It’s holiday season which means it’s a
time for you all to buy me gifts super busy time for Data Professionals!
Bosses are keen to take of advantage of the opportune downtime to get maintenance done and your colleagues are abandoning the office in droves. Leaving their… Read more
I am delighted to welcome to the blog someone who is without a doubt one of the biggest names in our SQL community. A name that I am sure many, if not all of you will recognise, they’re one of the very first bloggers that I myself began to… Read more
It’s one of the most enjoyable things about being a consultant.
I’m not talking about my suspect dance moves here. I’m actually talking about a very powerful problem solving technique.
Customers don’t hire consultants to work on easy problems. They’ve got those covered already. My customers are some of the… Read more
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Have you ever looked back on a conversation where someone asked you “what do you do?” and felt disappointed with your reply? Same here.
So how do you explain to someone, who is not familiar with your field, what it is exactly that you do?
Just last week my girlfriend… Read more
I’m delighted to welcome a fellow Brit to the blog to share their story in today’s guest post. Many of you will have read and enjoyed their work before, being a prolific blogger of awesome content over on Simple-Talk. A renowned personality in the UK SQL community, he is… Read more
A real life DBA tale from the trenches with some awesome advice. That’s what one reader chose to share with the community in response to my post What’s it Like to Be a DBA. I found their story compelling and their message really resonated with me, so much so… Read more
One of my favourite things about the SQL community is the exquisite diversity of talent of it’s members. Today for the “What’s it Like To Be a DBA” post series, we’re privileged to have with us a gentleman that not only flexes his technical muscles regularly on his blog but… Read more
This year there are to be no excuses, and I mean it.
You know what I’m talking about. There’s always some reason why you can’t go to the PASS Summit, why you can’t make it this time around. Maybe the timing is just not quite right, you can’t get the… Read more
Today I am delighted to be able to share with you a guest post from one of my all time favourite bloggers in the SQL community. Their high quality, unique and creative content regularly making the cut for a place in the SFTW post roundup. I’ve been an avid reader… Read more
Absolutely fantastic of course!
You regular readers know that the Becoming a DBA area of the blog is one of the most visited and talked about, with the professional development posts often proving popular. All the comments, questions and emails you guys send tells me that there’s a lot of… Read more
Last week the SQL community and in particular the blogosphere, was buzzing with interest noise following the Microsoft Learning site publishing details of significant changes to SQL Server Certifications.
Here We Go Again
You know the drill. It’s the usual dance we go through every 5 years or so, where… Read more
To be honest this was not something that I had planned to do but when I received… Read more
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
Same as before, the answers are all SQL Server words that you will be familiar with… Read more
Last week the internet went crazy with the news of super cool new stuff for techies to play with.
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
If you don’t know what T-SQL Tuesday is, you’re either new to the SQL community or have had your head buried… Read more
Writing a CV that rocks is not an art. It just requires some planning and an understanding of what you want your CV to achieve for you.
Of course therein also lies the problem because of lot folks are not exactly sure what they want their CV to do for… Read more
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.
This post is part three of the series Your Road to Becoming a DBA, where…