I’m Speaking in Sacramento, CA on AlwaysOn.

I’m speaking in Sacramento at SQLSaturday #222 tomorrow! I’m especially fond of Sac since I lived here for 10 years (in Elk Grove) from 1995 to 2005 when we moved to the Austin area. I have many long time friends in this city. I enjoyed a precon by Kalen Delaney (twitter | blog) of SQLServerInternals.com […]

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I’m Speaking in South Florida

I’m excited to say that my AlwaysOn session was selected for the South Florida SQL Saturday (in the Ft. Lauderdale/Miami area). I have never been to this part of FL before so I am quite excited. They scheduled me to speak at the same time as another AlwaysOn session in the next room. Synchronous redundancy. […]

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I’m Speaking in Redmond, WA on AlwaysOn.

I am super excited that I was selected to present my AlwaysOn – Finally A Usable ‘Mirror’ session in Redmond, WA. The session is an hour long and is for SQLSaturday 212 on May 18th, 2013. The place will be loaded with SQL Server all-stars, oh and I’ll also be there. Some will be Microsoft […]

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2 Reasons Why Failover Could Be Slow

Intro Microsoft SQL Server has had Mirroring starting with version 2005, and now that SQL Server 2012 is released, there is an additional feature set called AlwaysOn (marketing info | technical info). AlwaysOn in currently an Enterprise only feature, so Standard Edition users will still need to use Mirroring. I would describe AlwaysOn this way: […]

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Custom Training for EOG Resources

One of my favorite clients: EOG Resources, asked me to create a custom 4 hour training class for five of their employees. I worked it up and delivered it yesterday. The audience seemed really pleased. But that is probably because they had a chance to catch some much needed zzzzzz’s. The goal was to prepare […]

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S3OLV User Group Presentation – AlwaysOn

When I was at the PASS Summit 2012 last November, a friend of mine Jason Brimhall (b|t SQL MCM and a lead author of this book) asked me to present my AlwaysOn – Finally, A Usable ‘Mirror’ presentation at the S3OLV SQL Server Users Group in Las Vegas in April 2013. I accepted. Fortunately, they […]

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SQLWatchmen Company Lunch

SQLWatchmen company lunch was at GattiTown this quarter. As soon as we got in the door it was a mad dash to the pizza buffet. Everyone piled their plates high with pizza and we made our way to the cartoon room. After we finished eating and sipping soda an announcement was made that the company […]

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I’ve been selected as a Friend of Red Gate!

I am happy to announce that I’ve been selected for Red Gate’s Friends of Red Gate program! This is a great honor since so many people apply and so few people actually get awarded. Personally, I think a Red Gate clerk was trying to click the Reject button but accidentally hit the button next to […]

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PASS Summit 2012 and Red Gate SQL in the City Seattle

Red Gate SQL In The City (SITC) – Seattle On November 5, 2012, I attended the Red Gate SQL In The City Seattle. It was fantastic free SQL training. I especially enjoyed the sessions from Adam Machanic (b|t), Brent Ozar (b|t) and Steve Jones (b|t). It was nice catching up with my many friends as […]

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Red Gate SQL in the City Austin

I am happy to announce that Red Gate invited me to speak at their multi-city, US tour of SQL in the City to provide free training to the SQL community. The event will be held on Monday October 1st, and I will be giving my popular AlwaysOn presentation. AlwaysOn is a kind of ‘super-mirroring’ for […]

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