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 […]

On Disaster Recovery and my SQL Rally 2011 Presentation

Yesterday, I saw a Twitter post regarding the speaker evaluation results from SQL Rally 2011 in Orlando, FL last May. I was surprised to see that my session was in the top 3 best sessions of the conference. I dug up the Excel spreadsheet containing my session evaluation results and began to read. I found […]

I’m Speaking at the PASS Summit 2011

And, so I was selected. When I opened up my mail client earlier today, there it was- the email from the PASS Program Committee about the session selection results. I’ve submitted four (4) sessions for this year’s summit. In the past, I’ve tried to avoid doing technical presentations and focus more on doing soft skills […]

Disaster Recovery is More Than Just Technology Part 1

While I was at the PASS Summit 2010, I’ve spent a fair amount of time at the Ask-the-Experts table on high availability, disaster recovery and virtualization. Conference attendees with different requirements on high availability and disaster recovery come to these tables and ask questions. I’ve spent a fair amount of time doing high availability and […]

Why Windows Instant File Initialization for SQL Server 2005 (and higher) matters

SQL Server 2005 supports Database Instant File Initialization which skips zeroing out data pages that can reduce the time when performing operations like creating databases, adding files to an existing database, increasing the size of an existing database file manually or thru autogrowth or restoring a database or filegroup. I’ve written an article in […]