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John Savill Master Series

In this series of classes, Microsoft technology expert John Savill will walk you through eight key technology areas. You’ll gain the expertise needed to take your datacenter and your organization’s entire IT approach into 2013 and beyond with confidence. Each Master Class builds on the previous one, giving you the opportunity to put into practice skills learned before building on that knowledge with the next unit.
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Keeping your Active Directory on Track Today and Tomorrow

Active Directory is the cornerstone of many networks and with Windows Server 2012 on the horizon, an upgrade to Active Directory is a topic to begin contemplating. We’ll kick off this event by looking at the multitude of new features in the Windows Server 2012 Active Directory release. With the future under control, we’ll take a look at a couple of common holes in Active Directory implementations at organizations small and large: security and disaster recovery.
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May 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 25: Final Remarks on Backups

In the last few posts (posts 19 – 24) I’ve covered some high-level concerns and reviewed some details about how to implement and manage database backups against AlwaysOn Availability Group databases. Most of the information I’ve provided was pretty basic or elementary – along with some additional guidelines for things to watch out for when managing backups. Which is to say that backups are never something you can simply take for granted and they’re never something you just take lightly....More
May 18, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 24: Synchronizing SSIS Packages

In my previous post I covered options for adding “If-checks” into SSIS Packages – or SQL Server Maintenance Plans (which are, effectively, specialized SSIS packages). Once you’ve tackled that process, you’ll need to tackle something else when it comes to managing SSIS packages in conjunction with AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Or, more specifically, you’ll actually need to tackle two tasks....More
May 13, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 23: Maintenance Plan Backups and SSIS Packages

In my last post, we took a look at some of the details involved in actually implementing backups against databases being hosted in AlwaysOn Availability Groups. In addition to providing a high-level overview of how sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica() works, I also mentioned that integrating it into backups managed by SQL Server Maintenance Plans isn’t as easy as what you’ll run into with other types of backups....More
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