Advanced Technology Days 12

Next week, on 16th and 17th of November, Advanced Technology Days 12 is taking place in Zagreb, Croatia. This year I have privilege to take part in this event with 2 sessions. You can find more about session here. First one is on 17th at 10:55 AM and I will thave session DBA in the Cloud. For my second…

Azure Basics Part 7 – Syncing Azure AD with local AD

In this post I’ll talk about syncing Azure Active Directory with local Windows Server AD. Like most of my latest ports, we’ll do it in new portal where Azure AD feature is still in preview. So we start with connecting to server that we’ll use for synchronization. Note that it’s not recommended to use your DC…

Presenting at Microsoft Sinergija 16

I’m very happy to have opportunity to present at Sinergija 16 that takes place in Belgrade from 17th to 19th October. Also, it’s special honor that I have 2 sessions this year. Both sessions are on 2nd day(18th October), first at 13:40-14:40 in Adriatic 2 room and second at 16:20-17:20 at Baltic room. First session will be…

Azure Basics Part 6 – Template Deployment

In my last post I mentioned ‘Deployment scripts’ and after that I got few comments and e-mails about this subject. So I decided to make it subject of my next post. Template deployment is one of the benefits of ARM (Azure Resource Manager). ARM enables you to bind different resources into resource group and view…

Azure Basics Part 5 – Azure SQL Administration

In last post I wrote about creating new Azure SQL database. At the end of post, I mentioned that features available from SSMS when connected to Azure SQL are very poor when compared to full MS SQL Server. When we compare these two, we can see that in Azure SQL we are missing Server objects,…

Azure Basics Part 4 – SQL PaaS

Next few posts will be about one of my favorite subjects – SQL. When we talk about databases in Azure there is lot of options, depending on what you need. If you need more services that traditional MS SQL Server offered on premise, best way is to use IaaS, VM with MS SQL Server installed….

Azure Basics Part 3 – NSG

In Part 1 we created VNet and in Part 2 we talked about how to create new VM. Once your VM is deployed, it’s ready to be used for whatever purpose you have for it. But you’ll probably want some of VMs to be accessible from outside your VNet, especially if this VM is webserver with IIS role…

Azure Basics Part 2 – Creating VM

Next step in creating Azure IaaS is adding VM to VNet we previously created. In Azure portal select ‘New’, then ‘Virtual Machines’ and then select OS you want. In this case I will select Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter. Again be sure to select ‘Resource Manager’ from menu and click ‘ Create’   New tile will open…