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SQLSaturday 382 : Pre-con Event

January 14th, 2015

SQLSaturday 382 – Brisbane on Saturday 28th March 2015 is also presenting on Friday 27th March 2015 2 Pre-con events. This..

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MVP ComCamp

December 29th, 2014

MVP ComCamp is back in Brisbane for 2015. For your chance to hear from some MVP's discussing Azure and SQL Server read more for how you can register.

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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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DNN 7.03.04 Upgrade

December 18th, 2014

The process to upgrade your DNN website may not seem obvious so this post takes you through the steps to follow to upgrade your existing DNN website to version 7.03.04. Review your current settings first and confirm the upgrade supportability before undertaking your upgrade.

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SQL Server 2005 Installation Failure on Windows Server 2003

December 10th, 2014

When Installing older versions of SQL Server on new hardware we need to be aware of limitations that could cause errors to be generated. In this article we will have a look at an error while installing SQL Server 2005 Slipstreamed with SP2 onto a Windows Server 2003 Server with multiple cores. Error 1053 results and how can we get around this to complete the installation? Read more ….

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T-SQL Tuesday #61 – Giving Back

December 8th, 2014

T-SQL Tuesday #61 – Giving Back. In this months party we are talking about plans of giving back to the community for the next 12 months. A look in the future. Hopefully what I can achieve maches reality.

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SQLSaturday 382 Brisbane

December 7th, 2014

The SQLSaturday show is coming to Brisbane again in 2015. Put a reminder in your calendar now for Saturday 28th March, 2015 for your free day of SQL Server and Business Intelligence (BI) training from some of Australia’s leading SQL Server experts. 

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The Computer ‘*’ is joined to a Cluster

November 19th, 2014

Clustering can be confusing and for some it may look like smoke and mirrors  with how it all work’s and hangs together. I recently was putting together a demo environment with a 2 node Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC). During the build of the cluster it seemed to all go well except on looking more closely, Node 2 in the cluster was being reported as offline by the Failover Cluster Manager. Node 2 was up and available and I could ping the server but it was having issues communicating with Node 1 through the Cluster.

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SQLSaturday Pre-Con : BIML Bootcamp

November 11th, 2014

SQL Saturday #365 in Melbourne on February 7th, 2015 has included 3 Pre-Con events running on Friday 6th February, 2015. I will be joining Paul Schmidt (@VarigenceANZ), Peter Avenant (@BimlDownunder) and Reeves Smith (@SQLReeves) to bring you the first SQLSaturday Pre-Con in Australia for our BIML Bootcamp.

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T-SQL Tuesday #60 – Something New Learned

November 10th, 2014

It is that time of the Month again for another T-SQL Tuesday Post. This time hosted by Chris Yates. In this article we are having a look at Something New that has been learned.

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SQL Server 2005 Upgrade Advisor

October 20th, 2014

SQL Server 2005 Upgrade advisor is a must tool if you are still working with SQL Server 2000 and looking to upgrade. However when you go to use this tool, you may hit an issue with being able to run the tool and get any valid results for your environment. This quick blog will give you the steps to keep you going with investigating your environment.

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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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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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