ITPro SnapShot: What Else Happened This Week? (November 10-17, 2017)
ITPro SnapShot offers a short and snappy round-up on recent industry-related announcements and news around the globe.
Running Your Microsoft Workloads on Amazon Web Services
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FAQs: A Closer Look at the Requirements and Functions of Just-in-Time VM Access in Azure
Three times a week, John Savill tackles your most pressing IT questions. Today, he explains Just In Time virtual machine access in Azure.
SQL SERVER – Startup Error – Your SQL Server Installation is Either Corrupt or Has Been Tampered With
While playing with my virtual machines, I screwed up something and my SQL service for my named instance was failing to start. Let us learn about a startup error. When I tried to start via services.msc, here was the error Windows could not start the SQL …
Microsoft releases first Insider build for Redstone 4 update of Windows Server
The Redstone 4 update to Windows Server is expected in the March 2018 timeframe.
CNCF Wants You to Use 'Certified Kubernetes'
Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s new program promises to make life easier for admins managing containers using Kubernetes.
Post-PASS Summit Resolutions 2017
Another PASS Summit has passed, and I have had a bit of time to consider what I want to do with the time of the week that « normal » people call « free time. » While during November and December, I do my best to actually take some of that, I kind of find t …
First elements of Windows Timeline appear in latest Windows Insider Build
Windows Timeline is a major enhancement which is expected to be part of the next feature update for Windows 10 that should be released in the March 2018 time frame.
Post-WannaCry, White House Clarifies Approach to Vulnerability Disclosure
The government is starting to open up around how it decides which security vulnerabilities to disclose.
Free Upcoming Webcasts: Query Store, R, AGs, Encryption, Security, and More
Here’s the lineup for the next free GroupBy online conference: Friday, December 1: 8:00 AM Eastern – Query Store and Query Optimization on SQL Server 2017 by Dean Savovi? 9:00 – Elegant T-SQL Solutions for Real World Problem …
Still More SQL Server Features that Time Forgot
The series so far: The SQL Server Features that Time Forgot: Data Quality Services, Master Data Services, Policy-Based Management, Management Data Warehouse and Service Broker More SQL Server Features that Time Forgot: Auto-shrink, Buffer-pool extensio …
Questions About RDS SQL Server That You Were Too Shy to Ask
There are a number of different ways that you can host SQL Server. RDS SQL Server, for example, uses SQL Server within AWS as a simple database service, much like a more versatile alternative to MySQL. Obviously, it is a compromise, in that you lose ma …
SQL Clone Quick Tip: Offloading DBCC checks
If corruption creeps into a database it can and will derail the best-laid disaster recovery plans. To be certain that a database is corruption-free, you need to run regular DBCC CHECKDB checks on that database. Unfortunately this is a resource-intensiv …
Oracle Issues Emergency Patch to Plug JoltandBleed Vulnerability
Patches plug five vulnerabilities plaguing Big Red’s Tuxedo application server, including one offering remote server access.
SQL SERVER – Message: “Please wait for the System Event Notification Service” When Trying to Logoff from RDP Session
I must tell you that there could be many reasons for this behavior, but in this blog, I would talk about a cause which was due to SQL Server. Let us learn about how to fix error related to the Notification Service. For one of my client, he found t …