Update on Azure SQL Database V12 and SQL Server 2016 in Azure

In my previous post "Azure SQL Database and SQL Server on Azure" of December 22, 2015 I already shared some info on using Azure SQL Database and running SQL Server on Azure.  In the same post, I also shared some info on preparing for the Azure Exam "473 – Design and Implement Cloud Data Platform Solutions", which was still in … Continue reading Update on Azure SQL Database V12 and SQL Server 2016 in Azure

New certification, MCSA: Linux on Azure

How cool is that! A new certification is added, MCSA: Linux on Azure This certification demonstrates your ability to design, architect, implement, and maintain complex cloud-enabled Linux® solutions that leverage Microsoft Azure open source capabilities. It also validates your Linux system administration skills to show that you are fluent in today’s cloud-native world. You need … Continue reading New certification, MCSA: Linux on Azure

Early look at containers in Windows Server, Hyper-V and Azure – with Mark Russinovich

In this Microsoft Mechanics show of October 28, 2015, you'll learn from Mark Russinovich, about the design and architecture of containers and how you can use them. Including the new native container technology in Windows Server 2016, how this extends to Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure and how Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers are different from … Continue reading Early look at containers in Windows Server, Hyper-V and Azure – with Mark Russinovich

Azure announcements on General Availability, Public Preview and pricing (October 2015)

Things are changing fast in Azure and cool things keep coming! In October there were a lot of announcements of services that went in General Availability or Public Preview, also there were several pricing changes. In this blog post a summary. Below a small selection from the General Availability and Public Preview announcements: Azure Active Directory … Continue reading Azure announcements on General Availability, Public Preview and pricing (October 2015)

Microsoft Mechanics weekly show

Earlier this week the Microsoft Mechanics YouTube channel was introduced. A weekly show that covers tech and news across Microsoft, including Office, Azure, Data Platform, Windows, and Surface. It focuses on demos, how-tos and insights from Microsoft's tech leaders and engineers - Mark Russinovich, Corey Sanders, Julia White, Jeffrey Snover and more. The channel features demo-packed 10-minute shows from … Continue reading Microsoft Mechanics weekly show