Dennes Torres

Dennes Torres is a Data Platform MVP and Software Architect living in Malta who loves SQL Server and software development and has more than 20 years of experience. Dennes can improve Data Platform Architectures and transform data in knowledge. He moved to Malta after more than 10 years leading devSQL PASS Chapter in Rio de Janeiro and now is a member of the leadership team of MMDPUG PASS Chapter in Malta organizing meetings, events, and webcasts about SQL Server. He is an MCT, MCSE in Data Platforms and BI, with more titles in software development. You can get in touch on his blog https://dennestorres.com or at his work https://dtowersoftware.com

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30 August 2022
30 August 2022

.NET App Services: Containers or not containers, that’s the question

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The app services in the title can be function apps, web apps or more. We can deploy the app services on the native app service environment provided by Microsoft or using containers. What’s the different between using the native environment or using containers? The differences aren’t many and it’s not easy to identify when it’s … Read more
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04 July 2022
04 July 2022

What’s new in T-SQL in SQL Server 2022

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There are many new features in SQL Server 2022. In relation to T-SQL querying, there are a few as well and they usually are left for last in face of many other new optimization features. Sample scenario These samples are built on the AdventureWorksDW2019 database installed in a SQL Server 2022 CTP 2. Date_Bucket Let’s … Read more
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27 June 2022
27 June 2022

Parameterizing Azure Policy and Ensuring Azure SQL AD Authentication

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I wrote before about enforcing Azure SQL AD Authentication using Azure Policies in two different ways. First, only auditing if the Azure SQL is using AD Authentication or not. Later, automatically enabling the AD Authentication on Azure SQL Servers where this authentication is not enabled. What about if we could create one single policy definition … Read more
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04 April 2022
04 April 2022

Updating Powershell version in Azure CloudShell

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Azure Cloudshell uses PowerShell 7.2.1. However, Powershell 7.2.2 is already available and we have also a PowerShell version 7.3.0 in preview. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could update the powershell version in cloudshell, instead of waiting for Microsoft? This would allow you to run scripts using the new features of the updated versions. Before … Read more
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28 February 2022
28 February 2022

Azure: Small Changes that Matter

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I believe I’m not alone on this feeling: It seems like every time we use the Azure Portal some new feature appear. The features reproduce themselves faster than rabbits. Did you had this feeling before? Share your thoughts in the comments. This week, working with Azure, I found some new small features around and decided … Read more
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31 January 2022
31 January 2022

Saving and Sharing Log Analytics Query

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Update on 01/03/2022: There are two small mistakes on the article below. A) On the UI, the only Tag value which accepts customization is Label. I believe the customization is possible through API, but I haven’t checked it. B) The filter and group by using the Label tag is possible. The Label only appears as … Read more
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