Category Archives: SQL Server

What are Azure Hybrid Use Benefits and License Mobility for SQL Server and Windows?

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT A LEGAL DOCUMENT FOR MICROSOFT LICENSING. CONTACT YOUR LICENSING SPECIALIST OR RESELLER OR MICROSOFT DIRECTLY.   Since 2012, Microsoft has sold Enterprise SQL Server licenses per core, 4 core minimum (The old processors became 4 cores … Continue reading

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Azure SQL Database, Managed Instance!

Recently announced was general availability of Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.  I am excited by how much easier it is nowadays to reduce your workload by migrating to Azure SQL Database, and lifting and shifting to Managed Instance. What is this … Continue reading

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SQL Saturday Boston BI: Migrate to Azure

I will be talking at SQL Saturday Boston BI 2019 about migrating a SaaS application to the cloud, and the business and technical challenges. Continue reading

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Where are the free in-person events for Microsoft?

A friend of mine recently asked where to get free in-person training on the Microsoft cloud platform. We have tons of online training for free, so that’s easy enough. Microsoft has in-person events in various offices periodically. The Microsoft Technology … Continue reading

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SQL Saturday Events – Yes, you should go

What are SQL Saturdays? Basically, a day of free training by qualified and enthusiastic people, surrounding the Microsoft data platform! Free? Yes. Sometimes the events charge for lunch. Know that the speakers generally are working on their own dime. Also, … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting SQL Server on-premises Performance

Are you trying to figure out if you have SQL Server performance issues? Is your server overloaded? There are free tools to help you diagnose this.  Generally, I would tell you to get a support case opened, but you can … Continue reading

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