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

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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
in SQL SELECT Blog Jul 15, 2011

Visual Studio LightSwitch to be released on July 26, 2011

Visual Studio LightSwitch is Microsoft’s new entry level development environment. It has been in development for almost two years. LightSwitch has....More
in SQL SELECT Blog Jun 16, 2011

Keeping Mission Critical Applications Available - 16 Jun 2011

Learn about increasing the availability of your mission-critical applications....More
in SQL SELECT Blog May 31, 2011

Industry Bytes: NEC Express5800/A1080a Series

Designed to support high-end SQL Server and virtualization workloads the new NEC Express5800/A1080a series of system utilizes the newest Intel Xeon....More
in SQL SELECT Blog Mar 15, 2011

Microsoft Releases Visual Studio LightSwitch beta 2 - 15 Mar 2011

Visual Studio LightSwitch is Microsoft’s newest development tool. LightSwitch is designed to allow non-developers to create data driven applications....More
in SQL SELECT Blog Jan 13, 2011

Microsoft Releases Web Matrix - 13 Jan 2011

Web Matrix is completely free  low-end web development tool from Microsoft. It’s designed to make it easy for novice developers to incorporate open-....More
in SQL SELECT Blog Dec 15, 2010

3 Month Free Trial of SQL Azure

If you’ve been interested in giving SQL Azure a try but have been put off by the price then you may want to check Microsoft’s 3 month trial of SQL....More
in SQL SELECT Blog Nov 10, 2010

Download SQL Server Code-Named “Denali” CTP1

If you want to get some hands on experience with the next release of SQL Server code-named Denali you can find the CTP1 at: http://www.microsoft.com/....More
in SQL SELECT Blog Nov 10, 2010

One of my favorite SQL Server code-name Denali features

At this year’s PASS conference in Seattle Microsoft announced the most important new features in the next release of SQL Server. There were some cool....More
in SQL SELECT Blog Oct 28, 2010

From PDC: Microsoft Announces SQL Azure Enhancements

This morning’s PDC keynote was highlighted by presentations by Steve Ballmer, Bob Muglia, Scott Guthrie, Mark Russinovich and Don Box. Some of the....More

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