T-SQL crash course for sysadmins

I’ve previously talked about my upgrade experience from MCTS to MCSA: SQL Server 2012, and about T-SQL querying becoming part of the requirements. Personally, while preparing for my exams I had my doubts that a virtualization consultant like me, or any sysadmin, would find T-SQL a useful skill. Still, I enjoyed being able to understand […]

Get to Know More About Google Cloud SQL

Google is known for its online search services and other things related to the World Wide Web. For example, it has recently branched out into Web browsers via Google Chrome, mobile payments via Google Wallet, and even a mobile operating system via Android. But did you know that the search giant also has its very […]

What’s New in SQL Server 2012

In April 2012, Microsoft announced the release of SQL Server 2012.  A few months back, in the last quarter of 2011, Microsoft released SQL Server 2012 RC version, the release candidate Microsoft deems to be ready for production. So what’s new with SQL Server 2012?  Well, there are a lot of enhanced and new features […]

Understanding Microsoft SQL Server 2005 System Databases

A database server application such as Microsoft SQL Server 2005 uses a lot of information in order to operate. Considering the purpose of a database is to store information, it only makes sense that SQL Server dips into its own technology for storing and accessing the information required for operating in a set of its […]