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Archives: October 2010

Vote For The SQLRally Pre-Con Seminars

Do you know a real-life Pointy Haired Boss? Maybe you don’t work for him, but I bet you’ve met one.

In my consulting practice I’ve met a lot of them. They were once good technical people. So good in fact, they got promoted; it’s the natural progression in business. But… Read more

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Posted in Joe Webb on 27 October 2010

Where Is The SQL Server ErrorLog File?

I seldom lose things; I just cannot find them as quickly as I’d like. This is true for keys, tools, and yes even ErrorLog files on SQL Server.

On the servers that I configure, I have a standard way of doing things. I set them up using some industry best… Read more

0 comments, 402 reads

Posted in Joe Webb on 19 October 2010

Checking The Event Log With PowerShell

Good administrators work really hard so that they don’t have to work really hard. Well, that’s an oxymoronic statement if I’ve ever written one. So what do I mean?

Smart administrators are willing to spend time automating as much of their routine work as possible. Why go through the hassle… Read more

2 comments, 418 reads

Posted in Joe Webb on 13 October 2010

Lightening Talk Ka-chow! Ka-chow!

“I’m a precision instrument of speed and aerodynamics.” That’s what Lightning McQueen tells Mater when they first meet in Cars. The ever astute Mater replies “You hurt your what?” I love that movie!

I often get a similiar response when I ask people about covering indexes. It’s not that… Read more

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Posted in Joe Webb on 12 October 2010

Lightening Talk On Covering Indexes Ka-chow! Ka-chow!

“I’m a precision instrument of speed and aerodynamics.” That’s what Lightning McQueen tells Mater when they first meet in Cars. The ever astute Mater replies “You hurt your what?” I love that movie!

I often get a similiar response when I ask people about covering indexes. It’s not that… Read more

0 comments, 114 reads

Posted in Joe Webb on 12 October 2010

So I Got Promoted, Now What? Get To Know Your Peers

[This is part four in a series of posts about how to effectively transition to your new role after being promoted.]

Series Outline

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3 comments, 312 reads

Posted in Joe Webb on 6 October 2010