Monthly Archives: March 2016

Allow remote connections to named instance

Aim: To allow remote connections to a SQL Server named instance. These steps are useful as a basic troubleshooting guide when you are experiencing problems connecting to a named instance from another computer. Open SQL Server Services in SQL Server Configuration Manager & start the Browser if it is stopped. If the Browser is disabled, enable it via […]

Azure Portal: Security Rules

As of early 2016, I find the new Azure portal very unintuitive to navigate & unfortunately the Microsoft documentation seems to be work-in-progress, so I’m starting a chain of blog posts to help me remember where useful settings are. Inbound & outbound security rules: In Resource groups, click on the appropriate resource group (e.g. testRG) to expand the […]

Kevin Kline

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I'm trying to become "better" at SQL Server and data - here's how I'm doing it!