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Passwords – A T-SQL Tuesday Topic

Being engrossed with the daily tasks at hand I completely missed this month’s T-SQL Tuesday is being brought to you by Sebastian Meine Blog | Twitter.

Although the time frame has passed I would be amiss if I didn’t continue on my journey of joining in these block parties;… Read more

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Posted in The SQL Professor on 18 September 2014

SQL Prompt 6.4 – Get It

This guy looks just like me a few weeks ago only one difference…..he has hair!!! Okay seriously though, I felt just like this guy not long ago and the reason for this was due to the fact I have become accustomed to specific tools and utilities that I utilize on… Read more

0 comments, 6 reads

Posted in The SQL Professor on 18 September 2014

Why I Support PASS & Why I Criticize PASS

A friend recently asked me about my involvement with PASS, and that lead to the two questions in the title. Why do I support PASS? Why do I criticize PASS? And there is one more that goes with it, do I balance criticism with praise? Interesting stuff.

First, for those… Read more

10 comments, 270 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 17 September 2014

[SQL Snacks Video] Performance Tuning 101 – Baseline with PAL Tools

Welcome to Part 1 of my SQL Snack Pack on Performance Tuning! The series is dedicated to help beginners understand how to start performance tuning with SQL Server. This first video describes how to setup a baseline for your system using the PAL tools. It is essential to get a…

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0 comments, 222 reads

Posted in TheSqlPro.com - Ayman El-Ghazali on 17 September 2014

Why I’m Not Excited About Hekaton (In-Memory OLTP)

A while back I had written a post about why I’m excited about Hekaton (now called ‘In-Memory OLTP’ – not sure why, Hekaton is much more fun to say), and while I am certainly still excited about this new feature, it does have some significant barriers to entry.  Here’s a… Read more

5 comments, 6,582 reads

Posted in Adam Kreul | Blog on 17 September 2014

I Am Running For the PASS Board of Directors: #passvotes

This year, I submitted my application to run for the PASS Board and it was accepted. This then is my announcement to all of you and the beginning of my campaign for election. My name is Grant Fritchey and I’m running for the PASS Board.

It’s traditional to either make… Read more

2 comments, 4,891 reads

Posted in The Scary DBA on 17 September 2014

Triggers are not toys!

For the love of all that’s SQL, triggers are not toys! I’m not even talking about logon triggers or DDL triggers. I’m talking about plain old ordinary DML triggers.

Triggers are very useful tools but can easily cause all sorts of headaches. In fact I would generally advise… Read more

8 comments, 424 reads

Posted in SQLStudies on 17 September 2014

Cumulative Update – 12 for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Is Now Available !

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

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Posted in MSSQLFUN on 17 September 2014

Cumulative Update – 2 for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 Is Now Available !

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

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Posted in MSSQLFUN on 17 September 2014

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Posted in AshishSharePointBlog on 17 September 2014

SQL Server on VMware Workshop at VMware

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

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 17 September 2014

SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan-Part 43

  • 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…

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Posted in SQLAndy on 16 September 2014

DevConnections 2014

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

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 16 September 2014

Performance/ Management Data Warehouse Data Collector & AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Verwaltungs-Data Warehouse Datensammler & AlwaysOn Hochverfügbarkeitsgruppen

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This time, we are dealing with the „MDW“, short for Management Data Warehouse,(msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb677306.aspx), which I like to recommend as a minimal performance logging-approach.

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

PASS Summit 2014 Pre-Conference Seminar

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

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Posted in The Scary DBA on 16 September 2014

We’re On

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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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 16 September 2014

SQL Saturday #315 - Pittsburgh

SQLSaturday is a full day FREE training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn more about SQL Server and network with the SQL Server community.
Pick from more than 30 different sessions and learn from the experts.

Don’t know anything about SQL Server? We have an entire… Read more

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Posted in SQL Sandwiches on 16 September 2014

Speaking at SQLSaturday #311 Bulgaria

More good news! I will be speaking on SQLSaturday #311 Bulgaria.

If you read this blog and will attend the event, come and say hi!

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Posted in DotNine SQL Server and more on 16 September 2014

DBA in the Cloud: Threat or Opportunity?

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

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Posted in Guy Glantser on 16 September 2014

Better Presentations–Zoom

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

1 comments, 96 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 16 September 2014

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