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Archives: September 2011

Free SQL Server in the City Event to be Held in LA

Red Gate Software will be providing a free, full-day SQL Server event called SQL in the City in Los Angeles, CA on October 28, 2011. It will be held at the Skirball Cultural Centre in the Santa Monica Mountains, just outside of Los Angeles.

The event will provide six hours… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 30 September 2011

SQL Server MVP Deep Dives: Volume II

Two years ago when SQL Server MVP Deep Dives: Volume 1 was released, I had the opportunity to contribute two chapters. In SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2, I not only had the opportunity to contribute a chapter, but the privilege of being the section editor of the Performance… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 30 September 2011

Database Properties Health Check

For some time now, I have been working on a new book called How to Perform a SQL Server Health Check. I have written over 300 pages of it, and I am only about half way done. In the meantime, I have published a short except from the book… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 26 September 2011

September Question: Tell us about your DBA interview experiences: good and bad.

I have only interviewed for a handful DBA jobs over the years, but they have ranged all the way from very easy (I got the job with no problem); to horrible, where I was faced down by three DBAs who did their best to embarass me in front of them.… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 1 September 2011