Isaac Roybal On Microsoft, Cisco, And The Unified Computing System

There should be an image here!In this RunAs Radio podcast, Richard and I talk to Isaac Roybal, late of Microsoft, now with Cisco, about the Unified Computing System.

The Unified Computing System (UCS) is Cisco’s hardware designed for virtualization, using blade-based hardware to create SAN-driven servers that can move seamlessly from machine-to-machine.

Isaac Roybal is a Product Manager in Microsoft’s Virtualization Marketing team. His responsibilities cover the Cloud Computing Infrastructure Initiative from a private cloud perspective, Dynamic Datacenter Toolkits for both hosters and enterprises and the Dynamic Datacenter Alliance. Isaac’s career started in Systems and Network Engineering working with Windows Server since NT 3.51. Prior to his current role, Isaac managed Microsoft’s Hyper-V and IIS product marketing efforts. He has been involved in IT for over 13 years (8 with Microsoft), received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from New Mexico Highlands University and has his MCSE certification in NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and 2003.

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Kim Tripp On The Roles Of Developers And DBAs With The Database

Richard and I talk to Kim Tripp about how developers and DBAs inter-relate around SQL Server. Kim tells a story of how she encountered developers who saw SQL Server as a “set it and forget it” technology. What should the relationship between developers, DBAs, and database be? We tackle the topic!

Kimberly L. Tripp is an SQL Server MVP and a Microsoft Regional Director and has worked with computers since 1985. Her career with database technologies began with IBM in 1988 and with Microsoft SQL Server in 1990. Since 1995, Kimberly has worked as a Speaker, Writer, Trainer and Consultant for her own company SYSolutions, Inc. (aka SQLskills.com). Kimberly is a writer/editor for SQL Server Magazine; was a founding writer for T-SQL Solutions magazine; was a technical contributor for the SQL Server 2000 Resource Kit; and co-authored the MSPress title SQL Server 2000 High Availability.

Kimberly has presented lectures and seminars at Microsoft Tech*Ed and other SQL Server-related events since 1996 and is consistently top-rated both on quality of technical content and presentation style. Kimberly regularly consults with customers to help them tackle their availability and performance issues as well as works with Microsoft to provide new and interesting technical resources including the SQL Server 2000 High Availability DVD. The HA DVD was a great experience where Microsoft funded the recording, production and duplication for a DVD with roughly 9.5 hours of content covering SQL Server 2000 High Availability technology such as Log Shipping, Backup/Restore, Clustering and Administration. This DVD is available from your Microsoft contact; the part number is 098-96661.

Currently, Kimberly is working to help create SQL Server 2005 (code-named “Yukon”) content including whitepapers, course materials, and labs. Prior to starting SYSolutions, Inc. in 1995, Kimberly held positions at Microsoft including Subject Matter Expert/Trainer for Microsoft University and Technical Writer for the SQL Server Development Team.

Kim Tripp Indexes Everything

Richard and I talk to the illustrious Kim Tripp in a rare interview without her husband Paul Randal. The conversation delves deep into the wonders of indexes in SQL Server, including the value of clustered indexes, their impact on non-clustered indexes and a huge number of details on why some indexes rock and other suck. Check out Kim’s blog here.

Kimberly L. Tripp is an SQL Server MVP and a Microsoft Regional Director and has worked with computers since 1985. Her career with database technologies began with IBM in 1988 and with Microsoft SQL Server in 1990. Since 1995, Kimberly has worked as a speaker, writer, trainer, and consultant for her own company SYSolutions, Inc. (aka SQLskills.com). Kimberly is a writer/editor for SQL Server Magazine; was a founding writer for T-SQL Solutions magazine; was a technical contributor for the SQL Server 2000 Resource Kit; and co-authored the MSPress title SQL Server 2000 High Availability.

Kimberly has presented lectures and seminars at Microsoft Tech*Ed and other SQL Server-related events since 1996 and is consistently top-rated both on quality of technical content and presentation style. Kimberly regularly consults with customers to help them tackle their availability and performance issues as well as works with Microsoft to provide new and interesting technical resources including the SQL Server 2000 High Availability DVD. The HA DVD was a great experience where Microsoft funded the recording, production and duplication for a DVD with roughly 9.5 hours of content covering SQL Server 2000 High Availability technology such as log shipping, backup/restore, clustering, and administration. This DVD is available from your Microsoft contact — the part number is 098-96661.

Currently, Kimberly is working to help create SQL Server 2005 (code-named “Yukon”) content including whitepapers, course materials, and labs. Prior to starting SYSolutions, Inc. in 1995, Kimberly held positions at Microsoft including subject matter expert/trainer for Microsoft University and technical writer for the SQL Server Development Team.