Taking Advantage of SQL Server 2008 Features for a SharePoint Environment Maintaining a SharePoint environment effectively forces Administrators to become familiar with database concepts, as SharePoint's data layer is stored within Microsoft SQL Server. The advantage of this situation is that advanced SQL Server 2008 concepts and technologies become available for use in the SharePoint farm. Included in this feature set are advanced storage encryption solutions such as Transparent Data Encryption (TDE,) which can be used to fully encrypt SharePoint databases. It also includes other features such as database mirroring that allow for redundant copies of SharePoint data to be stored on remote servers. This session covers which SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 features can be used by SharePoint administrators and how those features can improve the functionality and capabilities of the farm.
Michael Noel is an MVP for SharePoint Server and an MCSE+I. He has been involved in the computer industry for nearly two decades, and has significant real-world experience helping organizations realize business value from Information Technology. Michael has authored several major best-selling industry books that have been translated into seven languages with a total worldwide circulation of over 150,000 copies. Significant titles include SharePoint 2007 Unleashed, Exchange Server 2007 Unleashed, Windows Server 2008 Unleashed, ISA Server 2006 Unleashed, SharePoint 2003 Unleashed, and many more. Currently a partner at Convergent Computing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Michael's writings and worldwide public speaking experience leverage his real-world expertise designing, deploying, and administering IT infrastructure for his clients.
David Beeler is a solutions architect at Vision Solutions, Inc. David has spent over 17 years working with clients to provide innovative protection solutions for mission critical computing systems. He specializes in providing high availability/disaster recovery software and solutions for enterprise SQL, SharePoint, and Exchange environments.