Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Netherlands 2013


Our Dutch colleagues of DIWUG have a reputation to keep up. I’ve visited their SharePoint Saturday for two years in a row and was impressed every time by both the content and the event organization. I’m sure they will be living up to that promise once again. The team even managed to sell out the event more than a month before the agenda was even known!

SharePoint Saturday Netherlands will take place on June 29 2013 in Vianen near Utrecht. I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to deliver the following session:

SharePoint 2013 & SQL Server 2012 Availability Groups - The Rough Guide

Architecting a highly available & disaster resilient SharePoint environment is not for the faint at heart. A supporting SQL Server infrastructure is key to achieving your requirements. In the past we had to rely on clustering, mirroring and/or log shipping to accomplish our goals but now there is a new kid on the block: SQL Server Availability Groups. This concept allows for some very flexible designs that could benefit our SharePoint environment, like failing over a group of databases. We’ll look at how to set it up, how it works and most importantly: which SharePoint topologies it supports. Level: 300, Target audience: IT Pro

More information can be found at http://www.diwug.nl/pages/spsnl.aspx. At this time the speaker list has been made public, but the agenda isn’t. You can expect that any day now.