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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: March 2012

Liveblog for #SQLBits X Day 1 Keynote

Welcome to the show! I’ll be liveblogging today’s keynote here at SQLBits X in London.

There’s no need to refresh your browser folks, we’re technology savy here at SQLBrit don’t you know and using a LAMP stack  Send your Tweets to @SQLBrit and keep an eye on the #SQLBits hash… Read more

2 comments, 708 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 30 March 2012

SQL Server Crossword #4

To mark my 31st Birthday today(gifts are of course most welcome) here’s a SQL Server Crossword for you to enjoy. You can also find the previous crosswords here(#3), here(#2) and here(#1).

Same as before, the answers are all SQL Server words that you will be familiar with… Read more

0 comments, 463 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 21 March 2012

What SQL2012 Feature Are You Excited About the Most?

Last week the internet went crazy with the news of super cool new stuff for techies to play with.

If you’re having trouble viewing this post click here to see it in all it’s intended glory. I’m currently experimenting with some snazzy blog authoring widgets that may not port nicely… Read more

4 comments, 545 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 13 March 2012

What Does a Database Administrator Actually Do?

Most people in your organisation, never mind everyone else, have no real clue as to what it is you do.

It’s not because you don’t actually do anything, at least I hope not, it’s because the domain of responsibility for a DBA is both vast and varied. Ask any two… Read more

10 comments, 1,325 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 5 March 2012