Citrix XenApp Essentials configuration

Azure Active Directory Domain Services provides a simple solution to Active Directory when deploying workloads in Azure using the Citrix Cloud XenApp and XenDesktop Service or the newly-released XenApp Essentials and XenDesktop Essentials services. Azure AD Domain Services provides AD domain controllers as a service, eliminating the complexity of setting up AD, the ongoing […]

SQL Database Managed Instance

We’re excited to announce the preview of an additional purchasing model to the Azure SQL Database Elastic Pool and Single Database deployment options. Recently announced with SQL Database Managed Instance, the vCore-based model reflects our commitment to customer choice by providing flexibility, control, and transparency. As with Managed Instance, the vCore-based model […]

Cloudyn Azure Cost Management

Azure Cost Management licensed by Cloudyn, a Microsoft subsidiary, allows you to track cloud usage and expenditures for your Azure resources and other cloud providers including AWS and Google. Easy-to-understand dashboard reports help with cost allocation and showbacks/chargebacks as well. Cost Management helps optimize your cloud spending by identifying underutilized […]

Beyond bullet points in Microsoft Powerpoint

An old time classic book now reaches its fourth edition available at: More details and free presentation tools can be found at the official book website at:  Contents at a glance 1     A Theater of Persuasion 2     Busting the Top 3 Myths About PowerPoint 3     The 5 Principles and 10 […]

How can I find discontinued/deprecated features?

Πρόσφατα έλαβα μια ερώτηση για το πως μπορούμε να βρούμε τα discontinued/deprecated features στο τρέχων SQL Server instance μας το οποίο θέλουμε να κάνουμε migrate σε επόμενη έκδοση. Αρχικά θα πρέπει να επισημάνω ότι ο SQL Server είναι ίσως το μοναδικό προϊόν που έχει η Microsoft που με συνέπεια χρόνια […]

Manage and Monitor SQL Server instances – Identify sessions that consume tempdb resources

Η tempdb είναι μια database την οποία μοιράζονται ΟΛΟΙ όσοι χρησιμοποιούν το instance στο οποίο αυτή υπάρχει. Στην tempdb αποθηκεύονται πολλά όπως user objects, internal objects, και version stores. Τα user objects περιλαμβάνουν global temporary tables & indexes, local temporary tables & indexes, system tables & indexes, table-valued functions output […]