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SQL Server vSphere workshop at VMware
SQL Server on vSphere Workshop at VMware

This past week I was fortunate enough to have been selected to take part in an elite SQL Server on vSphere workshop at VMware headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. It was, without a doubt, the finest training event I can recall attending in my life.I've written previously, and received negative...

Virtualizing SQL Server: 8 Things to Avoid
Virtualizing SQL Server: 8 Things To Avoid

Last year I wrote an article for SQL Server Pro Magazine on things to avoid when virtualizing SQL Server. I finally got around to putting the article into slide format and posted it to Slideshare. You're welcome.[slideshare id=30057945&doc=8thingsavoid-140115142216-phpapp02]The full link to the slides is here: http://www.slideshare.net/ThomasLaRock/virtualizing-sql-server-8-things-to-avoidIf you find that you...

Virtualizing SQL Server: 8 Things to Avoid
Virtualizing SQL Server: 8 Things to Avoid

Today I had another article go live over at SQL Server Pro. Here is a quick excerpt:I have been involved in virtualization projects for about ten years now. In that time I have had the opportunity to track my own list of best practice items. It's a list I share...

Doing It Wrong: Virtualizing SQL Server
Doing It Wrong: Virtualizing SQL Server

I've been involved in a virtualization projects for almost ten years now. In that time I've had the opportunity to track my own list of "best practice" items. It's a list I share freely with clients and customers that seek me out for virtualization advice. I can tell that virtualization...

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Administering SQL Server 2012 Running On Windows Server Core

Are you afraid of deploying (or supporting) an instance of Windows Server Core?Are you telling others to "stay away" because of your own fears of doing something new?Then I am here to tell you that you're doing it wrong.Last month I decided that it was time to get down and...