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Microsoft Azure SQL Database Data Compression

Microsoft Azure SQL Database Data Compression

Back in March there was an announcement that data compression was available for Microsoft Azure SQL Database (MASD). This was met with much rejoicing. You can read more about the announcement here. Oh, wait…that’s right…Microsoft pulled the announcement back for some reason. Three months later, and I still don’t see an announcement regarding data compression.(…)

The Top 5 SQL Server Features You Aren’t Using And Why

The Top 5 SQL Server Features You Aren’t Using And Why

I’m throwing my money away. I know I am, and yet I still do it. It’s not a lot of money though. See, I pay for a services bundle (phone, internet, cable television) from the one-and-only provider for my town and I’m certain that I am not using every possible feature. For example, I have(…)

Choosing The Cloud Solution Provider That’s Right For You

Choosing The Cloud Solution Provider That’s Right For You

It’s hard to talk architecture these days without a mention of the Cloud finding it’s way into the conversation. Everyone wants to know “is the Cloud right for me?” Unfortunately a lot of people have no idea what “cloud” truly means. Do some digging on what “cloud” means and you will find a lot of information. You(…)

HOW TO: Connect To A Windows Azure VM Using SQL Server Management Studio

HOW TO: Connect To A Windows Azure VM Using SQL Server Management Studio

In 2013, right before I was helping to deliver a precon seminar at TechEd on Windows Azure SQL Database, Microsoft made available the ability for customers to use virtual machines running in Windows Azure. This allowed for users to run on-premises version of SQL Server but have the instance hosted in the cloud. The natural(…)

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