Migrating to SQL Server 2012 Project Plan

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Planning


Welcome to SQL Server 2012

The Case to Upgrade to SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 Editions

Microsoft SQL Server 2012's Editions and Licensing

SQL Server 2012 Virtual Labs

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Licensing Options

Things You Might Not Know about SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012’s Hardware and Software Requirements

Visual Studio 2012 and SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services—Still Out of Sync


Migrating


Migrating to SQL Server 2012

Upgrade Assistant for SQL Server 2012 (UAFS) and SQL Server Upgrade Advisor


Implementing SQL Server 2012's New Features


High Availability

SQL Server 2012 High Availability

Microsoft SQL Server 2012: AlwaysOn Availability Groups Feature

Upgrading Clusters to SQL Server 2012 When AlwaysOn Availability Groups Will Be Used

Planning and Implementing a SQL Server Cluster

Be Invincible with AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Database Mirroring for Disaster Recovery

Power View

Introducing Microsoft Power View

Getting the Most Out of Microsoft Power View

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Takes on Big Data with Hadoop

What's New in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 PowerPivot

Improve the Performance of Data Warehouse Queries with Columnstore Indexes

Master Data Services and Data Quality Services

SQL Server 2012 BI with SQL System Center Data Warehouse

Dive into SQL Server 2012 EIM Tools (DQS)

Contained Databases

SQL Server 2012 Contained Databases

Using SQL Server 2012 Contained Databases

T-SQL

T-SQL Join Types

How to Use Microsoft SQL Server 2012's Window Functions, Part 1

Microsoft SQL Server 2012: How to Write T-SQL Window Functions, Part 2

SQL Server 2012: How to Write T-SQL Window Functions, Part 3

Solving Gaps and Islands with Enhanced Window Functions

Using the New OFFSET and FETCH NEXT Options

Take Advantage of SQL Server 2012's Window Functionality

SQL Server 2012 Solutions for Median Calculation

Database Administration

SQL Server 2012 Keeps Your Data a Little More Secure

SQL Server 2012’s INDIRECT CHECKPOINTs

SQL Server 2012 Databases on File Shares

Introduction to SQL Server Data Tools

Cool New SQL Server 2012 Metadata

SQL Server’s Undocumented Changes

Using Solid State Disks in SQL Server Storage Solutions

SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server

Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012: Better Together

Creating a SQL Server 2012 Installation for Windows Server Core

Development

New Features in SQL Server Data Tools

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Aug 27, 2015
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A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups

This blog post is a bit of a ‘repeat’ – since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post....More
Aug 19, 2015
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Looking forward to Containers

Virtualization has long been a staple when it comes to computing. In essence, virtualization is really just the use of abstraction to make things either easier to manage or more fault-tolerant. Disks, for example, have long been virtualized in the sense that a single, physical, can easily be divided up into multiple logical (or virtual) volumes (or drives) just as easily as a number of discreet physical disks can also be virtualized into a single drive (via RAID) – which can further be partitioned into volumes, LUNs, and so....More
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
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