We have been working heads down on some new improvement to federations around disaster recovery and ease of working with a group of databases. We are ready to demo one key improvement we are building for federations to you at PASS 2012: the new SWITCH statement that make it easy to manipulate a group flexibly to move members dbs in and out. We’ll talk about why this is important to DR and how the DR scenarios will evolve around these concepts when it comes to rolling back an application upgrade gone bad, or creating a copy of a federation on another server for safekeeping and more.

Look forward to seeing all of you there; http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2012/Sessions/SessionDetails.aspx?sid=2906