Glenn Berry talks about the AMD EPYC CPUs now found in Azure Virtual Machines (in some regions) and their usage in balanced SQL Server workloads.
Tim Radney explains some of the nuances of performance tuning your workloads in Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.
Kevin Kline shares highlights from Rohan Kumar's PASS Summit 2018 keynote, "SQL Server and Azure Data Services: Harness the future with the ultimate hybrid platform for data and AI."
Check out the Q&A that came out of John Martin and Andy Mallon's webinar "Azure SQL DB Managed Instance: A New Path to the Cloud." They address questions about default collation, debugging, and more.
Task Factory 2018.3 provides SSIS components that connect to Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure storage accounts, and Azure Data Factory (ADF). John Welch explains what Task Factory to Azure Data Factory means for running your SSIS packages in the cloud.
Glenn Berry of SQLskills.com describes the different tiers for Azure SQL Database, and what you get for your money in each case.
Following up on her post about automatic plan correction, Erin Stellato talks about a new feature in Azure SQL Database: Automatic Index Management.
Erin Stellato gives an overview of Automatic Plan Correction in SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database, and assures us that Microsoft is not trying to code us out of jobs.
Steven Wright explains how to diagnose performance issues in Microsoft APS and Azure Data Warehouse with SentryOne Alerts and lists some custom Advisory Conditions (AC) that many people find useful when monitoring these systems.
Tim Radney gives an overview of Managed Instances, and explains how they bridge the gap between on-premises SQL Server and Azure SQL Database.
Microsoft MVP John Martin describes some of the sessions in the upcoming SQLBits 2018 confernece – including his pre-conference training session in SQL and Azure.
Tim Radney of SQLskills talks about the various Standard tiers available in Azure SQL Database – what they get you, and how much they cost.
Jason Hall gives a technical walk-through of one of his favorite use cases for Plan Explorer : troubleshooting application and Entity Framework code.
Glenn Berry explains the importance of hardware choices for SQL Server running on your own hardware vs. Azure Virtual Machines.