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Archive | May, 2016

Upgrading from SQL Server Evaluation Edition

This article will provide you with a step-by-step set of instructions on how to upgrade a SQL Server 2012 or 2014 evaluation edition to an Enterprise edition. Similar steps can be used to upgrade to any other licensed editions, Developer, Standard or Enterprise. Long story short, changing an edition from an evaluation version to another one does […]

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Migrating to new hosting provider

Hi folks! I just wanted to provide a quick update, that I will be making some changes over the next couple of weeks to my site. For the past 5 years or so, I was running this site on Amazon Web Services and for the most part it has worked out really well. I started […]

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HOW TO: Determine SQL Server Evaluation Period

Today, I want to talk about how you can determine if you using an evaluation copy of SQL server and also how to determine when that period is over, before you get the pop warning listed below: If you are like me, you are constantly building systems and then tearing them down for testing. In […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Today is a holiday where we celebrate the effort’ of mothers all over the world. We take time to appreciate their sacrifice and the impact that Mom’s have on their family. As in all things with life, we may butt heads at times, argue over silly things and get upset with one another. However, I feel […]

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HOW TO: Use ROBOCOPY to Move SQL Files

As you know I recently blogged an article about attending SQL Saturday #493 in Mountain View, CA (Silicon Valley) and this is where I met Tim Ford (Blog | Twitter) for the first time. During his presentation, he asked for fellow bloggers to write about entry level topics. He stated that from time to time […]

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