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  • Blog Post: TempDB - True, False, and It Depends

    Play along and see if you get the questions right.... TempDB is used for storing temporary user objects, such as global or local temporary tables, temporary stored procedures, table variables, or cursors. TRUE - This is just a warm up so we're all on the same page :) TempDB is available...
  • Blog Post: Non Default Database Settings for SQL Server with Kronos Workforce Central Suite

    The installation of Microsoft SQL Server is very straight forward with usually little changes to be made as most of the default options are what most users will need. Some applications require these default options to be changed in order to perform at optimal levels. Kronos and Microsoft recommend the...
  • Blog Post: What SQL Server Services Are Necessary for Dassault Enovia?

    If you are having performance issues with your SQL Server system, the last thing you need is to have unnecessary services running, consuming resources that you need for productive work. A common issue I've found when I work on sites that are using SQL Server with Enovia is that unnecessary SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: Temenos In The Cloud - T24 on Windows Azure

    The Temenos T24 application becomes the first core banking system to go into production with customers on Azure. " The combination of T24 and the Windows Azure platform, including SQL Azure, allows banks to remove the high data centre costs associated with running a multi-application environment by...
  • Blog Post: CA: ARCServe r15 Support for Microsoft Platforms

    I have listed below which Microsoft technologies are supported by CA's ARCserve ® Backup Version r15. Architecture Tier Product Operating System Manager Console Windows XP SP3 (32 +64 bit) Windows Vista (32 +64 bit...
  • Blog Post: I'll take SQL Server on HP ProLiant DL980 G7 For The Win (Infor ERP LN)

    Saying that SQL Server is the best database platform for an application is one thing… proving it is another. Recently Infor tested it's ERP LN (Infor’s top ERP application) on the new 8-socket Intel Xeon powered HP ProLiant DL980 G7 scale-up server and achieved it’s highest Baan/LN...
  • Blog Post: Telvent: ArcFM Support for Microsoft Platforms

    I have listed below which Microsoft technologies are supported by Telvent ArcFM with the release of 10.0.1 SP1. Architecture Tier Product Operating System Client IE 6 SP1 IE 7 IE 8 Windows 7 (32 +64 bit) Windows XP SP3...
  • Blog Post: Instant File Initialization - Oh you didn't know?

    One feature that (in my opinion) hasn't gotten the attention that it deserves is Instant File Initialization. As documented in the Siemens Teamcenter and SQL Server Best Practices whitepaper is it recommended to have this options enabled but you might be asking yourself what this is and why you should...
  • Blog Post: Escalate: Blue Martini Commerce Suite Support for Microsoft Platforms

    I have listed below which Microsoft technologies are supported by Escalate's Blue Martini Commerce Suite with the release of version 10. Architecture Tier Product Operating System Client IE 6 SP1 IE 7 IE 8 Windows XP...
  • Blog Post: PTC: Windchill 10.0 Support for Microsoft Platforms

    I have listed below which Microsoft technologies are supported by PTC Windchill with the release of 10.0. There is a virtual event describing its feature on May 10th, 2011, you may register here . Architecture Tier Product Operating System ...
  • Blog Post: Right sizing ISV installations for the best bang for the buck!

    Author: This article is written by our contributing author Ken Lassesen. His bio can be found here . Recently I have seen two configurations that caused me to shake my head in disbelief. In reality, the problem is the classic one of people working off valid but stale past knowledge. Two...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Drive Configurations

    How and where you place your database files is a critical part in ensuring the performance and availability of your SQL Server database. You do not want to under estimate the needs and have a disk IO bottleneck and it is equally important to ensure your disk drives have proper redundancy to provide...
  • Blog Post: ASPENTECH: AspenONE Support for Microsoft Platforms

    I have listed below which Microsoft technologies are supported by AspenTech AspenONE with the release of 7.2. Architecture Tier Product Operating System Client Microsoft Office 2003 SP3 Microsoft Office 2007 SP1 IE 6 SP2 IE 7...
  • Blog Post: Data Compression for SQL Server 2008

    SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition includes the ability to natively compress selected data on disk. This can provide significant space savings and improve performance of IO intensive workloads. When data compression is enabled, data pages are also compressed in the buffer pool (i.e., RAM). This provides...
  • Blog Post: ITRON: IEE MDM Support for Microsoft Platforms

    I have listed below which Microsoft technologies are supported by Itron's Enterprise Edition Meter Data Management. Architecture Tier Product Operating System Client (Rich Client Userface) Microsoft IE 6.x Microsoft IE 7 Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: OpenText: When cash counts, go Microsoft SQL Server

    Recently I reviewed Steve Simpson's OPENTEXT document “ OpenText eDOCS DM 5.3 - Technical Architecture, Tips and Tricks ” and noticed some useful information worth repeating. Financial Cost difference between Oracle™and SQL Server I extracted the table below from the above presentation...