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Microsoft Announces Azure CLI Shell (Preview) – more Azure CLI 2.0 commands Now Generally Available

Microsoft
Following up on the generally available release of VM, ACS, Storage and Network commands in the new Azure CLI 2.0, we are today announcing a new Azure CLI interactive Shell preview mode release, in addition to the generally available release of following command modules: ACR, Batch, KeyVault, and SQL. Interactive Shell Azure CLI 2.0 provides […]

NEW TOOL! Azure Log Analytics Agent for RDS and Citrix Sites

DABCC
The Log Analytics Agent for Microsoft RDS and Citrix sites gives you a deep analytic dive into your worker’s performance states This agent and Microsoft Azure OMS Log Analytics enable you to analyze performance, sizing and user experience deeply, at each time frame in the past and for the lowest expenses. Use the power of […]

Automated server documentation with SysKit – On-Demand Webinar

Acceleratio
In this video, we will discuss how SysKit can help you automate documentation of your environment: Learn how to audit IT assets and generate detailed server documentation in just a few clicks. Automatically detect all changes in system inventory and configuration to make patch management and configuration deployment easy! SysKit, created by Acceleratio Ltd., is […]

Citrix: Developing Modular Web Applications in Early 2017

Citrix Systems
Lately, I’ve been working on a continuous integration devops dashboard for XenApp/XenDesktop, written as a SQL server database, web service and HTML5 application. The tools are evolving quickly and therefore there is a lot of out of date information on the web so I wanted to produce some notes for my colleagues which may be of wider […]

Microsoft: Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016, Part 3

Microsoft
When does 2 + 2 = 5? When two teams work hard to deliver great products individually, but also work together to make the combination more than the sum of the parts. Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2016 are prime examples. The development teams have collaborated closely to ensure that the very best experience […]

Microsoft: Using xEvents to monitor Azure Analysis Services

Microsoft
In addition to providing BI queries at the speed of thought and a user friendly BI semantic model, Azure Analysis Services supports many manageability features.  One such feature is a rich set of Extended Events (xEvents) which can be used for scenarios ranging from trouble shooting and diagnostics to in depth auditing and usage analysis. […]

Microsoft: The top 5 reasons to upgrade to SQL Server 2016

Microsoft
Upgrading your software can be daunting, we know. The fast pace of business makes it easy to tell yourself, “I’ll do it later when I have time.” We get it! But here are five key reasons to make time to upgrade to SQL Server 2016, which was named DBMS of the Year in 2016 by […]

How to recover your VMware Horizon View environment when someone killed the vCenter database

Today was one of those days you wish weekend was there after the day ended. I had an appointment with the customer to finish the VMware AirWatch environment implementation. Arriving in the morning I heard that no one could log on. quickly opening a browser and looking at the administrator console showed the issue. 300 […]

VDI Deployment: Uber or Build-your-own?

Workspot
Ten years ago the IT world was a much different place. Most people were still using dial-up internet. Cell phones were too big to fit in your pocket. And the very first on-prem VDI solution was being launched. Just like a lot of the other IT technology back in the early 2000’s, the first generation VDI […]

VMware: SQL Server VM Performance with VMware vSphere 6.5

VMware
Achieving optimal SQL Server performance on vSphere has been a constant focus here at VMware; I’ve published past performance studies with vSphere 5.5 and 6.0 which showed excellent performance up to the maximum VM size supported at the time. Since then, there have been quite a few changes!  While this study uses a similar test […]

Microsoft: Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016, Part 2

Microsoft
This is the second blog in a five-part series. Keep an eye out for upcoming posts and read the first post in the series, Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016, part 1. Imagine you’ve just bought a super powerful car with built-in advanced technology to make it perform at its highest. […]

Microsoft: Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016, Part 1

Microsoft
This is the first blog in a five-part series. Keep an eye out for upcoming posts, which will cover cutting cost and improving performance of storage, BI, and analytics; improving uptime and reliability; reaching data insights faster by running analytics at the point of creation; and maintaining a consistent data environment across on-premises, hybrid, and […]

VMware: Stateful Containers on vSphere with the Orchestrator of your choice – Docker Swarm or Google Kubernetes

VMware
If you analyze the list of most pulled images on Docker Hub, images for running data intensive workloads in containers are among the most used of the top 10-15 images. Mongo, MySQL, Redis, Postgres, etc. each have over 10 million pulls and this tells a story by itself. Additionally, containers do not meet the requirements […]

Synthetic Monitoring in APM Strategy – Part 2

eG Innovations
The Evolution of Synthetic Monitoring In the early days of application performance monitoring, synthetic monitoring was based on protocol level emulation. For example, HTTP protocol’s GET method was implemented by monitoring agents and used to determine how fast web sites responded, and whether they were available or not. Likewise, ICMP echo (commonly called “ping”) was […]

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