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This is an interesting development. I had a good friend and respected local technologist mention this to me the other day, and he wasn’t happy. “Why would they take away features? Just to be ‘consistent’?” Apparently his take on this is that Microsoft is reducing something that was powerful down to a subset of its … Continue reading DSC: Cut to the Core
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At our IT Camp in Saint Louis a few weeks ago, Todd had a great question on protecting his cloud-based SQL Server: Kevin, Not sure this question was asked at the Azure IT boot camp but is there any future plans to segregate or ACL off the subnets in Azure? Most of our web front … Continue reading Can I use an ACL to protect my Azure SQL Server VM? (So many question. So little time. Part 49.)
http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmYes! We’re coming back to a classroom near you (I hope) for an intense, full-day of training and hands-on with Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V, and System Center. If you’re using virtualization…“What do you mean, ‘if’?”Yeah, good point. The modern datacenter is already virtualizing, and likely virtualizing using VMware vSphere, vCenter, and so on. That’s why we … Continue reading NEW: Virtualization IT Camps!
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