Sending emails in Azure SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance enables you to use most of the SQL Server features in fully managed cloud environment. One of the features is database mail system that enables you to send emails directly from Managed Instance. In this post we will see how to setup mail profile and send emails in Managed Instance…. Read more

Create linked server to readable secondary replica in Managed Instance Business Critical service tier

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is a fully managed SQL Server Database Engine hosted in Azure cloud that provides most of the Azure SQL Pass and SQL Server functionalities, such as linked servers and built-in free secondary read-only replicas. In this post you will see how to use linked servers to connect to readable secondary… Read more

Reaching Azure disk storage limit on General Purpose Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is SQL Server implementation on Azure cloud that keeps all database files on Azure storage. In this post you will see how Managed Instance allocates disks in the storage layer and why is this important…. Read more

July 2018 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

Congratulations to our July 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):… Read more