On the week of December 7th (especially on December 9th), Microsoft has sent us a whole bag of goodies, announcing the general availability of new features that were only in preview until now, and even newer features that have just entered public preview.Read More »Breaking News: Christmas came early to Microsoft Azure!
On November 19th, 2020, I delivered a short session about Azure SQL Analytics, as part of the MVP Days Israel 2020 event.
MVP Days Israel 2020 was a full-day event driven by the local (Israeli) MVP community to share knowledge on various Microsoft products across the board – Azure, GitHub, DevOps, Power Apps, AI, Data Platform and more.
We had a bunch of impressive talks given by very talented people. My session was delivered in Hebrew, and it was mostly based on what I wrote in one of my previous blog posts: Is Azure SQL Analytics all you need for SQL Server Monitoring?.Read More »Webinar: Performance Monitoring with Azure SQL Analytics
Way back at January 16, 2020, I published a blog post containing a reference list for the many rules checked by the SQL Vulnerability Assessment Tool. The next month, I created a separate, dedicated page for the reference list so that it’d be easier to find and maintain. Today I learned that a few months later, around the beginning of May, Microsoft themselves have also published such a reference list on the Microsoft Docs page.Read More »SQL Vulnerability Assessment Tool Reference List – Updated!
Your organization has been using Azure SQL DB (Single Database) for a while now, and has come to the realization that a lot of missing features are hindering your development efforts and limiting your product offerings.
You have a need for wider access to instance-level features on the one hand, but you still want to retain managed service features in the Azure cloud, such as 99.99% uptime SLA, automatic updates, Advanced Data Security, and Azure SQL Log Analytics, and basically not having to manage an IaaS virtual machine.
Therefore, you reach the conclusion that Azure SQL Managed Instance (MI) is the right solution for you at this time.Read More »Planning a Migration from Azure SQL DB to Azure Managed Instance
How well can you monitor Azure SQL Databases and Azure Managed Instances without any 3rd party tools? Is Azure SQL Analytics really good enough for the job? Can it be a decent competitor to powerhouses such as SentryOne, Red-Gate, Apex, Solarwinds and others? Can you use it as a cheap alternative in the cloud? Will I ever stop asking questions and get to the point already? Yes, of course I will! Just keep reading.Read More »Is Azure SQL Analytics all you need for SQL Server Monitoring?