Azure Basics – Beginnings

Lately I neglected blog due other obligations –  my job, speaking at various conferences and doing Azure trainings. Mostly I spoke about Azure IaaS, networking in Azure, extending local Datacenter to the cloud etc. What caught my attention is that a lot of audience was asking questions about basic Azure IaaS like how do we attach…

Microsoft + OpenSource

Last few days a lot of people shared link Announcing SQL Server on Linux . And this might be big WOW and surprise for a lot of people but is it really such a surprise? Well yes, if you look at Microsoft few years back while under CEO Steve Ballmer. But since Satya Nadella took over, Microsoft…

Microsoft MVP Award

First of all, Happy New Year to everyone! For me this year started great, so I wanted to look back and review events from 2015 that lead me here. So everything starts with my job as System Engineer at Comp Group where I have opportunity to work on great projects and use latest technologies. As I like…

How to join Windows 10 device to Azure AD

There are many amazing features in Windows 10 but one that got me most is Azure AD Join. So in this post I’ll explain how to join Windows 10 device to Azure AD. You need to set up Azure AD first (or you can use Default Directory). In Azure portal you select + (new).  …

P-Seller for SQL Server

It’s official now, I’ve been nominated and accepted as Microsoft P-Seller for SQL Server. It’s been official for couple of weeks but I didn’t get to write about it because of other commitments, work and preparing for new certification. Anyway, I’m greatly honored to be presented with such opportunity and to be selected among MS community…

Cloud computing

Lately cloud computing has been trend in IT. In these post I will try to explain basic concept and models of cloud. Cloud computing is a bit strange to define but basically it is consuming IT as a service. It can be anything from using hosted application to using your own infrastructure to achieve better…

SQL Server Slow execution after migration to new server

So my last post got me thinking what was also big problem that I spent days trying to resolve. And then I remembered. We were doing migration of database and application from old server to new one. Everything went smoothly, everything was up and running untill couple of days later. One of procedures was taking forever to…

Error: 0xC0209303 in SSIS

Today I was working on importing some data to DWH with SSIS packages. So I remembered problem that was giving me big headache back in days. I spent few days then resolving error: Error: 0xC0209303 at Package, Connection manager “mdbfilename“: SSIS Error Code DTS_E_OLEDB_NOPROVIDER_64BIT_ERROR.  The requested OLE DB provider Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0 is not registered — perhaps no 64-bit provider…

Loging to Azure with Azure CLI

After you install Azure CLI (on your Windows, Mac or Linux) you have everything you need to manage your Azure account. But in order to do so, first you need to login to your account with CLI. There are two ways to do so. First way is to open CMD and write: azure login This…

Installing Azure CLI

Azure Command Line Interface ( or Azure CLI ) is very nice tool that helps you manage your Azure account in multiple platforms. Basically it’s designed to help you manage Azure account if you use more platforms. Let’s say you use Windows at work and Mac or Linux at home, Azure CLI is designed to…