The Next Byte

Choosing Between SQL Server 2012 & SQL Server 2008

2015-09-10T10:00:58+00:00 September 10th, 2015|

Why Use SQL Server 2012 instead of SQL Server 2008 R2? What are typical bases for making the decision? Which apply to this decision? When would we not choose 2012? Let’s dig in. As all of you know, SQL Server 2012 has been released for general use for a while [...]

Understanding AlwaysOn & Mirroring with SQL Server 2012

2013-04-18T10:22:49+00:00 April 18th, 2013|

Today, we dig back into SQL Server 2012 to look at AlwaysOn, Clustering, Log Shipping , Mirroring , Replication & Snap Shots, focusing on the what, the why and the who cares! I’ve been asked about these different items repeatedly by various other engineers and users. […]

SQL Server Files and Filegroups: A conversation

2012-11-26T14:27:26+00:00 November 26th, 2012|

Discussing SQL Server Files and Filegroups                 What are they?                 Why are they important?                 What do I need to know about them? All will be revealed as [...]

SQL Server: Understanding Log Files

2012-10-01T11:43:15+00:00 October 1st, 2012|

Welcome to The Next Byte.  The Gentle Care and Feeding of Log files: What are log files and why do we care? How are log files configured? What else do we need to know about log files? In the beginning, SQL existed over all the realms of information.  SQL saw [...]

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. [...]

Installing & Configuring SQL Server for SharePoint Farms

2012-07-03T05:51:16+00:00 July 3rd, 2012|

Hello everyone! Summer is all around us… The sun is shining bright. The sky’s clear. The birds are chirping. Let’s talk about some fun things such as: “SharePointing” SQL Server! You’re thinking: Wow! That sounds like fun, but what is it? Well, this edition of The Next Byte has all [...]

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 [...]