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  • Blog Post: SQL Momentum at SQLPASS

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  • Blog Post: Firewall Configurations for SQL Server

    I've been asked the question many times, and you probably have seen it before ... The "warning" message that displays during a SQL Server installation and warns you about "Firewall" configurations. To optimize for a minimal footprint and maximum security, configuring the right firewall settings might...
  • Blog Post: SQL PASS - Hands-on-Labs goodness ...

    To follow up on a general request by the attendees at SQLPASS, I promised to post a link to our existing SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Azure Hands-on-Labs. Some of these labs are hosted as part of the Technet Virtual Labs or MSDN Virtual labs, which makes it very easy for you to experience SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: Proud and loud to announce...

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