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3 Benefits Realized When Moving to Microsoft Azure
So, you’re thinking about moving to Microsoft Azure. You’ve heard it mentioned and aren’t sure what exactly it is, and how it can help you. This blog post will share some of the benefits of Azure as it relates to IT planners, how to get thinking about moving your current infrastructure into Azure, and how to deploy new projects into Azure. What are the benefits of Azure? Some of the major benefits of Windows Azure revolves around the ability to make and execute a decision without delay. In the past, you would need to plan out your system rollout and order your hardware, wait for weeks for it to arrive, then spend the time to rack, wire, and configure the hardware. With Azure, you can have your infrastructure online in minutes. You are able to start small, and quickly ramp up the speed of your servers as needed. You can […]
Should I Upgrade to SQL 2012?
Microsoft recently released the latest version of SQL Server (“Denali”) 2012. With every new SQL Server release, hundreds of new features and improvements are added, and this is a major one! Enhancements can be found throughout the product, across all components including the Database Engine, Analysis Service, SSIS, Reporting and Master Data Services. Like previous releases, SQL 2012 brings along faster performance, great availability, improved data exploration, more consistent data, and optimized productivity. So what does all this mean? And more importantly, should you upgrade? The new release of SQL Server comes with many new and cool features. So many that it is outside the scope of this article to go through them all, but here are a few highlights: Always On: A new feature that improves database mirroring allowing you to fail over multiple databases instead of individually. SQL Server Data Tools: SQL Server Management Studio now runs in […]