Update on Azure SQL Database V12 and SQL Server 2016 in Azure

In my previous post "Azure SQL Database and SQL Server on Azure" of December 22, 2015 I already shared some info on using Azure SQL Database and running SQL Server on Azure.  In the same post, I also shared some info on preparing for the Azure Exam "473 – Design and Implement Cloud Data Platform Solutions", which was still in … Continue reading Update on Azure SQL Database V12 and SQL Server 2016 in Azure

New certification, MCSA: Linux on Azure

How cool is that! A new certification is added, MCSA: Linux on Azure This certification demonstrates your ability to design, architect, implement, and maintain complex cloud-enabled Linux® solutions that leverage Microsoft Azure open source capabilities. It also validates your Linux system administration skills to show that you are fluent in today’s cloud-native world. You need … Continue reading New certification, MCSA: Linux on Azure

Early look at containers in Windows Server, Hyper-V and Azure – with Mark Russinovich

In this Microsoft Mechanics show of October 28, 2015, you'll learn from Mark Russinovich, about the design and architecture of containers and how you can use them. Including the new native container technology in Windows Server 2016, how this extends to Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure and how Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers are different from … Continue reading Early look at containers in Windows Server, Hyper-V and Azure – with Mark Russinovich

Azure announcements on General Availability, Public Preview and pricing (October 2015)

Things are changing fast in Azure and cool things keep coming! In October there were a lot of announcements of services that went in General Availability or Public Preview, also there were several pricing changes. In this blog post a summary. Below a small selection from the General Availability and Public Preview announcements: Azure Active Directory … Continue reading Azure announcements on General Availability, Public Preview and pricing (October 2015)

Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2 (brings new functionality for VMM)

Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2 has been released and is now available to download. KB3096378 - Description of Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2. Update Rollup 8 contains fixes for the components below: 3086084 Data Protection Manager 3096382 Operations Manager 3096381 Orchestrator 3096384 Service Provider Foundation 3096389 Virtual Machine Manager … Continue reading Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2 (brings new functionality for VMM)