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Archives: February 2010

Viewing Missing Indexes in Management Studio 2005


If you’ve used SQL Server 2008 Management Studio (SSMS 2008), you may have noticed that Microsoft added a pretty neat little feature when looking at Execution Plans, the Missing Index message. This subtle message may appear when you’re looking at either the Actual or Estimated Query Execution Plan in graphical… Read more

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Posted in Joe Webb on 23 February 2010

Speaking at the PASS DBA Virtual Chapter


Next week, I’ll be “in the cloud” as I give a presentation for the PASS DBA Virtual Chapter. The topic is SQL Server Locking & Blocking Made Simple. You can download the presentation materials here.

Join me from the comforts of your own home or office on February… Read more

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Posted in Joe Webb on 19 February 2010

Interactive Sorting Using a Tablix in Reporting Services


Many organizations collect data, lots and lots of data. We have the opportunity and ability today to collect more data than ever before. The challenge is turning the massive amounts of data into usable and actionable information and putting that information into the hands of those who need it when… Read more

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Posted in Joe Webb on 18 February 2010

Isn’t Consulting Risky?


Small Business Ownership. It’s one of the Great American Dreams. Our forefathers, the founders of the country that I call home, were entrepreneurs. They were merchants, farmers, and woodworkers. Many, such as the blacksmiths and cobblers, were in the high tech industries of their times. And like those forefathers, the… Read more

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Posted in Joe Webb on 9 February 2010

Join me at the Memphis SQL Server User Group meeting


For almost a year now, I’ve exchanged emails with the leaders of the Memphis SQL Server User Group, trying to find a time when our schedules would align themselves and I’d be able to join them for a meeting. After many attempts and several near misses, we’ve finally set… Read more

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Posted in Joe Webb on 9 February 2010