By David Postlethwaite
Once you have logged in to the Azure Management Portal you can start to create an Azure SQL Database.
Azure SQL Database is an example of Platform as a Service (PaaS), we don’t have to build a Windows server or install the SQL software or configure the…
By David Postlethwaite
The URL for Microsoft Azure is http://azure.microsoft.com.
Make sure you have an up to date browser because parts of this web site don’t work properly with Internet Explorer 8.The web site is full of articles, blogs and videos on Azure to help you get started and… Read more
Let’s take a look at the Microsoft Cloud offering. Originally called Windows Azure it was renamed in March 2014 to Microsoft Azure to reflect Microsoft now offering more than just Windows. At the time of writing Azure is available in 141 countries, including China, and…
Cloud Service ModelsThere are three main service models in the cloud. You will see these buzz words being used a lot in cloud discussions:
- IaaS - Infrastructure as a Service
- PaaS Platform as a Service
- SaaS Software as a Service
By David Postlethwaite
If you are thinking about using Cloud Computing then it’s worth considering the pros and cons.
Advantages of the Cloud
Why would you want to use the cloud?
You can provision a fully functioning database server in just a few minutes whereas on your premises…
Although the concept of Cloud Computing and Microsoft Azure have been around for a number of years it is only relatively recently that it has matured to the point where it is no longer just an interesting curiosity but a serious contender as a business solution.
Amongst IT related problems one that can fill this most ardent optimist with dread is when logging into your pc you get the message that you have been logged in with a temporary profile.
Well that was what happened to me Friday evening. My heart sank. Have I lost all…
If you are using SQL Server 2012 or 2014 RTM you will find that SSMS offers very limited GUI support for SQL Azure databases. Right click gives you very few options and there’s no designer for tables, views or logins. You will have to brush up on…
Just a short mid-week update, David Postlethwaite has been selected to speak at SQL Saturday Vienna which is being held in Vienna at the end of February(28th Feb). David’s talk is titled Putting Your head in the Cloud– A Beginner’s Guide to SQL Azure.
There have a been couple of…
David Postlethwaite will be speaking at this years SQL Saturday Vienna. The event will be held in Vienna on Saturday 28th February 2015.
You can read all about this specific event by visiting https://www.sqlsaturday.com/374/eventhome.aspx
David’s talk will be on cloud, this his abstract
Although Windows Azure and the concept of…
I have been chosen to speak at SQL Saturday in Vienna, Austria on 28th February.
The organisers have just moved the event to a larger venue to cope with the expected demand.
My talk is entitled Putting Your head in the Cloud– A Beginner’s Guide to SQL…
Over the Christmas holiday period the gethynellis.com website has had a bit of revamp.
In terms of what has changed, some of the holding pages have been updated and also the look and feel of the site in the form of a new template. Most of this work has been… Read more
These are 1 day instructor led events that you will…
Back in December just before Christmas I wrote a post about a deal that Packt publishing has on its ebook range over the holiday period.
Until Tuesday the 6th Januray you can get can any ebook for $5…That works out about £3 in UK money.
Packt Publishing are having a price drop bonanza over the Christmas period. You can get any e-book for just $5 (£3.60 in British money).
This includes my book, Getting Started with SQL Server 2012 Administration
The offer will run from Thursday 18th Dec 2014 to Tuesday 6th Jan 2015,… Read more
4th 7th March
ExCeL Centre in London, England
SQLBits have announced their dates for 2015.
I have been three times and it is an excellent opportunity to learn and meet fellow DBAs and developers.
This year it has expanded to FOUR days, two training days featuring industry experts and two…
Readers of my blog would be pleased to know that I have teamed up with Packt Publishing and we are organizing a Giveaway for you to celebrate the release of my book and two lucky winners stand a chance to win an e-copy of Getting Started with SQL Server 2014… Read more
That’s folks you heard it here first. Since the end of 2013 through to April this year I have been working a book called “Getting Started with SQL Server 2014 Administration” the book is pretty much a look at the new features that would interest the DBA working with the… Read more