September 2018 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

Congratulations to our September top 10 contributors! Alberto Morillo and Visakh Murukesan maintain their top positions. This Leaderboard initiative was started in October 2016 to recognize the top Database Systems contributors on MSDN forums. The following continues to be the points hierarchy (in decreasing order of points):

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Friday Five: Posting SQL Server notifications to Slack and More!

Comparing Azure Functions and AWS Lamba Herve Roggero is recognized for his thought leadership and passion for providing accessibility to data in the tech space. Herve’s knack for distilling complex real-time data consumption challenges and presenting digestible solutions make him the ideal speaker, teacher, and teammate.  Herve is the Co-Author of PRO SQL Azure, PRO Windows Azure SQL Database…


Early technical preview of JDBC 7.1.1 for SQL Server released

We have a new early technical preview of the JDBC Driver for SQL Server. Precompiled binaries are available on GitHub and also on Maven Central. Below is a summary of the new additions to the project, changes made, and issues fixed. Added Added streaming capabilities for Clob.getAsciiStream() #799 Fixed Issues Fixed a bug where calling length()…


Sit Back, Relax, it’s The Friday Five!

Using Excel and Visio to Create Data-Driven Process Mapping Flowcharts Elaiza Benitez is a MVP in Business Applications and works for Barhead Solutions as a Dynamics 365 consultant in Melbourne, Australia. Elaiza began working with Dynamics CRM version 4 in 2009 Elaiza and has loved it ever since. In her spare time she likes to make…


August 2018 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

Congratulations to our August top 10 contributors! Alberto Morillo and Visakh Murukesan maintain their top positions. This Leaderboard initiative was started in October 2016 to recognize the top Database Systems contributors on MSDN forums. The following continues to be the points hierarchy (in decreasing order of points):


Storage Configuration Guidelines for SQL Server on Azure VM

SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines service offers the full control of VM and SQL Server and enables the simplest cloud migration path for SQL Server workloads. SQL IaaS Extension is installed on each SQL VM created through Azure Market Place by default. SQL IaaS Extension offers managed backup, automated security patching, connectivity configuration, AKV…


Azure Dev Spaces – Deploying Angular and ASP.net Core App to Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

This article will show the ease of running and deploying containers in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) with minimal dev machine setup with Azure Dev Spaces. I am going to reuse sample application components from my previous article on AKS. With Azure Dev Spaces, you can develop on Windows, Mac, or Linux using familiar tools like…


Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) – Deploying Angular, ASP.NET Core and SQL Server on Linux

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) makes it simple to deploy a managed Kubernetes cluster in Azure. The sample application for this article is developed in Angular, ASP.net core and SQL Server. I will go through the steps needed to deploy these components to AKS. The dev tools used to develop these components are Visual Studio for…

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AzureCAT Whitepaper: SQL Server database files and backups on Azure Storage for SAP workloads

As more users migrate their SAP workloads to Azure, they will discover the benefits of migrating the Microsoft SQL Server data tier as well. Storing SQL Server data files on Azure can help speed migration, improve security, and provide high availability and disaster recovery. This guide by Ravi Alwani of AzureCAT addresses common questions from…


New! Azure Starter Packs now available

Today, we’re announcing a set of Microsoft Azure and Azure Government Starter Packs for GSA IT Schedule 70 to jumpstart your cloud efforts. Designed to get you up and running quickly with common cloud workloads, starter packs can especially be useful at the end of the fiscal year as you plan your work ahead. Each…