Testing SQL Server HA using Hyper-V in Windows 8 Release Preview

I often find the need to build and test SQL Server clusters to support native two-node or N+1 (multi-instance) scenarios and also validate SQL Server 2012 Always On configurations.  I was previously running Windows Server 2008 R2 on my laptop but I a few issues using this as a day to day operating system e.g….

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Transposing Columns onto Rows

After a long period of absence, I have returned to posting some blog articles.  This one popped up last week from an Oracle DBA while I was onsite with a customer.  The conversation went something along the lines of: Oracle DBA: “How can I place columns values on rows? I have a limited page width…

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