On the piste, France.
UK Consulting Blogs
Its nice to see that transactional replication in SQL Server 2008 will support the use of the SWITCH partition statement. Unfortunately it looks like the ALTER PARTITION statements will not make it so this will have to be performed manually on the subscriber.
It's a good read and highlights the impact of the CHECKPOINT duration on database mirroring. The paper also compares the use of HP array based technologies.
High availability for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 using array-based replication and host-based mirroring technologies http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/581666-0-0-0-121.html
I've just had the opportunity of listening to a program manager talk about Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008. I must admit that it looks really impressive, particularly the support for up to 4 cores and the snapshot facility. I can see where I could use this for testing SQL Server builds/installations and troubleshooting performance issues. All I need now is a quad core proc, 8gb RAM, 1 TB storage and a copy of Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition!
Just noticed an email in my inbox stating that Windows Server 2008 RTM is available for download on the Connect website, however product keys are not being provided. I'll have to download it later today/tomorrow and have a play with the new features. I'll report back here with my thoughts, particularly the Katmai install experience.