Category: Azure

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Always Encrypted with Azure Key Vault

I recently wrote a post about using Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) with Azure Key Vault as an alternative to managing certificates. Today’s post will explore using SQL Server’s Always Encrypted functionality with Azure Key Vault. Always Encrypted, as with TDE,...

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Importing a BACPAC to SQL Server

We previously looked at Archiving Azure SQL Database to a BACPAC and in today’s post we are going to address how to look at that data by restoring or importing it to a local SQL Server. As discussed in the...

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Archiving Azure SQL Database to a BACPAC

UPDATE: The other half of this scenario has been posted. Check out Importing a BACPAC to SQL Server. Azure SQL Database is a managed database platform as a service (Paas) offering available from Microsoft in the Azure cloud. One of...

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Can You Trust Your Cloud?

“How do I know my data is secure?” “A lot of companies have been hacked lately, why would I want to move to the cloud?” “We have sensitive data that can’t be moved to the cloud.” If you are a decision...

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CJIS and the Microsoft Cloud

Having a cloud you can trust is important. Microsoft takes security and compliance extremely seriously in both the commercial and government clouds. An August 2016 article on the Azure blog, Not All Clouds Are Created Equal, addressed this topic in detail...