Mark Broadbent is a SQL Server specialist with extensive experience working with numerous HADR and upgrade solutions and in 2011 was awarded Microsoft's Community Contributor award and in 2012 received the PASS Outstanding Volunteer award. Mark is the current SQLCambs Chapter Leader, runs the UK's first ever SQLSaturday (Cambridge) and has previously presented at SQLBits 7/8/9/X, SQLRally 1/2, SQLRelay, PASS Summit 2011/12 and SQLSaturday Lisbon, Dublin, New York, Cambridge and Portland.
Generalize your skills so you can specialize on SQL Server.
Are you uncomfortable with the idea of SQL Server Clustering? Do you currently use it and are scared to go near your Clustered Instances and their physical hosts? Stop worrying and learn the "Dark Art" of SQL Server Cluster administration.
In this session we will investigate SQL Server concurrency and reveal some very surprising and thought provoking behaviors.
In this session we shall demonstrate configuration, installation and administration of SQL Server 2012 on Server 2008R2 Core. We shall discuss Command line and PowerShell configuration, Installation of SQL, Remote Administration and Clustering.
Upgrading SQL Server is one of the most challenging and risky operations that you will perform as a DBA. Make the wrong move, and you could be heading for the exit. In this diverse session, we'll take an in-depth look at moving to SQL Server 2012.