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  • Jan 3, 2013
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    Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) 4

    With Microsoft's SQL Server 2012 Best Practice Analyzer (BPA) you can compare your configuration settings to the recommended industry standard....More
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    Sep 5, 2012
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    SQL Server 2012 Databases on File Shares

    The biggest thing that you’ll want to do is make sure that the local server and the server running the remote network share are both running the newest version of the SMB protocol....More
  • Aug 21, 2012
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    SQL Server and Windows Server 2012's ReFS File System

    So a while back I talked about the ReFS file system which Microsoft was introducing to Windows Server 2012 (back then it was Windows 8 beta). If you aren't familiar with ReFS it is a new file system which Microsoft has introduced to replace NTFS for large, high load servers....More
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    Jul 13, 2012
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    SQL Server 2012's INDIRECT CHECKPOINTs 2

    SQL Server 2012’s AlwaysOn functionality rightly deserves to ‘steal the show’ in terms of all of the press and attention it gets when people learn about what’s new with SQL Server 2012....More
  • Jul 11, 2012
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    SQL Server 2012 BI with SQL System Center Data Warehouse

    A great way to monitor and manage large SQL Server enterprise environments is with the Microsoft System Center Suite, particularly monitoring the servers with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). One of the really nice benefits of using SCOM to collect SQL Server counters is that you can keep the history of alerts, events and perf counters in the System Center Data Warehouse....More
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Apr 15, 2014
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Save Thousands in Licensing Costs for SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition is a great way to save thousands on licensing—and save yourself some serious headaches when deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn Availabiliity Groups....More
Apr 8, 2014
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NoSQL: Eventual Consistency Yields Major Flaws

While I believe that NoSQL can have some places where it legitimately makes sense, I also believe that NoSQL is also the patently wrong choice for a number of different types of applications or use cases....More
Apr 1, 2014
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SQL Server 2014 Now Available—No Joke

Initial word on the street is that SQL Server 2014 has been very stable so far—which is probably why it went to release so quickly and bypassed what would typically have been another pre-release....More
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