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 server crashes…hhmmm, I think I know where to go for my next potential customers ;) ;). Regardless, I’m glad that at least a couple hundred of you did get in. For the more than 1000 others that were registered but unable to get in – I truly want to apologize!

The good news is that we now have the on-demand link available and for all of you who registered, it should have been sent to you via email. Also, as promised, I’ve attached the resources and demo scripts we talked about today.

Partial Database Availability Demo Scripts: PartialDBAvail-DemoScripts.zip (4.19 KB)
Database Mirroring Demo Scripts: DatabaseMirroring-DemoScripts.zip (3.74 KB)
Demo Scripts – Since this demo was completed through the UI, here are some useful references on Replication:

Other Resources:

SQLCMD Resources: My blog entry after Michiel Worries’ Webcast (includes links to webcast, etc.)
TechNet Resource Center: SQL Server 2005 Mission Critical High Availability
Demo: Windows Server System Reference Architecture Design Considerations for SQL Server 2005 High Availability
Whitepaper: Choosing a Database for High Availability: An Analysis of SQL Server and Oracle

Also, to get you ready for SQL Server 2005 – check out the Upgrade/Migration Resource Center: Upgrading to SQL Server 2005

And… that should keep you busy between now and next week!

Have fun,