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November 20, 2018

Migrating a Giant to the Cloud
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing
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October 27, 2018

Use Powershell to monitor S2D(Storage Spaces Direct) Performance
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Get-StorageSubSystem, Get-StorageHealthReport
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October 19, 2018

Use Azure Function with Timer Trigger to call an Azure SQL Database Stored Procedure
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Azure Functions is a solution for easily running small pieces of code, or "functions," in the cloud...
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April 28, 2018

Check Allocation Unit Size for Disks in a SQL Server System
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
DISKPART
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April 10, 2018

The term 'New-AzureStorageContext' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program.
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
SQLPS.exe, New-AzureStorageContext, Get-AzureStorageBlob, Remove-AzureStorageBlob
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December 12, 2017

Replacement of Remote Transactional Replication Distributor in an Always On Setup
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Enter Short Description Here
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December 11, 2017

Huge Transaction Log File with Always-ON Availability Group Database in SQL Server 2016 STD
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
log_reuse_wait_desc, DBCC sqlperf(logspace), DBCC LogInfo
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December 2, 2017

Troubleshooting Azure VM SQL Server Database Mail using SmtpClient class, PowerShell and SendGrid
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
System.Net.Mail.MailAddress, System.net.mail.smtpclient, System.Net.NetworkCredential
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November 17, 2017

Monitor the progress of an Azure SQL Database Tier Scaling Operation
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
sys.dm_operation_status - Returns information about operations performed on databases in a Azure SQL Database server.
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October 4, 2017

Automate Azure SQL Database (As-A-Service) Copy From a Logical Server to another Logical Server
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Import-AzureRmContext, Get-AzureRMResource, New-azurermsqldatabasecopy
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June 2, 2017

Use AzCopy to copy SQL Server Backup Files to Azure Blob Storage
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Within our Microsoft Cloud Environment we use a 3rd party product from Red-Gate - SQL Backup - to perform SQL Server backups for our both our System...
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May 12, 2017

Log Reader Agent not starting after AlwaysON Availability Groups Failover
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
During recent testing of a new Microsoft Azure Cloud setup of SQL Server 2016 Standard running Always On Availability Groups Basic...
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March 26, 2017

Microsoft Azure - copy all content from one storage container to another
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Get-AzureStorageBlob, Start-CopyAzureStorageBlob, Get-AzureStorageBlobCopyState
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February 17, 2017

Azure Virtual Machines running SQL Server 2016 STD AlwaysON Availability Groups w/ Transactional Replication
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
A High Availability & Disaster Recovery Solution
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February 7, 2017

New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment - Error - InvalidTemplateDeployment
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
The template deployment is not valid according to the validation procedure. Deploying template using PowerShell script failed.
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January 15, 2017

SQL Server on Linux
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Microsoft Azure, Linux VM, SQL Server vNext
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November 10, 2016

View Subscription Usage and Quotas in Microsoft Azure Cloud
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Azure Portal, ARM, Powershell
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October 6, 2016

Azure SQL Database Geo-Replication Logins and Users Configuration
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Create Login, Create User, sys.sql_logins , sys.database_principals
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October 3, 2016

Azure SQL Database Geo-Replication - Initiate a Failover using T-SQL
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Alter Database FAILOVER, sys.dm_geo_replication_link_status, sys.dm_operation_status
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October 3, 2016

Failed to update database because the database is read-only. Error Code 3096.
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Transactional Replication, Distribution Database, MSrepl_errors table, Set-AzureRmSqlDatabaseSecondary
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September 29, 2016

SQL Server Transactional Replication "The process could not connect to Subscriber" and "Cannot open server requested by the login"
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
On-Premise Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Azure SQL Database
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September 26, 2016

Azure SQL Database Geo-Replication - Initiate a Failover using PowerShell
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Set-AzureRmSqlDatabaseSecondary, Get-AzureRmSqlDatabaseReplicationLink
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September 19, 2016

Azure Powershell Get all Virtual Machines Status in a Subscription
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Get-AzureRMResourceGroup, Get-AzureRmVM, PSCustomObject
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September 17, 2016

Azure Powershell Create a new Virtual Machine with 1 VNET and 2 SUBNETS
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
New-AzureRmVM, New-AzureRmVMConfig, New-AzureRmNetworkInterface
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September 6, 2016

Powershell Azure Virtual Machine Alerts with Webhook & Logic App
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Loop all Resource Groups & Virtual Machines in a Subscription
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September 3, 2016

Use an Azure Logic App for custom processing of a Virtual Machine CPU alert
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Azure Logic App, Webhook URI, Virtual Machine Alert, Azure SQL Database
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August 24, 2016

Create Alert for Azure SQL Database using Powershell Code
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Add-AzureRmMetricAlertRule
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July 27, 2016

How to Migrate an On-Premise SQL Server Database into Microsoft Azure As-A-Service (PAAS)
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Export Data-tier Application, AzCopy Tool, Microsoft Azure Portal Import Database
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July 11, 2016

Microsoft Azure SQL Database Copy Operation
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Start-AzureSqlDatabaseCopy, Get-AzureSqlDatabaseOperation, Monitor Progress
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July 3, 2016

Create Microsoft Azure SQL Database using Powershell
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Module AzureRM.sql, New-AzureRmSqlServer, New-AzureRmSqlDatabase, SAAS
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June 20, 2016

Cross-Database Queries in Azure SQL Databases
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Extension in the DDL for external data sources and external tables
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June 15, 2016

Delete Microsoft Azure Storage Blob(s) based on specified retention period
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Microsoft SQL Server .bak & log files
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May 31, 2016

Powershell - Azure Traffic Manager Enable and Disable Endpoints
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Azure Traffic Manager Cmdlets
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May 3, 2016

Powershell - Automate Get Azure Traffic Manager EndPoints Monitor Status
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Powershell.exe, Batch File, Fiddler, Alerting, Logging
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April 27, 2016

Copy files from On-Prem to Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Microsoft Azure Storage Tools, AzCopy.exe
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April 26, 2016

Kudu - a service which powers Azure Web Apps
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Azure, Web Apps, IIS, Debug & Diagnostics Console
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April 1, 2016

Powershell - Get Azure Traffic Manager EndPoints Monitor Status
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Azure REST API, Log to file
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March 16, 2016

Get Azure Traffic Manager EndPoints Monitor Status
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Powershell, Chrome Postman
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March 6, 2016

Azure Extended Events session return ShowPlan XML
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
query_post_execution_showplan
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December 14, 2015

Move Azure SQL Server and Azure SQL Database to a new Resource Group
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Powershell Script
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December 10, 2015

Azure BizTalk Hybrid Connections
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Hybrid Connection Manager, Listener, Ports
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November 26, 2015

Azure SQL Database Scale Operation failed
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Using Azure SQL Database Geo-Replication Two-Node Configuration
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November 7, 2015

Microsoft Azure Blob Storage Service as a backup destination
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Requires Storage Account, Container & Credential
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September 27, 2015

Deploy Azure Resources with JSON Template
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Using Visual Studio 2015, create a new Azure Resource Project and choose a Resource Template...
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August 18, 2015

Microsoft Azure Data Factory
by BF (Principal Consultant; Architecture; Engineering)
Ingest and Prepare, Transform and Analyze, Publish and Consume, Monitor and Manage
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