Author: jdanton1

Azure Hybrid Automation–Performing Tasks in a VM

Recently, I learned something new about Azure Automation–that you could execute tasks inside of a VM. I haven’t dealt with this situation before–typically, any tasks I want to execute inside of a VM, I execute using a scheduler like SQL Agent, or the Windows scheduler. However, in this situation, we were trying to reduce costs, […]

Getting Started with the Cloud with No Budget and an Unsupportive Employer

This thread on Twitter last night really piqued my interest: Looking for your Ideas – The biggest challenge at the moment is explain to traditional #ITPro audiences why upskilling in the cloud is important. How are you communicating this message w/o alienating them? Discuss. — Michael Bender (@MichaelBender) April 10, 2019   It really made […]

If Your Hardware and OS are Older than Your Interns, Fix It

Yesterday, I wrote my monthly column for Redmond Magazine about dealing with situations where your management doesn’t want to invest in the resources to provide reliability for your hardware and software environment. Whether its redundant hardware and even offsite backups, many IT organizations fail at these basic tasks, because the business side of the organization […]

My SQL Saturday Chicago Precon–Managing and Architecting Azure Data Platform

After the MVP Summit in March, I’m headed to Chicago to speak at SQL Saturday Chicago, and on Friday March 22nd, I’ll be delivering an all-day training session on the Azure Data Platform. The term data platform is somewhat of a Microsoft marketing term, but we will talk about a wide variety of topics that […]