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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 2013

Implicit Conversions and Avoiding Them With Computed Columns

I recently encountered an interesting performance issue (due to implicit conversions) that I was able to solve using a lesser known technique and I wanted to share it with you here.

A customer environment was suddenly receiving high CPU alarms and I was called in to take a look.

Having… Read more

6 comments, 3,808 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 25 March 2013

How To Be An Expert At What You Do

Every successful company has them. They’re the lifeblood of their organisations. Linchpins essential to getting things done and doing them extremely well. More commonly we know them as experts.

Experts are always in popular demand and they come in all manner of different flavours.

Of course they are just everyday… Read more

2 comments, 1,010 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 20 March 2013

Career Growth and How You Can Achieve Explosive Results

Continued investment in your professional development for career growth is hard. It’s also essential to being a successful Data Professional.

You’ve got a lot of competing priorities, we all do, it goes with the territory of being good at what you do. Managing the demands and responsibilities of your job… Read more

15 comments, 1,480 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 5 March 2013

Something for the Weekend – SQL Server Links 01/03/13

It’s SFTW Time, I hope you’ve had a great week!

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I don’t… Read more

4 comments, 1,044 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 1 March 2013