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Archives: February 2010

Developing Your DBA Skills Further Thanks to Experience with Multiple RDBMS

 

Any DBA who really understands databases and SQL standards can make out with other RDBMSs quite well, and if they have not tried yet, I recommend it for the reasons I shall discuss below.

Specialists maintain, with reason, that you cannot be a Master/Mistress of multiple database management systems. Read more

5 comments, 1,259 reads

Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 24 February 2010

First Public Hearing Against Quebec's Pension Fund Manager - The Beginning of Proof that Multiple Laws Were Violated (Before Sabia took over at least)


As mentioned in a previous post, between the months of January and September 2008
I was hired to be a Database Cop for the
Caisse de Défauts (Master Sabia coined this phrase in a TVA interview btw, not me!) and clean up a department where developers were giving… Read more

13 comments, 2,817 reads

Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 15 February 2010

Troubleshooting and Optimising SQL 2008 Reporting Services Configuration for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

 

Recently we have been struggling with configuration and installation of SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 when there was a co-existing 2005 Reporting Services instance. The following attempts to describe how to make sure your reports work between Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SQL Server Reporting Services.  This is a follow…

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2 comments, 2,191 reads

Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 4 February 2010

Reflections on ‘Visibility, the Art of Being Noticed’ by Phil Factor

 

If you have not read the Master of Phrenetic Phoughts’ article, please do so here. I enjoyed very much the illustration of Brunel employed in the beginning, a family favourite for the list of top Britons. Phil gives us an interesting anecdote of person who was not so… Read more

1 comments, 325 reads

Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 2 February 2010