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Fix Windows Server 2016 Not Downloading Updates

How to Fix Windows Server 2016 Not Downloading Updates?

If you have Windows Server 2016 installed on your system, you would indeed expect a smoother update process for the available updates from Microsoft.  However, we have seen...

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Exporting SSRS Key to Azure Key Vault

Exporting SSRS Key to Azure Key Vault for Scale-Out Deployments

You will have to agree that managing so many encryption keys for SQL Server could be a tedious job. With Azure Storage Value, storing and distributing keys is even more...

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BYOL SQL License to Existing Azure VM

How to Apply BYOL SQL License to Existing Azure VM on Cloud IAAS

In case if you are looking to apply BYOL SQL License to Existing Azure VM, then this post is for you. If you or your customer have an Enterprise Agreement or Software Assurance...

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SMB vs. NFS vs. iSCSI

SMB vs. NFS vs. iSCSI Comparison & Differences – Which One is Better?

Well, if you are using network protocols for the application layers – you would have heard the terms like SMB, NFS, and iSCSI. All of them are different protocols used for...

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what the differences between MSI and EXE

What are the Differences Between MSI and EXE files in Windows

Do you often wonder what the differences between MSI and EXE are in Windows? Your computer comes with a host of preinstalled applications and software. Of course, there are...

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Windows Server 2019 System Requirements

What is the New Recommended Windows Server 2019 System Requirements

The official release notes do not list out the Windows Server 2019 System Requirements yet. So, we will have to wait and see when we can get the official word from Microsoft....

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Free Online Quantum Computing Microsoft Resources

Free Online Quantum Computing Microsoft Resources for Getting Started

Quantum Computing is going to change the technology landscape as we know it. Qbits, as Microsoft calls it, can compute tasks in hours or days which would otherwise not be resolved...

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SQL Server Analysis Services Performance Tuning on Azure Virtual Machines

SQL Server Analysis Services Performance Tuning on Azure Virtual Machines

In this post, we will be covering SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) Performance tuning best practices on Azure with a bit of detail. Do note that we are referring to running...

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Azure SQL Data Sync Limitations

Azure SQL Data Sync Limitations Pricing and Alternatives

Before we talk about the Azure SQL Data Sync Limitations, we will need to understand the prerequisites first. The Azure Data Sync has been around for a while (October 2011), and...

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Restore Azure SQL Database

How To Do Point In Time Restore of Azure SQL Databases From Backups

If you have your Databases hosted on Microsoft’s Azure cloud service, you can breathe easy. Microsoft automatically takes backups of all your databases. It is a part of...