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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: May 2011

Start All Your Meetings in Pole Position

Let’s face it, a lot of us don’t enjoy attending meetings and can often find them to be a bit of a struggle. They may even feel like a waste of time and sometimes dare I say it, they actually are!

It doesn’t have to be this way though and… Read more

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Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 31 May 2011

Your DBA Role is Changing. Are you Ready?

Where do you see yourself in the future? Are you working at the same company, are you working in a similar role, does your current role even exist?

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” - Mohandas K. Gandhi

Change has always been a close… Read more

2 comments, 476 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 24 May 2011

What Are You Waiting For?

I know what I am waiting for. I know exactly what every SQL Server instance in my care is waiting for. Why? Because it’s my job to make SQL Server go faster.

Identifying what your SQL Server Instance is waiting on will show you exactly where to look in order… Read more

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Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 16 May 2011