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Confessions of a Microsoft Addict

Daniel Janik has been supporting SQL Server for 18 years as a DBA, developer, architect, and consultant. He spent six years at Microsoft Corporation supporting SQL Server as a Senior Premier Field Engineer (PFE) where he supported over 287 different clients with both reactive and proactive database needs. Daniel has spoken at several SQL Saturday events across the US and Caribbean and regularly speaks at PASS local chapters.

Archives: March 2017

New SSMS bug?

It seems like SSMS has seen better days. Many developers I have worked with recently complain about Out of Memory issues and other bugs and I personally miss the days of Query Analyzer.

I discovered this issue while working in SSMS on my Surface and I’m wondering if it’s just… Read more

3 comments, 556 reads

Posted in Confessions of a Microsoft Addict on 22 March 2017

DBA 101: File growth

Maintaining a database is an important job of the DBA role. One of the many maintenance tasks is ensuring that the disk does not fill up and your files are able to grow over time.

Additionally, you don’t want the files to grow in massive amounts. 1024 MB (1 GB)… Read more

4 comments, 349 reads

Posted in Confessions of a Microsoft Addict on 3 March 2017

DBA 101: Unique Constraint vs Unique Index

Designing a rock solid application and database can be difficult. New features and overlapping features mean that you’re able to accomplish a single task in many ways. For instance the numeric and decimal data types. Which should you use?

While on the surface it would seem that unique constraints  and… Read more

0 comments, 2,880 reads

Posted in Confessions of a Microsoft Addict on 3 March 2017