I hadn't put this on my blog yet, but people asked me to give a presentation about Hardware on Directions EMEA 2008. I never did something like this before, but I immediately accepted. And I must say, this impulsive decision has caused me quite some headaches and stress lately. Anyway, it's a challenge, it involves some work, but the satisfaction (if you do a good job, off course ) is great.
So, Thursday was the big day. After a month of intensive preparation, I was ready to give my presentation.
The title: "Hardware recommendations to make installations hum". Now, I'm really no hardware specialist, but I do (think I) know how to set up and configure the different hardware when it involves a NAV implementation. And it's just that what I talked about... .
In some way, I was quite surprised being so relaxed during the presentation. Actually, I was so releived that I could finally do it, after the hard work I had put into it (research, ppt, timing, scenario, pronounciation, ...). A positive experience .... Worth to do it again.
I want to take this opportunity as well to thank all people that stood by me during my preparation.
I'm not blogging this directions, so I'm not going to do that for my presentation either. Actually, Kriki did a good job on his blog. Thanks kriki. It's weird to be blogged yourself .If you're interested in the presentation, you can download it here.
I got the same problem. Actually, it's a pptx file, but it's downloaded as a .zip.
renaming the file from .zip to .pptx does the trick.
What's the cause? I don't know ...
I also have a problem with opening the presentation. I have office 2007...very curious to see the presentation.
I can find some reasons why you were so calm during your presentation:
1) Good preparation.
2) You knew very well what you were talking about. It was not something you learned and just reproduced, but something "you lived"!
Thanks, Gerdien. And also thanks for the perfect organisation!
I have got good feedback on your session. It were busy days for me, so I missed the time to say hello to you and thank you ....
Definitely for big databases, I would put it on a seperate RAID 1 as well. In SQL2005, it seems that the tempdb is used more then 2000...
The format is in powerpoint 2007. You can download a compatibility pack here:
Great presentation, Waldo. It's amazing to see all of this information collected in one place.
Can I ask you what your hardware recommendations are for the tempDB?
In this thread (dynamicsuser.net/.../114694.aspx)
David had the idea to put it on its own RAID 1 for large databases.
What format is this presentation in? It contains a lot of xml files but no .ppt or am i missing something?