SQL Server Migration Assistants

In part 11 of the TechNet webcast series for the ITPro, I spoke briefly about the Oracle Migration Assistant and the recent release of the Community Tech Preview versions of both the Access and Sybase Migration Assistants… A few of you asked for their download location and there were even a few replies that folks […]

TechNet Webcast Series for the ITPro – Series Links

Hey there everyone – The series has completed and I know that many of you struggled to get access to the surveys… Microsoft has asked me to post links to the surveys…so, for completeness, I decided to create this blog entry to have links for every session, every blog link (resources, demo scripts, etc.) and […]

TechNet Webcast Series for the ITPro – Part 11 of 11

Well… 11 of 11 has completed. Friday was our last chat – until next time ;). It was a summary event where I took a slightly different spin on things focusing on grouping technologies by the amount of effort that’s needed to implement them. Simply put, we looked at the technologies in order of what […]

TechNet Webcast Series for the ITPro – Part 9 of 11

In part 9 of our webcast series titled: Implementing Database Mirroring, we covered the steps from setup to failover to monitoring. There were lots of great questions and I think we could easily go back and do a couple more hours on database mirroring, failover combinations – including manual failover and client application questions. Having said […]

TechNet Webcast Series for the ITPro – Part 10 of 11 – errata

In the last few minutes of the webcast (part 10), I goofed up one line of code and didn’t realize it until today. As my very last demo (and there were at least 10 different scenarios/concepts/demos yesterday) in my webcast, I decided to show a Database Snapshot on a Mirror database. It was the second […]

TechNet Webcast Series for the ITPro – Part 10 of 11

OK – today's session was quite fun… lots of demos and quite a few "tie-ins" where I tried to bring together many things that we've touched on in our series. And – that's really the point of the series – creating a reliable, robust, scalable and available environment takes MANY different features. You really need […]

TechNet Webcast Series for the ITPro – Part 8 of 11

Last week Mark Wistrom (Program Manager in the SQL Server Team at Microsoft), delivered part 8 of our TechNet webcast series. Most of the resources needed to prepare for this session – as well as learn more about Database Mirroring – have already been posted in the blog entry for part 7 (as homework!). However, […]

TechNet Webcast Series for the ITPro – Part 7 of 11

Well, Part 7 has completed and we're on the home stretch… focusing on part of the new Always On technologies of SQL Server 2005. We've made our way through quite a few discussions and my main point for the sequence – as defined – was to make clear that keeping a system available takes a […]

What, am I crazy??? 11 features/topics for this Friday’s TechNet webcast!

In doing my final preparations for part 7 of my TechNet webcast series on Building Robust, Reliable and Recoverable Systems, I decided to (once again) review my abstract. I do this as a last step to make sure I cover everything I said I would cover. Here’s the abstract: TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 for […]

TechNet Webcast Series for the ITPro – Part 5 of 11

Well, Friday brought another flood of great questions from everyone as we moved our way through many of the new 2005 tools. The one thing that I really wanted to stress was that *many* SQL Server 2005 tools (SQLCMD, SSMS and SQL Profiler) offer important features that can be leveraged today, even if your primary […]

TechNet Webcast Series for the ITPro – Part 4 of 11

And another one bites the dust! Wow – what a great group today… soooooo many questions! For those of you that weren’t there – the lecture was 80 minutes and the additional Q&A went on for another 45 minutes. So – as a result, there were *a lot* of additional resources needed. Let me get started […]

TechNet Webcast Series for the ITPro – Part 3 of 11

OK – so Bob Beachemin delivered Part 2 and I was back for Part 3. We had lots of folks on board with this session (more than 400) and as a result, I had a lot of questions. More than anything it seems like a lot of you wanted to know which versions of which […]

TechNet Webcast Series for the ITPro – Part 1 of 11

Hey there everyone – Well there was lots of excitement around our first session…so much so that apparently a Live Meeting server went down and caused MANY of you to get booted-out or even blocked-from attending (figures, right!)…. Ugh (talk about the irony here – a series on high availability that isn’t available because a […]