Michael Otey

Technical Director, Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro

Michael Otey, technical director 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.

Posts by Michael Otey

in SQL SELECT Blog Mar 08, 2012

Microsoft Launches SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 will provide the Enterprise, Business Intelligence, Standard and Express editions. Notably the older Datacenter and Workgroup....More
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in SQL SELECT Blog Oct 12, 2011

PASS 2011: Project "Crescent" becomes Power View in SQL Server 2012

Formerly code named project Crescent, Power View is a data exploration and visualization tool that enables ad-hoc queries from a variety of devices....More
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in SQL SELECT Blog Oct 12, 2011

PASS 2011: Microsoft Embraces Big Data with Hadoop

As a part of their any data, any size, anywhere initiative, at this year’s PASS 2011 conference in Seattle Ted Kummert, Microsoft Corporate Vice....More
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in SQL SELECT Blog Sep 26, 2011

Time to Look at PowerShell

One of the things that became clear after the preview of the next version of Windows Server and the direction that Microsoft announced at its recent....More
in SQL SELECT Blog Sep 14, 2011

Get ready for Windows Server 2012

Microsoft released the details of the next release of the Windows Server operating system currently known as Windows Server 2012. Here are some of of....More
in SQL SELECT Blog Aug 31, 2011

VMware Attempts to establish CLOUD Database-As-A-Service standard

vFabric Data Director is designed to allow  administrators to securely automate and delegate routine administrative tasks making the database....More
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in SQL SELECT Blog Aug 25, 2011

First Look: Denali's New SQL Server Developer Tools - Part 1

The new SQL Server Developer Tools (previously codenamed Juneau), is designed to close the gap between relational database development and BI....More
in SQL SELECT Blog Aug 15, 2011

SQL Server and the Private Cloud

With all of the recent push to the cloud by various vendors it’s easy to forget that there are really two ways of implementing cloud computing. For....More
in SQL SELECT Blog Aug 08, 2011

The Last Mile Problem

This past week I was vividly and personally reminded about what I think is probably the single biggest problem to cloud computing: the last mile....More
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in SQL SELECT Blog Aug 02, 2011

An Overview of SQL Server High Availability Options

There’s no doubt that availability is one of the most important if not the most important job for the database administrator. However, choosing the....More

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