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Accelerated Database Recovery - The Future of the Transaction Log

With SQL Server 2019, Microsoft is introducing a new feature called Accelerated Database Recovery (ADR).  ADR fundamentally changes the way SQL processes transactions, resulting in dramatically reduced time for crash recovery and rollback.

Frank Gill by Frank Gill

Fixing Invoke-WebRequest

How to speed up build times up to 25% with one line of code.

Nathan Stachowiak by Nathan Stachowiak

Terraform State Walkthrough

Whether you're new to Terraform or a seasoned expert, this blog walks through how to move previously defined resources into a brand new module by using state commands.

Michael Dugan by Michael Dugan

Getting Started with SSH on Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2019 introduces a built-in SSH Server, provided as a version of OpenSSH.  The base configuration of this new feature is fairly easy.  In this post, we'll wak through getting it setup and connecting to it.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Terraform 101

A brief introduction to the basics of Terraform

Matt Sidwell by Matt Sidwell

Active Directory Upgrades: Additional Features

Upgrading your domain and forest functional levels is a simple task once the new domain controllers are in place and the old ones are decommissioned.  But what about the features that take advantage of the upgraded functional levels?  There are two important things to do as a domain is upgraded to the 2008 and 2008 R2 functional levels: migrate SYSVOL to DFS replication and enable the AD Recycle Bin.

Although these features have been available for a long time, it’s good to revisit items like these occasionally.  Although many domains are using them, there are plenty of environments that have yet to take advantage.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Patching Windows Server 2016

The patching strategy for Windows Server 2016 has changed fairly significantly since 2012 R2, and understanding these changes is crucial to managing this operating system effectively.  Here, we'll review the new cycle of patch releases and how to make sure your servers stay up to date.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande