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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 2013

Are You A Technical Expert or Manager?

Expert or Manager? Why not both.

Are you a Technical Expert or a Manager? You certainly cannot be both.

At least that’s the consensus that I frequently encounter. A belief that you can only be one or the other but definitely not both.

This is outdated thinking. It sounds to… Read more

0 comments, 529 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 29 January 2013

How To Win Career Gold

The start of a new working year is often a time for self reflection. This is a great thing, it’s the first step toward you achieving growth, improvement and ultimately better results.

My fellow countrymen from Team GB know all about striving for growth and improvement to achieve outstanding results.… Read more

6 comments, 488 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 22 January 2013

Top 10 Free SQL Server Tools

What better way to kick off a new year than with a look back at some of the top free SQL Server tools of 2012.

I know you all love talking about your favorite tools and maintenance scripts. Whether your pleasure is problem diagnosis, query tuning, index analysis or performance… Read more

15 comments, 8,991 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 15 January 2013

Step Up and Take More Ownership

This post is part of the T-SQL Tuesday Meme, this month hosted by Jason Brimhall. His chosen theme, to come up with a story where you “stood firm” and relate it to these words: resolve, resolution, or resolute. 

Regular readers will know and tell you that I’m resolute in… Read more

0 comments, 932 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 8 January 2013