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Guest Columnist: Grant Fritchey

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Grant Fritchey is a SQL Server MVP with over 20 years’ experience in IT including time spent in support and development. Grant has worked with SQL Server since version 6.0 back in 1995. He has developed in VB, VB.Net, C# and Java. Grant has authored books for Apress and Simple-Talk, and joined Red Gate as a Product Evangelist in January 2011. Find Grant on Twitter @GFritchey or on his blog as the Scary DBA.

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Dealing with Disparate Goals

Grant talks about the lessons of history when the goals of different groups don't align.  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2018/07/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Desperation on the Forums

Grant talks about the challenges of helping people in online forums and getting them to learn rather than grab the first solution.  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2018/04/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Building Culture

The origins of PASS have shaped its culture for years. Are you doing the same in your organization?  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2018/02/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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It's an Exciting Time

By Grant Fritchey 2018/01/22
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It's all about Customer Service

Grant Fritchey on the lessons all DBAs can learn from the recent Public Relations disaster for United Airlines.  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2017/04/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Emotions and Decision Making

Today we have a guest editorial from Grant Fritchey that looks at emotions and how they can affect our decision making.  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2016/10/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Clownpocalypse and DR

Today we have a guest editorial as Steve is out of town at the PASS Summit. Grant looks at disasters and being prepared.  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2016/10/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Bingle is my Senior DBA

When working with SQL Server, many people don't need the search engine to be their junior DBA, they need it to be their senior DBA.  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2016/10/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Don't tell the boss

Why would I want the boss to be able to see so easily every little bad thing that happens on my servers? Grant Fritchey offers a few reasons...  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2016/09/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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This Time

Finally, Grant is right about how the world of technology is changing.  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2016/03/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A big thank you

Grant Fritchey shows his softer side, extending his appreciation to all DBAs who work tirelessly to keep our software running in the face of adversity.  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2015/11/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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But we've always done it that way…

Inspired by his visit to the battlefield of Waterloo, Grant Fritchey explains the dangers of doing things the way you've always done them and the need to challenge constantly your beliefs and understanding of how the technology you manage works.  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2015/08/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Try It

Grant Fritchey asks you to experiment, to make an effort, to just try it.  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2015/03/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Grant Fritchey Reviews Minion Reindex

Grant Fritchey reviews Midnight DBA's Minion Reindex, a highly customizable set of scripts that take on the task of rebuilding and reorganizing your indexes.   Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2015/01/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: indexing
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An Integrated Process for Software Delivery.

Developers, enamored of the integrated approach to Software Delivery, would like to be able to respond to business need in business time, adding functionality when the need is recognized, instead of 6-9 months later after it's gone through the sclerotic IT purchasing and configuration process.  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2014/03/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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