Setting Up SharePoint Online Hub Sites

With the recently announced roll out of SharePoint Online Hub Sites, I was able to set one up in my Office 365 tenant. I am excited to apply this capability to intranet solutions where applicable. For introduction and background, read Organize your intranet with SharePoint hub sites "SharePoint hub sites bring the following new capabilities …

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How To Validate an Azure SQL Database Connection Using Virtual Network Rules

In my blog post Virtual Network Integration between Azure Virtual Machine and Azure SQL Database, I have shown an implementation of secure database connections from a virtual network subnet to a PaaS Azure SQL DB using service endpoints and virtual network rules. I will show how to validate the connection using SQL Management Studio from …

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Virtual Network Integration between Azure Virtual Machine and Azure SQL Database

Objective: To show database connectivity from an Azure virtual machine to PaaS Azure SQL Database using SQL service endpoints in a virtual network. Background: For IaaS environments for internal facing systems, system designers may choose Azure SQL as their database of choice versus SQL Server in a virtual machine. A question or concern may come …

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Auto-scaling Azure App Service Part 2 of 2

In the Part 1 blog post, I have shown configuration of auto scale of 2 auto-scale profiles. I will show the operation of scaling out and scaling in. Upon a load test to simulate high load on the app service to trigger the auto-scale, here are the timelines and operations of the auto scale out …

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