Archives: August 2009
I've been running the Windows 7 RC for a few months, and overall I like it. Many things work well, despite a few ergonomic issues. It's quick, though I'm sure my 8GB desktop helps. However there are some flaky items and I'm not sure if they are Windows 7 RC… Read more
This is the third year that Orlando has hosted a SQLSaturday. In 2007, I was an attendee; 2008, I was an event volunteer and speaker; and this year I’m an organizational volunteer, event volunteer, and, most likely a speaker. Because of my increased involvement this year I… Read more
As most of you know I am hosting a bi-weekly Live Meeting event called SQLLunch. I recently purchased www.sqllunch.com and I am looking of a good template (free of course) so I can quickly bring the site up. If any of you have any suggestions please send me an email… Read more
I recently submitted an article to SQLServerCentral about my adventures in upgrading my existing SSRS 2005 instance to 2008. In the article I described the steps taken to successfully upgrade a 2005 instance to 2008. My initial attempt, which I spoke about in the article, was a cut and dry… Read more
Last Friday I discussed baking multiple batches of blueberry muffins so I thought I’d follow up with another baking post. Before we get to the cake of the story though, it’s interesting to think about why I like baking more than cooking at this point in my culinary evolution. Baking… Read more
Microsoft has finally officially announced the long rumored price cuts for the XBox 360 Elite, which will go down from $399 to $299. This was one of the worst kept secrets in the tech world, but now it is finally official. I have been waiting for this price drop, and… Read more
NewsGator’s marketing department put up a nice post yesterday mentioning myself and Dan Larson, who are both Microsoft MVPs. I do think that it is interesting and unusual to have two MVPs working at a relatively small company like NewsGator.
There have been quite a few posts in the SQL Server community recently announcing the Call for Nominations for the upcoming PASS Board of Directors elections. Thomas LaRock, Andy Warren, and Kevin Kline, among others have chimed in on the subject.
Despite the obvious risk of having…
As you’ve no doubt heard or read, the call for nominations for the PASS Board of Directors is open until September 3. If you’re active in the community, have leadership skills, and are committed to growing the SQL Server community, a position on the board may be right for you. … Read more
I had my third monitor die recently and have been using just the 2 on my desk. However one of them is a little smaller, and so I've been struggling to see it off to the side of my desk. I'd really like to get a larger one, mostly because… Read more
I just submitted my session for SQL Saturday #21 in Sunny Orlando Florida. I have been working on a presentation for about about month and I want to test it out. The title is, “Using the CLR to Monitor Disk Space”. In the session I will show how… Read more
Thought I’d share some of the event for those you not in the Orlando area. As of today we have 57 sessions submitted by 37 different speakers. Of the 37, two are Microsoft employees and at least are MVP’s. The one area where I wish were doing better is true… Read more
Hi to everyone! I decide to write it in my blog here about this problem because really don't have any idea what was the problem with SQL Profiler in both versions of SQL Server ( 2005 & 2008). This error doesn't depend from any SQL Server update or any Windows… Read more
I attended a presentation recently from Steven Wright of SQL Sentry on Analysis Services (SSAS) memory management and it was really interesting. I haven't done much work at all with SSAS, mostly goofing around with basic cube setups, so I haven't really had to administer a production instance. And I… Read more
I enjoy woodworking as a hobby and as I try new things I find that my work habits during the learning stage tend towards chaotic and I wind up with stuff every where. Part of that is just enthusiasm, wanting to move ahead and do stuff, part of it… Read more
What’s going on here?
When trying to open Default Trace files on Windows 7 and SQL Server 2008 I got the “You don’t have permission to open this file” error. My first and second thoughts were “How can this be, I’m an administrator!?”. SO the first thing I tried was… Read more
According to Gizmodo, Intel is due to launch the next generation Centrino mobile platform, known as Calpella at the end of September. This will support the mobile version of the Core i7 processor. They mention three different new processors, including the Core i7 7200M, Core i7 8200M, and Core… Read more
If you haven’t heard yet, PASS has started commissioning articles to be published in the new PDF version of the SQL Server Standard. If you are an experienced DBA with writing experience and want to participate, then you need to check out this link. It provides all of… Read more
About two years ago I started www.TSQLScripts.com, and initially the response was great. Within two weeks I had received about 25 submissions. This set me up for about 6 months of Script of the Week. Unfortunately, the submissions came to a screeching halt and I really did not have… Read more
The call for nominations for the PASS Board of Directors is open until Sep 3rd and I want to reiterate my own call for the best and brightest of you to consider submitting your name for consideration. We’ve had a good bit of blogging about it so far:
- Tom Larock…