A first look at Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

A first look at Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2At TechEd North American 2009, Microsoft announced that its next release of SQL Server - codenamed Kilimanjaro - will now be dubbed SQL Server 2008 R2.Although IT professionals and the...

WEBINAR - HOW TO CREATE A COST EFFECTIVE SQL SERVER 2008 FAILOVER CLUSTER - STEP BY STEP

HOW TO CREATE A COST EFFECTIVE SQL SERVER 2008 FAILOVER CLUSTEREVENT DETAILS:Wednesday, July 29, 2 PM EDTRegister Today Join Ross Mistry, Microsoft SQL MVP, author and renowned SQL Server and Windows clustering expert.Create a...

Troubleshooting a Failed SQL Server 2008 Installation

Troubleshooting a failed SQL Server 2008 installationSQL Server 2008 introduces significant enhancements that make installation even easier and more seamless compared to its predecessors.The SQL Server 2008 Installation Center offers...

SQL Server Conferences Fall 2009 - SQL Server PASS Summit Unite in Seattle and SQL Connections Conference in Las Vegas

The month of November will be a busy month for the SQL Server community as the two largest SQL Server events of the year will be hosted; PASS Community Summit from November 2nd to November 5th in Seattle Washington and SQL...

Installing SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering on Windows Server 2008

Recently organizations, fellow SQL Server MVPs and DBAs have asked me for resources on how to install a SQL Server 2008 Failover Cluster from a Windows Server 2008 perspective.  Definitely, failover clustering is a hot topic within...

Installing SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering on Windows Server 2008

Recently organizations, fellow SQL Server MVPs and DBAs have asked me for resources on how to install a SQL Server 2008 Failover Cluster from both a SQL Server and a Windows Server 2008 perspective.  Definitely, failover clustering...

SQL Server BITS Conference in Manchester, United Kingdom on March 28th, 2009.

SQL Server BITS Conference in Manchester, United Kingdom on March 28th, 2009.  SQL Server BITS is one of the biggest SQL Server Conferences in Europe.   It will be held on March 28th, 2009 @ the Manchester Metropolitan University. ...

SHAREBUILDER WEBSITE IS DOWN AGAIN!!! - ING DIRECT CUSTOMERS OUTRAGED OVER POTENTIALLY LOSING MILLIONS FROM THEIR ACCOUNTS

SHAREBUILDER WEBSITE IS DOWN AGAIN!!! - ING DIRECT CUSTOMERS OUTRAGED OVER LOSING MILLIONS FROM THEIR ACCOUNTS Based on all the feedback received from my previous blog entry ING DIRECT CUSTOMERS OUTRAGED OVER LOSING MILLIONS FROM...

I am a PC, I am a MVP and I love Windows 7

It sounds like I am drinking the MS cool aid huh?  I just returned from the Microsoft MVP Summit in Seattle and had a spectacular time.  There was approximately 1500 to 2000 MVPs from all over the world present at the summit.  As a...

SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 available via Microsoft Update

SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 available via Microsoft UpdateFYI…SQL Server 2005 SP3 has been available on the Microsoft Download Center   However, as of tomorrow SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 will be available via Microsoft...

Reduce IT Spending While Still Upgrading to SQL Server 2008

With the economy taking a dive many IT managers are concerned over spending and not too sure if they should upgrade their database applications to SQL Server 2008.  The latest features and functionality included out-of-the-box with...

Happy New Year!!! Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration Book Released

Happy New Year!!!  SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration Book ReleasedIt has been a long a winding road.  With a few delays my latest title SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration has officially released.   The book is...

Introduction and Best Practices for IT Managers and Implementers

I wanted to reintroduce myself to both the audience at Networkworld.com and the IT Manager Community Hub on TechNet. My name is Ross Mistry; I am a consultant, author and SQL Server MVP specializing in designing and implementing...

High-availability options in SQL Server 2008

Databases are the backbone of every organization. They're used to run Internet and intranet applications, line-of-business systems, human resources applications and business intelligence solutions. Because databases are so critical...

ING DIRECT CUSTOMERS OUTRAGED OVER POTENTIALLY LOSING MILLIONS FROM THEIR ACCOUNTS

For more recent updates visit the latest blog entry on the situation SHAREBUILDER WEBSITE IS DOWN AGAIN!!! - ING DIRECT CUSTOMERS OUTRAGED OVER LOSING MILLIONS FROM THEIR ACCOUNTS Updated on March 19th, 2009.As we all heard, Monday's...

Leveraging the New SQL Server 2008 Activity Monitor Performance Dashboard

The SQL Server Activity Monitor is one of the first tools a DBA should leverage when there is need to gain a quick overview of a SQL Server 2008 system's performance.  Activity Monitor has been completely rewritten in SQL Server 2008...

USING HIGH-AVAILABILITY OPTIONS IN EXCHANGE 2007

Email is typically one of the most mission-critical applications for a company. So it makes sense that your customers are striving for high availability within their messaging infrastructure. To get them there, you need to fully...

FINALLY - SQL Server 2008 RTM Available for Download

After months of delays, speculation that the release would take place towards the end of september, maybe pushed to Q4...SQL Server 2008 RTM is finally here!!!English Downloads are available now for those who have an MSDN...

SQL Server 2008 Installation Strategies and Best Practices - Part 2 of 5. New Installation, Upgrade or Transition?

SQL Server 2008 Installation Strategies and Best PracticesPart 2 of 5 Greetings, last week I initiated this blog series which focuses on best practices and installation strategies when deploying SQL Server 2008.  Today we will...

SQL Server 2008 Installation Strategies and Best Practices - Part 1 of 5

SQL Server 2008 Installation Strategies and Best PracticesPart 1 of 5Microsoft has announced that most likely SQL Server 2008 will be released to manufacturing by the end of September.   With that being said, more and more...

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