TechEd session video available…

The session I gave at TechEd this year on ‘Secrets of Fast Detection and Recovery from Database Corruptions’ was videotaped as part of the Its Showtime! TechEd program. The video is now available to watch at This is the same session I’ve been delivering to user groups around the world for the past few months but… Read more

First TechEd of the year coming up!

TechEd US is in Orlando this year – see here for details and here to register. We’re doing a bunch of HA and maintenance related sessions – here’s the list: Sunday 3rd June: Full day pre-conference on Leveraging SQL Server Always-On Technologies to Achieve High Availability and Scalability with Kimberly and Bob Beauchemin. I’ll also be there all… Read more

Naked Tour of Australia

ok – a little explanation is required. At the last MVP Summit here in Redmond, I met up with a bunch of the Australian MVPs, most of whom run SQL Server User Groups. I came up with the idea of doing a series of remote user group presentations from Redmond. The trouble is that Australia’s… Read more

SSWUGtv interview with Paul and Kimberly

While we were at the SQL Server Connections conference in Orlando last week, Kimberly Tripp and I did a half-hour interview for SSWUGtv with Stephen Wynkoop. We cover a bunch of stuff around HA, database maintenance and board games. The addictive game we discuss that we took with us is called Blokus – well worth trying out,… Read more

Three upcoming events in March to learn about HA/DR and DB Maintenance

Things start early this year! I’m doing three events in March where I’ll be speaking on HA/DR, internals and database maintenance, mostly partnering with Kimberly Tripp. Hope to see you at one of these! Tuesday March 6th One-day class in Reading, UK organized by Tony Rogerson (MVP) who runs the site. Kimberly and I will… Read more