My peers and I work with customers one-on-one, but we also provide "shared" resources. I thought it'd be helpful to share what these resources are. If you're an education IT pro and work with Azure, I am sure you'll find something on this list that will help you do your job more effectively.
File this in the category of error messages that don't really mean what you think. When configuring a failover group using Azure SQL DB, you need to provide a "name" for the failover group. However, the name really becomes the FQDN of the failover group, but that's not directly obvious. The implication of that is … Continue reading Azure SQL DB: The specified failover group name is already in use
As announced before, I will be speaking once again at the annual Atlanta SQL Saturday. The Atlanta MDF is a great group and they put on an excellent event each year. Note: this year, the venue has changed for the first time in as long as I can recall. Be sure to check the location: … Continue reading Speaking at SQL Saturday #652 Atlanta 2017
During my talk "Azure SQL DB: 12 Things to Know ," I briefly discuss the importance of monitoring and updating the IP addresses allowed to connect to your Azure SQL DB. Efficiently managing those firewall rules means you want to script them. In this post, I will provide a few ideas of how you can manage the database server rules using PowerShell scripts.
I am preparing some posts about managing aspects of Azure services with PowerShell. Before you can do that, you'll need to authenticate to Azure. In this "prereq" blog post, I'll briefly walk through the process of authenticating to your Azure subscription from PowerShell. This blog post will only use the "newer" Azure Resource Manager (AzureRm) … Continue reading Logging on to Azure with PowerShell
SSMS 17 was released today. This is a quick first look at some of the additions and changes that immediately stand out to me.
I don't post about my speaking engagements frequently enough. I realize I should do better and why not start today? I will be speaking at SQL Saturday Birmingham 2017 tomorrow, March 18. I have a single session titled "12 things to know about Azure SQL DB." I got started with Azure SQL DB about two … Continue reading Speaking at SQL Saturday Birmingham 2017
When connecting to an Azure SQL DB endpoint (somename.database.windows.net), your IP must be listed in that endpoint's (server's) firewall: If you're connecting to your Azure SQL DB from SQL Server Management Studio 2016 and your IP address is not in the list, SSMS will offer to add it: You'll need to sign in with a … Continue reading Creating an Azure SQL DB Firewall Rule from SSMS 2016 and Error 401