Using Azure Alert Rules in Azure to notify on key performance indicators

There are a variety of methods available to provide you with alerting on key performance indicators (KPI’s) for your servers. System Center Operations Manager provides this as built-in functionality (for details see the article available at: http://windowsitpro.com/operations-manager/operations-manager-key-performance-indicators). I also recently completed a blog post series on how to monitor these types of KPI’s using Microsoft…

#DataDriven: Microsoft Announces SQL Server 2016

Database professionals from all over the world (myself included), were sitting on the edge of their seats as Microsoft officially announced SQL Server 2016 at their “Data Driven” event in New York City. I watched online, eagerly anticipating how much detail they would share about the latest release…and apart from not revealing the exact release date…

MMS is coming to town…

If you are interested in System Center it is equally exciting to how it sounds. MMS is returning and it’s returning very soon! MMS returns to the Mall of America on May 16th (pre-con day) through the 19th so we are just under two months away from one of the best System Center focused events…