SQL Server denali offers a huge leap forward in terms of high availability. This sessions is an Introduction to the high availability changes in Denali and a demonstration of the key features and benefits.

We will be demoing the capabilties of the new "AlwaysOn" features such as read only secondaries and consistancy groups. This session will be useful for anyone who is working in a high availability environment or currently using replication to provide reporting and looking for a neater solution. During the demonstratiion we will show how to seamlessly upgrade a database from SQL 2005+ to Denali with ZERO down time and then use the Always on features to simplify reporting, availability and disaster recovery. Bob Duffy is a SQL Server MVP from Dublin, Ireland who is both MCA and MCM certified.

Presented by Bob Duffy at SQLBits IX