Category Archives: Sandy Bridge

Hardware 301 Presentation

I had the opportunity to present the latest version of Hardware 301: Diving Deeper into Database Server Hardware two times in one day yesterday! First was a virtual presentation for the PASS Virtual DBA chapter at 12PM, and then I … Continue reading

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Interview on RunAsRadio #281 with Richard Campbell

I recently had a chance to record a 33 minute podcast interview on RunAs Radio #281 with Richard Campbell, where I talked about the licensing changes in SQL Server 2012 and how to select your new hardware to minimize your … Continue reading

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Three Generations of Toshiba Portege Laptops Compared

Since I am a bit of a hardware enthusiast, I tend to buy new computer hardware a little more often than the average person (probably too often)! I like to have a smaller laptop for teaching and presentations, that is … Continue reading

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