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Cleveland DBA

Colleen Morrow is a SQL Server Consultant at UpSearch, a provider of DBA resources in northeastern Ohio. She has worked in the IT industry for 20 years, doing everything from technical support to development to database administration on Informix, Oracle, and SQL Server platforms.

Archives: September 2012

WIT Wednesday

On the fourth Wednesday of each month, the Women in Technology Virtual Chapter of PASS has its monthly conference call to discuss and plan upcoming WIT activities, be it SQL Saturday WIT panels or the WIT luncheon at the annual PASS Summit.  To help promote women in technology, I’m declaring… Read more

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Posted in Cleveland DBA on 26 September 2012

Parsing Windows event logs with PowerShell

Lately I’ve been toying with the idea of using PowerShell to parse the Windows event logs and possibly adding that to my Inventory scripts. I like the idea of pulling out the important errors and messages into a central place for easy viewing/reporting. Depending on what platform you’re running… Read more

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Posted in Cleveland DBA on 20 September 2012

SQLSaturday #160 – Get your SQL learn on in Kalamazoo

If you’re planning on being in the Kalamazoo, MI area this weekend, or just feel like taking a road trip, come on out to SQLSaturday #160 at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.  There are some fantastic speakers lined up, including Brent Ozar, Jeff Moden, Eddie Wuerch (giving a 2-part series on… Read more

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Posted in Cleveland DBA on 17 September 2012

SQLSaturday #171, Pittsburgh

Date: October 6, 2012

Title: Searching for the Holy Grail of DDL Auditing

Abstract:

Who altered this view and how? When was that index created? What happened to my stored procedure? From SQL Trace to SQL Audit and everything in between, we’ll explore various methods of auditing events in SQL… Read more

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Posted in Cleveland DBA on 16 September 2012