Author: Bradley Schacht

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Using Visual Studio Code

I’m a creature of habit. I have my routine when I get to my hotel room on business trips. I have a way I like my email and notes organized. I don’t want fruits or veggies on my pizza. And...

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Building an Azure Sandbox

It’s that time of the year again. No, not fall, although I do love the weather change that’s around the corner. It’s time for me to rebuild my Azure environment! Each year I try to wipe out as much of...

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Working with SQL Server Data Files

Most people connect to a database, create tables, run update statements, tune queries, add indexes, and never once think about the underlying data and log files that support all these operations. Database administrators know the importance of managing those files....

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Remote Desktop to Azure AD Joined Computer

I’m frequently on the move and switch between devices. I could be working at home one day, at a hotel working, on site at a customer office with no internet, on a plane. I just never know. Part of my...

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Public and Demo Data Coming Soon!

Any database professional that has been around the Microsoft world for more than about 3 minutes will be familiar with the old, faithful sample dataset created and published by Microsoft: Adventure Works. The Adventure Works databases follow the sales of...

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Rename Azure VM OS Disk

In a recent post about creating Azure VMs using PowerShell, I noted a common issue that I run into where the name of the OS disk does not conform to naming standards. The format for a VM OS disk when...

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Create New Azure VM with PowerShell

Every so often I set out to create new resources in my Azure subscription using the command line tools (PowerShell or CLI) just to keep up to date on the changes and improvements in the different methods. While the Azure...