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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: January 2014

Win a Free Conference Pass to SQL Server Live in Las Vegas

Taking responsibility for your professional development and making it a priority is essential to being a successful Data Professional. It’s why so many of you get involved and share great advice in the Community Forum.

Courtesy of our friends at SQL Server Live! I’ve got a fantastic opportunity for… Read more

1 comments, 314 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 21 January 2014

PowerShell – Change SQL Server Login Password

Here’s a quick post detailing a PowerShell script that can be used to change the password for a SQL Server Login.

Regular readers know that I practice the philosophy of Automate Everything and DBA administrative tasks are no exception. I don’t want to be doing the same task by… Read more

11 comments, 748 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 14 January 2014

What’s the Best Path to Becoming a DBA?

I received a blog comment from a nice chap recently, concerning a subject that I’m often asked about and I wanted to share my thoughts with you here. I only have a finite number of keystrokes left in me after all, so I’m blogging my thoughts and replying to the… Read more

8 comments, 811 reads

Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 7 January 2014