Getting Into The “Dating Phase” with the Cloud

Design and Implement Hybrid SQL Server HA/DR Solutions with Microsoft Azure Series

I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of status updates on your social media feeds this past Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re searching for a new partner or in an on-going relationship, I’m sure you would agree that the dating phase often sets the tone for your relationship. Now, I don’t claim to be an expert on […]

Making Sense of the Windows Server Failover Cluster Debug Logs For Mere Mortals

Troubleshooting Availability of SQL Server Workloads Running on Windows Server Failover Cluster - Part 5

In part 4 of this series, I talked about how to generate the cluster debug log for digging deeper on what caused the WSFC or the workloads running on top of it to go offline. I also walked you thru the process of getting started with reading the logs. Analyzing the cluster debug log is […]

Self-discipline: How You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

(Fight by Jorge Gonzales) The first and best victory is to conquer self.  – Plato – One week into 2017 and we’re all still hyped up about our New Year’s resolutions. I previously wrote about what New Year’s resolutions are all about and since then have been reviewing keyword searches that have led to my […]

What New Year’s Resolutions Are All About

The Christmas holidays are usually time for me to do more reading, studying and reflection. It’s also when things slow down a bit because a lot of people go on vacations (except when I get special requests to work on year-end projects). I use this time to reflect on what I have done in the previous year […]

What We’re Really Afraid Of

So, why haven’t you pursued that project yet? At the back of your mind, you knew you wanted to Write that blog post or article Submit a presentation abstract for a SQL Server event Volunteer to design and implement a SQL Server Availability Group solution for a customer Start that business you’ve been thinking about […]