Category Archives: Architecture

Azure (and SQL) Patterns and Practices

Customers ask for, and NEED, guidance and patterns for deploying into Azure (And SQL). Patterns and Practices are written down, and created by the AzureCAT team, who help customers do cutting-edge deployments on Azure! Feel free to use this link, to help … Continue reading

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SQL 2016 SP1! Do you ever need SQL Enterprise again? (tl;dr, yes)

With much fanfare, SQL 2016 SP1 was released!  (Please read these release notes in depth before testing and deploying!) The original blog post talks about PROGRAMMABILITY features and post RTM+CU2 enhancements added in. “SQL Server 2016 SP1 also includes all the … Continue reading

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What big companies use Microsoft SQL Server?

I had a customer ask me “I cannot find customer examples of large companies that use Microsoft SQL Server“. I of course laughed, as I work in the Enterprise space for the US Northeast district.  I might know some large companies … Continue reading

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