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Availability Groups Setup and Configuration from A to Z

Availability Groups were introduced in SQL Server 2012 and have quickly become the forefront of high availability for the SQL Server Database Engine Services.  In prior versions of SQL Server, true high availability was not a complete solution packaged with the native installation and feature set.  While mirroring was introduced in SQL Server 2005 and […]

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MSDN Ultimate Subscription giveaway +1

I was fortunate enough to receive MSDN Ultimate Subscriptions as well as SQLDenis. I Think Denis’s idea and contest to see who we can give these to is excellent. To support Denis and his idea, I’m adding another subscription that will be handed over once we read over the responses. That means your chances just got much better to enjoy the subscriptions and the benefits Visual Studio 2010 has to offer!

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Visual Studio 2010 Concurrency Profiling And Parallel Programming

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 are almost released, one of the new things that ship with this release is Parallel Programming. Since you can’t buy a machine anymore with just one core it is time that we developers get intimate with concurrent programmi…

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Simple advice for choosing an ESB

I thought I would share a recent question that was raised on LinkedIn, which asked:

Starting the Holy Wars on ESB? Who brings the best package deal to the table i.e IBM, MSFT…… Look at this way ” A mid sized cash crunched has to implement ESB w…

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Danger in Design: Why bother with Architecture ?

Creativity is a wonderful thing. It’s also something different for each of us, which is why sometimes our perspectives on the world can produce conflicting ideas on what is the right way and the wrong way to do things. This is a very common facet of the IT world, in particular making computer software, solutions […]

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Information Unity in the Canonical Form

So what is a CDM ?… A Canonical Data Model is most simply explained as a standardised way of representing data that generically applies to multiple systems and data models – kind of like the master data model, but for semantics aswell as content. It can be used as a data model standard template for […]

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