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Denny Cherry 
11/5/2014
Using SQL Server 2012s Always ON
By Denny Cherry
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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014, 1:00 PM Eastern


Webcast Overview
 

In this session we will look at the features which are provided with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 as part of the "Always On" features including site to site configurations to allow of a large scale high availability solution without the need for any high end SAN storage solution. Additionally we will be looking at the ability to have redundant servers which can be used for reporting or for taking your backups reducing the load from the production database. We will also look a unique use case using SQL Server 2012's Always On feature to scale out the reads to synchronous read only copies. Learn how to setup "Always On" Lean how to leverage "Always On" to increase production performance by offloading reporting and backups.

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Webcast Structure and Cost

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to test your system in order to view the webcast, as well as a link that will remain active for the seven-day, on-demand period.

The webcast is completely free. The cost of the DVD with registration or purchase of the webcast is an additional $20.00.

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Laura Lee Rose 
10/24/2014
Myths and Reality of Iterative Testing
By Laura Lee Rose
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Friday, October 24th, 2014, 12:00 PM Eastern


Webcast Overview
 

This presentation is specifically for professionals who are ready to succeed. Myths arise from a lack of direct experience. In the absence of information, we form beliefs based on what we think we know, often with a skeptical feeling towards what we don't know. In the realm of software development, myths can make it difficult to approach real-world problems objectively, thus putting budgets and schedules at increased risk. In my career as a quality assurance manager, I have gained experience with a number of software development practices, including iterative development and the so-called "waterfall" approach. The former is generally presumed to be a more modern method than the latter. But this is, in fact, a myth: both approaches have been around since the 1960s.

Another myth led to the popularity of the waterfall method in the 1970s. The thinking of Winston Royce, often cited as the father of the waterfall method, was actually misinterpreted. He recommended the single-pass waterfall method only for legacy maintenance projects. Royce actually suggested an iterative "do it twice" approach for software applications being developed for the first time. From these inauspicious beginnings, the world of software development has given rise to numerous other myths. This article will debunk some of the most widely held myths pertaining to iterative development in general and iterative testing in particular. I'll explain how iterative development principles can address these common misunderstandings and lead us to a pragmatic testing methodology that mitigates or avoids altogether many common software

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Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to test your system in order to view the webcast, as well as a link that will remain active for the seven-day, on-demand period.

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Patrick Townsend 
10/28/2014
Securing Data in the Cloud with Encryption and Key Management
By Patrick Townsend
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Tuesday, October 28th, 2014, 1:00 PM Eastern


Webcast Overview

How secure is your data in the cloud? For companies who decide to host their applications or store data in the cloud, they need to answer a series of questions. Is my data encrypted? What about key management? Who has access to my keys?

To properly manage risk and meet compliance requirements, sensitive data must be encrypted and only the end user should control the keys.

Join Patrick Townsend, Founder and CEO of Townsend Security, as he discusses:
• Managing your risk of a data breach
• Meeting compliance requirements
• Encrypting sensitive information
• Key management simplified
• What to look for in an encryption and key management solution

Webcast Structure and Cost

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to test your system in order to view the webcast, as well as a link that will remain active for the 30-day, on-demand period.

The webcast is completely free.

Stephen Wynkoop 
11/19/2014
Holiday-Proofing Your Systems
By Stephen Wynkoop
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Wednesday, November 19th, 2014, 1:00 PM Eastern


Webcast Overview
 

In this webcast, Stephen Wynkoop will present information, techniques and checklists to help organize your systems for the holidays. We'll review the key factors to to be aware of, key planning points to assure systems are up and running and to to allow you to enjoy the holidays, rather than constantly be called in to address challenges with the servers. We'll include information for on-premise and cloud-based infrastructures and the checklists will include readily applicable information that you can put to work immediately.

In this webcast, you'll review:
- Setting up an escalation procedure
- Items to document on your systems
- Key factors to be logging and charting to spot potential issues before they become on-call problems
- General best practices to have in place to assure that your systems are working as needed.

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Need more information about this webcast’s topic? Head over to our 
learning page and search for more! Don’t miss our full-length online courses, too!

Webcast Structure and Cost

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to test your system in order to view the webcast, as well as a link that will remain active for the seven-day, on-demand period.

The webcast is completely free. The cost of the DVD with registration or purchase of the webcast is an additional $20.00.

To save on future virtual content from SSWUG.ORG, you can become an annual member for $55.00. Memberships can be purchased on the webcast registration page.