Razor Redux

Microsoft has introduced a new version of Razor with ASP.NET Core 2. Tom Fischer explains why it’s worth taking another look at this methodology, especially those who discounted it before. He walks you through creating a simple application, highlighting the benefits or Razor.… Read more

Creating, Deploying, and Debugging an ASP.NET Core Application on Azure

As more companies take advantage of the cloud, teams must learn to do the basics in new ways. In this article, Mircea Oprea demonstrates how to migrate an ASP.NET application to Azure and from on-premises SQL Server to Azure SQL Database. He also discusses how to troubleshoot issues you may find during the migration.… Read more

Converting a Database to In-Memory OLTP

In-Memory OLTP was introduced with SQL Server 2014 as a way to improve transaction performance. There are several scenarios that are not supported, such as some data types, and Darko Martinović describes the issues and provides workarounds. He also has provided a tool to assist in migrating disk-based tables to In-Memory optimized tables.… Read more

PowerShell Day-to-Day Admin Tasks – Part 6: Real-Time IT Dashboard

Creating a real-time IT dashboard is essential for IT professionals for managing their environments and to be proactive. A Few months ago, a great tool called ‘PowerShell Universal Dashboard’ or ‘PoshUD’ was officially released. In this article, Nicolas Prigent describes PoshUD, and how to use it to monitor your infrastructure using PowerShell.… Read more

Create Azure VMs with PowerShell Part 1

Azure virtual machines are created for many reasons, even just to have an environment to quickly test something out. In this article, Robert Cain demonstrates the first few steps in automating the process with PowerShell. He shows how to gather information needed and set up a resource group, storage and networking needed for the VM. … Read more