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Archives: May 2012

The SQL in the City US Tour

If you haven’t heard yet, Red Gate Software is sponsoring a six city tour of the United States of its SQL in the City conference. This one day free conference will be held at the following cities.


  • New York, NY: Friday, September 28, 2012
  • Austin, TX: Monday,…

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 29 May 2012

SQL Server 2012 Certifications Revamped

Reprinted from my Database Weekly editorial.

Forget what you thought you knew about SQL Server certification, as Microsoft has completely redesigned the SQL Server 2012 certification program, making is more difficult, costly, and time-consuming to attain. In addition, whether you like it or not, not only will you… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 21 May 2012

SQLServerCentral.com Track Offered at 2012 SQL Server Connections in Las Vegas this Fall

As we have done for the last several years, SQLServerCentral.com will be offering its own track at SQL Server Connections (a part of the greater DevConnections event) in Las Vegas, NV, October 29 – November 1, 2012, at the Bellagio Hotel. This is in addition to the SQL Server tracks… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 21 May 2012

Enter the 2012 Exceptional DBA of the Year Awards

I was just at SQLRally in Dallas, and I was speaking to a DBA friend of mine over lunch. He made the comment that his manager thought he spent too much time at work taking care of the organization’s data. He told me that he spent so much time at… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 14 May 2012

Favorite DBA Books

In the April 2012 Question of the Month, I asked readers to tell me their favorite DBA books. I have compiled the results, and below are the most popular books my blog’s readers picked. If you are looking for a good SQL Server book to learn from, then you might… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 1 May 2012

May Question: How soon will you begin implementing SQL Server 2012?

Now that SQL Server 2012 has been released, this month’s question is “How soon will you begin implementing SQL Server 2012?” If you have done so already, share with us your experience. If you will be waiting to implement 2012, tell us why.

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 1 May 2012

When Will You Upgrade to SQL Server 2012?

This is a reprint from my editorial in Database Weekly. Also, check out the May Question of the Month, as it is also directly related to this topic.

Often when I speak at user groups and conferences, I ask attendees what versions of SQL Server they are running. As… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 1 May 2012