• 24 Mar 2017

    Setting up Monitoring with Foglight for Databases

    Once Foglight for Databases or Foglight for SQL Server has been installed, you’ll need to tell it what to monitor. Since Foglight doesn’t use any agents installed on the monitored systems, all you have to do is provide Foglight a SQL and Windows account with the permissions necessary to remotely connect to your systems and gather performance metrics. Let’s step through the process. By the way, if you...
    • 23 Mar 2017

    Quest On Demand Migration for Email, 1.10 is now available!

    We are excited to announce a new version of On Demand Migration for Email (ODME), 1.10 has been released. Look what's new: New features and enhancements Release 1.10.0.6134 (03/16/2017) PT130294827 Support for Microsoft Exchange 2016 as a source. Release 1.10.0.5883 (03/02/2017) Rebranding On Demand Migration for Email has been rebranded as a Quest® product and is now called...
    • 23 Mar 2017

    What's new in Desktop Authority 10

    New features in Desktop Authority 10.0: Added support for SQL Server 2016 Added support for Microsoft Outlook 2016 Added support for Microsoft Office 2016 Added Off-Network Support (ONS) - allows all domain joined machines to continue receiving new configuration settings, even while disconnected from the corporate network, as long as there is an active internet connection. Please see the Setup and configuration...
    • 22 Mar 2017

    Remediating and Mitigating Privileged Access Issues in Your Hybrid AD and Azure AD

    The challenges associated with securing data in Office 365 , whether completely cloud based or a hybrid AD iteration, are numerous, and addressing them requires a solid plan to ensure your risk of a data breach or accidental exposure is minimized. That plan begins with continually assessing permissions to ensure data is only available to those who should have access. It also requires implementation of a system that...
    • 22 Mar 2017

    New Postgres Section Live on Toad World

    We’re happy to announce a new Toad World section supporting PostgreSQL and sponsored by EDBPostgres. Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a surge in the adoption of open source relational database platforms. MySQL and Postgres datab...
    • 21 Mar 2017

    Collaborate Tip of the Day: Visit Quest at Booth #1308

    My feet hurt. I’m tired of wandering the floor. Who’s got the best giveaways and Oracle expertise at Collaborate 2017? We don’t want to toot our own horn, but…toot, toot! We’re talking Apple watch giveaways on the dai...
    • 20 Mar 2017

    Benchmark Factory - Getting Started With SQL Server Custom Workloads

    Quite often when I discuss BMF with customers they want to understand how to generate workload for their existing stored procedures. As part of their development life cycle if a change is made to a stored procedure they want to re-run a test and make sure response and scalability hasn’t degraded. While BMF has capture replay capabilities, this distinct feature for regression testing can be tricky to workout. ...
    • 20 Mar 2017

    It's About Time - Oracle Time Data and SharePlex

    Recently, we’ve had a number of questions about how SharePlex replicates Oracle time data; especially in cases where the source and target systems are in different timezones. Here’s a brief tutorial on how Oracle handles time data,...
    • 19 Mar 2017

    How to limit the amount of Cache memory used by Exchange Servers with applications to Rapid Recovery using PowerShell (part 2 of 2)

    Part one of this blog series may be found here Note: This blog series was supposed to be divided in 3 parts. However, some readers were gracious enough to ask me to publish all remaining material in one post and argued that an excessively long post should not be an issue as long as we walk together to reach the final result. As such, here it is. I apologize to those readers (if any) who would argue in turn that a post...
    • 17 Mar 2017

    Detecting and Reporting Security Issues in Hybrid AD and Azure AD—Visibility is Key

    If your organization is running Office 365 in a completely cloud-based or hybrid AD environment, it’s critical to make sure the proper security protocols are in place in both your on-premises AD and Azure AD. The first step is continuously assessing the hybrid AD to determine who has access to permissions, privileged groups, sensitive business groups, Group Policy Objects (GPO) and data at all times. Are you familiar...
    • 17 Mar 2017

    Top 6 Reasons to Attend GITEC Summit 2017

    The GITEC Summit “Revolution of Solutions: Transforming Government” will be held April 2-4, 2017 at the Westin Annapolis. This year’s summit will focus on the continued transition and transformation surrounding the development, implementation, management and use of information technology for mission-critical functions. Government-Led, Industry Enabled Attendance is 50% Government from 37 Agencies...
    • 17 Mar 2017

    Foglight REST APIs - Topology Object Query Through REST APIs

    Topology Object Query through REST APIs The query of topology objects is one of the functionalities provided by Foglight REST APIs. The following samples demonstrate how to query topology objects and customize the query criteria using request parameters. For more information about REST APIs, please refer to Foglight REST APIs . Topology object query by topology ID Topology object query by property name Customization...