Archives: May 2016
Azure storage is a great, inexpensive solution for storing your data in the cloud. There are many types of Azure storage options, but I wanted to list here the pricing of the most common type: block blob.
The pricing below is based on the East US region (most other… Read more
Hopefully you went through my presentations Should I move my database to the cloud?, Introducing Azure SQL Database and Implement SQL Server on an Azure VM and are convinced to move your databases to the cloud. If you are going to migrate to Azure SQL Database and want more… Read more
Have you ever wondered what Azure region would be the fastest to host your applications when those applications are accessed from your office? Obviously the closest data center would probably be the best choice (each region has multiple data centers), but how do you know what data center is the… Read more
In Azure, there previously has been only one kind of storage account, which is now called a “General Purpose” storage account. Just introduced is a new kind of storage account, called “Cool Blob Storage”. When creating a storage account, the “Account kind” will now list two options: the existing type… Read more
Woo hoo! Microsoft has announced that SQL Server 2016 will be generally available on June 1st. On that date all four versions of SQL Server 2016 will be available to all users, including brand new ones, MSDN subscribers, and existing customers.
Here is a quick overview of the tons of… Read more