Whitepaper: High Availability with SQL Server 2008

This white paper describes the technologies available in SQL Server 2008 that can be used as part of a high-availability strategy to protect critical data. As well as describing the technologies in detail, the white paper also discusses the various causes of downtime and data loss, and how to evaluate and balance requirements and limitations…

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Whitepaper: Consolidation Using SQL Server 2008

Many companies are considering or have already implemented consolidation of computing resources, including Microsoft SQL Server instances and databases, in their organization. A consolidation effort is a complex task that requires information, a detailed plan and timeline for success, and a strategy for administering the consolidated environment. This white paper walks through the journey of…

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Project Gemini has got an official name – PowerPivot for Excel 2010

PowerPivot for Excel is a data analysis tool that delivers unmatched computational power directly within the application users already know and love—Microsoft Excel. Leveraging familiar Excel features, users can transform enormous quantities of data from virtually any source with incredible speed into meaningful information to get the answers they need in seconds. Using SQL Server…

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Want to take control of your SQL Server Environment?

Come and join me for a lunchtime session at tomorrows SQL Server user group meeting. Following are the details:   Date: 7th October 2009 Time: 12:00pm Location: Westpac, 275 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000 Session Details Learn how to leverage Policy Based Management as a tool to better manage your SQL Server environment in your…

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Application and Multi-Server Management features in SQL Server 2008 R2

SQL Server 2008 R2 introduces new management tools to help improve IT efficiency and productivity. Investments in application and multi-server management will help organizations proactively manage database environments efficiently at scale through centralized visibility into resource utilization. Such investments can help streamline consolidation and upgrade initiatives across the application lifecycle—all with tools that make it…

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