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Sticking the Landing Zone at Scale – Nashville Microsoft Azure User Group

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege in joining Donald Pollard and Keith Valentine as we presented our approach to Enterprise-at-Scale Landing Zone design to the Nashville Microsoft Azure User Group. For those of you not familiar with the concept, a Landing Zone is an Infrastructure-as-Code (“IaC”) deployment of subscriptions, Management Groups, policies, RBAC, … Continue reading Sticking the Landing Zone at Scale – Nashville Microsoft Azure User Group

Troubleshooting a Manually built Availability Group on AWS

I recently had a customer who had built a 2-node Availability Group & FSW in AWS. The customer chose to manually build the AG, vs. using the pre-configured AWS quickstart template. The build went as expected, however the customer could not successfully reach the listener, nor fail-over properly. I have used the quickstart template every … Continue reading Troubleshooting a Manually built Availability Group on AWS

Setting up Windows Authentication on SQL Server 2017 Linux

In this post, we’re going to cover adding a standalone instance of SQL Server 2017 on Linux to an Active Directory Domain, so that we can use Windows authentication. We’ll mostly be following documentation provided by Microsoft, with just a few deviations. I see this as being one of the more common use-cases for customers … Continue reading Setting up Windows Authentication on SQL Server 2017 Linux


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