Attending TechEd Europe 2014!

This week I am at Microsoft TechEd Europe which is being held from October 28-31 at Fira Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain. In case you didn't know as yet, this is the last time Microsoft is holding the TechEd event and it will be replaced by another event called Microsoft Ignite which is being held May 4–8, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

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PASS Azure VC Meeting - Increase data safety and uptime with SQL Server 2014 and Windows Azure

Topic: Increase data safety and uptime with SQL Server 2014 and Windows Azure

Speaker:  Hans Olav Norheim - Software Developer, Windows Azure SQL Database & SQL Server

Date: Thursday March 20th 2014 12:00-13:00  Central Time
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Summary: 
Would you like to ensure availability and backup of your data, but don't want to invest in more hardware? SQL Server 2014 comes with support for backup and disaster recovery in Azure. Join and learn about how you can secure your data as well as keep applications available and reduce the risk of losing data if something should go wrong.

About Speaker:
Hans is from Norway and has worked with SQL Server since the early 2000s as a customer, a few years back before he joined the SQL Server Engine team as a developer in the engine programmability team (T-SQL/SQL). Today he focuses mostly on the distributed infrastructure running Windows Azure SQL Database.


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Solving the Management Studio Error: Saving Changes is not permitted

Saving a table after making modifications (e.g. changing the data type) might result in the following error:


To avoid this error follow these steps:
  1. Select "Options" from the "Tools" menu.


  1. Select "Designers" and uncheck the "prevent saving changes that require table re-creation" option.


  1. Click "OK".


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