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Archives: January 2011

SQLskills Master Immersion Events 2011

Last year, I tried to attend one of Paul Randal’s and Kimberly Tripp’s SQL Immersion Events, but it conflicted with other travel, and I couldn’t attend. Now I am glad I waited. For 2011, the training has been redesigned, and now offers four in-depth sessions.

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 23 January 2011

Tips & Tricks for DBAs Writing Their First Article

I have been writing full or part-time for nearly 30 years, and I have written and edited hundreds of articles. Because of my background, I often get questions for advice on how to write articles, especially from DBAs who have never written an article before. These DBAs want to learn… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 20 January 2011

SQLServerCentral.com Track at SQL Server Connections 2011 in Orlando in March

SQLServerCentral.com will be offering a track at SQL Server Connections, to be held March 27-31, 2011, at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes Hotel in Orlando, FL. This is the third time that a SQLServerCentral.com track has been held in conjunction with SQL Server Connections, and the attendance has… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 14 January 2011

SQLBits Will be Held in Brighton England in April

SQLBits, the largest SQL Server conference is Europe, will be held this April 7-9, 2011 in Brighton, England at the Brighton Grand Hotel. Unlike many conferences, SQLBits offers three different levels of SQL Server training. Day 1 consists of full day, paid, deep-dive sessions from industry experts. Day 2… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 10 January 2011

DevTeach/SQLTeach Montreal 2011 Registration is Now Open

The recently resurrected DevTeach/SQLTeach event will be held May 31 through June 2, 2011 in Montreal, Canada at the Montreal InterContinental Hotel. The event, the largest of its kind in Canada, will offer 68 sessions in .NET, SQL Server, and much more. Early registration is currently open, and if you… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 10 January 2011

Most Popular SQL Server Events

I recently held a poll on my blog, asking people if they had attended any SQL Server events in the past year. As you can see from the results on the right, just over 90% of the poll takers attended one or more SQL Server events in 2010, which I… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 3 January 2011

January Question: As a DBA, how do you manage your disk space?

Managing disk space is an important responsibility of the DBA, and there are many ways to perform this task. In this month’s question, I am asking you, “As a DBA, how do manage your disk space?” In other words: Where do you store your MDF, LDF, and backup files? How… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 1 January 2011