Tag: Microsoft SQL Server

To apply or not to apply that Cumulative Update (CU)

Chris Presley, Solutions Architect at Pythian, discusses the pros and cons of applying Cumulative Updates on SQL Server.

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How to build a Multi-domain cluster with AlwaysOn Availability Groups – SQL Server 2016

SQL Server 2016 is making lots of news, and promises to be a revolutionary SQL Server version. In talking about AlwaysOn Availability Groups, a very good number of improvements were already announced as part of the Basic Availability Groups. By…

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SQL Server Cumulative Update changes

Felipe Ferreira, Pythian Database Consultant and Microsoft MVP, discusses a shift in the Cumulative Update message sent by Microsoft. See more at: http://www.pythian.com/blog/sql-server-cumulative-update-changes/

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The End of an Era – Preparing for a SQL Server 2005 Upgrade

Extended support for SQL Server 2005 will come to an end April 2016. This webinar provides a live demo on how to plan and perform a SQL Server 2005 upgrade

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SQL On The Edge #4 – SQL 2016 Stretch Database

  As the Microsoft SQL Server team continues to build very interesting integrations between the full SQL Server box product we all know and the Azure cloud platform. Stretch database is another integration that will be included as part of SQL…

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SQL On The Edge #3 – Azure Elastic Database Jobs

Hello and welcome to episode number three of SQL On the Edge! In this episode we’re going to cover Azure SQL elastic database jobs. In the last few months, Microsoft has put a lot of effort in augmenting the elastic…

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Windows Containers: Installing SQL Server

This blog post is a quick introduction to Containers in the Windows world, and a walk-through on installing SQL Server in a Windows Container. Introduction As many of you have heard, Microsoft is jumping into containers with native support for…

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VMware Debuts SQL Server DBaaS Platform

Yesterday at VMworld, VMware announced its entry into the managed database platform market with the introduction of vCloud Air SQL. This new service is an on-demand, managed service offering of Microsoft SQL Server. It’s meant to further the adoption of…

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Power BI General Availability

In the last months I’ve been keeping an eye on the Power BI Preview, the new version of the Power BI cloud solution that was completely revamped compared to the first Power BI v1. This last Friday, July 24th, Power BI…

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PowerShell Script to Manipulate SQL Server Backup Files

Scenario I use Ola Hallengren’s famous backup solution to back up my SQL Server databases. The destination for full backups is a directory on local disk; let’s say D:\SQLBackup\ If you are familiar with Ola’s backup scripts, you know the…

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