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Archives: November 2008

If You are Attending PASS, Please Say Hello

I will be attending the PASS Community Summit in Seattle, November 18-21, and will be making two presentations:

  • DBA 101: Best Practices for All DBAs to Follow (Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 1:30 PM)
  • How to Become an Exceptional DBA (Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 4:30 PM)

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 10 November 2008

Member of PASS? Don’t Forget to Vote for PASS’s Board of Directors

As most of you know, PASS (the Professional Association for SQL Server) is an independent, not-for-profit association, dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community. Among its many activities, PASS sponsors the annual PASS Community Summit, which is the largest gathering of SQL Server DBAs and…

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 10 November 2008

Hope to See You at SQL Connections in Las Vegas

SQL Server Magazine Connections, which is part of the larger DevConnections conference, will be held November 10-13 in Las Vegas, NV.

The event includes 250+ sessions, along with many pre- and post-conference workshops.

I will be making three presentations, including:

  • Getting the Most Out of the SQL Server Profiler

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 7 November 2008

How Much Are You Worth in the Marketplace as a DBA?

Compared to many other IT professionals, DBAs, on average, make more money. To find out, let's check and find out.

According to Salary.Com, as of November 2008, the average Database Administrator in the United States makes a base salary of between $61,662 and $104,876 per year, with most DBAs… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 7 November 2008

What Does It Mean to be An Exceptional DBA?

I feel that, ultimately, an Exception DBA is defined by his or her actions, so place yourself in the shoes of a company's senior DBA, in each of the following scenarios, and consider how you would react:

  1. You're just about to go home for the day, when the SAN…

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 7 November 2008

DevTeach to be Held in Montreal December 1-5

DevTeach is offering 136 sessions, including 36 on SQL Server, 17 on Agile Development, 17 on Software Architecture, and 57 on .NET. I will be making three of the SQL Server presentations on these topics:

  • SQL Server 2008 Row and Page Compression
  • Database Maintenance Optimization
  • How to Interpret Query Execution…

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 5 November 2008

Microsoft Launches SQLServerEnergy.Com

Microsoft has launched a new SQL Server 2008 marketing-related website at www.sqlserverenergy.com. It is available in 11 languages, and offers information for IT Professionals, Decision Makers, and Developers. Besides offering written content, it includes many videos, including interviews with people on the SQL Server Product Team. There is also… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 3 November 2008