint and Project Server. Check out his blog here.    Microsoft Kaizala John Naguib is an Office Servers and Services MVP. He’s…