CACTUSS - Central and North Meeting

CACTUSS - Central

Reminder Meeting Tonight at the Experis Austin offices   (

The meeting starts at 6:00 PM CST with food, Introduction by Experis and a QA session. Main presentation starts at 6:30 PM


Jim Murphy will be presenting his SQL Saturday session Denali AlwaysOn - Finally, A usable 'mirror'! So if you won't be at SQL Saturday next month here is your chance to see Jim's session.

Denali AlwaysOn - Finally, A usable 'mirror'!

In the past, High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HADR) had many limitations. Clustering and Mirroring are great, but the mirror/secondary database is not very usable since it is not online. Finally, AlwaysOn solves this limitation by merging both multi-node Clustering and mirroring. Denali AlwaysOn also allows the secondary database to remain ONLINE, so we can use it for reporting purposes without resorting to a Snapshot! Come see this lively session with extensive demos of setting up, configuring and testing AlwaysOn. We'll also test automatic ConnectionString fail-over using a real web app to see how well that feature works.

Jim Murphy has been using Microsoft SQL Server since version 6.0 back in the 90's. He is the President/CEO of SQLWatchmen, LLC. and has been a consultant for over 10 years. Jim's background is in database administration and .NET development. Before becoming a full-time consultant, he worked in Software Engineering for Packard Bell/NEC for 9 years and also for a small dot com in California at the turn of the century. SQLWatchmen has a staff of DBA's for round-the-clock part-time monitoring. Jim is also the Treasure for POSSE (Professional Organization of SQL Server Educators).

Location Information
Experis IT
301 Congress Avenue, Suite 375
Austin, TX 78701

VISITOR PARKING: Upon arriving at Experis, you may part on the street for free after 5:30PM CST. We will not validate parking in the building garage.



Meeting tomorrow night Tuesday at the Microsoft South Central District Offices.

The meeting starts at 5:30PM CST with food and a QA session. Main presentation is at 6:00PM CST.

This Month

We will be a SQL Saturday preview.

Hope to see you all there!

- AJ

 Location Information
Quarry Oaks II
10900 Stonelake Blvd., Suite 225
Austin, TX 78759
Phone: (512) 795-5300
Fax: (512) 343-8498 

VISITOR PARKING: Upon arriving at Quarry Oaks II, you may park on the surface lot in the front of the building or in parking garage at the back of the building.