Welcome to Microsoft's world of the buzzword. Yes, they've done it again and created another ambiguous term that no one really understands. AlwaysOn is a powerful group of highly available technologies, and in this presentation, we will delve into their murky world & reveal the technology behind the buzz. Focusing specifically on the two key components of SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn in Failover Clustered Instances and Availability Groups, we will investigate their pre-requisites, setup, administration, use & drawbacks. We will look at: Using Windows 2008, 2012 and Server Core Windows Clustering Quorum Failover Clustered Instances Availability Groups Readable Secondaries Clustering Tools and PowerShell Dummies and higher are welcome.