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SQL Server was released to manufacturing today, with general availability on April 1, 2012. If you have not looked at the new licensing model, you should definitely do so – there are significant savings if you purchase your licenses by … Continue reading
Microsoft, in partnership with SQL PASS, is traveling around the country with special sessions on SQL Server 2012. Check out the Special Ops site for a tour city near you. There is a lot new in SQL Server 2012, so … Continue reading
I frequently tell people that skydiving is really relatively safe, but BASE jumping (jumping from a fixed object with a parachute) is stupid dangerous. BASE jumping has been called the most extreme sport in the world, and carries with it … Continue reading
The case study on ServiceU’s implementation of SQL Server 2012 has just been published. You can read about our experience with SQL Server 2012 here.
The SQL Server 2012 Multisite Failover Cluster Instance Whitepaper has just been published. This whitepaper contains some of the many AlwaysOn enhancements available in SQL Server 2012.
Microsoft has now publically released SQL Server 2012 RC0. If you have not downloaded CTP3, go ahead and download RC0 and start getting familiar with it. RC0 should be very stable, so I don’t expect that you will find many … Continue reading
November 3, 2011 – Today Microsoft announced that the licensing model for SQL Server 2012 will be dramatically different from previous versions of SQL Server. For the first time, Microsoft will start charging for “computing power” – yes, that means … Continue reading
Today my brother sent me a link that describes a lady’s tandem skydive experience, her thrill and fear, and how she returned to do another tandem skydive and then the Accelerated Freefall Course so that she could learn to jump … Continue reading
As previously discussed here, Asymmetric Disk Only Quorum is a feature of Windows Server 2008 Clustering that is now officially supported by Microsoft. Asymmetric Disk Only Quorum allows a multisubnet cluster to use a Disk Only quorum model, even though … Continue reading
This morning, in his keynote address at the SQL PASS Community Summit, Ted Kummert announced that the next version of SQL Server, previously code named “Denali”, will be release in the first half of 2012, and will officially be called … Continue reading