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  • Blog Post: Step-By-Step: Building a System Center Virtual Machine Manager Lab - Part 1

    Curiosity has gotten the best of me recently and this time around System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) has peaked my interest. The following is a quick overview of what has been created thus far: Prerequisites A physical server with at minimum 8 (prefer 16) GBs of RAM. This is above...
  • Blog Post: Step-By-Step: Building A System Center Virtual Machine Manager Lab Part 1

    *This post was authored by Garth Gorling. Correction of author is forthcoming Virtualization, and more specifically Hyper-V , is awesome. While I am knowledgeable about Hyper-V, I'm always interested in learning more. I'm interested in having separate, isolated networks. I want users to be...
  • Blog Post: Step-By-Step: Deploying Lync Server 2013 Monitoring

    Recently, significant changes have come to the Microsoft Lync Server 2013 surveillance infrastructure. Starting with the removal of the monitoring server role that is directly integrate on the frontends. Lync Server 2013 allows you to monitor two different types of data: the data for registration...
  • Blog Post: Étape par Étape: Déploiment des Lync Services de Surveillances

    Des modifications importantes ont été apportées à l’infrastructure de surveillance de Microsoft Lync Server 2013 , à commencer par la suppression du rôle Serveur de surveillance qui est intégrer directement sur les Front-ends. Lync Server 2013...
  • Blog Post: TechDays Montreal is a Wrap.....but SQLTeach is only a few weeks away

    After a weekend recovering from TechDays Montreal, most of the teams gets a couple of weeks rest before the Ottawa stop of TechDays on November 27, and then on to Winnipeg and Calgary, and finally Vancouver in January.  If you have not yet registered for these events, they are filling up really...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2012 RTM Now Available–Attend the Virtual Launch Event

    Today, when I went to www.microsoft.com/sql I was delighted to find the image to the left with a link to download the evaluation edition of the newest release of SQL Server  - SQL Server 2012.  There are so many great features in this edition that listing them would not make sense. Instead...
  • Blog Post: IgniteIT Awards Finalist – Neuroplacity Lab

    Project: Elderly (Alzheimer) mental fitness   The Challenge Describe the situation, challenge or problem you or your team faced.   My mother have major stroke major, leave her right side of body total unmovable. She needs total care. I see my mom can feels and think except she can't move. Then...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Server for IT Professionals - Security: Part 1

    My name is Jean-Luc David and I’m a Team System MVP. Damir has graciously given me the opportunity to post a series of blogs on Team Foundation Server for IT Pros. The topic is of particular interest to me because I’ve written a book on Team System. (Shameless plug: Professional Visual Studio 2005 Team...
  • Blog Post: SQL 2008 Implementation, At last… Structure and automation.

    Hello folks, In December I had written a little piece regarding Todd Lamothe, the system administrator for the County of Lennox and Addington , and his deployment of Windows 2008. Well, he’s been driving hard to bring more value and order in his environment. His latest project involves the migration...
  • Blog Post: Further Innovations Defined in Windows Server 2012 R2

    In numerous previous posts we at CANITPRO.NET have covered many facets of the upcoming new Windows Server 2012 R2 release. From people centric innovation to enhancement in virtualization capabilities, Windows Server 2012 R2 will be a great addition to Microsoft's vast ecosystem. Recently, Microsoft's...
  • Blog Post: Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Group

    One of the most talked about (and now frequently requested) feature in SQL Server 2012 is AlwaysOn Availability Groups . It brings SQL Server high availability and disaster recovery to a whole new level by allowing multiple copies of the database be highly available and potentially using them for read...
  • Blog Post: “The SQL Guy” Post # 1: BEST PRACTICES FOR USING SQL SERVER NETWORK PROTOCOL

    When I first joined my team at Microsoft, I was labelled “the SQL guy” for my SQL Server and Oracle background by others on the team.  It didn’t help that the first major event that I was involved with at Microsoft was the SQL Server 2005 Launch Tour.  Over the years I have done many things...
  • Blog Post: TechDays Data Platform Track Resources

