Friday, October 19, 2007

MCTS: SQL Server 2005


After about 2 months studying the SQL Server 2005 books, today I took the 70-431 exam and pass with the score 940! I am now Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): SQL Server 2005

It was a great experience to know how great is SQL Server 2005. It has all the capabilities and capacity to host enterprise level data.

High availability is very important these days and SQL server 2005 has the technology to make sure the data is available 24/7/365 through either mirroring, replication, log shipping or snapshot.

The reason for me learning SQL Server 2005 is because the working environment that I am with is full of SQL Server 2005. I need to be able to support them and I need the necessary skills to do the job for mission critical database

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Virtualization Forum 2007


Today, I went to this VMware forum at Darling Harbour.

A lot of talk about Green technology and how hardware vendors with VMWare can reduce the CO2 emission by consolidating servers to Virtual infrastructure.

They were talking about VDI as well - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure - with thin clients, which is cool for large enterprise company with thousands of client PCs.

IBM was talking about their System X Servers which is pretty impressive!

some photos: