Microsoft SQL Server Adds Managed Database Service

2017-01-23T08:14:57+00:00 January 23rd, 2017| has added managed database to its managed services. The managed database offering is available on-premises, or in any cloud, with around-the-clock, USA-based support and a six-minute response service level agreement. is a Microsoft Network Partner with 1.9 billion logins managed since 1999. Its 24/7 database administration provides support [...]

Troubleshooting SharePoint Sluggishness (Server Side Issues)

2012-07-31T02:29:54+00:00 July 31st, 2012|

I’ve recently seen quite a few cases of “SharePoint Sluggishness”. When SharePoint is slow, it undermines productivity and can be frustrating to your SharePoint users. But how do you troubleshoot the issue to identify the underlying cause of the slowdown? In this post, we’ll offer some insight on troubleshooting techniques you [...]

SharePointing SQL Server: The Next Byte

2012-07-24T04:35:38+00:00 July 24th, 2012|

  If you’re all caught up on my first post regarding Installing & Configuring SQL Server for SharePoint Farms, then let’s happily move forward with my next installment of “SharePointing SQL Server: The Next Byte…” Hello everyone! The sun is shining bright. It’s hot outside. The grass needs watering. I’m sweltering. [...]

Microsoft Product Updates Enable Next-Generation SharePoint Cloud

2012-04-09T11:57:17+00:00 April 9th, 2012|

Want easy, seamless integration between your company’s network and’s SharePoint Cloud? How about Disaster Recovery (DR) failover with fast, secure Virtual Machine (VM) replication across the Internet? New updates in the core Microsoft server product lineup are closing the gaps and facilitating smarter cloud-based SharePoint environments. Yes, ladies and [...]

How to Upgrade SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 (Part 3B of 3)

2012-04-02T11:10:01+00:00 April 2nd, 2012|

(In this final post in a  4-part series on How to Upgrade SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 series resident SharePoint Engineer Joe Beyer provides insight on the configuring Microsoft SQL Server and the final steps using the Database Attach upgrade process.)  In my last post, I covered one of the two primary [...]

Sneak Preview: New Features in Microsoft SQL Server 2012

2012-03-19T08:51:06+00:00 March 19th, 2012|

(Don Conrad, a.k.a. “Don SQL”, is’s resident database wizard and expert in all things Microsoft SQL related. In this post he examines the next version of SQL Server. Missed an installment of The Next Byte? Check out Don’s complete Microsoft SharePoint and SQL Server series.)  The Next Byte – [...]

Microsoft SQL Server and SharePoint: The Next Byte

2012-02-27T07:14:39+00:00 February 27th, 2012|

…THE NEXT BYTE The Next Byte is our series of posts about the relationship between SQL Server 2008 and Microsoft SharePoint, written by database administrator Don Conrad. Missed the last post? Please read “Microsoft SQL Server: The Database Behind SharePoint”. Up for discussion: A high-level description of SQL Server What [...]

SQL Server Administration for Microsoft SharePoint Hosting

2012-01-29T11:24:29+00:00 January 29th, 2012|

(Meet Don Conrad, affectionately known as Don SQL in the office. This introduction into the SQL arena paves the way for further SQL content from Don.) Hello, I’m Don Conrad. I’m the Database/Systems Architect for, a dedicated SharePoint hosting company. Hosting SharePoint sites for customers around the globe is [...]