You can define policies for your Azure SQL Databases for security and meeting your organization’s standards. Management groups simplify policies over multiple subscriptions. Michael Wood explains Azure Policies and Management Groups.
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It was always important to me to keep up with the latest versions of SQL Server, but especially so when I was a database administrator or consultant. I wasn’t always able to work with the new versions right away in production, but at least I had an idea about features, capabilities, and benefits. Fifteen years … Read more
The ability to scale up and down without maintaining extra hardware is one of the best cloud computing features. In this article, Mahendran Purushothaman explains autoscaling in Microsoft Azure.… Read more
No matter what you need, Azure probably has a solution. In this article Diogo Souza demonstrates how to host a static web page in Azure in just a few steps with Azure Blob Storage and Azure CDN.… Read more
Azure Data Factory is a cloud based data orchestration tool that many ETL developers began using instead of SSIS. In this article, Rodney Landrum recalls a Data Factory project where he had to depend on another service, Azure Logic Apps, to fill in for some lacking functionality.… Read more
Containers are being used by more and more organizations to automate build pipelines in their CICD processes. In this article, Mahendran Purushothaman shows how to automate the creation of Docker containers and a Kubernetes cluster in Azure.… Read more
Azure Key Vault is a service for storing securely certificates, credentials, connection strings, and more. In this article, Rishit Mishra walks through how to use the service to secure a connection string for an application.… Read more
The Microsoft Graph API allows access to Microsoft cloud resources such as Office365 and Enterprise Mobility and Security Services. In this article, Julio Sampaio demonstrates the Graph Explorer and builds an example that sends an email.… Read more
The choices found when provisioning storage in Azure can be overwhelming. In this article, Monica Rathbun explains the options to help your organization research which storage might be right for your solution. … Read more
You can use SQL Audit to record changes to security, access to tables, and more to help you meet compliance requirements. In this article, Joshua Feierman explains how to set up the audit and collect the data in Azure Log Analytics when running SQL Server in an Azure VM.… Read more
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