Security and Performance are always two of the top issues for SQL Server DBAs. Until recently the cost of the Operating System was something that you had almost no control over, but with SQL Server 2012 (Denali) you now have the option of running on the Core edition of Windows Server. While Core edition has been used primarily for infrastructure servers like Domain Controllers and DNS servers, SQL Server 2012 now brings support for running the database engine on it. This session will talk about when you may want to consider running SQL on Server Core and will guide you through the task of installing and configuring your server when you no longer have most of the Windows configuration tools that you may be used to.
Michael has been active in the Tampa Bay SQL Community for many years now. He runs the Sarasota SQL User Group. He is a DBA at Raymond James. I greatly appreciate his willingness to step in to both lead the meeting this month as well as speak. Thank you Michael!
Food and drinks will be provided. As usual there will be SWAG at the end of the meeting.
Our meetings are free and open to the public. The doors open at 6:00 pm and food arrives shortly after that allowing time to grab something to eat and networking with your peers. The meeting will start at 6:30 with announcements and open floor discussions followed by the speaker for the night.
Please plan on joining us for the meeting after the meeting where we can network at Courtside Grille.