Azure SQL Managed Instance – Business Critical Tier

Microsoft has announced the GA date for the Business-Critical tier. Azure SQL Managed Instance Business Critical tier will be generally available on December 1st 2018. For those customers who are needing the ‘Super-Fast’ storage capabilities provided with local SSDs on the instance, you now have a release date. Business Critical also provides the ability to […]

Azure Training – London

I am very excited about my upcoming IEAzure class being held in London, September 10th and 11th at the Marriott in Kensington (London). This is a content rich class covering SQL Server running on Azure Virtual Machines (Azure IaaS) as well as Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance (PaaS). You read that correctly, we’ve […]

Calling all user group leaders! I want to present on Managed Instances for you!

At SQLskills, we like presenting to user groups. It’s a great way to give back to our community and share things that we learn about. Paul Randal put out a call to user group leaders earlier this year, but I’ve recently been digging deep into Azure SQL Database Managed Instance and would like to show […]

SSMS 17.6 is available

If you are using Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, you may want to consider installing the latest SQL Server Management Studio. There are bug fixes for Always On, Setup, Object Explorer, Data Classification (important for GDPR), SMO, and Database Mail. Read the official release here or jump right to the download page here.

New Course: Implementing a Hybrid Cloud Solution in Azure

My latest Pluralsight course – SQL Server: Implementing a Hybrid Cloud Solution in Azure – is well over two hours and long and is based on part of my popular workshop/precon that I have been presenting over the past 18 months. This was a fun and challenging course to develop and record. The modules are: Introduction Understanding Azure IaaS Understanding […]