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John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK

John Sansom (@SQLBrit) is a Technology Lead with the database team at Expedia, Inc. providing consulting services and support for one of the worlds largest SQL Server environments. Awarded the Microsoft Community Contributor Award (MCC) John can be found regularly blogging about Being a DBA and Professional Development over at www.johnsansom.com.

Archives: January 2011

The Art of the Outstanding DBA

Being average is dull. Are we consistently producing quality that we can be proud of, each and every time? So why settle and deliver ok results when we can deliver outstanding results!

Funnily enough being exceptional at what you do is not easy. If it were we’d all be doing… Read more

1 comments, 220 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 25 January 2011

Why Every DBA Needs a Buddy

If you truly desire to be an effective SQL Server Database Administrator then you absolutely must have a buddy.

SQL Server is a huge product that is packed full of features to the extent that no one individual can be an expert in all areas. You’re going to need help! Read more

9 comments, 851 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 18 January 2011

T-SQL Tuesday 14: Techie Resolutions for You not Me

Is it just me or has the community done the whole “What are my goals for this year” thing to death in the last couple of weeks?

I don’t know about you but I’m eager for this week’s T-SQL Tuesday topic (Techie Reolutions) to not just be an extension of… Read more

1 comments, 201 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 11 January 2011

The Best Database Administrators Automate Everything

Do you understand the value of your time? I mean really understand it. Time is your absolute number one most valuable asset. Once it’s gone, that’s it, gone forever.

As a Database Administrator (DBA) your skills, services, expertise and ultimately your time will always be in demand. You can only… Read more

10 comments, 680 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 4 January 2011