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SQLSaturday #410 - Chattanooga, TN - This Weekend!

Kicking off the SQLSaturday#410 event down in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the Pre-Con event Tune Like a Guru, by SQLGuru Kevin Boles, covering a wide array of topics that form the backbone of my SQL Server performance analysis and tuning work. As a long-time relational engine consultant Kevin has repeatedly found… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 25 June 2015

SQLSaturday#379 South Florida - Coming up this weekend!

June 13, 2015 - SQLSat379: Just wanted to make mention of the upcoming SQLSaturday#379 down in South Florida, it will be a hot sunny day, but what's so unusual about that?  There will be a great event going on with an excellent line-up of speakers. See full schedule here.… Read more

0 comments, 267 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 11 June 2015

NJ SQL UG Event: 13 Advanced SSAS Tips - Kevin S. Goff returns!

He's baack!  If you missed the first presentation in March, due to inclement weather, and you are local, or in the NY/Central NJ area, come see Kevin S. Goff, June 10, 2015 @ 6:00PM TONIGHT!, in Iselin, NJ's Microsoft Office, hosted by the Central New Jersey SQL Server User's…

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0 comments, 170 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 10 June 2015

HealthySQL - A Comprehensive Guide to Healthy SQL Server Performance Now Available - 10% off

Announcing my new book available in hard copy and eBook, HealthySQL - A Comprehensive Guide to Healthy SQL Server Performance, by Apress Publishers.

If you are a DBA, or anyone managing a SQL Server environment, then you will need to get this book.  Please see below an initial description, and… Read more

0 comments, 1,900 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 3 June 2015

Reblog - Memorial Day in US - Freedom is Never Free

Originally published May 2014:

Well, as all folks in the United States know, this weekend we celebrate Memorial Day, Monday May 25, 2015.  While many of us who will enjoy this extended long weekend with our family and friends, barbecues, picnics, amusement parks, shopping and the beach, we should… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 22 May 2015

HealthySQL - A Comprehensive Guide to Healthy SQL Server Performance

On an otherwise uneventful, other than the normal busy, plate full, heading towards the US holiday weekend, middle-of-the-week, over the hump day, a personal achievement has been officiated this day, Wednesday the 20th of May, 2015.  Definitely not on the scale of the day of infamy, maybe… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 20 May 2015

SQLSaturday#380 NYC Presents The Speaker Schedule

We're a little under 3 weeks away from what is sure to be the biggest and best Big Apple SQLSaturday event in NYC, on May 30, 2015!  It is with great pleasure to announce the SQLSaturday#380 super SQL Server Speaker Schedule!!  Indeed we have an exciting and awesome lineup… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 13 May 2015

T-SQL Tuesday #66 - Monitoring for a healthy SQL environment

Just heard that today was T-SQL Tuesday #66!  Well, I knew it was Tuesday, and T-SQL comes into play once a month, but then I heard the topic was monitoring.  I am so pleased that Cathrine Wilhelmsen (@cathrinew) is hosting this month’s blog party, and I… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 12 May 2015

Microsoft's 1st MVP Virtual Conference - Everyone's Invited!

 

The Microsoft MVP community is very excited to announce it’s very first 2015 Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference (Microsoft V-Conf) coming to directly to a browser near you from May 14-15, 2015 8:00AM-6PM PDT (Thursday-Friday) offering a variety of technical sessions and professional tracks of all things Microsoft. These expert…

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 9 April 2015

Apress April Fools 40% Discount Promo & Healthy SQL

April 1, 2015 – I am delighted to take part in the April Fool’s Promotion by Publisher Apress, who are featuring some of their new upcoming collection of terrific technical books for 40% off all eBooks through 4/15/2015.  You should take advantage of this exclusive limited time offer,… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 31 March 2015

NJ SQL UG Event: 13 Advanced SSAS Tips - Kevin S. Goff

Greetings!  If you are local, or in the NY/Central NJ area, mark you calendars for WED. MARCH 11, 2015 @ 6:00PM, in Iselin, NJ's Microsoft Office, hosted by the Central New Jersey SQL Server User's Group (CNJSSUG), where Kevin S. Goff, goes well beyond the basics of… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 2 March 2015

SQLSaturday#380 NYC Event Update - Pre-cons Announced!

Welcome to SQLSaturday #380 - Precons Announced!

In addition to the extraordinary extravaganza SQLSaturday NYC event we have planned for Saturday, May 30, 2015, we are pleased to announce our awesome FULL DAY Precons, by some of our favorite MVPs and industry SQL experts!  This is a special training treat… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 11 February 2015

T-SQL Tuesday #63 - Managing Security - Enforce SQL Login Policies

Today, February 10, 2015 is TSQL Tuesday, no.63! (Click on the highlighted link for the Invitation.)  Hosted this month, by Student of SQL, aka on twitter @sqlstudent144, and maintains his SQLStudies.com blog, Kenneth Fisher. Ken asks us a very pertinent question that makes up our latest… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 10 February 2015

T-SQL Tuesday #62 - Wrap Up!

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday #62, the first of 2015, hosted by yours truly, (invitation to Healthy SQL here), asked that you all blog about your T-SQL Resolution, and describe what it is that you will do this year to make sure your SQL Servers are healthy provide… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 29 January 2015

A Reason To Smile! - Deep Dives II

  Over this past weekend, SQL MVP Kalen Delaney sent an inspiring note to the MVP email thread, and I wanted to share this with the greater SQL Server Community.  She sent an update on a project I was honored to take part in, back in 2011, and is one… Read more

1 comments, 1,282 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 20 January 2015

T-SQL Tuesday #62 - Achieving Healthy SQL with MDW


Today: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 is the 62nd entry and first T-SQL Tuesday of the year 2015, and I am honored to be this month’s host to kick of the New Year!  Last week, I made the announcement, and invited everyone to the blog party started many quantum… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 13 January 2015

T-SQL Tuesday #62 - Invitation to HealthySQL


Greetings ALL and Happy New Year 2015!  I wish everyone an excellent year ahead, and that 2015 will bring peace and new beginnings!  I have the distinguished pleasure of kicking off the New Year, with this month’s T-SQL Tuesday #62!   My fuzzy logic vaguely remembered I had… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 6 January 2015

SQLSaturday#380 NYC Event Update - Precons, Speakers....

Just wanted to blog a quick update on SQLSaturday#380 in NYC, happening on May 30, 2015.  As you are hanging the stockings by the chimney with care, we hope you register for NY SQLSaturday, and to see you there :-)   The official announcement was made in my recent blog, SQLSaturday… Read more

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 24 December 2014

T-SQL Tuesday no.61 - Giving Back!

 Tis the Season to Be Jolly, as well as giving, and T-SQL Tuesday’s timely topic on giving back to the SQL Community is brought to us by Mr. Wayne Sheffield (blog|twitter), who asks us, “In “The Spirit of Giving”, I want to know how you…

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 9 December 2014

SQLSaturday Returns to NYC 2015!

November 25, 2014 - Good news in Gotham!  Well you asked for it! You wanted it! You waited for it! And now it's finally here! It gives me great pleasure to announce the return of SQL Saturday to New York City! Save the date, May 30, 2015! Just…

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Posted in Pearl Knows on 25 November 2014

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