A common problem with data platform modernisation is gaining application vendor support for newer SQL Server versions, but that has been made easier since Microsoft’s change in position on the long-term use of database compatibility mode announced in 2018.
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I’ve blogged previously about the need to configure a quorum witness on failover clusters and now with Windows Server 2016 there’s a great new quorum option – a cloud witness.
Since Window Server 2008, the role of what we used to call the “Quorum Disk” in a Failover Cluster has changed significantly and it’s now referred to as a “witness” because its only job is to help the nodes in the cluster decide who should be running the cluster resources in the event that they..
Huge congratulations to Gavin who became the 6th person in the WORLD outside Microsoft to qualify as a Microsoft Certified Architect in SQL Server today.Gavin Payne - Architect Extraordinaire