New White Papers for SQL Server Published

A number of new white papers have been published relating to SQL Server and Microsoft or 3rd Party Applications: Configure disaster recovery across SharePoint farms by using SQL Server log shippingCreate a disaster recovery farm in a geographically distributed data center for SharePoint  Disk Partition Alignment Best Practices for SQL ServerThis paper documents performance for…


PowerShell Manual – Updated download links

The popular free Windows PowerShell v 1.0 Manual, written by Frank Koch is available on the following links: English:http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/7/1/47104ec6-410d-4492-890b-2a34900c9df2/Workshops-EN.zip German:http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/7/1/47104ec6-410d-4492-890b-2a34900c9df2/Workshops-DE.zip There are a number of links on the Internet that are pointing to locations that are no longer valid.


Windows 7 IT Pro Guides: What’s new and Manageability Overview Published

A couple of documents have been published recently concerning Windows 7 that are interesting for IT Professionals and Administrators: Windows 7 What’s New (things like DirectAccess, BranchCache, VHD boot, deployment technologies, and AppLocker) Windows 7 Manageability (Improvements that can reduce TCO increasing automation, user productivity, flexible administrative control) Download them from Microsoft here.


SQL Server 2008 Infrastructure and Planning Design Guide

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guide for SQL Server 2008 has been released here. This guide is one in a series of planning and design guides that clarify and streamline the planning and design process for Microsoft infrastructure technologies. ‘Each guide in the series addresses a unique infrastructure technology or scenario. These guides include…


DirectAccess Early Adopter’s Guide Published

The DirectAccess Early Adopter’s Guide is now live for public download here. Working outside the office is about to become a lot simpler. DirectAccess in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 enhances the productivity of mobile workers by connecting them seamlessly and more securely to their corporate network any time they have Internet access—without…


SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Technical Reference Guide

The SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Technical Reference Guide is now available. This 490-page white paper covers the essential phases and steps to upgrade existing instances of SQL Server 2000 and 2005 to SQL Server 2008 by using best practices. These include preparation tasks, upgrade tasks, and post-upgrade tasks. It is intended to be a supplement…