Our thoughts on all things Data, Cloud and Dev. From technical deep dives into SQL Server and Azure to simple PowerShell scripts that save us time.
Getting Started with Microsoft Intune
Traditionally, configuring devices within an enterprise environment has been done by creating group policies and distributing them using active directory. Microsoft Intune provides an alternative way to centrally configure devices within Microsoft Azure.
Popular Blog Posts
Converting Markdown into HTML Web Pages within ASP.NET MVC
Over at Aireforge®, we outlined some fundamental aims we wanted for the Aireforge Studio software documentation. We decided that Markdown was the file format of choice, it ticked all the boxes. This post outlines the techniques I used to achieve this in a .NET MVC web application.
Connecting to SQL Server with MuleSoft AnyPoint 3.9
If you haven’t used Mule before, it’s an open source ESB, which also has a paid for Enterprise version. I’ve been using it for almost four years now and have been really impressed with how quickly we can create quite complex applications.
An Improved Alternative to the native SQL Server Agent Job Failure Alerts
SQL Server Agent has a built in alerting process for when jobs fail, but the information it provides isn’t very useful – you’re only told which job, what time, who ran it and which step failed. If you want to see why it failed, you have to review the job history manually.
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