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32-Bit Server-based SQL Server Is Finally Dead

Ding, dong – x86 is dead!

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SQL Server Denali, Upgrading, Supported Platforms, and You

MS has published the versions of Windows and the supported upgrade paths. Here’s my take.

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Node Names, x64, SQL Server 2005 with SP3, and Windows Server 2008 R2

I have been at a client all week implementing a SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition SP3 cluster using Windows Server 2008 R2 for the underlying operating system. Since this is W2K8 R2, it’s 64-bit only, so we implemented SQL Server 2005 x64. Everything went pretty smoothly, as did the cutover from their current production box. […]

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Consolidation Using SQL Server 2008 Whitepaper Now Posted to MSDN!

I’ve been talking about it for awhile, but it’s finally here – my update of the old SQL Server 2000 consolidation whitepaper. It just went live less than an hour ago. The basic info including the link to the download of the Word document can be found here:http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee692366.aspx or you can just download the Word doc […]

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Released

Posted by in Windows Server 2008 R2, x64, x86

I know many of you are still entrenched in Windows Server 2003-land, but it's important to point out that Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta was made available through MSDN and TechNet this week. While R2 is not due out for awhile as RTM, what makes it noteworthy is not any of the improvements to things […]

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