Tag: SQL

Deploying VMM 2008 R2 Now?

You need to be aware of a few things if you are deploying System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 at the moment. First thing is that VMM 2012 is just around the corner.  The public beta launched yesterday.  It brings about some big changes.  If you are buying that license then I recommend…

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MAP 5.5 Beta

Watch out, the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.5 will be in a store near you real soon.  Microsoft just sent out emails about the start of the MAP 5.5 beta: “What’s new with MAP Toolkit 5.5? Assess your environment for upgrade to Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8 (or the latest version) Are you…

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Mastering Hyper-V Deployment Excerpts

Sybex, the publisher of Mastering Hyper-V Deployment, have posted some excerpts from the book.  One of them is from Chapter 1, written by the excellent Patrick Lownds (Virtual Machine MVP from the UK).  As you’ll see from the table of contents, this book is laid out kind of like a Hyper-V project plan, going from…

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SQL 2008 Service Pack 2 is Available

Microsoft released SP2 for SQL 2008 last night.  You can learn more about it here.  You can also download it: SQL Server 2008 SP2 SQL Server 2008 SP2 Express SQL Server 2008 SP2 Feature Packs Please follow and like us:

On-Demand Hyper-V VM Design Webcasts

Do you want to know what the best practices for deploying Exchange, SharePoint and SQL are on Hyper-V (or any virtualization platform)?  Well here you go: Microsoft Virtualization Best Practices for Exchange Server Microsoft Virtualization Best Practices for SQL Server Deep Dive Microsoft Virtualization Best Practices for SQL Server Microsoft Virtualization Best Practices for SharePoint…

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SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM and SQL 2008 R2 Express Downloads

SQL Server 2008 R2 was released to manufacturing.  As usual, a free (and limited scale/functionality) Express edition was also released.  There are three packages, from the version just with the core components, the version with management functionality, and the version that has management and more advanced features: SQL Server 2008 R2 Express: The Microsoft® SQL…

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SQL 2008 R2 Licensing

Emma Healey (MS Licensing person capable of speaking both English and Microsoft Licensing) has just posted about some changes coming with SQL 2008 R2.  The edition comparisons (available now) are: SQL Datacenter edition will continue to allow unlimited virtual machines to run SQL on a host.  Enterprise edition changes to now allow up to 4…

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