I keep hearing this question being asked. It's not well documented by Microsoft nor is it widely known, but we know it's associated with the way failover clustering interacts with the Azure networking infrastructure. My latest blog post attempts to unravel this mystery and explain why the..
It doesn't seem that long ago when the DTU model was the only way of purchasing Azure SQL Database. In the last year Microsoft has announced some significant changes in the way we can buy it. Earlier in the year I blogged about the introduction of the vCore purchasing model, which provides..
As its tenth birthday approaches, Microsoft prepares to end extended support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. This date has been known since product launch, there are now less than 12 months to retire or replace aging SQL Server estates. In the past, when we hit extended support end date, that's..
Managed Instance is now in public preview and with it is a purchasing option we haven't yet seen with traditional Azure SQL Database offerings, known as the vCore purchasing model. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced this model is now available in preview for Single Database and Elastic..
It’s been a while since my last blog post, but the beauty of time marching forwards is that lovely new features get released in Azure for me to write about.
Something I always remember as a kid is that when we got a cool new bit of technology, I'd use it for a while and then my next port of..
Since its announcement 8 years ago, Azure SQL Database (DB) has been the go-to Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering for SQL Server workloads in Microsoft Azure. During that time, SQL DB has matured to the point where the chasm that once existed with the boxed product we know and love, has..
Update February 2020: Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now part of the Azure Synapse analytics service.
Recently I was asked what the difference was between Azure SQL Database (SQLDB) and Azure SQL Data Warehouse (SQLDW). If you connect to them both via Management Studio there doesn't seem to be much..
Hi everyone! I’m Chris and I’ve recently joined Coeo as a Cloud Consultant. I specialise in helping customers looking towards the cloud with all aspects of Azure cloud adoption and usage..
I’m quite a fan of automation when it comes to Azure. Automating the build of your environments in Azure has..
Keeping up with the pace of the Azure cloud evolution is tough at the best of times. Just when you think you are getting on top of it, Ignite comes along and Microsoft drop a cluster of feature bombs which means you spend most of your Saturday updating your Visio architecture diagrams. Thanks a..