Category Archives: General

My SQL Server is Fine – So Why Bother Patching?

SQLServer_Patching

While many organisations have a roadmap to migrate to Azure or modernise to supported versions of SQL Server, there are others, that for various reasons, will need to maintain legacy versions. Maybe the application running on the legacy version is not compatible with newer versions of SQL Server, or perhaps the application vendor has gone out of business. Whatever the reason, the legacy application – […]

eBook: An Introduction to Azure Managed Instance

Azure Managed Instance

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is a new flexible way to move your database environment to Azure, currently in public preview. This new option from Microsoft will streamline the migration of SQL Server workloads to a fully managed database service. Azure Managed Instance provides the control of an IaaS environment and the capability of PaaS without […]

6 Signs You’re in Need of a SQL Server Database Healthcheck

SQL Server Healthcheck

Undertaking a health check is never a bad idea but in reality, how often do you get the time to carry out a thorough inspection of your SQL Server environment? With a never-ending list of priorities, whether it be moving to Azure or fighting to get a database back online, a health check rarely makes […]

Stop Overpaying for Microsoft Licensing: Our Top 5 Tips for True Up

True Up Tips

By the Data Platform team at WARDY IT Solutions. Understand your infrastructure – Run the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) toolkit to obtain a detailed inventory of your current infrastructure.Note: This is the tool Microsoft run during the True Up process. Production and Non-Production – Microsoft does not charge for non-prod SQL Servers so don’t […]