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August 1, 2016  4:00 PM

SQL Azure != SQL Server

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
AWS, AWS EC2, Azure, Capacity planning, Disaster Recovery, High Availability, SQL Azure, SQL Database, SQL Server, Windows Azure

This may come as shocking news to some, but Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL DB (Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL DB, SQL Azure Database, or whatever name you know it as) are very much not the same thing.  They may look similar and they may act similar, but they are very much not the same...

February 8, 2016  7:40 PM

Would you like Microsoft to pay for you to move to Azure?

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Cloud azure, Cloud migration, SQL Azure, SQL Server, SQL Server migration, Windows Azure

Have you been wanting to move some of your services up to Azure, but you don't have the budget to move them up to th 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


July 8, 2015  6:00 PM

Be Careful When Starting Up Azure VMs Running SQL Server

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Firewall configuration, SQL Azure, SQL Server, Windows Azure

So Microsoft has done something pretty dumb with the Azure VMs which are running Microsoft SQL Server. By default the front end firewall (the one that allows or blocks traffic from the public Internet to the VMs) allows traffic to the default SQL Server port 1433. At first this is fine, until you...


July 1, 2015  10:00 AM

Splitting Files for SQL DW

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Azure, SQL Azure, SQL Server, Windows Azure

When doing data warehouse loads into SQL DW you'll want to break your single large file that you extract into multiple smaller files in order to do loads into the SQL DW (via Azure Blob Storage) as fast as possible. There's a few ways that you can do this. One way would be to handle this in your...


May 22, 2015  5:49 PM

Recommended reading from mrdenny for May 22, 2015

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
CDC, SQL Azure, SQL Server, SQL Server 2005, VMware vSphere, Windows Azure

This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that...


April 17, 2015  6:00 PM

Recommended reading from mrdenny for April 17, 2015

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Apple, SQL, SQL Azure, SQL Server, SQL Server Integration Services

This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that...


April 15, 2015  4:00 PM

Where to find the Azure PowerShell SDK ToolKit

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
download, downloading, Powershell, SQL, SQL Azure, SQL Server, Windows Azure

If you do basically any work with Azure you'll need to get the Azure PowerShell ToolKit at some point. Now finding the Azure PowerShell SDK Download page is a royal pain. So to make life easier I've setup a quick redirection that will get you to the correct place. Simply browse to


October 4, 2014  2:01 PM

Recommended reading from mrdenny for October 03, 2014

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
CASE, SQL, SQL Azure, SQL Server, statistics, Windows Azure

This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this...


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