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5 July 2017

SQL Server 2017: Read Scale-Out Availability Group

SQL Server brings another enhancement to Availability Groups for us to use resources more appropriately.

5 July 2017

Configuring Availability Groups to use Certificates

With the release of SQL Server 2016 and Windows Server 2016, we are able to create Availability Groups across domains or in Non-Domain environments. To achieve this we need to use certificates for each instance in the Availability Group to be able to communicate with each other.

5 July 2017

How to build a Non-Domain Cluster

With the release of WIndows Server 2016 & SQL Server 2016, we received the support for a Non-Domain Cluster allowing us to create an Availability Group on workgroup servers.

5 July 2017

Data Migration Assistant

The Data Migration Assistant is the replacement for SQL Server Upgrade Advisor

23 April 2017

SQLSaturday 630 Brisbane

SQL Saturday #630 is back in town for 2017 in Brisbane

2 April 2017

Power BI for the Data Platform Guy


As a data platform guy, I need to be aware of a lot of technologies and how they relate and fit into environments. In this post I will take you through the installation of Power BI Desktop to allow you to start your journey with Power BI.

2 April 2017

Applying SQL Server Service Packs

Applying SQL Server Services Packs to your environment is very important. The approach on when to apply service packs has changed over time, and makes it very important to have the process included into your support windows. This post takes you through how to apply a Service Pack into an Availability Group environment.

17 November 2016

SQL Server 2016 SP1 Released

Microsoft has announced the release of SQL Server 2016 SP1 today and this release has some ground breaking revelations for those in the industry. Read on to find out what SQL Server 2016 SP1 can do for you.....

3 May 2016

SQL Server 2016

General Availability

Microsoft has announced the release date for general availability of SQL Server 2016. to find out what this means for you read on ........

23 March 2016

SQL Server 2012 SP3 CU2

Microsoft has released Cumulative Update 2 for SQL Server 2012 SP3.This cumulative update has 21 fixes.

23 March 2016

SQL Server 2012 SP2 CU 11

Microsoft has released Cumulative Update 11 for SQL Server 2012 SP2.This cumulative update has 14 fixes.

15 March 2016

SQL Server 2016 - Management Tools Installation

With the release of SQL Server 2016 RC0, we are looking at what has changed with the installation processes of SQL Server 2016. In particular in this post we are having a look at what has changed with the installation process for Management tools. Read more.....

11 March 2016

SQL Server 2016 Release Candidate 0

We are getting closer to the actual release of SQL Server 2016. Are you getting excited about what is coming? In this article we have a look at what is new with SQL Server 2016 Release Candidate 0 that is now available for download. Read more ......

10 March 2016

SQL Server on Linux

Microsoft has made a huge announcement about SQL Server on Linux. Read more ......

10 March 2016

SQLSaturday 479 South Island

Our Principal Consultant will be presenting at this event next month.

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