Using Azure Storage explorer

When it comes to working with Azure one of the tools almost everybody end up having to use is Azure storage explorer. The tools is a third party software available on the link here The tools is fairly straight forward to use and only requires credentials to access the account. Simple click start and search…

Configuring Polybase in MS SQL Server 2016

A bit late in the day but I figured I would add a post on how to configure MS SQL Server Polybase. Polybase is a feature of MS SQL server I don’t see many customers using but it is still very exciting since it make SQL Server truly the single data platform any company needs…

Resetting WordPress Admin password

I recently forgot my blog admin password and thought I was in a heap of trouble until I came across this link. https://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password It explains how to update the MD5 hash value that is saved in the MYSQL database which serves as the backend for the wordpress site. The only criteria being you should remember…

Polybase database Engine not starting in MS SQL Server

Got this issue recently when Polybase engine didn’t start,it would attempt to start and then fail with connectivity error typical of the SQL server database engine. The solution in this case was simple to Enabled TCP/IP protocol for the database server. I also had to disable the firewall to confirm that ports weren’t blocked.