Migration Projects

In my last posting I spoke about changing databases. In this posting I want to jump into a little more detail on some things to improve the success of your migration project. I’ll spare you the lecture on planning – but remember the best way to improve the success of any migration project is ensure…


Changing Database Platforms

I’m not sure why but there seems to be a lot of chatter lately about changing DB platforms. Information Technology Intelligence Corp (ITIC) recently ran a survey about DB migrations. You can find the result here (search the page for “ITIC Sunbelt 2010 SQL Server Survey Results”). At the risk of sounding like an advertisement…


That BI Guy

Donald Farmer, he of the BI fame, has been on a roll lately. He and I have something of a competition going most of the time, but it’s a “friendly” competition. See, my audience is usually more administration and programming focused; his more BI focused. And no one can deny that BI has a lot…


SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 – A Love Story

Some things just really work well together. Peanut butter and chocolate. Abbot and Costello. Coffee and…well…anything. You get the idea. But there are some real advantages in using SQL Server 2008 (and of course the upcoming SQL Server 2008 R2 release) with Windows Server 2008 and higher. It’s not just that they are both better…

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