SQL Server 2014

SQLSaturday 365 – Melbourne

December 18th, 2014

SQL Saturday 365 in Melbourne has released the speaker schedule for the day. I am pleased to have been selected as a presenter for the day and join some of the many fantastic presenters who will be presenting on a wide range of topics for the day.

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Azure Virtual Machines

October 14th, 2014

The world of Cloud Computing is changing very quickly. Whether you are already using cloud services or looking at using cloud services to host your website or extend your SQL Server footprint into a hybrid environment the performance improvements in cloud resources from Azure is constantly improving.

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Kerberos Authentication to your SQL Server Instance

September 1st, 2014

Kerberos Authentication protocol setup for your SQL ServerReporting Services environment can cause you some issues. In this article we are having a look at the steps that need to be followed to prevent your Double-hop issues happening.

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SQL Server Support for SysPrep

June 17th, 2014

Sysprep was first supported with SQL Server 2008 R2 to help with your raid deployment of SQL Server environments. With the release of SQL Server 2014 improved support is available for SQL Server installations via Sysprep.

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Performance Eye for the SQL Guy – Part 5

May 20th, 2014

With the release of SQL Server 2014, there are few features which can help improve with the performance of your SQL Server environments. Over this 5 part series I will take you through a high level overview of these features. Part 5 of this series are are looking at Managed Lock Priority & Single Partition Online Index Rebuild.

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Performance Eye for the SQL Guy – Part 4

May 20th, 2014

With the release of SQL Server 2014, there are few features which can help improve with the performance of your SQL Server environments. Over this 5 part series I will take you through a high level overview of these features. Part 4 of this series are are looking at InMemory DW.

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Performance Eye for the SQL Guy – Part 3

May 20th, 2014

With the release of SQL Server 2014, there are few features which can help improve with the performance of your SQL Server environments. Over this 5 part series I will take you through a high level overview of these features. Part 3 of this series are are looking at InMemory OLTP.

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Performance Eye for the SQL Guy – Part 2

May 20th, 2014

With the release of SQL Server 2014, there are few features which can help improve with the performance of your SQL Server environments. Over this 5 part series I will take you through a high level overview of these features. Part 2 of this series are are looking at Resource Governor for I/O.

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Performance Eye for the SQL Guy – Part 1

May 20th, 2014

With the release of SQL Server 2014, there are few features which can help improve with the performance of your SQL Server environments. Over this 5 part series I will take you through a high level overview of these features. Part 1 of this series are are looking at Buffer Pool Extension.

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SQLSaturday #316–Christchurch

May 20th, 2014

SQLSaturday #316 has been finalized and is happening in Christchurch on June 14 2014. If you have not registered already there is still time for you to register for this day of free SQL Server training. I am lucky enough to be joining a fellow MCM – Brent McCracken to present in Christchurch.

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T-SQL Tuesday #54–Interviews and hiring

May 12th, 2014

T-SQL Tuesday article discussing Interviews and Hiring. Have a look at at some insights I have gained over my years and the interviews that I have participated in.

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SQL Server 2014 : Buffer Pool Extension

April 14th, 2014

Following on from my post last week on SQL Server 2014 : What’s New I am having a little deeper look into the Buffer Pool Extension (,strong>BPE). The introduction of the BPE, which is available in Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition allows you to extend your available memory by providing a hybrid buffer pool to help reduce I/O bottlenecks as long as you have access to an SSD.

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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.

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