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New White Paper: High Performance SQL Server Workloads on Hyper-V

7:17 am in Uncategorized by evilbart

This new white paper discuss how you can run SQL server workloads on our Hyper-V (R2) infrastructure.

The tests in this white paper demonstrate that Hyper-V provides the performance and scalability needed to run SQL Server workloads in consolidation scenarios. As an example, the following diagram compares OLTP workload performance of 8 stacked native instances and 8 stack virtual instances.

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You can read the details of the results and analysis in the whitepaper.

SQLUG Event: What is SCOM 2007 R2 and how can it help in managing SQL Servers.

8:22 am in Uncategorized by evilbart

What is SCOM 2007 R2 and how can it help in managing SQL Servers.

Managing SQL Server requires insight in the state and performance of the underlying infrastructure, OS and individual SQL components.
System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 cannot only give you that insight, but it can be reused in a broader application/service monitoring view.
This session focuses on the out-of-the-box capabilities of System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 but also shows you how a distributed application can easily reuse these capabilities to provide an extra step in monitoring.

Registration is now open at http://sqlug.be/nextevent

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Release for Beta!

7:43 am in Uncategorized by evilbart

Many of our customers do not know what computers are in their IT environment or what applications have been deployed.  The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 3.2 Beta makes it easier for customers and partners to quickly identify what servers, workstations, and network devices are in their IT environment. MAP also makes specific and actionable IT proposals and reports to help customers get the most value out of Microsoft products and infrastructure. Over 500,000 Microsoft customers and partners have already used the MAP Toolkit and its prior versions including one of our Luxembourg customers Banque de Luxembourg.

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is a scalable and agent-less assessment platform designed to make it easier for our customers to adopt the latest Microsoft technologies. In this latest version, MAP has expanded its assessment capabilities to include SQL Server 2008, Security Assessment Proposal, Forefront/NAP migration, Microsoft Online Services, as well as providing a Power Savings assessment to help your customers “go green.”

In summary, MAP 3.2 assessment areas now include:

  • SQL Server 2008 Migration Proposals and Reports (NEW!) 
  • Security Assessment Proposal (NEW!) 
  • Forefront/NAP Readiness Proposals (NEW!) 
  • Microsoft Online Services Migration Surveys, Proposals, and Reports (NEW!) 
  • Power Savings Proposals (NEW!) 
  • Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Migration Proposals and Reports (NEW!) 
  • Server Migration Reports and Proposals (Windows Server 2008 and “virtualized guests by hosts” reporting) (NEW!) 
  • Server Consolidation Reports and Proposals (Virtual Server 2005 R2 and Hyper-V)
  • Desktop Security Assessment to determine if desktops have anti-virus and anti-malware programs installed and up-to-date, or if the Windows Firewall is turned on
  • Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 Hardware Assessment Reports and Proposal

Download Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 BETA (Live ID login and registration required

Read MAP Toolkit Case Study: See how Banque de Luxembourg benefitted from using the MAP Toolkit

TechDays are coming to Luxembourg

6:00 am in Uncategorized by evilbart

The “TechDays 08” are coming to Luxembourg on Sept 30th, the registration for this event is open.

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It’s a free event organized by the MS Belux team so be quick to register as places are limited.
During this event you will have the possibility to choose between two tracks one track for developers and one for IT Pro’s.

In the IT Pro track we will have Vista SP1 Deployment, Group Policy Preferences and a SQL 2008 session. We will finish the day with three Virtualization sessions which will help you to understand the Microsoft Virtualization offering from the desktop to the datacenter.

Check out the agenda here: http://www.microsoft.com/belux/techdays08/agenda.aspx.

TechNet Spotlight: TechEd IT Professionals 2008 Videos

10:02 am in Uncategorized by evilbart

TechEd IT Professionals 2008- Available Videos


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TechEd IT  Professionals 2008 Event Page: http://www.microsoft.com/emea/spotlight/event.aspx?id=104



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