Missed Microsoft’s free workshops – “From RDBMS to NoSQL: A look at MySQL, PostgreSQL and Cosmos DB on Azure”?

The week of Jan 22nd, we hosted a workshop tour in five cities across Canada focused on database options on Azure, not including SQL. As you may notice from the event title, the workshop dug into providing an overview of use cases and scenarios, along with hands-on experience of working with the community editions of…


Microsoft BOT and AI URL Whitelists

    When working with the Microsoft BOT Framework and different types of artificial intelligence algorithms, customers typically want to understand what they may need to whitelist in terms of URL access. The following table is a list that I have compiled for my customers:   Resource URL to whitelist Azure Portal portal.azure.com LUIS *.api.cognitive.microsoft.com…

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Call out to Distributed Always On Availability Groups

  We have all been introduced and hopefully implemented Always On Availability Groups, a feature that has been around since SQL Server 2012. Since then, this feature has evolved greatly by increasing the number of nodes, failover nodes and more importantly seeding and recovery performance. In SQL 2016, there was a neat addition that may…

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