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: https://launch.visualstudio.com/


Subscription usage and quotas in the Azure portal

The Azure team recently announced some new features in the preview portal: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/get-early-access-to-new-portal-features-2/