SharePoint Club Indonesia: First meet-up

I have been running the SQL Server community quite a while, but [secretly] work on SharePoint in multiple projects. We have quite numbers of SharePoint pro’s here in Jakarta, and also Indonesia in general. Even though the SP practitioner are knowing each others, hangout, and has a very active Whatsapp group, We never had a formal meet-up like SQLServer-Indo. Hence I initiate a first meeting…

Azure 101 Part (2): Understanding Availibility Sets

This post second installments of Azure 101. I posted about affinity groups a while ago to explain how do We control location of cloud services. Understanding availability sets is very important if We care about high availability of the VMs.   Increasing high availability Availability sets is the way Azure control the physical host location of VMs, so they will be provisioned on different rack in Azure…

June 2014. SQLServer-Indo Meet-Up: Power BI and Azure Survival Guide

We are organizing SQLServer-Indo meet up this month, with a a special guest speaker. Julie Koesmarno is an SQL Server MVP living in Australia. She has presented in various international events such as PASS Summit and SQL Rally in USA. We will setup a Lync conference call so She can do the remote presentation, broadcasted in the room. As usual, there will be 2 topics…

Azure 101 Part (1): Understanding Affinity Groups

Azure comes with new keywords that many IT Pro and Developer may not be familiar with. Understanding the key concepts is important in designing and deploying Azure application, especially if We care about High Availability and Disaster Recovery. This post will observe the meaning and relationship between three important concepts: Affinity Groups, Availability Set, and Cloud Service.   Affinity Groups The idea of Affinity Groups is…

Automating SQL Server VM Provisioning on Azure with PowerShell

Azure IaaS provides a flexible way to fire up new VM without worrying about upfront infrastructure cost. We can provision new VM for DEV/TEST quickly, and proceed with development task. The common task I often do is installing new SQL Server VM, setting up, so it will be ready for testing bench or isolated development. It requires couple of clicks and wait, and sometime tedious.…

Running WordPress with SQL Server on Azure

It has been more than a year this blog runs on Azure platform, since I moved from my Linux hosting (WordPress with PHP – MySQL) to Azure. It’s still WordPress (I love it) but sits on top of WAWS with MySQL. I have been experimenting to run WordPress on IIS with MySQL for quite a while, until I read that I can actually run WordPress…