The 24 hours of PASS is now online

The 24 hours of PASS is now online, you will need to register and login but its there for you to consume. For a complete list of all the sessions with their details checkout http://www.sqlpass.org/24hours/2010/Sessions.aspx <Gary>


SQL Server 2008 R2 Best Practice Analyzer Released

After a discussion last week at the ZA SQL Server User Group meeting around the scanning and managing your SQL environment for best practice deployment using  the Best Practice Analyzer (BPA) or Policy-Based Management (formerly known as the Declarative Management Framework (DMF)). Well yesterday Microsoft released the SQL Server 2008 R2 Best Practice Analyzer, how…


SA SQL Server User Group Meeting (June 2010)

This is just a quick, last minute reminder that the next SQL Server user group will be held tonight (15 June 2009) at 6:30PM at the Microsoft South Africa offices in Bryanston (3012 William Nicol Drive). Inus du Preez will be discussing SQL 2008 R2 deployment strategies. <Gary>


Parallel Data Warehouse Clinic Released

I have received many requests for additional technical training material for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse from customers and partners when I introduce the capabilities as part of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 roadmap discussions. The good news is that I now have a really good  resource to refer you to, today…


SQL Server Latest Updates – May 2010

As promised SQL Server latest updates (updated 5 June). SQL Server 2005 Express: SQL Server 2005 Express with Service Pack 3 SQL Server 2005 Express with Advanced Services with Service Pack 3 SQL Server 2005: SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 CU 9 SQL Server 2008 Express: SQL Server…


New SQL High Availability and Disaster Recovery Whitepaper

There is now a great new whitepaper by Paul Randal on Proven SQL Server Architectures for High Availability and Disaster Recovery that extends the scope of his existing High-Availability with SQL Server 2008 white paper currently on msdn to include real world examples using case studies. This document unpacks each of the following scenarios and…