SQL Server 2008 R2 Upgrade Guide

Interested in upgrading your existing SQL Server 2000 or 2005 instances to SQL Server 2008 R2? If you need advice or assistance then you should definitely check out the SQL Server 2008 R2 Upgrade Guide written by Solid Quality Mentors (SolidQ). The document, which is a supplement to the SQL Server 2008 R2 books online, provides essential phases and steps to ensure a smooth and successful transition. SolidQ are writers for the SQL Server 2005 and 2008 Upgrade Guides as well so you are definitely in capable hands. 
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PASS SQL Azure VC Meeting - Jan 2011

The PASS SQL Azure Virtual Chapter will be having its first event for 2011 on Wednesday 12th January at 12:00 PM PT. The Live Meeting event, SQL Azure Performance, will be presented by Herve Roggero and will focus on various aspects of performance and scalability of SQL Azure, including the importance of connection pooling, data federation, performance measures and more.
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2011 Blog Posts: What To Expect!

Since this is my first blog post for 2011, it is only right to start by wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

I was reviewing some of my blog posts for the past 2 years and realised that I need to make some changes to the type of blog posts this year. Before I highlight what to expect let me just do a recap:

As I mentioned in my first post, I had been trying to start a blog since 2007 but I only actually succeeded after viewing Steve Jones' 24 Hour PASS session - 'Building a better blog'. The main reason for the blog was to share the database information that I had inside my head and then after I became a Team Lead in 2008 I thought that blogging would be a great way to keep the database professional in me alive. The plan was to have various technical articles written in a style which will allow the blog to become a one stop site for SQL Server information.
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