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Archive for September 15th, 2011

PASSMN September 20, 2011 Meeting

Posted by denglishbi on September 15, 2011

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The next Minnesota SQL Server User Group (PASSMN) meeting is coming up in a next week and this month Ajay Nangia from Microsoft will be presenting on some new SQL Server ‘Denali’ features coming out – AlwaysOn and Columnstore Indexes.

Minnesota SQL Server Users Group

The sponsor for this event is Visi:



  • 3:00-3:15 : Registration / hospitality / networking
  • 3:15-3:30 : Announcements etc.
  • 3:30-4:45 : Introduction to Denali AlwaysOn and Column Store Technologies
  • 4:45-5:00 : Closing comments/prize giveaways


Introduction to Denali AlwaysOn and Column Store Technologies (Ajay Nangia, Microsoft) – The session will talk about the new High Availability and Disaster Recovery solution being introduced in SQL Server “Denali”. It will provide an overview about the new features and capabilities such as utilization of secondary databases for a better return on hardware investment and how to simplify HADR deployments. It will also introduce the new column-based accelerator for vast improvements in query performance.

Unfortunately I will not be able to attend because of another commitment, but definitely some great content to check out if you can make (or use LiveMeeting if you are out and about).

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