Video: TechDays TV Episode on SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups

This is a recording of the Microsoft Canada TechDays TV episode I did on 20-Mar-2012. The video walks you thru converting your database mirroring and log shipping configurations to SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability groups, providing database availability and maximizing your investments by allowing read-only access to database replicas. You can download the resources – […]

Video: TechDays Canada 2011 Recording on Upgrading to SQL Server 2012

I just found out that my TechDays Canada 2011 presentation recording has been published by my friends from the Microsoft Canada DPE team. Here’s a peek at what you need to consider when upgrading to SQL Server 2012. Resources for this recording are available on my Resources page. NOTE: If you’ve seen me deliver a presentation […]

From *-SqlHadrService to *-SqlAlwaysOn

If you’ve been playing with SQL Server “Denali” AlwaysOn, you probably have seen the new PowerShell cmdlets for managing the new AlwaysOn feature. However, as SQL Server 2012 RC0 has been made available for download, you need to watch out for these “breaking changes” for AlwaysOn (I call them breaking changes because if you are […]

Watch Out for SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Webcast

My friends at asked me to do a webcast on SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups. You’ve probably noticed that I have not been writing anything about SQL Server 2012 (formerly “Denali”) from both the articles that I’ve been writing and the previous blog posts as compared to when SQL Server 2008 was being […]

Watch Out for Microsoft TechDays Canada 2011

If you happen to be in Canada, you probably have heard about Microsoft TechDays – the premier technical conference for IT professionals and developers. This year, three cities – Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto – will be hosting this 2-day event. Two years ago, I did a presentation “on SQL Server on Hyper-V” as well as […]