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…

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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…


Proud and loud to announce…

With a certain level of proud, I am happy to announce that I am following up to my commitment as a Microsoft Certfied Master on SQL Server 2008.While I promised the current program manager Joe Sack, that i would start, follow up and continue to blog more, well here I am…kicking of right now. Some…