Tag: SQL

Microsoft News Summary-2 July 2014

It’s been a long times since I posted one of these! I’ve just trawled my feeds for interesting articles and came up with the following. I’ll be checking news and Twitter for more. What Is Microsoft Azure RemoteApp? Learn about this new RDS offering in Microsoft Azure What are Hyper-V Virtual Machine Integration Services? My…

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Microsoft News Summary-21 May 2014

I took a break from these posts last week while I was at TechEd, and then had work catch up to do this week. Let’s get back a rockin’. There is a distinct tendency towards cloud and automation in the news of the last week. That should be no surprise. Microsoft Enhancing Office 365 ProPlus…

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Best Practices for Virtualizing & Managing SQL Server On Hyper-V

This Microsoft-written guide provides high-level best practices and considerations for deploying and managing SQL Server 2012 on a Microsoft virtualization infrastructure. The recommendations and guidance in this document aim to: Complement the architectural design of an organization’s specific environment. Help organizations take advantage of the key platform features in SQL Server 2012 to deliver the…

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Azure Services For Windows Server

Microsoft likes to talk about how they are the only company offering both pubic (Azure) and private (Windows Server and System Center) cloud solutions.  What about hosting partners?  Can they implement Azure?  In the immortal words of Vicky Pollard: no but yeah. You can’t buy Azure appliances.  They were supposed to come via the likes…

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Survey On SQL Usage For System Center

I know … Surveys! … Me and some others are running The Great Big Hyper-V Survey of 2012 (still open) and now there’s another one: System Center MVP, Paul Keely, (one of the authors of Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager) is running a survey on how people are using SQL Server in their System…

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Rough Guide To Setting Up A Scale-Out File Server

You’ll find much more detailed posts on the topic of creating a continuously available, scalable, transparent failover application file server cluster by Tamer Sherif Mahmoud and Jose Bareto, both of Microsoft.  But I thought I’d do something rough to give you an oversight of what’s going on. Networking First, let’s deal with the host network…

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