My Favorite Tool of 2012: Remote Desktop ManagerCommented on: 2 years ago
(January 3, 2013)
Looks like a really good tool. I've been using visionapp's Remote Desktop 2011 which I is always running on my desktop. I'm going to give this a run for its money. Thanks!...
Cloud Proof Your CareerCommented on: 4 years ago
(July 1, 2011)
Keep in mind what industries will AND which CANNOT use the cloud. Defense and Intelligence agencies and supporting industries will not leverage the commercial cloud. Data is too sensitive for that...
Welcome to (SQL Server) 2011Commented on: 4 years ago
(January 14, 2011)
Simple. Like a child looking through the store window, "New Toys!!!" Then they look in their pockets, frown and walk off with their head hanging down. Been there, done that. I can say I...
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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
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
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