SQL Server Blog

Embracing Database DevOPs

August 13th, 2017

Database DevOPs is not a new concept, however with the advances in recent times proper attentention to Database DevOPs can make your life easier and be very beneficial to the business

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SQLSaturday Auckland #655 – DevOPs Precon

July 20th, 2017

SQLSaturday Auckland #655 is on Saturday 2nd September, 2017 in Auckland. As part of this event on Friday 1st September 2017 you can register for a full day of Database DevOPs training.

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SQLSaturday Auckland #655 – HA/DR Precon

July 20th, 2017

SQLSaturday Auckland #655 is on Saturday 2nd September, 2017 in Auckland. As part of this event on Friday 1st September 2017 you can register for a full day of HA/DR training.

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SQL Server 2017: Read Scale-Out Availability Group

July 4th, 2017

SQL Server brings another enhancement to Availability Groups for us to use resources more appropriately.

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Configuring Availability Groups to use Certificates

July 4th, 2017

With the release of SQL Server 2016 and Windows Server 2016, we are able to create Availability Groups across domains or in Non-Domain environments. To achieve this we need to use certificates for each instance in the Availability Group to be able to communicate with each other.

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How to build a Non-Domain Cluster

July 4th, 2017

With the release of WIndows Server 2016 & SQL Server 2016, we received the support for a Non-Domain Cluster allowing us to create an Availability Group on workgroup servers.

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Data Migration Assistant

July 4th, 2017

The Data Migration Assistant is the replacement for SQL Server Upgrade Advisor

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SQLSaturday 630 Brisbane

April 22nd, 2017

SQL Saturday #630 is back in town for 2017 in Brisbane

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Power BI for the Data Platform Guy

April 1st, 2017

As a data platform guy, I need to be aware of a lot of technologies and how they relate and fit into environments. In this post I will take you through the installation of Power BI Desktop to allow you to start your journey with Power BI.

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Applying SQL Server Service Packs

April 1st, 2017

Applying SQL Server Services Packs to your environment is very important. The approach on when to apply service packs has changed over time, and makes it very important to have the process included into your support windows. This post takes you through how to apply a Service Pack into an Availability Group environment.

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SQL Server 2016 SP1 Released

November 16th, 2016

Microsoft has announced the release of SQL Server 2016 SP1 today and this release has some ground breaking revelations for those in the industry. Read on to find out what SQL Server 2016 SP1 can do for you…..

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SQL Server 2016

May 2nd, 2016

Microsoft has announced the release date for general availability of SQL Server 2016. to find out what this means for you read on ……..

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