Michael Otey

Michael Otey

Michael Otey, senior contributing editor for SQL Server Pro and Windows IT Pro, is president of TECA, a software-development and consulting company in Portland, Oregon. Michael has covered the topic of virtualization extensively, having written several features articles showing how to take advantage of virtualization in the enterprise as well as reviewing all of the major virtualization products. He also previously served as technical director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro.

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Installing SQL Server Management Studio for SQL Server 2016

With the SQL Server 2016 release Microsoft has changed the way that they are delivering SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). In previous releases SSMS was installed as a part of the SQL Server installation itself from the SQL Server Installation Center. That is no longer the case with SQL Server 2016. Now SSMS is not […]

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Installing SQL Server 2016 on Server Core

One of Microsoft’s best practices for deploying SQL Server is to install it on Windows Server Core. Windows Server Core provides a more streamlined, efficient and secure platform than the full Windows Server implementation with the GUI. Even so few businesses have chosen to implement SQL Server on Server Core and there are a few […]

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Using SQL Server FileTables Part 2

SQL Server 2014’s FileTable provides an easy way to integrate the Windows Server file system with SQL Server’s relational database. In part 1, I covered the basic requirements and limitations of the FileTable feature as well as showing you how to create a FileTable. In this article, you’ll see how you can load data into […]

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