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Gethyn Ellis:My SQL Server You Tube Channel

Its been an interesting weekend at I have been attempting to put together a SQL Server YouTube channel. I’m planning on put lots of tutorials and how to videos on there. David P already has his own, where he records his SQL Saturday talks. Mine will be a little more “bits size” with the videos and tutorials being broken down into small chunks. Hopefully under 10 minutes long per video.

I’m planning on show casing to you some of the awesome features I that SQL Server has to offer. Features  that you can use to ensure that you mission critical database

  • ·      Perform well
  • ·      Your data is kept secure
  • ·      Can be recovered in the event of a disaster
  • ·      Are highly available – I’ll show you the high availability features that allow you to quickly failover to another site minimizing business disruption     
  •     Maybe a look at running SQL Server in the cloud too

You can see my attempt at an introduction below – believe it or not this short introduction which lasts just over a minute took an hour to write and construct and over 5 attempt or takes to film. Its harder than many make it appear no doubt the more I practice the better I’ll get at it.

The first two tutorials are in production, I have the content and slides and demos pretty much done – it just needs sewing together. Which is what takes the time. I hope you enjoy please do feel free to leave a comment if you have any suggestions on content, tutorials or anything else for that matter.

Update - Before I published this post I posted the video to youtube and posted a link out on twitter...@kevchant was kind enough to watch it and spotted some mistakes, which I have corrected. Thanks Kev


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