    Session 1 - Take Control of the Enterprise: Effective Solutions for Governing your Environment with Policy-Based Management Enterprise Policy Management Framework – http://www.codeplex.com/EPMFramework Policy Based Management Blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlpbm/default.aspx Lara Rubbelke...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Licensing 101

    Licensing. It can be a headache, it is often misunderstood and things are different in the virtual environment. There are some great virtualization specific licensing resources I wanted to share to help you navigate these waters. First of all there are two calculators available online. Calculator 1 lets...
  • Blog Post: “The SQL Guy” Post # 9: SQL Server Database Engine Permission Model–Part 3

    In this third and final instalment of our series on the SQL Server Database Engine Permission Model, we look execution context switching – in other words when I access an object, from whose perspective should I be assigned permissions.  As always, if you want to test these out and don’t have SQL...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 has RTMed and is Downloadable from TechNet

    Technorati Tags: SQL Server 2008 Today is a very exciting day for me - SQL Server 2008 is released to manufacturing and ready for you to use in your organizations!!  While Rick and Rodney, and even Pierre, may get excited about Hyper-V , as many of you know I've been a database guy for a long time...
  • Blog Post: “The SQL Guy” Post #18: Spying on User Activity Using Logon Triggers

    Ever felt the need for knowing who is logging on to your SQL Server and at what time? Ever felt like restricting some of the specific users for certain time-period or firing a trace to track down user activity? Ever felt like limiting the number of concurrent connections from specific users?   Well...
  • Blog Post: The “SQL Guy” Post # 29: Using SEQUENCE in SQL Server 2012

    Before joining Microsoft I spent many years working as an Oracle DBA, SQL Server DBA, consultant, trainer, and so on.  I got to see the differences in features and functionality between a wide variety of products.  I also saw that there was a different approach that Oracle and SQL Server used...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 is also Released!!

    I am always amazed at how fast Rodney is able to get a post up about a topic!! He reminds me of Hammy the squirrel from one of my kids' favourite movies - Over the Hedge . I think Virtual PC 2007 was out and released for about 17 seconds before Rodney blogged about it!! For those of you working with...
  • Blog Post: TechDays 2011 SQL Server and Data Platform Track Resources

    A few days ago I posted the resources for the TechDays 2011 Communications and Collaboration track.  This post is intended to provide those who attended session in the Data Platform track to be able to continue their learning with the resources listed for each of the sessions delivered at TechDays...
  • Blog Post: Update - SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition from Heroes Happen Here Launch

    Over the last couple of weeks I received a number of emails from individuals who attended the Heroes Happen Here (HHH) Launch events in the spring of 2008.  These emails all asked the same question:  I got my HHH kit and went online to request my copy of  SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Acquires ProClarity to Enhance the BI Platform

    In a rather exciting development on the business intelligence front, Microsoft today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire ProClarity – a leading provider of software that provides advanced analysis and visualization technologies for the Microsoft BI Platform. The acquisition of ProClarity...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server and .NET Coffee Break Tutorials Available Online

    I recently got an email from Ralph Shillington, an MCT and former colleague, on a new resource that he is making available on the web. His company, iFoundTime Inc . is posting a series of SQL Server and .NET tutorials online and is also asking for your input on what else you want to see. While Ralph...
  • Blog Post: The “SQL Guy” Post # 22: Understanding Transparent Data Encryption

    You may have heard about Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), which was introduced in SQL Server 2008. But what does it do, what are its advantages and disadvantages and how can you leverage this technology in SQL Server? Keep reading this tips and tricks article to learn how.   Transparent Data Encryption...
  • Blog Post: Get Ready for Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012 with MAP 7.0 Beta

    Last week we released a beta version of Microsoft Assessment & Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0.  The MAP Toolkit,  a free download , is an agentless, automated, multi-product planning and assessment tool for quicker and easier desktop, server and cloud migrations. MAP provides detailed readiness...