IT Innovation Series – free tech events in the UK

Have you seen the free training from MSDN in February, March, April and May across the UK? Check out the details here of the courses covering Windows 10 enterprise, Windows Server 2016 and Cloud Infrastructure. They are full days (08:30 – 17:00) taking place in Birmingham, Cambridge, Bristol, Glasgow and Leeds as well as London….


SQL Server 2016 DTC Support In Availability Groups

In this post I’ll discuss the new support for Distributed Transactions in SQL Server 2016, how this is made possible and show a brief example of a distributed transaction from TSQL and a simple COM Application against a database in an Availability Group and a stand alone database. What is MSDTC? The Microsoft Distributed Transaction…

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SQL Server 2012 Cumulative Updates

SQL Server 2012 has just had 2 new CUs released, if you are still running on SQL Server 2012 SP2 then there is CU10, if you are on SQL Server 2012 SP3 then it’s CU1 and in a departure from the previous process of needing to register to download the CU installer they are free…


Hello world!

Welcome to the PFE Chronicals, a blog composed of thoughts and advice from SQL Server Premier Field Engineers based in the UK, working across the EMEA region. We are working on getting the finishing touches completed on the layout here so things may move about in the next few weeks. The content here is going…