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Archives: March 2011

To Do: Win Great SQL Training and a Cruise

Wondering what to do when you get a break from work email today?

Make your opening move in a fun contest.

What’s to win?

The prize is tempting booty: Idera Software is giving away a free trip to SQLCruise Alaska. And not just part of the trip, it’s the full… Read more

0 comments, 762 reads

Posted in LittleKendra on 31 March 2011

I laughed, I cried, it was better than CATS: The Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0 Reference Guide

Careful what you say about cats, lady.

You know what’s crazy?

A comprehensive, technical, well thought-out, and ENJOYABLE document. One written with the occasional interesting diagram and a reasonable use of acronyms, with effective tables and practical advice. A document that’s written for a human being which has helpful links… Read more

0 comments, 902 reads

Posted in LittleKendra on 30 March 2011

Dynamic Management Quickie: Exploring SQL Server’s system views and functions as you work

There’s a lot of dynamic management and system objects to keep track of in SQL Server.

We all sometimes have the moment when we can’t remember exactly which DMV, DMF or other system view/function returns a particular column, or if something even IS accessible from the system objects.

When this… Read more

2 comments, 699 reads

Posted in LittleKendra on 22 March 2011

How To: Automate Continuous SQLServer Activity with Stored Procedures and Powershell Jobs

The Goal

It’s often useful to be able to run a bunch of stored procedures in the background over a period of time against a test instance.

This can be nice for:

  • Demos and presentations.
  • Populating DMVs with data you can slice and dice.
  • Learning to use things like extended…

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1 comments, 542 reads

Posted in LittleKendra on 2 March 2011