SQL Server 2014 Database Deploy to a Windows Azure VM

SQL Server 2014 (The CTP2 can be downloaded from here) adds many features that simplify the life of the DBA who isn’t very familiar with the Cloud world. One of them is the possibility to deploy a Database to a Windows Azure Virtual Machine. It is a very straightforward process that can be run on-premises…


Libro sui Big Data in Italiano

(this post will be in Italian as the target is for Italian readers) Se vi interessa approfondire il tema dei Big Data vi suggerisco il libro scritto da Alessandro Rezzani, docente presso l’Università Bocconi di Milano. Tra gli argomenti trattati potete trovare Hadoop, NoSQL, Pig, Hive, Machine Learning, R, etc. Il testo è scritto in…


SQL Server 2014 CTP2 AlwaysOn Availability Groups Hybrid Cloud scenario using Windows Azure

A few months ago I wrote this article where I have described how to setup an Hybrid IT scenario using Windows Azure point-to-site VPN and SQL Server configured using Log Shipping. The concepts and the network basics remain more or less the same, but in this case I have created a little bit more sophisticated…


my sessions at WPC 2013 in Assago (MI)–5-7th November 2013

Me and Xin Jin, Program Manager in the SQL Server Enterprise and Tier 1 product team, will co-present two sessions on SQL Server 2014 and Windows Azure at the WPC 2013 in Assago (MI), Italy. SQL Server 2014 Overview In this session, we will introduce the key investments in SQL 2014 release, including break-through performance…


.NET Island–Academic Opening Meeting @ Università di Cagliari–October 19th

Me and my friends of the Dotnetisland community will have the pleasure to speak at the Academic Opening Meeting event at the University of Cagliari. When: October 19th See all the details here : http://dotnetisland.azurewebsites.net/index.php/events/  Do you need additional information? info [ at ] dotnetisland [ dot ] org   Francesco @francedit


BizTalk Innovation Day 2013 Italy

  Milan, October 17th 2013   The well-known European Applications Integration tour is coming to Italy with an enriched panel of cutting-edge topics and distinguished speakers. The conference, which will take place on October 17 at the Microsoft innovation Campus will touch on a variety of the most up-to-date topics in the realm of applications…


Check out these upcoming free Jump Starts on SQL Server 2012 and ASP.NET MVC4

  September 13: Querying SQL Server 2012 If you’re already familiar with database fundamentals and you’ve worked with SQL Server, this MVA Jump Start will help you take your skills to the next level. You’ll learn about data manipulation and how to alter tables, and you’ll see it all in action in the demos presented…


WORKSHOP: Build on Windows Azure – Milan 27th June 2013

Join me and my colleagues from Microsoft Italy to see Windows Azure IaaS in action! The partecipation is free and the event will take place in Milan, Gran Visconti Palace. The workshop will be delivered in Italian Language. Registration page: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032556426&Culture=it-IT&community=0 Hurry, seats are limited!   For more details please refer to the information below…