TechNet White Paper on SQL Server Virtualization Now Available

Great news today from Mark Pohto: the TechNet White Paper SQL Server Consolidation at Microsoft has just been posted.  You can download a Microsoft Word document here, or read it on-line here. In addition to being one of the world’s leading experts on SQL Server operations, Mark is a fine human being, a guitar player…

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Free Microsoft Press Virtualization E-Book Available for Download

Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions, by Mitch Tulloch, the Microsoft Virtualization team and published by Microsoft Press, is available as a FREE download here. This 15mB, 400+ page E-Book covers all current Microsoft virtualization technologies, including the newest, such as MED-V (Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization) and VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure). At every tier of computing, virtualization…

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Issue 18 of The Architecture Journal Now Available

I found out recently that Microsoft publishes a quarterly called The Architecture Journal.  As its website says, its articles are designed to offer perspective, share knowledge, and help you learn the discipline and pursue the art of IT architecture. The focus of Journal 18 is Green Computing.  It features an article on the green benefits…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Now Available

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 3.2 makes it easier for customers and partners like you to quickly identify what servers, workstations, and network devices are in your IT environment. MAP also provides specific and actionable IT proposals and reports to help you get the most value out of Microsoft products and infrastructure. Over…

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Log Buffer #118: a Carnival of the Vanities for the DBA

UPDATED 16 Oct 2008 to fix a broken link. UPDATED 10 Oct 2008 to reflect Giuseppe’s comment.  Welcome to installation #118 of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.  Today, we’re gonna party like it’s 1999! For those of you who might be new to this little corner of the Internets, my name is Ward…

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