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SQL Azure

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,...

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...

It was a simple enough question, or so I thought. One I felt should be either a simple “yes” or “no”.“Do we block remote desktop connections here?”Sure enough, I got back the quick and simple answer I expected, along with a question for myself.“Nope. We don’t block any RDP sessions....

I’m not what you would call an “early adopter” by any means, but I do try to work with the latest versions of software whenever possible. A few months ago I finally got around to taking Visual Studio 2013 for a test drive.The reason for me wanting to kick the...