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Archives: February 2011

SSRS – Creating and Using Shared Schedules – Part 1

As you will see by the dates in my screenshots, I wrote them quite a while back while touring the world mastering the art of Ultimate Fighting. Yes, I consider it a form of art. Maybe that is why I forgot about this in my blog pile. One too many hits… Read more

1 comments, 2,250 reads

Posted in BrianKMcDonald on 28 February 2011

Adventure Works Sample Database Diagrams


Most of my examples utilize either adhoc type of data samples or one of the versions of AdventureWorks. I do this so that the reader (you) can see and duplicate my efforts. In working with the various versions of the AW databases, I’ve often completed web searches to look for… Read more

0 comments, 2,287 reads

Posted in BrianKMcDonald on 27 February 2011

Quests Performance Monitor Counters Poster

I just wanted to take a moment to thank Kevin Kline, Brent Ozar, Christian Bolton, Bob Ward, Rod Colledge and Raoul Illyaos for creating the SQL Server PerfMon Counters of Interest PDF file available for download on Quest.com. If you ever have to dig into some serious performance… Read more

0 comments, 2,429 reads

Posted in BrianKMcDonald on 27 February 2011

February 2011 JSSUG Meeting Tomorrow


Tomorrow, I will be presenting at the Jacksonville SQL Server Users Group (JSSUG) meeting. Please join me for my talk on SQL Server Reporting Services, as I will be showing you pretty much everything that you need to get started using Reporting Services 2008/2008 R2. This talk will be jammed… Read more

0 comments, 402 reads

Posted in BrianKMcDonald on 16 February 2011

Redgate’s Free SQL Search Tool

I have been using this tool for quite a while and just remembered that I haven’t written a blog about it! I believe it to be an extremely useful tool for anyone who uses SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and it is a must have for any hard core DBA… Read more

6 comments, 1,999 reads

Posted in BrianKMcDonald on 15 February 2011

SQL Rally: The Votes Have Been Tallied

First and foremost, I would like to send a sincere thank you to everyone who voted for my Reporting Services Boot Camp session for SQL Rally. And in case you haven't heard, I have won the category and will be presenting. There were a lot of great sessions submitted and… Read more

1 comments, 559 reads

Posted in BrianKMcDonald on 10 February 2011