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John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK

John Sansom (Blog | Twitter) is a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) of SQL Server and publisher of the free SQL community ebook DBA JumpStart, an inspiring collection of advice for Data Professionals, written by 20 SQL Server experts. Awarded the Microsoft Community Contributor(MCC) award, John is a prolific blogger and can be found regularly writing about SQL Server and Professional Development over at www.johnsansom.com.

Archives: July 2010

Seven Reasons You Should Attend SQLBits 7

SQLBits is Europe’s Largest SQL Server Event

That’s right, just take a moment to let that point hit home. If you are only able to attend one SQL Server event in Europe this year, this is the one you are going to want to choose!

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Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 22 July 2010

Simplify Your DBCC CHECKDB Output

"Defend Your Data"

If you’re a SQL Server Database Administrator and you don’t know what CHECKDB is then you need to stop whatever it is your are doing right now and read this. Seriously, just go ahead and do it now. It will only take you ten minutes to… Read more

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Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 14 July 2010

Jump Start Your SQL Server Learning Today (T-SQL Tuesday)

One of the great things about working with SQL Server is the opportunity to be involved in our fantastic SQL Server community. This months T-SQL Tuesday topic asks what we as data professionals do to learn our subject. (You can follow the conversation on Twitter using the #TSQL2sDay tag.)

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Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 13 July 2010

How to Provide Great Feedback

As a DBA you will encounter processes, code and design decisions within your environment that require change for the better. The most common driver for such change is performance improvement. Oftentimes the changes you wish to drive will require design and implementation by someone other than yourself.

Proposing changes(improvements) to… Read more

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Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 1 July 2010