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  • 24 Hours of PASS - Evolution of the Data Platform - The Grand Finale - Schedule Change

    I was originally schedule in the 24th slot of the upcoming 24 Hours of PASS which was to begin at 7am ET on May 26.  I called it the Grand Finale. As with many events, schedule conflicts arise. So, the Grand Finale session will now be referred to me as the Grant Finale session.  Grant Fritchey will now be speaking at 7am ET on May 26. ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on May 22, 2016
  • 24 Hours of PASS - Evolution of the Data Platform - The Grand Finale

    I am honored that I was selected to present my session ''Winning with Column Store: A Customer Story'' for the upcoming 24 Hours of PASS event.  Details about my session and the 23 other sessions may be found here - http://www.sqlpass.org/Events/24HoursofPASS.aspx  I want to thank the other speakers for the preceding sessions ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on May 18, 2016
  • Basic Availability Groups in SQL Server 2016

    Since SQL Server 2012, Database Mirroring (DBM) has been a deprecated feature meaning that it will be eventually removed in a future version of SQL Server.  It is still available in SQL Server 2016.  One of the best things about DBM is that it was a limited feature in Standard Edition since SQL Server 2005. The AG ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on January 21, 2016
  • New Article: What's New in SQL Server 2016 Availability Groups

    I am pleased to announce that I had another article published at TechTarget.com (SearchSQLServer.com). The topic is focused on what's new in SQL Server 2016 Availability Groups.  I actually created this article a while back and finally got published. It does not have information about Basic Availability Groups, but I will be blogging about ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on January 20, 2016
  • Update on My Dynamic Data Masking Article - Behavior Change in CTP 2.4

    Introduction Recently, an article of mine was published by TechTarget.com on the SearchSQLServer.com site titled “An introduction to SQL Server 2016 dynamic data masking” which can be found here.  I encourage you to read the article in order to get the most out of this blog post and to better understand this feature.  This ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on October 6, 2015
  • Speaking at SQL Sat 440 in Pittsburgh on Oct 3!

    I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking at SQL Saturday #440 on October 3, 2015! I am originally from Western PA and it is always good to get back ''Home''.  This will be my 3rd time at this SQL Saturday event.  There is still time to register.  Go to the following ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on September 28, 2015
  • Speaking at SQL Sat 427 in Sioux Falls, SD on July 18!

    SQL Saturday finally comes to South Dakota!  Register Now! - http://www.sqlsaturday.com/427/eventhome.aspx  Here are some of the other featured speakers: Database Snapshots - Making Your Job Easier            Paul Timmerman Continuous Integration for ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on July 9, 2015
  • New Article: A Look at StretchDB - a New Feature in SQL Server 2016

    My article on the new StretchDB feature in SQL Server 2016 is now available.  StretchDB allows you to have a table in your database to be partially on-prem and partially in Azure. If you have a database with a lot of historical data that doesn't change, this feature may be a good fit for your situation. I hope that you enjoy the ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on July 8, 2015
  • I'm speaking at SQL Saturday #250 in Pittsburgh!

    On September 14, 2013, I will be speaking at the 2nd SQL Saturday event to be held in Pittsburgh.  I spoke at the last SQL Saturday event last year which was a blast.  This year, I will be presenting a session entitled ''Really Basic Perfmon''.  It is designed for the person who has heard about Perfmon before, but never really got ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on August 19, 2013
  • Is the SAN dying???

    Is the SAN dying? The reason that I ask this question is that MSFT has unleashed technologies this year that point in that directionAlways ON Availability Groups shuns shared storageWindows 2012 has Storage Replication Technology that does not require a SANWindows 2012 has Hyper-V Replica Technology that does not require a SANPDW v2 continues to ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on December 11, 2012
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