Category Archives: SQL Server
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
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
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
In a recent discussion, the issue of breaking changes in SQL Server 2012 came up, and I realized that no one in the room had a thorough knowledge of the breaking changes and discontinued features. Since we were trying to determine … Continue reading
Today we went live with SQL Server “Denali” for our Tier-1 systems. We did it with only 3 minutes 45 seconds of downtime, and zero problems. We will make up that downtime between now and the end of the year … Continue reading
SQL Server “Denali” has introduced a new way to capture SQL Server health and diagnostic information with the sp_server_diagnostics stored procedure: sp_server_diagnostics [@repeat_interval =] ‘repeat_interval_in_seconds’ The stored procedure runs in “repeat mode” and periodically returns results. Specifying 0 as the … Continue reading