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 06/16/2011 - 3:47pm

Keeping Mission Critical Applications Available - 16 Jun 2011

Learn about increasing the availability of your mission-critical applications....More
in SQL SELECT Blog 05/31/2011 - 3:23pm

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 03/15/2011 - 3:42pm

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 01/13/2011 - 12:00pm

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 12/15/2010 - 10:48am

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 11/10/2010 - 3:39pm

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 11/10/2010 - 3:27pm

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 10/28/2010 - 12:48pm

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
in SQL SELECT Blog 05/27/2010 - 4:18pm

Q: SQL FAQ: Stopping database mirroring

You can use the ALTER DATABASE command to stop database mirroring. This will leave the database in a restoring state....More
in SQL SELECT Blog 03/05/2010 - 2:59pm

Welcome - 05 Mar 2010

Welcome to Michael Otey's blog. I'm Technical Director for SQL Server Magazine. I've been working with SQL Server since the 6.0 days and have written....More

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