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Beyond SQL Server 2008 End of Life: What does the Microsoft SQL Server Product Lifecycle mean to me?

As you’ll probably have heard, SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 will go out of extended support in July 2019. This blog explains what this means and how unsupported products can affect your business: 

Cyber Security Monthly News - July Summary 2018

This month, there were a number of Windows updates which aimed to fix known critical system vulnerabilities, summarised here:

Microsoft UK Partner Pledge

During the Microsoft Inspire 2018 partner conference, held in fabulous Las Vegas, Microsoft UK CEO Cindy Rose talked about the real challenges technology businesses face back home in the UK on digital skills, diversity and inclusion, and responsible and ethical AI.  While we're a tiny part of..

Cyber Security Monthly News – June Summary 2018

While it's been a relatively quiet month in terms of security news, a number of Windows updates have been released, and we have a cumulative update for SQL Server 2014 and 2017. Full details can be found below:

Installing SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2012 R2 (the KB2919355 issue)

While performing an in-place SQL Server upgrade for a customer, I came across the KB2919355 issue. This article will show you how to resolve this this problem and point out why this can be misleading.

Cyber Security Monthly News – May Summary 2018

This month has all been about the General Data Protection (GDPR) deadline which came into effect on the 25th May and is why you are likely being bombarded by every company you ever gave a shred of personal information to asking you to review their terms and conditions.

BACKUP LOG was unable to log updates for database in SQL Server 2016

If you’re running SQL Server 2016, you may want to install SQL Server Service Pack 1, CU8. I came across an issue recently that effectively caused the transaction log backups to hang. Through our proactive monitoring, we were alerted to the fact that a log backup had not been taken in 4 hours...

New vCore purchasing option for Azure SQL Database

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..

Azure Service Endpoints - how do they work?

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..

Cyber Security Monthly News - February 2018

During February, we’ve seen the tech industry warn ministers not to drop EU data laws when Brexit eventually kicks in. We’ve seen the biggest ever DDoS attack, and we’ve seen a robot autonomously open a door while giving us flash backs to one of the more recent Black Mirror episodes (for those..