SQL cluster on the cheap with Hyper-V and iSCSI

Speaking on how to set up SQL clustering in a virtual environment, for development and testing. Discuss options for production deployment. Now, how to compress 9 hours of setup into a session… Expect some smoke and mirrors along with some neat technology. Does anyone have some SSDs I can borrow? 🙂 July 23rd http://itcampsaturday.com/southflorida/ Tentative […]

SQL 2008 R2 New Features

Speaking at GoldCoast Users Group today on new SQL 2008 R2 features. StreamInsight, Gemini, SQL Server Utility Control Point, Data Tier Application (DAC), and Report Builder 3.0 with map support are the coolest new features. Helpful resources I’ve found so far: SQL 2008 R2 Books Online http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb418432%28SQL.10%29.aspx Johan Ă…hlĂ©n StreamInsight Blog http://blogical.se/blogs/jahlen/ Robert Bruckner’s Advanced […]

70-452 SQL 2008 BI Exam Walkthrough

Tomorrow I’m speaking with Joe Homnick and Shervin Shakibi on the 70-452 SQL 2008 BI exam. Here’s the details. We’ll walk through a test prep that covers SQL 2008 SSAS, SSIS and Reporting Services. Of all the aspects of SQL, SSAS is the biggest challenge, its a broad and deep subject with a lot of […]

More speaking – Excel 2007 and SQL 2008 Data Mining

Just spoke last night at South Florida SQL Server User Group on using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office 2007 . Gave a similar presentation last month at Gold Coast User Group. This is a great free tool (if you already have Office 2007 and SQL 2008 Enterprise or Developer) that makes it simple […]




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