SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn

March 31st, 2012

SQL Server 2012 is due to be released on April 1 2012. One of the big components of the new version is SQL Server AlwaysOn. This technology provides a new granular approach to meeting your High Availability and Disaster Recovery Requirements in this ever increasingly complex world of data. This is the first of a 3 part blog series that I take you through SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn.

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Pass SQLSaturday #135

March 28th, 2012

The schedule for SQLSaturday #135 in Brisbane has been released. To help you arrange your day to see the sessions you are most interested in.

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SQL Server 2012 Edition Comparison

March 26th, 2012

With the release of SQL Server 2012 there has been a slight change in the edition available. The removal of the Datacenter edition, but the inclusion of the Business Intelligence Edition. To find out more about these changes compare the available editions.

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SQL Server 2012 Supported Features

March 25th, 2012

With the imminent release of SQL Server 2012, you may be looking at some new implementations or Upgrades and are looking to find out what features are supported in the various editions of SQL Server 2012.

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SQL Server 2012 – Release

March 7th, 2012

Microsoft at the SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch has announced that SQL Server 2012 will have general availability as of April 1 2012. Read more of the press release from this blog.

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SQL Server 2012 Licensing – Have you got yours

March 3rd, 2012

SQL Server 2012 official Virtual Launch is set for March 7. You can register for this event now. At this event it is likely that a release date for the product will be announced. Who know’s. Will have to be there to find out.

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Pass SQLSaturday Australia

February 28th, 2012

SQLPass is bringing the popular northern hemisphere SQLSaturday downunder for a tour. Book this into your calendar to pick up some good information on a range of SQL topics. SQLSaturday will be presenting at various Australian and New Zealand cities.

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SQL Server Data Tools

February 22nd, 2012

SQL Server Development Tool is the new combined BIDS and VS Development tools that are available for download and installation to help your Database Development.

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SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Assistant

January 7th, 2012

With SQL Server 2012 due to be released sometime hopefully in the first half of 2012 some of us need..

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SQL Server Database Maintenance

December 20th, 2011

As a DBA or Consultant, Database Maintenance is one of the most important tasks that needs to be implemented. What..

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Recursive Common Table Expression

December 17th, 2011

Microsoft introduced the Common Table Expression (CTE) with the release of SQL Server 2005, so it has been around for..

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SQL Server 2012 Licensing – How does it compare

November 7th, 2011

With the release of SQL Server 2012 sometime within the first 6 months of 2012, Microsoft released recently a data..

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Hi, I'm Warwick Rudd, I am a Microsoft Data Platform MVP as well as a Microsoft Certified Master working as the Principal Consultant here at SQL Masters Consulting.
In my blog I will look at all things SQL Server as well as some things outside of the SQL Server relm but hopefully you will find them helpful and interesting.