SQL Server 2012 – SPECIAL OPS TOUR – part 2

CALLING ALL SQL SERVER PROFESSIONALS The Special Ops Tour, brought to you by Microsoft and PASS, is deep into the planning stages. The most highly-anticipated SQL Server tour of the year is just a few months away. But our agents can’t do this without you. The time has come to select the 12 DBA operatives…


the Nokia Lumia 800 Windows 7.5 "Mango" phone – a user’s review

  While I was traveling in Europe, I was inspired by some announcements that were made in regards to the release of the first Nokia Windows Phones.Inspired and encouraged as I was .. I tried to get my hands on one of them which shouldn’t be that big of an issue since my parents only…


SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate RC0

We’ve had some great announcements over the past couple of days, with the announcement of the SQL Server 2012 SPECIAL OPS TOUR. #specialopstour   Now we have even more updates: SQL SERVER 2012 RC0 is available. Since this morning SQL Server 2012 RC0 bits are available for download the Microsoft Download Center. With RC0 we are…


SQL Server Special Ops Tour

  CALLING ALL SQL Server PROFESSIONALS:  SQL Server 2012 is the most important release ever of SQL Server with its’ mission critical, breakthroughinsight and cloud on your terms features. Do your part to bring the SQL Server2012 roadshows  to your city and get on stage with Microsoft! This March, Microsoft is teaming with PASS to…


happy upgrade to a brand new Samsung Focus S – migrating your applications

As today ATT released the new Samsung Focus S Windows Phone, a huge lineup was seen at many stores. Unfortunately, I realised it too late to get to the closest store – so I had to drive a bit further and get my hands on a brand new phone. But hey..I have it and I…


by popular demand – SQL BareMetal scripts

If you ever attended any of our SQL BareMetal Hands-on-Labs or Workshop, pretty sure you were excited about some of the scripting. On popular demand I have looked at an easy way to distribute some of that scripting, and in the future we will continue to update these scripts with the upcoming and planned SQL…


SQL Server 2012 BareMetal Workshop – Are you an MCT?

Are you a Microsoft Certified Trainer that teaches SQL Server 2012? Based on the succes of our BareMetal Hands-on-Labs and Instructor Led Labs we are building a 2 Day Workshop for Business Intelligence and Mission Critical. Are you interested in becoming one of the referenced trainers and ready to attend the TTT in January? -…


Just Announced – SQL Server 2012 – coming to you in 2012

SQL Server 2012 is coming! Today at SQL PASS SUMMIT 2011, our CVP Ted Kummert revealed the product name of the next version of SQL Server code name “Denali”.As it might not come to any surprise we are proud to announce SQL Server 2012, releasing in – 2012! What I am excited about are the…


Firewall Configurations for SQL Server

I’ve been asked the question many times, and you probably have seen it before …The “warning” message that displays during a SQL Server installation and warns you about “Firewall” configurations. To optimize for a minimal footprint and maximum security, configuring the right firewall settings might be a bit hard for some of us, or even…


SQL Server Security Vulnerabilities

SQL Server is the most secure of any of the major database platforms. In 2010, SQL Serer recorded zero security vulnerabilities compared with 34 for Oracle and 21 for IBM. Take that! For more information about SQL Server 2008 R2 security and compliance: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us/solutions-technologies/mission-critical-operations/security-and-compliance.aspx