Click here to monitor SSC
SQLServerCentral is supported by Red Gate Software Ltd.
 
Log in  ::  Register  ::  Not logged in
 
 
 

Archives: August 2010

Mission Accomplished – Well sort of …

Did you ever set a goal and then sort of … demolish it without realizing it? That has happened this year. I set some goals to speak more regularly, as in once a month. That has translated into some rather interesting stats. This year my speaking engagement history looks like… Read more

1 comments, 84 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 26 August 2010

Mission Accomplished... Well sort of..

Did you ever set a goal and then sort of … demolish it without realizing it? That has happened this year. I set some goals to speak more regularly, as in once a month. That has translated into some rather interesting stats. This year my speaking engagement history looks like…

Read more

0 comments, 80 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 25 August 2010

SFSSUG - Great Upcoming Speakers

Hey Folks,

 

We have some great speakers coming up at the SFSSUG in South Florida. Check out Devin Knight here talking about

Devin Knight 
Performance Tuning SSIS

Devin is a BI consultant at Pragmatic Works Consulting. He authored the book Knight's 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services. Devin…

Read more

0 comments, 222 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 25 August 2010

SFSSUG – Great Upcoming Speakers

Hey Folks,

 

We ahve some great speakers coming up at the SFSSUG in South Florida. Check out Devin Knight here talking about

Devin Knight
Performance Tuning SSIS

Devin is a BI consultant at Pragmatic Works Consulting. He authored the book Knight's 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services.… Read more

0 comments, 215 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 24 August 2010

Upcoming SQL Lessons

Some great SQL Lunch sessions are coming up. Some from Pragmatic folks and some from other great speakers and community folks. Most of you probably know that my co-host and founder of SQL Lunch was just awarded the MVP award for 2010 so there will be lots of good natured… Read more

0 comments, 100 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 19 August 2010

Motivational Monday – 8/9/10

This week it's all about speed. Many thing in life are drive n by how fast we can get them done. Fast food, fast cars, fast toasters, even fast requirements gathering. Let this be a reminder to not play requirements gathering fast and loose or you may find yourself in… Read more

0 comments, 89 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 19 August 2010

Catching up on SSC

Hey there gang ! – It’s been a while since I’ve written on here and I apologize. It’s shameful I know. I just completed quite the first and second quarter, logging over 154,000 travel miles. I’m tired ! It is such an exciting time right now at Pragmatic Works. We… Read more

1 comments, 91 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 19 August 2010

Stapler Method

This is long overdue and goes out to my buddies from the SSAS Class I taught late last year. Two guys from a company in Connecticut, I believe, came to the class and we were chatting about consultants who can tend to get a bad rap for putting in solutions… Read more

0 comments, 123 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 19 August 2010

SQL Server Browser Service

One of the most common questions I get from folks during out quickstart engagements is around a new service in SQL Server called the SQL Browser service. You’ll notice it appears in the SQL Server configuration manager. See below for an example:

The SQL Server Browser Service is designed to… Read more

0 comments, 161 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 19 August 2010

Newest Pragmatic Works’ Team Book on Amazon

Check out our latest book on Amazon. It’s not for sales yet, but just seeing the title up there is pretty cool!

Check it out here!

 

—————————————————————————————————

As always check us out at BIDN.com for more great information all around SQL Server, SharePoint and Business Intelligence.

Don’t forget about… Read more

0 comments, 115 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 19 August 2010

Upcoming SQL Lunches

Some great SQL Lunch sessions are coming up. Some from Pragmatic folks and some from other great speakers and community folks. Most of you probably know that my co-host and founder of SQL Lunch was just awarded the MVP award for 2010 so there will be lots of good natured… Read more

0 comments, 84 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 19 August 2010

Wolfram Alpha – Pretty Cool

Hey folks. I have yet to explore the world of Wolfram Alpha and still don’t claim to be an expert user, but a buddy of min forwarded me this intro to the power of the computational engine. It’s definitely worth checking out! It goes into things I had no idea… Read more

0 comments, 102 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 19 August 2010

Is my SQL Server Pre-Release?

I get to work with a lot of different clients and client environments and like many companies they are often running mixed versions of SQL Server. This can make things challenges when doing training since if some folks are missing service packs, etc.. They can get mixed results in BIDS… Read more

0 comments, 116 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 19 August 2010

I will be at PASS will you ?

Pretty exciting stuff gang! I have an approved session and an alternate for the PASS Summit in November. The SQL Saturday session you all know and love Zero to Cube is approved and on the schedule! I’m looking forward to it and I hope you will all come out and… Read more

1 comments, 92 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 19 August 2010

In Depth – Parallel Data Warehousing – PDW

What are we talking about?

Recently Microsoft released a new version of SQL Server 2008 R2 called Parallel Data Warehouse Edition. there has been a lot of buzz about this new architecture because it is Microsoft’s entry into the Massive Parallel Processing (MPP) Scale out data warehousing arena. Typically Microsoft… Read more

0 comments, 271 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 19 August 2010

SQL Saturday 40 Recap

Well SQL Saturday here in South Florida was QUITE an event this past weekend. We had over 400+ attendees and some fantastic sessions. I really enjoyed the sessions I got to see including some cool stuff on partitioning by Elijah Baker and some cool SSIS work by Mike Mollenhour  and… Read more

0 comments, 86 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 19 August 2010

Week in Review – August 7, 2010

This post is the first in a new weekly series meant to give my readers some insight into my week. Many of you inquire as to what life is like in the glamorous world of Pragmatic Works and so I am out to remind you it’s very much like your… Read more

0 comments, 137 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 19 August 2010

SQL Saturday 40 – Behind the SQL

Ok folks, the video from SQL Saturday 40 is finally up. Thanks to the sponsors who helped foot the bill for getting this put together and processed. I do kind of like having our own music video! Check it out here:

http://www.gohardtv.com/videos/2584439/sqlsaturday-40.php

You can see me right in the beginning… Read more

1 comments, 104 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 19 August 2010

More Videos from SQL Saturday South Florida

With everyone geared up for SQL Cruise I’m surprised we can air this video but since we kicked it off with me, I’m obliged to write about the speaker intro videos from the speaker dinner the night before and throughout the day. Thanks to Dave Noderer for filming my good… Read more

0 comments, 87 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 19 August 2010

White Paper Wednesday – High Availability with SQL Server 2008

Hey folks,

It’s white paper Wednesday and this week we’re looking at High Availability with SQL Server 2008 by Paul Randal(Blog)|(Twitter). You can find it here: High Availability with SQL Server 2008. This is a great article covering all the major topics in HA with… Read more

0 comments, 108 reads

Posted in Adam Jorgensen on 19 August 2010

Older posts