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Chris's SQL Blog

SQL Server Consultant and Exceptional DBA Awards 2011 Finalist with extensive experience in the financial, health and retail sectors. I’m extremely strong in all areas of SQL Server and specialise in Security but really get my kicks from System Optimisation and Performance Tuning. Being a DBA is a thankless task at times but sadly I do enjoy it. Any spare time I have (when not playing rugby, football, cricket, in the gym or spending time with the family) I’m trying to help out others via social network sites such as the #sqlhelp hastag on Twitter (follow me @billysassage),www.sqlservercentral.com (ChrisTaylor) or by attending and contributing to the UK SQL User Groups (www.sqlserverfaq.com) held in Manchester and Leeds.

Archives: June 2012

It’s that time of year…..Exceptional DBA Awards 2012

Being a 2011 finalist I felt I should try and rally all those who truly are exceptional to get their nominations in and quick sharp as the closing date is getting close.

I was lucky enough to be nominated for this award last year and wasn’t going to follow it… Read more

1 comments, 401 reads

Posted in Chris's SQL Blog on 25 June 2012

And the results are in…..SQL Server 2012 beta exams

Well after being a bit late in trying to book the beta exams I managed to get three of the five I needed for the MCSE data platform booked, taken and I’m pleased to say passed!

Unfortunately due to the fact I did 461, 462 and 465 means I don’t… Read more

6 comments, 480 reads

Posted in Chris's SQL Blog on 25 June 2012