Michael Otey

Michael
Otey

Michael Otey, Senior Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro, is president of TECA, a software-development and consulting company in Portland, Oregon. Michael has covered the topic of virtualization extensively for Windows IT Pro, having written several features articles showing how to take advantage of virtualization in the enterprise as well as reviewing all of the major virtualization products. Follow Michael on Google+ and Twitter.

Articles
Moving SQL Server to a Virtual Platform
Learn about some of the main factors that impact SQL Server performance in a VM
Where do I find SQL Server Management Studio?
Find the executable for SSMS
Scaling SQL Server With No Hardware
Learn about SQL Server's core database performance factors
The Essential Guide the SQL Server 2014: Backup Enhancements
Learn about the backup enhancements in SQL Server 2014
Hit Your SQL Server Performance Goals
Benchmarking enables you to stay on top of your SQL Server performance goals
Q & A: Restore Missing SQL Server Performance Counters
See how to restore missing SQL Server performance counters
The Essential Guide to SQL Server 2014: The Resource Governor
Learn about the new IO limiting capabilities of SQL Server 2014's Resource Governor
Q & A: How can I recover my sa Password? 2
See how you can reset a lost sa password
The Essential Guide to SQL Server 2014 Series: Buffer Pool Extensions 1
Learn where to use SQL Server 2014's Buffer Pool Extensions
SQL Select: 8 Great New Features in SQL Server 2016 1
Learn about the top eight new features coming in SQL Server 2016
The Essential Guide to SQL Server 2014 Series: AlwaysOn Availability Group Enhancements
Get up to speed on the new features in SQL Server 2014 Availability Groups
SQL Select: Basic SQL Server Setup Checklist
Here are some basic settings that are best practices for almost all new SQL Server instances
Tip: Finding Unused Indexes
Find your unused indexes

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Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
Jul 6, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 28: Additional Options for Tackling Jobs Failover

Throughout this series of posts I’ve taken a somewhat pessimistic view of how SQL Server Agent jobs are managed within most organizations – meaning that most of the code and examples I’ve provided up until this point were based on assumptions about how CHANGE to jobs is managed. That pessimism, to date, has come in two forms:...More
Jul 1, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 27: Options and Concerns for More Advanced Deployments

In this series of posts I’ve called out some of the concerns related to SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups and their interaction with SQL Server Agent jobs – both in the form of Batch Jobs (see post #3) and backups....More
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