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Monica lives in Virginia and is a Microsoft MVP for Data Platform. She has over 15 years of experience working with a wide variety of database platforms with a focus on SQL Server. She is a frequent speaker at IT industry conferences on topics including performance tuning and configuration management. She is the Leader of the Hampton Roads SQL Server User Group and a Mid‐Atlantic PASS Regional Mentor. She is passionate about SQL Server and the SQL Server community, doing anything she can to give back. Monica can always be found on Twitter (@sqlespresso) handing out helpful tips.

Archives: February 2019

Editorial – Dealing with Ugly Babies

One thing I learned while working as a database administrator over 17 years is the importance of teamwork across departments. Many times, we have to rely on network and SAN administrator to make changes to their environments in order to make SQL Server run more efficiently. There are times where… Read more

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Posted in SQLEspresso on 27 February 2019

Azure Key Vault Logging

Following up from last week’s post on Azure Key Vault in this blog I will show you how to the setup Key Vault logging I mentioned for auditing access and usage of your key vault. Once we walk through the process of enabling your logging, we will configure Azure Log… Read more

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Posted in SQLEspresso on 20 February 2019

Speaking Internationally at SQLBits

 

I am very excited and lucky to be speaking at my very first international conference, SQLBits. SQLBits, the largest SQL Server conference in Europe, held in Manchester England February 27- March 2nd. It is a conference for leading data professionals with over 70 sessions from speakers all over… Read more

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Posted in SQLEspresso on 13 February 2019

What is Azure Key Vault?

Keys and secrets (AKA passwords)  are an essential part of data protection management not only on-premises, but within the cloud as well. One of the many advantages of cloud is the ability to have a secure, persisted key store. If you have used a password manager like Keepass or 1Password Read more

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Posted in SQLEspresso on 6 February 2019