Creating a SQL Server 2012 Availability Group Article on

I’ve been wanting to write for the website for quite sometime now, primarily because there hasn’t been any new content on SQL Server on the site lately. The Canadian IT Pro and developer communities are very vibrant and active, thanks to the effort of Canadian Microsoft MVPs Jean-René Roy (blog) (DevTeach/SQLTeach) and D’Arcy Lussier (Twitter | blog) (PrairieDevCon) and all the other user group leaders who invest their time and energy to make the Canadian IT community better.  However, I still think that the majority of those who work with on-premise SQL Server infrastructure, design and implementation need more content.

Thanks to the guys at, my article has gone live. Check out the article on Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Group.

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Don’t put your databases at risk when deploying SQL Server Always On Availability Groups


Did you know that SQL Server Always On Availability Groups depend so much on Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC)?  The availability of the SQL Server databases relies heavily on the WSFC. And if you don’t know these other external dependencies, you are putting your mission-critical SQL Server databases at risk. Don’t be caught off guard. I’ve lost count of the number of times that I have had to bring a SQL Server Always On Availability Group online in an emergency just to explain that it was the WSFC that caused the outage.

I’ve been thinking about those heart-pounding moments when I needed to resolve an outage in the middle of the night involving SQL Server Always On Availability Groups. It doesn’t have to be painful and extremely complex.

If you need help with SQL Server Always On Availability Groups, let’s talk. Schedule a call with me.

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