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Microsoft Hosting Day UK Event Resources on MS SkyDrive #SPLA #Hosting #SQL2012 #Lync

May 22, 2012 Comments off

All slides from the Microsoft UK Hosting Day are now available via SkyDrive:

http://sdrv.ms/mshostingday1

Some training content on SPLA licensing training and slides on pricing review deferall.

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Upcoming Readiness Opportunities Around SQL Server 2012 for Service Providers #Hosters #Hosting @msfthost

March 5, 2012 Comments off

Courtesy of Microsoft Hosting Community Newsletter

SQL Server 2012: Training and Events

Upcoming Readiness Opportunities Around SQL Server 2012 for Service Providers:

March 5: SQL Server 2012 Launch Prep—Technical Overview for Service ProvidersThis technical overview session will cover what’s coming in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and review the latest features that Service Providers can leverage in their business. Sales Engineers, Architects, Product Managers, and Database Administrators from Service Providers should attend this session, which will focus on key SQL Server 2012 features and new offerings that hosters can build on top of SQL Server 2012.

March 7: SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event (VLE)The SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event (VLE) will help immerse you in the exciting new world of data with SQL Server 2012. Engage with Microsoft product teams as well as with partners and customers. Discover how SQL Server 2012 enables mission-critical confidence, fast performance, and interactive data visualizations.

March 22:

Service Provider Sales Teams—Positioning SQL Server 2012 with Your Customers Microsoft will conduct training for Service Provider sales teams on how to position SQL Server 2012 with customers. Account Managers, Telesales Teams, and Sales Engineers from Service Providers should attend this session, which will focus on key SQL Server 2012 features—what SKUs will be part of SQL Server 2012 and how these features compare to previous versions of SQL Server.

Additional Training Resources:
On-Demand Training: SQL Server 2012—Overview for Service Providers and SPLA

Webcast: #SQL Server 2012 Overview for Service Providers and SPLA #Hosters #Hosting #SQL2012 #SPLA

November 2, 2011 Comments off

About the Microsoft Partner Network Learning Center Webcast…

The new SQL Server edition, SQL Server 2012 is coming soon and will bring exciting opportunities for service provider partners, ISVs and other partners that are purchasing under the Service Provider License Agreement. In particular, partners can benefit with Denali by:
• Enabling mission critical performance and availability at low TCO with high availability features
• Unlocking new insights with pervasive data discovery across the organization
• Creating business solutions fast, on your customers terms across private or public cloud
This is a special training for service providers and SPLA resellers and partners, are all highly encouraged to attend this session.

Register for the event here:
https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/registrationex/LMS_Registration.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=775097

Useful Links: #Clustering on Windows Server 2008/R2 – #SQL Server 2008/R2 Failover Cluster #MSCS

August 18, 2011 Comments off

Some useful links I thought I woud share that I found on this topic, conviniently all in one place courtesy of Technet Social High Availability(Clustering Forum)

Failover Clusters in Windows Server 2008
Failover Clusters in Windows Server 2008 R2

Failover Cluster Step-by-Step Guide: Configuring a Two-Node File Server Failover Cluster
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=B9C8D3FB-482C-426E-B3A9-707D6EC77BAD&amp%3Bdisplaylang=en

Getting Started with SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189134.aspx

SQL Server 2008 multi-site cluster on Windows Server 2008 R2
http://clusteringformeremortals.com/2009/10/07/step-by-step-configuring-a-2-node-multi-site-cluster-on-windows-server-2008-r2-%E2%80%93-part-3/

SQL Server 2008 & SQL Server 2008 R2 clustering FAQ’s:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlserverfaq/archive/2010/04/30/sql-server-2008-sql-server-2008-r2-clustering-faq-s.aspx

SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering whitepaper.

#Exchange 2010 & #SQLServer on #VMware Best Practices Guides #SAN Deploy Guide #ISCSI #NFS #NAS

July 29, 2011 Comments off
Microsoft Exchange 2010 on VMware Best Practices Guide

Microsoft Exchange 2010 on VMware Best Practices Guide

Microsoft SQL Server  on VMware Best Practices Guide

Microsoft SQL Server on VMware Best Practices Guide

VMware SAN Deployment Guide

VMware SAN Deployment Guide

 

vSphere Online Library:

Fibre Channel SAN Configuration Guide:
http://pubs.vmware.com/vsp40_i/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm#href=fc_san_config/esx_san_config_fc.1.1.html

ISCSI SAN Configuration Guide: http://pubs.vmware.com/vsp40_i/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm#href=iscsi_san_config/esx_san_config_iscsi.1.1.html

#VMware support for Microsoft MSCS Clustering – Updated 28/07/11 #VMware KB1037959

July 29, 2011 Comments off

VMware support for Microsoft Cluster Service MSCS has been updated – 28/07/11

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1037959

MS Support policy for SQL Server in a virtualization environment (via Virtualisation & Management Blog)

February 25, 2011 Comments off

Sharing with all this blog post found on researching this topic, saved me some legwork (Thanks)

SQL Server 2005/ 2008 / 2008 R2 are supported in the following virtualization environments: Windows Server 2008 /R2 with Hyper-V Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 / R2 Configurations that are validated through the Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP), which includes VmWare and Citrix. Note The SVVP solution must be running on hardware that is certified for Windows Server 2008 to be considered a valid SVVP configuration. Restrictions and Li … Read More

via Virtualisation & Management Blog

Categories: SQL Server, Virtualisation
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