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Slide Deck from SharePoint Saturday Austin 2013

This last weekend, I had the privilege of presenting at SharePoint Saturday Austin. The topic of my presentation was “Zero to High Availability in 60 minutes (Building a SQL 2012 HA Solution for SharePoint in under an hour)”.

First Things First
The demo and presentation took every bit of an hour, but we made it through, eventually showing a completed Availability Group in SQL Server 2012 which would be suitable for use with a SharePoint 2013 server installation.

You can find the slide deck for this presentation HERE. Within each slide is a comments section, showing the actions I took at each stage of the configuration. If I missed anything or you just need to talk about it, feel free to drop me a line (it’s in the deck).

And Now for the Tourism
One of the best parts of attending conferences is the travel.

In Austin’s case, the hotel for the conference was AWESOME. We stayed on the 15th floor, facing east; the good news is you get a great view of the sunrise, the bad news is that you may not have intended to get up that early 🙂


Sunrise over Austin

One of the cool things about our room was the visual effect given by the side window. Austin suddenly became Tatooine with dual suns – phew, bet that would be tough in the summer.

Austin as Tatooine SPSAustin2013

Austin – A Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy???

The view from breakfast was even better – these windows faced west, showing off some of some of Austin’s new and old architecture…


Austin Architecture

And finally, the Texas Capitol – interestingly enough, Google maps said that this was where the hotel was located. I don’t think so… 🙂


The Texas Capitol Building in Austin