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The 12th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. Cumulative Update 12 contains all the hotfixes released since the initial release of SQL Server 2012 SP1.
Those who are facing severe issues with their environment, they can… Read more
The 2ndcumulative update release for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. Cumulative Update 2 contains all the hotfixes released since the initial release of SQL Server 2012 SP2.
Those who are facing severe issues with their environment, they can plan… Read more
This past week I was fortunate enough to attend a three-day special session at VMware Corporation’s corporate campus in Palo Alto, CA, specifically designed to help educate and inform SQL Server MVPs with some of the most detailed training on the convergence of the VMware ecosystem and SQL Server. This… Read more
- I’ve got most of the messages up through Sep 27th drafted. Still need to tweak a couple, but close to done.
- Two messages going out tomorrow, one to the registered list and one to the – wait, yes – the unregistered list, then one on Wed for a call for…
It’s time for Devconnections again, and I’m back in Las Vegas for the conference. This is a great conference if you work with a variety of Microsoft technologies, or want to learn about something in addition to SQL Server. We have some great SQL Server talks, but if you want… Read more
Verwaltungs-Data Warehouse Datensammler & AlwaysOn Hochverfügbarkeitsgruppen
From time to time, and most recently in the context of my PASS Essential „SQL Server…
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Posted in Andreas Wolter SQL Server & BI blog (English / German) on 16 September 2014
I’m putting on a pre-conference seminar (also known as a pre-con) at the PASS Summit this year. I’m really honored to be able to present this and I’m pretty excited about it. So, if you want to talk query tuning, let’s get together at the Summit. For a few fun… Read more
We crossed the $10k mark for the Argenis Without Borders campaign, meaning that Brent, Grant, Adam, Gail, and myself will join Argenis in dressing up in colorful costumes at the PASS Summit. I’ve already purchased a few things, and I’m ready.
I’d like to thank everyone that donated, as… Read more
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Pick from more than 30 different sessions and learn from the experts.
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Five years ago the term “cloud” was still a buzzword, and there was a lot of uncertainty and misconception around it. I remember many DBAs, including myself, asking themselves what this revolution means for them. People asked themselves how a DBA role will look like in five years, or even… Read more
This is part of a series of tips for speakers on how to make your presentations better.
I’ve given around 30 presentations a year for the last few years, and easily a dozen a year for a number of years before that. I visit events all over the US and… Read more
PASS SQL Saturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Please note that in order to attend one of these event, you must register. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event. Most… Read more
We’ve just wrapped up the interviews and I wanted to jot down a few thoughts on what I’ve seen from using the process that we have today:
- The time requirement for the NomCom members seems reasonable
- We still have a lot of work on explaining the “why” of the tasks…
I’ve been attempting to expand my reach to get back to my roots in development. I’m doing this because I really believe in the concepts behind devops, that these walls we’ve erected between development and dba, between dba and san admin, et, ad nauseum, cetera, need to come to an… Read more
Sorry for the click bait but I just couldn’t resist, and to be fair I was pretty impressed with this little trick.
That can mean that your PATH variable is tooooo long to fit some system functions - and SSMS crashes.
Question "Why one function allows to…
Some days back, I received one query on my facebook page that user want to create Database Snapshot frequently & want to delete the oldest with same frequency. Quite interesting scenario. I did not go in deep why he has such requirement but I am clear that It can be… Read more
Here is the .zip file as promised for my presentation slide deck and .sql…