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Resource Pool – Physical I/O

Microsoft in the News Civility Online Did you know that the world has never been a better place than it is today? You can be forgiven for not thinking so, after all, we are inundated daily with news of how terrible things are. All that news gives us a false sense of the world. If […]

Resource Governor – Memory Allocations

Microsoft in the News Fabian Bolin is looking to bring the power of Microsoft Azure to address a bottleneck in the area of cancer research. It turns out that almost half of clinical trials dealing with the study and treatment of tumors (oncology) are delayed due to a lack of qualified patients. Fabian is looking […]

Resource Governor – CPU Allocations Part 2

Microsoft in the News Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant has been a huge success among enterprises in North America and Europe. They can currently boast that 49% of enterprises in these regions use Cortana – not exclusively, but still. Unfortunately, the story is very different in the consumer world. In that area, Cortana has struggled to […]

Resource Governor – CPU Allocations

Microsoft in the News On February 4, 2019, a new podcast series that explores how AI is helping solve previously unsolvable societal issues. Microsoft has sponsored the series which will cover topics ranging from AI breakthroughs to environmental issues. You can find the podcast on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify. The release dates and details […]

Resource Governor – How to Turn it Off

Microsoft in the News There has always been a disconnect between a user who would like to see some kind of software built and the overworked programmer who must translate layman speak (mixed with their own specialized knowledge and vocabulary) into geek speak, and finally into code. Microsoft is working hard to make it easy […]

Resource Governor – Where to Start

Microsoft in the News On January 29th, 2019, Microsoft announced the launch of a compliance and privacy tool that you can access in a specialized workspace. The Microsoft 365 Compliance Tool gives you a dashboard where you can access tools to ensure your compliance with privacy regulations like the GDPR. Features and tools like sensitivity […]

Resource Governor Fundamentals

Microsoft in the News If you are like me, you love using your Microsoft Surface. I know many of you who use a surface at work and have your own for home. Some of you even have a Surface Laptop. For those of you who would like to extend the pleasure of using these devices […]

Limitations of UTF-8 in SQL Server

Microsoft in the News Attention all you hackers out there! Microsoft is looking to reward people who can discover vulnerabilities in Azure DevOps (previously known as Visual Studio Team Services) and the latest release of Azure DevOps server. They will pay up to $20,000 US for the discovery of eligible vulnerabilities. Even if you find […]

SQL Server 2019 Introduces UTF-8 Support

Microsoft in the News As part of Microsoft’s commitment to sustainability, their newest tech campus will come with a Net-Zero Water certification. This is an important feature for buildings in California. Largely due to agriculture, California uses more water than any other state. As droughts become more severe due to climate change, water is becoming […]