MySQL In-app

Databases were always big part of my work and I did use MySQL in Azure before. However, I did not have time to try MySQL In-app until last week. It was nice surprise that it works quite fine (once you figure where to go) and it makes management easier as it is under same blade…

Azure Saturday

Last week, on 24th of June, I had honor of speaking on first Azure Saturday in Munich, Germany. It was great event, I had good crowd in my Azure Stack – Transform your data center to Azure session. Also I met some great guys there, not only experts in their field, but true friends I look…

Deploy Azure Stack TP3 on nested Hyper-V VM

I’ve been experimenting and deploying Azure Stack PoC since TP1 was released. Since then, lot of things changed, first with Azure Stack TP2 and later with TP3. Idea of running Azure like environment in my datacenter was amazing to me and I tried to test it right away. Here are hardware requirements for Azure Stack…

Tarabica 2017

Lately I didn’t write much as I was pretty busy with conference speaking and job change (Senior System Engineer with Authority Partners since January). In next few posts, I’ll try to sum my conference experience in April. First in ‘April tour’ was Tarabica # IT Conference in Belgrade that took place on 8 April 2017. Tarabica…

How to determine Azure SQL Database Tier

Recently, I got lot of questions on how to determine tier and performance level for Azure SQL Database. Therefore, I decided to write my next post about this topic. To determine correct tier for specific workload, you have to take into account multiple parameters. First, let us talk about Azure SQL database tiers. Azure SQL…

Install SQL on Linux VM

One of most interesting things last year was release of MS SQL Server for Linux. Like I said in some of my posts before, I wouldn’t have dreamt of it 5-6 years ago. But things changed very much in last few years and this is another big step Microsoft took toward OpenSource community. In this post I will…

How to get certified (as MCP)

This year I did lot of conference sessions, Azure workshops and MOCs. When doing introduction, I have one PowerPoint slide about my competencies and my MS certificates (MCP) are shown here. And I have a lot of those… On breaks or after sessions, I get lot of question about how to get certified, what to use…

Schedule MS SQL database backup to Azure storage

As I promised in one of previous posts, I’ll write about scheduling MS SQL database to Azure Storage Account. We’ll start with creating new Storage Account. Go to Azure Portal and click ‘New’. Select ‘Storage’ and ‘Storage account’. Enter parameters for your Storage account. Enter name, deployment model must be ‘Classic'(as ARM will not be visible…

Azure Server Management tools – manage your servers in browser

I did few sessions on Azure Server Management Tools but my friend Romeo Mlinar keeps missing them. So he asked me today when will I do ‘How to’ article on SMT and here we are. Server Management Tools is great tool that helps you manage your servers remotely in a browser. Almost any browser is supported,…