Changing the Default Search Provider in Internet Explorer 11 from Bing to Google #IE11 #Google #Bing

For those of you who still use IE 11 from time to time, you may have noticed that with a recent update your default search provider may have been changed to Bing. Microsoft has made a security enhancement that stops malicious software from hijacking your browser by changing the default search engine and home page. Being the dad of two teenage “gamers” who are always on the verge of downloading the latest malware I do appreciate the added security. However, one of the side “benefits” of this security update is that the default search provider is now Bing and how to change it back to Google in not 100% obvious. Microsoft posts the steps in their article here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/internet-explorer-11-settings-protection

As much as I love Microsoft products I just never find Bing very friendly for the types of searching I do which is generally looking for some very specific technical content. I think Bing might be consumer friendly, but Google wins the search engine wars in finding the content I am looking for quickly.

To change the default search engine provider back to Google, just follow the steps in the article. The screen shots below show the steps.

Changing the Default Search Provider in Internet Explorer 11 from Bing to Google #IE11 #Google #Bing

@SQLSatNash Deploying Highly Available SQL Server in #Azure session at SQL Saturday Nashville, Jan 16th

I am looking forward to visiting Nashville again this year; Technology and music, my two favorite things in one place. I hope I can catch some good bluegrass at The Station Inn while I’m there.

Saturday January 16th will be an awesome day of learning, networking and hanging with my #SQLPass family. If you are interest in learning more about deploying SQL Server in Azure, come check out my session Deploying Highly Available SQL Server in Azure. There will be plenty of other great sessions too, so plan your trip now!

@SQLSatNash Deploying Highly Available SQL Server in #Azure session at SQL Saturday Nashville, Jan 16th

Key Benefits of Working with #Azure Resource Manager and Highly Available SQL Server deployments in Azure

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) is the latest and greatest way to work with Microsoft Azure IaaS. Working with ARM has many benefits including template deployments, grouping, simplified billing and more. With this new model come some new features and new ways to interact with Azure. In this webinar Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP David Bermingham will introduce ARM and take a closer look at how to leverage ARM to deploy highly available and scalable SQL Server deployments in the cloud.

Sign up for this webinar hereā€¦ https://www.mssqltips.com/webcastSignupPage.asp?id=480&src=sios

Key Benefits of Working with #Azure Resource Manager and Highly Available SQL Server deployments in Azure

Getting started with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and JSON

If you are new to ARM and JSON and want to learn more I HIGHLY recommend you have a look at this presentation Freddy vs JSON: Build your cloud with Azure Resource Manager which was just presented by James Bannan at Microsoft Ignite Australia. The presentation includes a look at the tools used and the structure of ARM templates. I wish I had this when I started looking at ARM and JSON earlier this year.

Getting started with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and JSON

Azure Resource Manager and Highly Available SQL Server Webinar #SQLTips

Register now for this December 15th webinar: https://www.mssqltips.com/webcastSignupPage.asp?id=480&src=sios

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) is the latest and greatest way to work with Microsoft Azure IaaS. Working with ARM has many benefits including template deployments, grouping, simplified billing and more. With this new model come some new features and new ways to interact with Azure. In this webinar Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP David Bermingham will introduce ARM and take a closer look at how to leverage ARM to deploy highly available and scalable SQL Server deployments in the cloud.

When: December 15th

Time: 1:00 PM EST/10:00 PST

Azure Resource Manager and Highly Available SQL Server Webinar #SQLTips