Archives: September 2014
I presented a session titled “SQL Server AlwaysOn Quickstart” on September 10th for the 24 Hours of PASS event. You can view the session recording HERE if you missed it. The session was a preview of the full session I will be presenting at the PASS Summit 2014 this November.… Read more
I am extremely excited to announce that I have just received the Microsoft MVP award for SQL Server for 2014.
For those that know what this whole MVP thing is there isn’t much more to say other than the headline:
I must be doing something right!
For… Read more
The Board of Directors has extended voting in the current election through October 14th. Read the post from President Thomas Larock about why and what you have to do to be eligible. Then head to Election HQ to review the candidates, ask questions, and read posts and endorsements from other… Read more
I’ll be driving to Viera for the monthly Space Coast SQL Users Group meeting next week. Topic still to be decided, probably Learning Plans and something SQL, look for details on the web site today or tomorrow at http://spacecoast.sqlpass.org/.
In the wake of Shell Shock, I’ve seen some vendor advisories indicate that while their product is vulnerable, it’s only through the management interface but everything is okay because if best practices have been followed, the management interface isn’t/hasn’t been exposed to the Internet.
No, everything is not okay.… Read more
This is the most basic model which is essentially your virtual machines in a cloud data center. You… Read more
If you are working on a VMware vCenter Server v5.5 in an environment that has multiple segregated VLANs designed to isolate certain types of traffic, and find that the web client for your admin-facing interfaces keeps redirecting to an internal isolated IP address – and therefore fails – here’s the… Read more
What is the RPO?
And why does it matter?
Join me as I walk through Jefferson Patterson Park’s Indian village and discuss the Recovery Point Objective and what it means is respect to SQL Server.
Location: Jefferson Patterson Park
More info: http://www.jefpat.org/
Notes from a speaker/volunteer perspective:
- It was a lot of fun to talk to the students at our Student to IT Pro Seminar. Interesting to hear their questions, easy to forget what it’s like to be a true beginner. 70 people in the seminar. Win!
- I had about 20 in…
I’m sure we’ve all heard and read about the differences between table variables and temporary tables. In case you haven’t here’s one of many articles that you can read on the subject.
Anyway, there is a business process in one of my databases that calculates results via… Read more
As promised Microsoft released SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 last Friday, and now this is your opportunity to test and patch all the existing SQLServer 2008 R2 to this latest build.
SP3 will be the last and final service pack for SQL Server 2008 R2 ,and it will be a… Read more
I found out about the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) in 2008 when I attended my first PASS Community Summit “SQL Server Heroes UNITE”. For those who don’t know what the PASS Summit is, it is the largest SQL Server and BI convention in the world. A SQL Nerd… Read more
This is part of a series of tips for speakers on how to make your presentations better.
Organization matters, and it makes a difference to how your presentation goes. The more organized you are, the better the experience for attendees. If you are very unorganized, then it becomes hard for… Read more
This past week we did our first try at the Student to IT Pro Seminar, run concurrently with SQLSaturday Orlando. You can read why we did it at http://sqlandy.com/2014/09/the-student-to-it-pro-seminar-were-doing-at-sqlsaturday-orlando/. Some notes on the experience:
- We registered 85, had about 70 attend
- Mostly students, but we had a few from…
This past Saturday we held our eight annual SQLSaturday. I’ll write some notes about the event and post today or tomorrow. The final registration count after marking 20-30 people as cancelled (things got hectic, was hard to track) was 640 (vs 344 last year) and our best effort on attendance… Read more
One of the options you had when installing your instance was setting some default file locations.
- Defaut data file location
- Default log file location
- Default backup file location
If you are new to installing SQL Server (and even if you aren’t) you might very well have skipped past these… Read more
Finally after a long waiting period, Microsoft release SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3, Same is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 contains all the hotfixes released since the initial release of SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM.
I suggest… Read more
Issue : I am facing error “The remote procedure call failed. [0x800706be]” while trying to view SQL Services from SQL Server Configuration Manager.
Steps I perform to resolve the issue, Seems to be a WMI error :-
1) If using Window Server 2008 & above, Run command from command prompt… Read more
When you set up a multi-subnet cluster, whether it’s a Failover Cluster Instance or an Availability Group, you need to make sure you understand a few things in order for your applications to work properly after a failover. For the sake of our discussion, let’s assume we have a multi-subnet… Read more
I am putting up an abnormal Saturday morning blog post in support of the actions taken by the PASS Board last night.
The story so far…
In order to eliminate all the excess ballots (I received 5 one year although I only used one) being sent to eligible members… Read more