Audit SQL Server stop, start, restart

This article outlines an approach for determining the domain identity of a user who has initiated a stop, start, or restart request on SQL Server services. Although SQL Server contains server and database auditing functionality as part of the product, this cannot be used to determine the identity of a user changing the service state of a SQL Server instance since that operation is occurring at the system rather than database level.

Migrating TFS to a new data center

This article outlines an approach for performing TFS migrations to a new data center (in a different domain) where there is limited or no connectivity between the current and target environments.

Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event

Happy 20th birthday Visual Studio! Details on the March 7th & 8th launch event are available here:

Subscription usage and quotas in the Azure portal

The Azure team recently announced some new features in the preview portal: