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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 2012

Your Road to Becoming a DBA: Laying a Strong Foundation

Knowing precisely how to start on your next adventure is tricky. With so many options and decisions in front of you, identifying what is the best way to move forward for you is vital.

Last week I received an email from a reader who was looking for some advice on… Read more

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Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 31 January 2012

What I Will Do For You in 2012

Many of you have first hand experience of our phenomenal sql community (affectionately labelled the #sqlfamily).

Your first encounter with it may have been quite subtle. Perhaps you were surprised by the generosity and willingness with which help can be found? Maybe it was that first SQL Saturday you attended?… Read more

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Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 9 January 2012

Start 2012 with Your Best of 2011

The first week following on from the Christmas break is a very hectic one for us Data Professionals.

Your customers are keen to get straight back to business immediately and get the year off to the best possible start, meaning your skills and services will be in high demand. To… Read more

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Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 3 January 2012