Configuring SQL Server Database Mirroring across two Windows Azure datacenters using certificates

In this article, we will explore a SQL Server high availability and disaster recovery scenario with SQL Server Database Mirroring configured across two different Windows Azure datacenters, one in Western Europe and one in West US. Currently, a limitation in Windows Azure virtual networks does not allow an Active Directory domain to span across two…


Check out these upcoming free Jump Starts on SQL Server 2012 and ASP.NET MVC4

  September 13: Querying SQL Server 2012 If you’re already familiar with database fundamentals and you’ve worked with SQL Server, this MVA Jump Start will help you take your skills to the next level. You’ll learn about data manipulation and how to alter tables, and you’ll see it all in action in the demos presented…


Backup a SQL Server database to Windows Azure Storage

Starting from CU2 of SQL Server 2012 SP1, Microsoft has introduced an interesting feature letting you to backup a local database to Windows Azure storage. Now you can specify the option “TO URL” when you are performing a database backup task: in order to complete the task you need to have a Windows Azure subscription…


WHITEPAPER download : Performance Guidance for SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines

Microsoft has released a very useful whitepaper regarding the performances optimization of SQL Server when executed in a Windows Azure Virtual Machines environment (Iaas). You can download it from the SQL Customer Advisory Team web site: Good reading Francesco


How to setup an hybrid scenario with SQL Server and Windows Azure Point-to-Site VPN

Windows Azure allows you to connect your on-premises network to Virtual Network using a Site-to-Site VPN. Now you can also connect a single client machine , without configuration of your company firewall. This new feature is called Point-to-Site VPN: remote client machines can be connected to Virtual Network in Azure as shown in the next…


WORKSHOP: Business Intelligence and Data Platform

      Gentile Partner,   Microsoft è lieta di invitarti al seguente evento di formazione su SQL Server 2012:   Business Intelligence and Data Platform technical workshop Assago (Milano), 17 giugno 2013   Agenda: Data Platform -        Novità data platform di SQL2012 -        Alta affidabilità -        Columnstore Index Business Intelligence -        Novità sulla Business…


WEBCAST: How to migrate SQL Server databases to Windows Azure SQL Database

Data e ora: mercoledì 10 aprile, ore 14.30. Durata 90 min. Descrizione e agenda: Questo webcast, dopo aver esposto i concetti fondamentali di Windows Azure SQL Database (WASD), presenterà una carrellata delle varie tecniche e strumenti per la migrazione di database da SQL Server a WASD. L’obiettivo è di permettere ai partecipanti di poter apprendere…


SQL Server & Business Intelligence Conference 2013

Il prossimo 28 e 29 maggio si terrà a Milano la SQL Server & Business Intelligence Conference, giunta all’ottava edizione. Si tratta della conferenza italiana più importante in Italia per chi lavora con SQL Server. L’agenda è di assoluto livello e tocca temi quali Business Intelligence, Cloud, Sicurezza, Sviluppo, Virtualizzazione etc. Insomma, una occasione da…


Free Training day for SQL Server 2012 70-466 Exam

On 5th aprile 2013, we have scheduled at our headquarters in Peschiera Borromeo(Milan), a training day for preparing you to pass exam 70–466. This training day has the gols of verify attendees preparation and identify topics you have to reinforce in order to pass 70-466: Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012….