Interesting Note in SQL Server 2019 Release Notes

Interesting Note in SQL Server 2019 Release Notes

A wonderful reader of my blog sent me a note (thanks Jess!) about a single line notation in the latest SQL Server release notes. The notes is as follows. The question was simple. Why would Microsoft add this disclaimer? It was being used as a negative talking point...

PASS HA/DR Open Q&A Extravaganza Dec 10

As leader of the PASS High Availability and Disaster Recovery virtual chapter, I invite you to bring your questions for a mega open Q&A session on Tuesday, December 10th, at 1pm Eastern time. We have assembled one of the largest lineups of SQL Server HA/DR experts...

Better, faster, cheaper: SQL Server on Azure IaaS

GigaOm, an independent research firm that I highly respect, released a study today comparing performance and price between a SQL Server VM on Microsoft’s Azure platform and a SQL Server VM on Amazon’s AWS EC2 platform. Azure is the clear winner. But,...

Presenting for Omaha SQL Server Users Group Dec 4

I’m proud to announce that I’ll be presenting an updated session entitled “Level Up Your Cloud Infrastructure Skills” for the Omaha SQL Server Users Group on December 4th at 6pm. Abstract: Think infrastructure in the cloud is still just for...

Omaha Azure User Group Presentation Nov 18

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be presenting an in-person session for Omaha’s Azure Users Group on Monday, November 18 at 3:00pm, entitled “SQL Server in the Microsoft Cloud”. Session Details: Microsoft’s SQL Server database platform has...

Renewed as Microsoft MVP 2019-2020

I are thrilled to announce that I has been renewed for the sixth time as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for 2019 to 2020. The MVP award remains incredibly special to me, and I feel very lucky to be part of this program. It’s truly an honor to be included in this...