Category: SQL Server 2012

Installing Windows Server 8 & SQL Server 2012

Installing Windows Server 8 & SQL Server 2012

Microsoft recently released Windows Server "8" Beta for download. When you launch setup you'll be asked if you want to install Server Core or Server with a GUI:   While I will definitely be...

Upgrading to SQL Server 2012 with Lock Pages in Memory

Upgrading to SQL Server 2012 with Lock Pages in Memory

During SQL Server 2012 RC0 setup (specifically when upgrading), you may have noticed upgrade rules regarding Lock Pages in Memory (LPIM): However, for most folks, these rules always pass, whether or not they are...

SQL Server 2012 : The "Launch Date" is not what you think it is

SQL Server 2012 : The "Launch Date" is not what you think it is

I see a lot of people getting really excited. There is a "virtual launch event" for SQL Server 2012 being held on March 7, 2012. You can read more about the event at http://sqlserverlaunch.com/....

SQL Server 2012 : The Data Tools installer is now available

SQL Server 2012 : The Data Tools installer is now available

Last week when RC0 was released, the updated installer for "Juneau" (SQL Server Data Tools) was not available. Depending on how you tried to get it, you either ended up on a blank search...

SQL Server 2012 : A couple of notes about installing RC0

SQL Server 2012 : A couple of notes about installing RC0

If you're going to install Distributed Replay Controller I've posted about this on twitter a few times, but I thought I should put it down somewhere permanent as well. When you install RC0, and...

SQL Server 2012 : Changes to system objects in RC0

SQL Server 2012 : Changes to system objects in RC0

As with every new major milestone, one of the first things I do is check out what has changed under the covers. Since RC0 was released yesterday, I've been poking around at some of...

PASS Summit 2011 Resource List : What's New in SQL Server 2012

PASS Summit 2011 Resource List : What's New in SQL Server 2012

At PASS I am giving a presentation on Denali SQL Server 2012 – What's New in Engine and Tools. In previous blog posts I've compiled a list of resources and, now that CTP3 is...