SQL Information Protection for Azure and On-prem

Microsoft announced  the public preview of SQL Information Protection, introducing advanced capabilities built into Azure SQL Database and on-premises SQL Server via SQL Server Management Studio for discovering, classifying, labeling, and protecting the sensitive data in your databases.

  • Helping meet data privacy standards and regulatory compliance requirements, such as GDPR.
  • Data-centric security scenarios, such as monitoring (auditing) and alerting on anomalous access to sensitive data.
  • Controlling access to and hardening the security of databases containing highly sensitive data.

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Project “Honolulu” update 1802

We have talked a few months back about the new management experience Microsoft wants to add in their Server products, Project “Honolulu”.

So  we did get an update that adds more cool  features.

For you have it already installed then you will see on the top that there is an update available. 

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Blog Migration to Azure

It has been some time since I lasted posted, as it is an interesting period for me currently. But for now we will tackle a simple migration of the original Fintz Stack Blog to Azure using App Service.

First we do need an active Subscription, you could try the Free one for 12 months, as for me I went for a Pay-as-you-go plan.

chrome_2018-03-06_18-24-40I wont go deep how to backup or export your WordPress blog but more onto how to setup your first App service and Database. So by now you will have an active subscription and you are looking the azure Dashboard.

 

From there on the left click either All Services or the App services button, bellow I used the All services  and search for App Services and added a new one.

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Project “Honolulu” update 1711

We have talked a few months back about the new management experience Microsoft wants to add in their Server products, Project “Honolulu”.

So a few days back we did get an update that adds some really cool new features.

For you have it already installed then you will see on the top that there is an update available. 

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Split-Brain DNS and Windows

This is something that coming back over and over again. For most windows admins is/was an issue till the Windows 2k16. I always preferred to handle split-dns in a linux environment than building a separate server just to provide the external, NAT, Geo-location IPs.

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Though as the Active Directory loves DNS, it is hard to separate it. At last we do have a solution with the new policies and split-scope zones. Below I will provide a simple scenario where you are having two networks and the subnets are NATed. In my experience the best way to handle it is by scripting and building the server from the scratch. Outsource you can add the AD integrated zones, but there are things you maybe don’t want to inherit.

So at first is good to create a number of CSV files to hold the SRV, A, CNAME , Zones and the outsource don’t forget to add , where is needed, a column with the NATed IP.

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