TechEd North America and TechED Europe Registration is open – register for my pre-con with @SQLRockstar and @scarydba

Join us for a rock solid pre-conference at TechED!   At Microsoft Teched (www.msteched.com), I will copresent with @SQLRockstar Thomas LaRock and @scarydba Grant Fritchey. Our pre-conference will focus around how you as a SQL Server DBA can embrace new technologies that will make your job not only much cooler, but allow you to leverage…


BareMetal Hands-on-Labs and workshop – current and futures

Anyone who attended TechED, SQL PASS Summit, any internal Microsoft events or the MVP Summit on SQL must have heard about BareMetal hands-on-labs.Based on the interest, feedback and request to add the script files and manuals I am attaching the current DRAFT version of the Mission Critical Manual to this post. Now be aware that…


Setting up Alwayson Availability Groups in SQL Server codename "Denali"

SQL Server AlwaysOn is the new comprehensive high availability and disaster recovery solution in SQL Server Code-Named “Denali”. Using AlwaysOn, you can increase application availability and get a better return on your hardware investments through a simplified high availability (HA) deployment and management experience. In the following video, my colleague Gopal Ashok introduces on how…