Backup your SQL 2012 database to Windows Azure blob storage!

Our colleagues in Korea are always at the leading edge of technology. My friend Ji Yong Seong from the PFE Korea team has created a wonderful blog post on a new feature in SQL 2012 SP1 CU2 which enables backup / restore of databases to and from Windows Azure blob storage. Great stuff! Posted by…


Introducing RAP as a Service from Microsoft Services Premier Support

Hello everyone, my name is Yong Rhee and I’m a Premier Field Engineer.  In this post, I’m excited to discuss a new Premier Support offering called Risk Assessment Program (RAP) as a Service. For those that are not familiar with RAP, it is a Microsoft Services Premier Support offering that helps prevent serious issues from…


Windows Azure IaaS – how to build and upload a custom Virtual Machine template

Did you know that Windows Azure now offers a preview Infrastructure as as Service (IaaS) Virtual Machine hosting role? And that combined with Virtual Networking, you can merge the Azure VM portion of your network seamlessly with your corporate network? One part of that: PFE Ahmed Farag has put together a comprehensive set of tips…