Kalen Delaney


Kalen Delaney has been working with SQL Server for 23 years and provides SQL Server training and consulting to clients around the world. Her most recent book is SQL Server 2008 Internals (Microsoft Press).

A Guide to Windows Disaster Recovery and Backup
This eBook offers tips for developing a disaster recovery plan, looks at available tools for disaster recovery and system backup, and answers questions specific to recovery and backup concerns.
Installing Beta Software: to Beta or Not to Beta? - 08 Oct 2008

About a month ago, Microsoft released Internet Explorer (IE) 8 beta 2. You can download this beta from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/beta/default.aspx. But should you?

The Essential Guide to SQL Server Backup and Recovery
SQL Server 2005 provides four high-availability technologies: failover clustering and database mirroring, both with supported automatic failover; and log shipping and replication, with either manual or custom-coded failover.
Data Protection and Disaster Recovery Tips
This eBook provides a wealth of information about how to protect and secure data in the event of a disaster. It's not possible to anticipate every disaster your organization may encounter, but the response to many disasters will be the same. You can make plans based on the expected duration of recovery, the impact of the disaster on your facilities and the surrounding area, and other factors.
Safeguarding Your Windows Servers
SafeGuarding Your Windows Servers provides a collection of the best resources for planning and implementing high availability as well as the proper tools and procedures for recovering from a disaster.
Fair Winds to You All
In her final Training and Certification UPDATE column, Kalen Delaney reflects on her own training path and wonders whether to upgrade her certifications to Win2K.
A Class Act in My Home Town 1

I promised to discuss a training class that I took a few weeks ago, but first, I want to quickly thank you for your responses to my May 11 column about additional resources. You agree that too many people are reluctant to even attempt to use product documentation to track down answers to their questions.

A World of Resources 5
Kalen Delaney discusses research, an obvious but often-overlooked way to find answers to many of your questions.
Proving Yourself
Employers make the rules about job qualifications. With or without a college degree, you might need to provide certification credentials.
The 90:10 Rule for SQL Server Performance
Apply these 10 tuning tips to boost SQL Server performance.
Knowing is 9/10 the Battle
Maximizing SQL Server performance is an intimidating task. Use these references to build your knowledge and your confidence.
College Degrees in Technical Fields 2
Read what readers said about the value of a college degree in a technical field.
Stimulating Simulations 97
Kalen Delaney discusses reader feedback aboutWin2K simulation software and practice exam questions and poses a question about the value of a college education.
Feedback on Your Feedback 54
Kalen Delaney corrects a mistake and comments on feedback to her March 9 Training & Certification UPDATE Commentary column.
Simulated Learning? 4
Kalen Delaney discusses products that simulate the Windows 2000 environment to help you prepare for Win2K certification exams.
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