Posts from 2015-10-29

SQL Server 2012 Availability Enhancements Part II

Posted by Ami Levin on Sunday, 06 November 2011 

In a previous post, I’ve presented the enhancements to failover cluster instances. In the mean time, Microsoft announced some radical changes to it’s licensing and editions scheme. In SQL Server 2012, the standard and BI editions will support basic failover clustering of up to 2 nodes.

AlwaysOn Availability Groups

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Radical Changes in Licensing and Editions of SQL 2012

Posted by Ami Levin on Saturday, 05 November 2011

2 days ago, Microsoft announced the new licensing scheme and available editions for SQL 2012.

In a nutshell:

  • SQL 2012 will be available in 3 major editions: Standard, BI, and Enterprise.
    • Web, Developer and Express editions will also be available
  • SQL 2012 licenses will be core based and/or user and device based.
  • Cloud optimized licensing with “floating” virtual core licenses.
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SQL Server 2012 Availability Enhancements Part I

Posted by Ami Levin on Monday, 31 October 2011

Availability is one of the areas where Microsoft have felt a bit behind the competition. In this release, huge amounts of resources have been spent to catch up.

Although i’m about sum it up in 3 short paragraphs, don’t let that fool you. These are major revisions to the product and are of the highest importance. If you ever needed one of those, you’ll know it.

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MVP Deep Dives II Project

Posted by Ami Levin on Tuesday, 25 October 2011

I’ve recently had the honor of having an article I’ve written being published in one of the most important projects of the SQL Server community IMHO, the MVP Deep Dives II book.

The original MVP Deep Dives book was published in November 2009, you can read more about the original project inthis blog post by Paul Randal, one of the forefathers of this amazing project.

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SQL Server 2012 has been officially announced

Posted by Ami Levin on Monday, 24 October 2011

As you probably know already, earlier this month at the PASS Summit in Seattle, Microsoft has announced the official name for the next release of SQL Server, formerly code named “Denali”.

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Hello World!

Posted by Ami Levin on Sunday, 24 July 2011

A new SQL Server blog site was born today!

I hope you will find this site as beneficial and interesting at least as much as I intend to. I’m extremely busy these days with my day job at DBSophic, so please be patient – quality content will come soon.