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SQL Server Backup Audit

SQL Server Backup Audit

I had a question come up last week from someone that wanted to know a few basic facts about their SQL Server backups for audit purposes. The facts they wanted were straightforward: Who took the backup? When was it taken? Where was it written? Simple questions that are answered with a simple script. As usual, here’s(…)

Get All Endpoints for VMs in an Azure Subscription

Get All Endpoints for VMs in an Azure Subscription

I wrote a post recently about troubleshooting connectivity for endpoints on Microsoft Azure VMs. The day the post went out I was greeted with this tweet: http://t.co/Ww3MyYjwPu right on time context post for me @SQLRockstar tx sir. Need to see on ports for my #linux vms with #mysql running — Shyam Viking (@myluvsql) April 30, 2015(…)

Microsoft Ignite Recap

Microsoft Ignite Recap

Last week was the inaugural Microsoft Ignite conference, or as I like to call it: Microsoft TechEd R2. It took place in Chicago and I was fortunate enough to have my company (SolarWinds) send me to work our booth on the exhibit hall floor. I won’t bother you with a review on what Microsoft needs(…)

Presenting This Week: Enterprise Data World

Presenting This Week: Enterprise Data World

This week I will be attending Enterprise Data World in Washington, DC. I’m excited to have been given the opportunity to present not one but TWO sessions at the premiere data management conference in the world. On Wednesday, April 1st, I will be presenting a session titled “Designing For Performance or How I Learned To Stop Worrying(…)

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