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, if…

Advanced Technology Days 12

Next week, on 16th and 17th of November, Advanced Technology Days 12 is taking place in Zagreb, Croatia. This year I have privilege to take part in this event with 2 sessions. You can find more about session here. First one is on 17th at 10:55 AM and I will thave session DBA in the Cloud. For my second…

Azure Basics Part 7 – Syncing Azure AD with local AD

In this post I’ll talk about syncing Azure Active Directory with local Windows Server AD. Like most of my latest ports, we’ll do it in new portal where Azure AD feature is still in preview. So we start with connecting to server that we’ll use for synchronization. Note that it’s not recommended to use your DC…