Speaking next Wednesday July 22nd, at Vermont SQL PASS group, thanks to Roman Rehak? for the invite!
I'll be doing an update to Database Security Best Practices for the Vigilant DBA and Developer, with a look at SQL 2016 CTP2.1 Always Encrypted option.
UPDATE, post meeting download available now (improved link too):…
How to Fix that Never-Ending Join Dragging Down the Whole DB Server Instance – Pre-Populate the Largest Bugger in Temp with Indexes
In this plan, there are so many possible steps, it is better to trim down from too many to just those applicable instead…
I shall be placing…
Leveraging LinkedIn to Contribute to the DBA Community & Attract Opportunities with Internationally-Oriented Organisations
How to Avoid the 'Abuse' of SysAdmin by Applying User Defined Roles in SQL 2012 (and keep Exec.s and Auditors Happy)
Since I changed organisations in January this year, I asked one of my colleagues to export his SQL Server Management Studio Registered Server list. Ever since March I have been updating our list on nearly a daily basis, since I believe this is very important to managing multiple SQL Servers.… Read more
For those Database Administrators seeking to lock-down security related to a Service Account(s), there is an option starting with Windows Server 2008 R2:
a Managed Service Account.
This type of account is tied to a machine, and cannot be locked out, and seems to be a saviour for vigilant DBAs…
Most Server Administrators, whether Database Administrators or not, are quite familiar with the Remote Desktop Connection (a.k.a. RDP) tool, which is formerly known as the Microsoft Terminal Services Connector accessible from the command mstsc in Run, or from a Command Prompt. What most do not realise, however, is that there… Read more
Executive Visibility for DBAs: Use SQL 2008 Row+Page Compression, or SQL 2005 (SP2+) vardecimal Conversion, to Reduce Space ($/GB SAN) & Logical Reads
One of the great features available since SQL 2008 is Row and/or Page Compression. However, even for those of you on SQL 2005 in production who might be there for a little while: there’s a decent feature you can take advantage of too that is very expensive to do in SQL 2008.… Read more
SQL Server 2012 with SP1 Installation Step by Step Guide - Saving System Admins, DBAs, Developers and Support Technicians A Wee Bit O' Misery
Since the last guide was quite popular (over 4k distinct views for SQL Server 2008 R2), I've uploaded to SkyDrive another complete step by step guide for a Microsoft SQL Server installation. This time the Guide is for a SQL Server 2012 with Service Pack 1 installation, because I… Read more
I sincerely wish that everyone enjoyed their recent holidays and recent downtime with family, and pass on my hope for peace, happiness and health for 2013.
The goal of this post is to aid in the understanding of the procedure cache and execution plans to ensure we use fewer resources,… Read more
Quebec Human Rights Commission Ignores Racism Documented by CRT Judge (Civil Evidence), Ignores E-mail Evidence & Botches Up Investigation
This is just a quick post to make public…
Please find the Presentation Slide Deck here on SkyDrive.
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