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I assume that by now you’ve tried the script from Part 1, and have seen how easy it is to script out your database objects using Powershell. The resulting scripts are the standard DDL scripts that you can generate from Management Studio, and for most of us, are just… Read more
This is the second post in my series on parameterization. In the first post I wrote about plan caching and about the phases that each batch goes through before execution. I ended the previous post with a query example that demonstrates the importance of parameterization. For this post I’m going… Read more
I received some great news this week, my session about wait statistics is selected for SQLSaturday #336 in Utrecht, Holland!
This will be my first SQLSaturday as a speaker and I am really looking forward to it!
There are more than 160 sessions submitted by great SQL Server experts around… Read more
On August 12th, 2014, another infamous ‘patch-Tuesday,’ Microsoft released a series of Security Updates for multiple versions of SQL Server, to deal with potential Denial of Service attacks and an exploit in Master Data Services. After attempting to make my way through hundreds of instances already, and all… Read more
A good cure to a creepy doll is a good old post that is still useful. In this post, I’m going back over some of the posts that came out in this week in previous years. Having looked over these from time to time, I’m… Read more
I just checked in again on our LinkedIn campaign, had a couple days with good impression counts. We can still only tie 1 registration to all of the LinkedIn effort so far. Keep going, or ? I think I’m going to see if I can change the URL to a… Read more
A few friends challenged me yesterday, including Grant Fritchey and Aaron Bertrand. Last night, when I got to the Denver SQL Server User Group meeting, Todd Kleinhans was ready to take the challenge and asked if I’d participate.
I was speaking, but happy to do it afterwards. Here we… Read more
Got this in morning email from Khan Academy. Not sure if I agree that we all can learn anything, but I love the video anyway because the best lesson to learn is that learning takes time, effort, and stumbles. I watch my own kids struggle with this, and think how… 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
I don’t mind saying that amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, scares me. A degenerative disease that takes away the minds ability to control the body, leaving the mind intact… words fail me. Add to that the fact that there is no known cure, and that… Read more
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- Busy week, should have blogged about it before the event
- Did a remote presentation on securing credit card data
- First time using Lync for remote, not hard to use, but not good to try 10 minutes before hand either (my fault)
- Camera in the room was nice, had a sense…
I just spent a few minutes reviewing the 2015 PASS budget, things that I noticed:
- Anticipating a change in revenue of 1.1 million. That seems…optimistic
- IT spend is now $550k, up $150k over 2014. Probably good, but what are we doing with that? Ah, the budget doesn’t say
After quite a while it has finally returned: another Stupid Me™®©! A reminder:
Every time I do something “stupid”, which happens from time to time, I’ll do a little blog post on what happened and how I solved it. The reason for this is twofold: I’ll have a solution online… Read more
One of the biggest headaches in most development groups that do any sort of SQL Server work is that of source control. There are some commercial products that attempt to solve this headache, and from what I understand, some of them do a pretty decent job. The only one that… Read more
One of the great…
I’m continuing to experiment with the messaging. Without A/B testing (and maybe even with, given the small list size) it’s hard to know what works, or doesn’t. If nothing else we’ll poll on it post event. I have some guidelines:
- Message every Tuesday. If they read them all good,…
I’ve been thinking about this topic for a few weeks, maybe longer. It’s based on the three years I served on the PASS Board, and observations of others who served before during, and after that time. I’m trying to look at behaviors and patterns, not people and personalities, though surely… Read more