Archives: November 2014
While thinking of ways to improve the way I can get SQL Server information across to those who follow my blog or read my articles, I came up with a new feature: video articles!
Reading an article on the internet is a great way to learn, but viewing or listening… Read more
Giving away FREE Access to my SQL Server High Availability and Disaster Recovery Deep Dive Course – Round 2
Last year, as part of launching my very first online course, I gave away FREE access to my SQL Server High Availability and Disaster Recovery Deep Dive Course. I’m doing it again this year but with…
By Steve Bolton
…………In the last two installments of this series of amateur self-tutorials, I mentioned that the various means of detecting outliers with SQL Server might best be explained as a function of the uses cases, the context determined by the questions one chooses to ask of the… Read more
On December 10 at 11am CST I will be presenting the next PASS Virtualization Virtual Chapter monthly webinar, where you can ask me any of the burning questions about virtualized SQL Server that you’ve been just itching to ask! It’s an open questions and answers session. Please submit your questions… Read more
Have you ever had to deal with a manager or co-worker who made your working life uncomfortable or even miserable? That’s one of the most difficult and emotionally taxing situations for adults all over the world. Each night, after a hard day of dealing with these people, IT pros… Read more
Sometimes old stuff is just as cool as new stuff. Over the past few years, I’ve written a few things that are worth a revisit from time to time. In this post, you’ll find a list of previous year’s blog posts that came… Read more
It’s the holiday season, a time for cheer and goodwill towards men. That got me thinking about the whole “most wonderful time of the year” tune playing in the background and how that has some special implications for the SQL Server world. Here’s a bit of context: I’m writing this… Read more
It’s Friday, time to look back at the most popular RealSQLGuy posts of the week. Because it’s Friday and you’re not doing any real work anyway.
Posts That Were Popular This Week
- Using Encryption To Protect Your Data From Alien Abduction
- Cheating DBCC To Fix Index Corruption
- Don’t Get Slimed…
- Open your project’s folder in WebStorm.
- Click Run… Edit Configurations…
- Add a new…
I was recently contacted by the fine gents of Webucator, an online training services provider. In order to promote their SQL Server classes, they are doing a free series called SQL Server Solutions from the Web where they show different SQL Server solutions found in blog posts around… Read more
This is the sixth post in the “Parameterization” series. In the previous posts I explained what parameterization is, how plan caching works in SQL Server, what parameter sniffing is, when it’s good and when it’s bad, and also some common mistakes related to parameterization and how to avoid them.
In… Read more
Recently I shared an article on how to track the growths and shrinks that occur within database files. I shared that article here, you should read it before proceeding with today’s article.
Near the end of that article I declared that it was a really good method to track… Read more
The Azure Data Factory is a service designed to allow developers to integrate disparate data sources. It is a platform somewhat like SSIS in the cloud to manage the data you have both on-prem and in the cloud.
It provides access to on-premises data in SQL Server and cloud data… Read more
It’s an odd query, yes, but in preparation to write this post I actually typed the above phrase into my browser. No, I’m certainly not looking to burn down my house. In fact, wait here while I clear my search history, just in case.
For the sake of argument, let’s… Read more
I really enjoyed writing this post last year and honestly still enjoy reading it myself. And since tomorrow is a holiday for a lot of people (I’m in America so I get to make that assumption) it seemed like a good time to bring it out again.…
“How did you like your convention?”
“How was your trip?”
“What did you learn?”
“Where did you go for a week?”
“Who did you meet?”
“Talk with the vendors?”
“What is PASS Summit?”
I excited to say that PASS SQL Saturday NYC is back on the schedule and will be May 30, 2015 at the Microsoft Times Square office. It is something that we have been talking about for some time now at the NJSSUG. It took some time to get the… Read more